How to Bridge from Fantom Opera to Aurora (NEAR)
The best way to bridge your cryptocurrencies between Fantom (FTM) and Aurora NEAR is by going through the Synapse Protocol. Simply connect your Web3 Wallet (Synapse supports Metamask, Wallet Connect, Binance Smart Chain Wallet, Terra Station & Coinbase Wallet) to Synapse and bridge with two easy to follow steps.
In the example below we will use SYN as the bridging token but Synapse also supports USDC & USDT on their platform.
Follow the below steps to begin the Fantom to Aurora NEAR bridging process.
- Visit Synapse Protocol and connect your Metamask or Web3 Wallet
- Select Fantom and Aurora as the two chains
- Input the amount of SYN or USDC/USDT you want to bridge
- Confirm the transaction and your funds will arrive under a minute
Bridging Transaction & Network Fees
When bridging your cryptocurrencies from Fantom (FTM) to Aurora NEAR via Synapse, we recommend purchasing and sending SYN as your bridging token. SYN is the native token of Synapse, and when you bridge this token Synapse offers 0% slippage and a small 1 SYN transaction fee (around $2 USD) to bridge your funds from FTM to NEAR.
If you wish to buy SYN, you can do so by visiting a DEX (decentralized exchange) like SushiSwap. Simply connect your Metamask or Web3 Wallet to their platform and once connected you can purchase SYN directly on their exchange.
Alternative Bridging Options - FTM to NEAR
If for whatever reason you don’t want to use Synapse, the next best alternative bridging protocol is Allbridge. However, we recommend staying away as they charge high fees for bridging (starting from 0.3%) and have long bridging times. Not only that, but their UI is hard to navigate and you need to manually put in your addresses where on Synapse, everything is automated.
Why Synapse is the best Bridging Protocol
Synapse is considered the safest and most affordable DEX (decentralized exchange) that offers bridging on their platform. Their total bridging volume so far is $9.5B USD, which is significantly higher than most major bridging protocols.
They offer the lowest fees out of any dapp (decentralized app) with 0% slippage when you bridge their native token and in some cases when you bridge USDC. Additional to low slippage they have low transaction fees from just $1 USD depending what networks you’re bridging to and from.
And lastly, Synapse is one of the few platforms that offer 24/7 Live Support on their exchange. You can contact them directly through Telegram, Discord & Twitter at any hours of the day.