How to Bridge Polygon to Optimism
The best way to bridge between Layer 2 networks like Polygon and Optimism is through a trusted cross-chain DEX. Protocols like Synapse enable users to bridge stablecoins like USDC, USDT, DAI and UST between MATIC and Optimism for low fees and low slippage.
To get started, follow this short guide:
- Visit Synapse and connect your Metamask Wallet.
- Select Polygon (MATIC) as your current network, and Optimism as your destination network.
- Select the token (e.g USDC) and amount you want to bridge.
- Confirm the transaction and the tokens will arrive on your Optimism Wallet in under 2 minutes.
Polygon to Optimism Bridging Fees
Bridging between Polygon and Optimism is extremely cheap because they are both Layer 2 networks. This means that the transaction fees on both network are very cheap, with Polygon (MATIC) being the cheaper out of the two.
You can expect to pay up to $0.5 USD bridging from Polygon to Optimism, and $1 to bridge back to MATIC from Optimism.
Can I Transfer between Polygon and Optimism on Metamask?
There is no direct way to transfer cross-chain on your Metamask wallet. You will need to connect your wallet to trusted interoperability protocols like Synapse, AnySwap or Elk Finance to move funds across networks.
About Polygon (MATIC)
Polygon is a Layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum that achieves instant transaction finality using the Plasma framework and a decentralized network of Proof-of-Stake (PoS) validators. Polygon's native token, MATIC, is used to pay fees and provide staking rewards to validators. Polygon also features a governance system that allows the community to vote on protocol upgrades and new features.
Polygon (MATIC) goal is to provide a simple, efficient, and secure way to scale Ethereum. Polygon's Layer 2 solution is already live on the mainnet and is compatible with existing Ethereum wallets and dapps. Polygon is backed by a strong team of experienced developers and is supported by a growing community of DeFi users and developers.
About Optimism (OP)
Optimism is a Layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum that uses Optimistic Virtual Machine (OVM) to achieve instant transaction finality. OVM is a new execution environment that allows Ethereum smart contracts to be executed off-chain. This enables Optimism to scale Ethereum without compromising on security or decentralization.
Optimism's native token, OP, is used to pay fees and provide staking rewards to validators. Optimism also features a governance system that allows the community to vote on protocol upgrades and new features.