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How to Bridge from Solana to Aurora (NEAR)

Dylan Matthews
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Aug 9, 2022

In this comprehensive guide, we outline the best way to bridge your cryptocurrencies between Solana and Aurora Near with your Solana Web3 Wallet.

Get started now and connect your Sollet, Solflare or Torus Wallet to the Portal Bridge Protocol to bridge your tokens between Solana and Aurora NEAR.

Table of Contents

Platform Highlights

Where to Bridge from Solana to Aurora NEAR

Unfortunately Solana is one of the hardest networks to bridge tokens to and from. This is because Solana wallets are not yet supported on most major Web3 Wallets like Metamask or Coinbase Wallet. 

There is only one bridging protocol you can use to bridge from Solana and that is via the Portal Bridge. On Portal Bridge you can bridge from Solana to Avalanche, Aurora, Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, Fantom, Oasis, Terra & Polygon. It is important to note that when bridging on this protocol you can only connect Solana native wallets such as Phantom Wallet, Solflare, Sollet & Torus. 

How to Bridge from Solana to Aurora

The only way to bridge from the Solana network to the Aurora (NEAR Protocol) is by going through Portal Bridge. Make sure to download a Solana wallet like Solflare or Phantom to use the Portal Bridge.

Once you download a wallet, you can follow this simple 5 step guide to get started:

  1. Connect Wallet: Visit Portal Bridge and connect your Web3 Wallet.
  2. Select Networks: Select Solana and Aurora as your two networks.
  3. Input Token Amount: Input the amount of tokens you wish to bridge (USDC or USDT only).
  4. Complete Transaction: Follow the prompts and complete the transactions.
  5. Wait 10 Minutes: Your funds will arrive on your wallet within 10 - 30 minutes.
Solana to Aurora Protocol
Bridge tokens from Solana to Aurora on NEAR Protocol with Portal Bridge.

Bridging Fees

When bridging on funds from Solana to Aurora NEAR the fees can be pretty significant, however they are considered low when comparing to ETH bridging fees. 

To complete the entire process from start to finish you’re looking at around $15 - $30 USD in gas (transaction) fees to bridge from Solana to Aurora NEAR on Portal Bridge.‍

About Aurora Protocol

Aurora is a Layer 2 scaling solution that aims to build a decentralized financial ecosystem on the NEAR Protocol. The Aurora team is composed of experienced professionals from various industries, including finance, blockchain, and software development. Aurora's goal is to create a smart contract ecosystem that Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible on NEAR's sharding infrastructure.

AURORA

Some of the most popular applications on Aurora include Trisolaris, Aurigami and Bastion Protocol.

About Solana

Solana is a high-performance blockchain that is scalable, secure, and energy-efficient. The platform is able to process tens of thousands of transactions per second with near-instant finality. Solana is powered by a novel consensus algorithm called Proof of History (PoH). PoH enables Solana to achieve high transaction throughput while maintaining security and decentralization.

The SOL network is one of the most promising blockchains in the space. Its high transaction throughput, near-instant finality, and energy-efficiency make it a very attractive platform for developers and users alike. They have also been backed by some of the leading venture capitalists and investors in the blockchain space.

Dylan Matthews

I am the Founder & CEO of Buy Bitcoin Bank and was previously an engineer for a Prop trading firm in Crypto.

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