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How to Bridge to Evmos

How to Bridge to Evmos

Adrian Graham
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Sep 17, 2022

Key Takeaways:  The only way to bridge to Evmos (EVMOS) is through an IBC Transfer from Osmosis and a Keplr Wallet. Previously, users could bridge to Evmos with popular cross-chain bridges like Connext and Nomad, however, both platforms suffered smart-contract exploits and closed their Evmos bridge.

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Platform Highlights

What is Evmos?

Evmos (EVMOS) is a blockchain built on the Cosmos SDK that provides a scalable application-agnostic framework for platforms to build EVM-compatible applications. This means that Evmos takes the scalability of Cosmos and the EVM native programming language solidity and combines them to create the mos most user-friendly and developer-friendly Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible blockchain.

How to Bridge to Evmos (EVMOS)

The easiest way to bridge to the Evmos (EVMOS) network with a Web3 wallet is through a trusted cross-chain DEX. After the Evmos Nomad bridge hack, many popular bridges like Connext have decided to delist Evmos, which means you can only bridge from the Osmosis protocol.

You can get started in 4 easy steps outlined below:

  1. Create an Osmosis Wallet - read our Osmosis Guide for more information.
  2. Fund the Osmosis Wallet with EVMOS tokens and then visit the Evmos bridge.
  3. Select 'IBC Transfer' and input the amount of EVMOS tokens you want to send to Evmos.
  4. Select 'Transfer' coins and wait 5 minutes for the tokens to arrive to your Evmos Wallet (MetaMask or Keplr).
Bridge from Osmosis to Evmos with an IBC Transfer.

Is Evmos Safe?

Evmos (EVMOS) was involved in one of the largest hacks in DeFi, with over $200 million in funds stolen from their main bridge called Nomad Bridge. Since then, they have fixed the issues that caused this smart contract exploit, however caution is advised when using this network.

Many Cosmos SDK based applications do not have the same security guarantees as Ethereum mainnet, which means your funds are at an increased risk of being stolen.

Adrian Graham

Co-Founder & former banker turned Full-Time DeFi analyst and researcher. Left traditional finance to pursue my interest in digital assets and decentralized finance.

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