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Solflare bridge: a convenient two-way solution for moving your assets between the Solana and EVM blockchain ecosystems
Solflare bridge: a convenient two-way solution for moving your assets between the Solana and EVM blockchain ecosystems
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Written by Jakov
Updated over a week ago

This guide takes you through the process of bridging your Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible assets, like MATIC, to the Solana blockchain and vice versa using Solflare's Solana bridge and your MetaMask wallet.
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Before You Begin:

  • Ensure you have a MetaMask wallet set up and the Solana SNAP installed.

  • Have some cryptocurrency (like ETH) in your MetaMask wallet to cover gas fees on the Ethereum network.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Access the Solana Bridge:

  2. Connect MetaMask and View Assets:

    • Confirm the connection requests prompted by MetaMask.

    • Once connected, you should see your EVM asset balance reflected on the Solana bridge interface.

  3. Select Transfer Amount and Review:

    • Enter the amount of your EVM asset (MATIC for example) you want to bridge to SOL or USDC on Solana.

    • Important: Be aware of the minimum transfer amount. It's generally recommended to bridge an amount exceeding $5 USD, as transaction fees might be higher than smaller transfer values.

    • Once you've entered the desired amount and reviewed the conversion quote, click "Review" to proceed.

  4. Confirm Transaction and Bridge Completion:

    • Carefully review the transaction details in the MetaMask confirmation window. Ensure you have enough of the underlying asset (MATIC for example) to cover gas fees on the Polygon network.

    • Confirm the transaction in MetaMask.

    • The bridging process typically takes less than a minute.

  5. Success and Viewing Bridged Assets:

    • Upon successful bridging, you'll receive a green checkmark confirmation.

    • You can now view your bridged Solana-based tokens in the "Portfolio" tab of your Solflare wallet.

Congratulations! You've successfully bridged your EVM assets to the Solana blockchain and can now leverage them within the Solana ecosystem.
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Additional Tips:

  • Always double-check the transfer amount and fees before confirming the transaction in MetaMask.

  • Remember that transaction fees can fluctuate. Consider current fees when determining your transfer amount.

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