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How to Bridge from Polygon Mainnet to Solana network

Summary: This short and simple guide shows Aussie investors how to bridge (transfer) crypto from the Polygon Mainnet to the Solana network. The best way to bridge between these two blockchains is by going through the bridging protocol, Allbridge.

Jennifer Leong
August 13, 2022

Polygon is a cryptocurrency protocol that allows for the easy creation of scalable blockchain solutions. It is built on top of Ethereum and provides a high-performance, low-cost solution for building and deploying decentralised applications.

Solana is a cryptocurrency protocol that enables the creation of high-performance blockchain solutions. It is designed to be scalable and provides a low-cost solution for building and deploying decentralised applications. Solana is built on a proof-of-stake consensus model and provides a high degree of security and decentralisation.

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Solana and Polygon Bridge Options

There are only two options when bridging to and from the Solana network. Portal Bridge, Solana's native bridging protocol and All bridge a multichain bridging platform. These are the only two bridges that allow bridging between Solana and other blockchain networks.

Out of the two platforms, we recommend using Allbridge. Allbridge offers more bridging token options in comparison to Portal Bridge and has much lower fees and faster bridging speeds. In addition to low costs and speed, Allbridge has an easier to navigate UI and the prompts are straight-forward.

Allbridge Home Page
Allbridge Home Page

How to Bridge from Polygon to Solana

In this guide, we show Australian investors the fastest and most affordable way to send cryptocurrencies from the Polygon Mainnet to the Solana network. Follow the below steps to get started.

  1. Connect your Metamask or Web3 Wallet to Allbridge
  2. Select Polygon and Solana as your two networks
  3. Find the asset you want to send, we are using USDC as the bridging token
  4. Enter the amount of USDC you want to send and your receiving Solana address
Send USDC from Polygon to Solana
  1. Press ‘Approve’ and, confirm the Metamask transactions and select ‘Send’
  2. Follow the prompts and your funds will be available to view in your Solana wallet

If you would like to watch a video walkthrough, you can watch this Allbridge guide on bridging to Solana.

Polygon & Solana Web3 Wallet providers

There is only one wallet you can use to bridge from the Polygon network on Allbridge and it is Metamask. As for bridging to the Solana network, there are multiple wallet providers including Sollet, SolletExtension, SolflareExtension, Phantom & Exodus. You must have one Solana wallet and Metamask installed on your browser before you can bridge between the two networks.

What tokens (cryptocurrencies) can you bridge from Polygon to Solana?

When you send tokens between networks, the token you send will not necessarily be the token you receive as not all tokens are supported on every network. Below you can see the list of sending and receiving tokens between Polygon and Solana through Allbridge.

  • USDC - apUSDC
  • USDT - apUSDT
  • SOL - SOL
  • ABR - ABR
  • miMATIC - MAI
Available Bridging Assets - Polygon to Solana
Available Bridging Assets - Polygon to Solana

Bridging Fees: Solana and Polygon

When bridging between these two networks it's important to remember the fees that are involved. The bridging fee and the gas fee, the bridging fee on Allbridge is a flat 0.3% of your transaction and the gas fee will vary depending on how congested the network is but it typically is around $15AUD on Allbridge.

Polygon to Solana Bridge

Author Bio

Jennifer just finished her Masters in Finance and is leading our team on the traditional banking & fintech research and content.

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