Securely move tokens between Ethereum and Aurora.
During May and June, we’ll be rolling out functionality to the Aurora Bridge—beginning with the transfer of ETH, followed by a number of popular ERC-20 tokens, and then any arbitrary asset.
The Aurora Bridge has been designed for exceptional user-experience. And to give you a sneak peek today, we’ve created a simulation mode that you can safely explore right now!
- How will bridging tokens between Ethereum and Aurora work?
- Very easy! You'll select the direction of transfer, the token you want to transfer, and the amount. Your address on Aurora will be the same as your Ethereum address. The Aurora Bridge will initially work with MetaMask. To access your tokens and apps on Aurora, you’ll need to add Aurora as an additional network to MetaMask, and the Bridge will help you with that.
- Which tokens will be supported?
- Initially, ETH—the base fee token of Aurora—will be supported, followed by a select list of popular ERC-20 tokens, and then any arbitrary assets. This rollout is planned to take place during May and June of 2021.
- How long will transfers take?
- To ensure security, transfers to Aurora take about 5 minutes, and transfers back to Ethereum take between 4 to 8 hours. As you can see from our roadmap, we’ll be dramatically improving those transfer times by Autumn of 2021.
- Why will transfers take so long?
- The Aurora Bridge technical architecture is designed to be “trustless”, meaning there’s no reliance on third-parties for authorizations. Trustless transfers align with the ethos of decentralized finance, but do require more time, given that network confirmations to ensure transaction finality. There are, however, technical ways in which we can, and will, shorten transfer times in future updates to the bridge.
- Will I be able to initiate multiple transfers in parallel?
- Yes! Since confirmation of transfer can take a while, you’ll be able to initiate any number of concurrent transfers.
- I have a few more questions. Where can I get help?
- For support and help with any questions, don't hesitate to reach out on Telegram.