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A Guide To Bridging To zkSync Era

Last updated on July 23rd, 2023

If you’re looking to send your funds to this new Layer-2 network which is the zkSync Era Mainnet, here are the 4 main platforms that you can use:

For a complete guide on bridging your funds, you can check out my video here:

Platform #1: zkSync Bridge

If you have funds on the Ethereum Mainnet, you can bridge them over using zkSync’s official bridge.

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However, when I tried this, the gas fees that I needed to pay were around $5, and this was really expensive.

I would not recommend this method if you only have a small amount of ETH that you wish to bridge over to zkSync.

Platform #2: Multichain

Multichain is a great option if you have some Ethereum on other Layer 2s like Polygon, Arbitrum or Optimism.

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The fees are around 0.0006 ETH (about USD $1), so it’s not really that bad.

Furthermore, the gas fees will be much cheaper than Ethereum, as they should usually cost less than $1.

Platform #3: Rhino Finance

Rhino Finance is another platform that you can consider, but you are only limited to bridging to zkSync from either Arbitrum or the Ethereum Mainnet.

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The bridging fee is quite cheap and costs around 0.00075 ETH (about USD $1.28), while I paid around 30 cents worth of ETH tokens on Arbitrum to get my funds over.

Platform #4: Orbiter Finance

While Orbiter Finance announced that they support the zkSync Era mainnet,

I was unable to find this option when I launched this decentralised application (DApp).

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Some people did mention that bridging to zkSync was rather buggy, so I’m not sure if the issues have been resolved.

Otherwise, this is another platform to consider as you can bridge across multiple Layer 2s, which is similar to Multichain.


After getting your funds on zkSync, you may want to consider interacting with some of the decentralised applications (DApps) to qualify for the potential zkSync airdrop.

The gas fees are still rather expensive, and it may cost you around $1 per transaction, so you may want to bridge more funds to this network.

Do you find it overwhelming to track all of the different airdrops that are available?

I’ve created an airdrop tracker of all the different networks and projects that I’m keeping an eye on,

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