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Top 8 Cross-Chain Bridges in 2024: Compare Fees, Speed & Security
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By: Natali
08.02.2024
Blockchain

Top-8 Cross-chain Crypto Bridges in 2024

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Rapidly increasing cross-chain interoperability is one of the main current trends in the crypto industry. We see new bridges being developed, already existing ones being rapidly updated, and more and more crypto platforms, from exchanges to wallets, introducing their proprietary cross-chain solutions.

However, it may be quite difficult to pick the right bridge among hundreds and hundreds that are operational today. So, we’ve compiled for you a list of the best and most interesting crypto bridges available. We tried to represent a wide variety of them, so no matter what you need a cross-chain bridge for - you’ll find one that suits your needs.

Defiway

Defiway managed to strike a great balance between speed, low cost, security, and ease of use. The main selling point is, for sure, the fixed transaction fee of 0.1%, which is really low in comparison to the competition. But despite low fees, transaction time typically does not exceed 1 minute. Throw multi-signature security and an intuitive interface into the mix, and you get a great user experience. Defiway also boasts the support of all major blockchain networks, including Tron, which is not a network commonly supported by bridges.

Finally, it is worth mentioning that all Defiway features and services, from the multicurrency wallet to cross-chain bridge and treasury. are available in an easy-to-use mobile app with great performance.

Synapse Protocol

The main selling point of Synapse Protocol is its intuitive interface and ease of use. Most other parameters are middle-of-the-road, and the lack of Tron support hampers the platform a bit. Overall, it is a good “noob-friendly” bridge that can be a nice starting point for a new crypto user.

Portal Bridge

Portal Bridge is one of the most popular solutions for swapping assets on blockchains that are not EVM-compatible. It also supports EVM blockchains, but the broad scope of interoperability is its strongest aspect, along with respectable transaction speed. The fees, however, can sometimes be quite high since Portal relies on the gas fee model, and during high network load on one of the blockchains involved, gas prices can be really high.

Orbiter.finance

Orbiter.finance is a huge L2-infrastructure platform for the Ethereum network that provides not only bridging services but also data on roll ups and dApps in the Ethereum ecosystem. The bridge itself is efficient and fast. However, the fees can vary a lot with the gas prices in the Ethereum blockchain, and the list of supported networks leaves something to be desired.

Polygon Bridge

We reserved fifth place for all official bridges of blockchain networks. And especially Polygon.

Polygon Bridge is a unique case. On the one hand, it has a very limited list of supported networks - only Ethereum, Polygon, and Polygon zkEVM are available. Obviously, it is a huge drawback. On the other hand, when it comes to moving assets between these three networks - you’d be really hard-pressed to find a solution that can compete with it in speed and cost. So, we added Polygon Bridge to our list mostly as an example of a good “specialized” cross-chain solution.

TokenPocket

Not a bridge, but a worthy and convenient option. TokenPocket is another platform that offers cross-chain bridge as well as wallet and other services in one multi-functional mobile app. While it is fast, secure, and easy to use, it must be noted that some exchange routes offered are quite expensive - the fee can reach 0.5% or even more. So, it is necessary to pay attention while using TokenPocket and carefully calculate available options.

SushiSwap

Again not a bridge but DEX. One of the most popular decentralized exchanges on the market - SushiSwap - also introduced its own cross-chain bridge solution. Its integration into a popular DEX is an undeniable advantage. However, the transaction time is a bit unpredictable and can vary from 1 to 30 minutes. But the main issue is the lack of information - the fee is not displayed in advance.

Crypto.com

And again not a bridge, but a convenient solution for many users. Crypto.com is one of the oldest and largest crypto platforms on the market. It offers cross-chain bridge services in the mobile app, among other products, including a multi-currency wallet. Crypto.com bridge is faster than most competitors (most transactions are completed within 1 minute), but the list of supported blockchain networks and assets is rather limited.

Other popular classic cross-chain bridges worth mentioning:
Cbridge, Connext network, Rubic exchange, Bungee exchange, Layerswap, Symbiosis, Allbridge, Debridge, Hop exchange, XY finance, Jumper exchange.

There are a lot of scam bridges on the market. Always DYOR.