How to use the Moonriver Bridge to cross-chain?

Everything you need to know about bridging from Moonriver.

The native chain “gas” token on Moonriver is MOVR. All transactions on Moonriver are paid in MOVR. This includes bridging “cross-chain” transactions to the other chains “networks”.

When you bridge from Moonriver to another chain, a small faucet “gas token” will be airdropped  for your first transaction on the destination chain.


What is Moonriver?

Moonriver is a companion network to Moonbeam and provides a permanently incentivized canary network. New code ships to Moonriver first, where it can be tested and verified under real economic conditions. Once proven, the same code ships to Moonbeam on Polkadot.


Moonriver is the Moonbeam foundation’s EVM compatible, layer 1 blockchain as a parachain on the Kusama network. So far, Moonriver has been the primary network for bringing Ethereum and EVM chains into the Kusama ecosystem. It has already amassed over $200 million in TVL in just a short period of time.


How to configure MetaMask for Moonriver?

You have 2 options to configure MetaMask for using the Moonriver “network”:

  1. Automatic by selecting the Moonriver chain in the RelayChain bridge app. This will import the network settings into metamask.
  2. Manually by adding the following Polygon network settings to Metamask:

          Network Name:  Moonriver Network
          New RPC URL:
          Chain ID: 1285
          Currency Symbol: MOVR
          Block Explorer URL:

Moonriver Bridge – able tokens per destination chain

Moonriver Bridge Destination chains Tokens Contracts on Moonriver network Partners with liquidity
Avalanche | Polygon | Shiden | Harmony | Cronos AVAX 0x14a0243C333A5b238143068dC3A7323Ba4C30ECB Solarbeam | Moonswap
Avalanche | Polygon | Shiden | Cronos MAI 0x7f5a79576620C046a293F54FFCdbd8f2468174F1 Solarbeam
All Chains RELAY 0xAd7F1844696652ddA7959a49063BfFccafafEfe7 Solarbeam | Moonswap
Polygon | Shiden | Cronos wMATIC 0x0d500B1d8E8eF31E21C99d1Db9A6444d3ADf1270 Solarbeam | Moonswap
Avalanche | Shiden wMOVR 0x98878B06940aE243284CA214f92Bb71a2b032B8A Solarbeam | Moonswap
Shiden | Cronos FREE 0x63F2ADf5f76F00d48fe2CBef19000AF13Bb8de82 Freeriver
Shiden DRAGON 0x062bD733268269d7Ecb85Cd3EA84281E6bEd7f5F Freeriver
Polygon | Shiden | Harmony FTM 0xaD12daB5959f30b9fF3c2d6709f53C335dC39908 Solarbeam
Avalanche | Shiden USDC.e 0xD8B99eae34afDF1a9bFA5770066404ee4468d0f2 1Swap.Fi
Avalanche | Shiden USDT.e 0xf97C8556Af29089D5d1627096958187b11F1915C 1Swap.Fi
Avalanche | Shiden DAI.e 0x26dFff76D9123A1C79279AbC29B676c48A8BD77e 1Swap.Fi
Cronos MIM    
Cronos KAFE    
Cronos CRO 0x80b1DfC5390EBC5a9F58aE1a25409A417c73603e Freeriver
Cronos CRX 0xBd2FFdffc15918471f77B66E7857030150d8b761 Freeriver
Cronos RIVRDOGE 0x5D4360f1Be94bD6f182F09cFE5EF9832e65EB1ac Freeriver