Across The Cryptoverse #26 - Across, Metamask, Base and Fantasy Football

By PVM | SuperUMAns | 11 Oct 2023

Across is the bridge that Ethereum deserves, being fast and financially efficient. It got even better after zkSync and Base were added as bridging options, bringing Across on the top of the hyper-competitive cross-chain landscape

One month since the launch on Base and Across captured approximately 25% of the off-Base flows on a daily basis. The numbers are impressive for a reason, and it's no surprise that people are choosing Across! The median from Base to mainnet is 20 seconds (median) from Base to mainnet, compared to the official bridge, which takes a full week to finalise. 


Aggregators have huge potential for growth, as they will capture market share by offering the best price and UX once Web3 hits mass adoption. Across will be there to offer the best route when it comes to speed and financial efficiency.

The good news story of the month came from Metamask, which integrated Across to improve the bridging experience on MetaMask Portfolio. This is a smart move from the foxy wallet, as more and more users are embracing the fully decentralized Taho wallet.


Having a closer look to cross-chain trends on Base, Across captures 25% of the flows leaving Base on a daily basis, and approximately 10% of the flows going to Base. Does this represent an improvement of bridge security sentiment or could it be that the Base' official bridge UI is a learning curve that users are bypassing?

To give a bit more depth on the previous stats, approximately $2,000,000 is leaving and approximately $1,000,000 is going to Base via Across on a daily basis. On bridge aggregators Across captures 80%-90% of the flows leaving Base via fast bridges on a daily basis and 40%-60% of the flows in the opposite direction. This demonstrates that in a fair side by side comparison Across is the cheapest and fastest bridge supporting the Base ecosystem!


Join the Across Discord for the latest news in the Cryptoverse, and to be up to date with the latest events and competitions. A monthly budget of $500 was allocated for fun activities, such as Gartic, word search, quizzes, poker and many more. Get the "party animal" role to receive notification of upcoming events, and get your ACX holdings grow! 

What about neon green profile pictures? That's my own creation, done one demand for the Across Committee members and active rangers. Who knows... maybe you will get one! Do you know that the pfps are also minted as NFTs on zkSync?


If Across bosses in the bridging sector, I am bossing in the activity world. I hope you like Fantasy Football ... because the Across rangers are having a league! You are still early, and more then welcome to join. Ask me for the link on Discord and will share it with you! 

We also have prizes for this long season of the Premier League, and 600 ACX for the top five managers. The winner will be rewarded with 230 ACX, the runner-up with 150 ACX, and the third place with 100 ACX tokens. The forth and fifth place will receive 60 ACX each and a standing ovation. 


It may look like TengoLoTodo got a good lead, but a lot can happen in a single round. A good match for your players, a well-chosen captain, and a bit of luck can take you on the top of the leaderboard. 

I am currently 6th, thanks to a top performance from captain Carlton Morris. Worth mentioning that I refereed Morris in 2020, when he was playing for MK Dons. I was inspired to empower the Luton Town striker, expecting Haaland to take a break from scoring. Had Odegaard, Almiron and Trippier getting top points, helping be jump up three places.


What about Champions League? Fancy another fantasy football league? Less participants and higher chances to win a medal! The prize pool for this event is 200 ACX, with the winner claiming half of the pot. 

I am leading the pack, but there are so many rounds to go! The second place will receive 60 ACX, while the third place will be rewarded with the remaining 40 ACX. Let's have fun.... if we reach ten managers I will also add 20 ACX tokens for the forth place! 


Making a top team for the Champions League fantasy football is easy, as all the big names are on the scene! Spend the money and get all the stars from Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona. If you have some leftovers, you can fill up your team with underdogs from teams like Manchester United or Arsenal.


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