Umbria Aurora — April Digest

Umbria Network
5 min readMay 3, 2022


A short and very sweet month here at Umbria. Not only have we launched our Arbitrum bridge — the fastest and cheapest on the market (of course) — we’ve also hit a rather significant milestone…

🎉 Narni Bridge Surpasses 100,000 Transactions 🎉

Since Narni’s beta launch on August 16th, 2021 over 100,000 transactions have been completed. Transactions per day now total 600 on average and we’re seeing values of anywhere between $3 and $50,000 being bridged.

The word is getting out!

See the full press release from Online Blockchain plc (Umbria’s administrator, co-ordinator and adviser). 👇🏻

Narni’s Arbitrum cross-chain bridge

April saw us adding our fourth cross-chain bridge to the site this year: Arbitrum. As you’d expect from Narni, it’s super quick and super cheap. Here are the stats:

Narni Bridge: Ethereum to Arbitrum One

Cost: $2.61 ($6.52 with gas price normalised to 100 Gwei).

Speed: 4 minutes and 19 seconds.

Arbitrum official bridge: Ethereum to Arbitrum One

Cost: $17.68 ($28.25 with gas price normalised to 100 Gwei).

Speed: 6 minutes and 45 seconds.

Check out the demo video, which highlights the speed and the savings compared to the official Arbitrum bridge 👇🏻

Go straight to the Arbitrum bridge with this link:

Read the news release here.

Widget v2

We’ve released our bridge widget v2. This means that any project can quickly and easily integrate the functionality of Narni into their platform and bring a seamless bridging experience to their community.

Simply use the following code to integrate and let the magic begin!

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The month of April was a big one for Polygon project partnerships; we welcomed aboard:


Find out more about the project here: and below is their cool trailer 👇🏻

The Green Girls

The Green Girls’ goal is to empower a community to help our planet. Their PSAWSG² NFT project celebrates women and our planet, and with each mint five trees will be planted (minting now). Check out the project here:

Ancient Society

Find out more here:

Paleto NFT

Who doesn’t love ice pops? There are 360 Paletos on Polygon with 30 new ones frozen every month. There are monthly giveaways for all comers but the raffles are just for owners.

5% of the resale fees are being donated to child hunger organisations. Check them out:


Catxies is a platform that integrates NFT games, NFT collectibles and decentralized farms. As well as a fun environment in which to interact there’s opportunity to make money by farming materials and crafting items and minting an NFT to sell in its Marketplace.

😸 👀

Panda of Boderlands

Panda of Boderlands is a unique collection of 10,000 Non-Fungible Tokens conquering the Polygon blockchain. In the near future, four panda kingdoms will fight over one territory… Minting now.

In other partner news, it was great to see Ice Bear Society making headlines.

Partner competitions

We ran two partner competitions for Umbrian holders where they had a chance to win White List spots and NFTs.

Hedge Fund Hyenas


Exo gave out 10 of their EXO Badge NFTs to Umbrian holders…

If you don’t know about the Umbrians, then you’re missing out. Here’s what it’s all about👇🏻

Financial Fox talks NFTs and the Metaverse

Financial Fox host @stefixy and Umbria co-founder @devbarnyard were joined by Nick Den Boer, Founder and Digital Artist of Smearballs to discuss music NFTs and the metaverse.

You may remember that we partnered with head5 earlier in the year to help bring the deadmau5 x Smearballs NFT series to a wider audience.

The Schiller — Fantom Bridge

“This is a powerhouse team that doesn’t stop creating. They’re dedicated to moving the space forward and their contributions just keep getting spicier every quarter.”

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At the top of the month, The Schiller took a look at the Narni Fantom Bridge and gave a recap on some of the other things we’ve accomplished in 2022.

“They successfully launched their Binance Smart Chain and Avalanche bridges to Ethereum mainnet, and you know what this means…? Cheap, fast, reliable transactions to community members participating in DeFi and NFT projects wishing to move their assets without sluggish wait times and high fees… It’s a dream. It’s amazing how fast it is. In fact, the Narni Fantom Bridge is the fastest bridge between Ethereum and Fantom. The last Fantom transaction cost $4.50 and took less than two minutes.

Community content

Shout outs to…

Best cross-chain bridges

TechJournalist did a great explainer on the hows and the whys of bridging and outlined the six best cross-chain bridges in 2022, which included Umbria’s Narni bridge.

Umbrian giveaway

We ran our first Umbrian giveaway on Twitter, which had the community buzzing. There could only be one winner though.

Have a great month and don’t forget to join us on our next Twitter Spaces on May 5th, 5pm UTC.

The Umbria Team.




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