How to move your BIOS to the Avalanche Network
0xNodes runs a Protocol Fee Accrual (PFA) program on all the chains it is deployed to. That means if you deploy BIOS into the system on a specific chain, you will earn native token rewards from all the harvests completed on that chain. But what if you don’t have BIOS on the chain you are interested in? Well this How To will take you through the steps to move your BIOS to your target chain.
Moving your BIOS to Avalanche (bridging) is a simple process that only takes a few minutes to complete. For this walkthrough, we’re assuming you have the MetaMask extension set up in your browser, you have BIOS in your wallet on Ethereum and you have Ethereum selected as your network.
Visit https://app.multichain.org to bring up the Multichain app. Multichain is a 3rd party provider that allows you to move your tokens between different networks. This is your go to place to bridge your BIOS.
Click on either of the Connect Wallet buttons and select your wallet type. In our case we’re selecting MetaMask. MetaMask will then popup and ask you to confirm you want to connect. Select the MetaMask Account you want to connect with and hit Next. Then on the next prompt, click Connect. If this all went well, you will now have your wallet connected to Multichain.
Step 3 - Select From token
Next you need to tell Multichain that you want to move BIOS. Click on the token type in the From block at the top and select BIOS. If you don’t see it, type BIOS into the search bar at the top.
Select token type
Search for BIOS
When you selected BIOS as the token you wanted to bridge, Multichain automatically sets BIOS as the receiving token type for the destination. All you need to do is choose Avalanche as your destination chain. Click on the chain selection drop down, and choose Avalanche.
Select To chain
Enter the amount of BIOS you want to move to Avalanche in the From field. Note that Multichain takes a small fee for their service, so in this case our 11 BIOS on Ethereum will become 9.7 BIOS on Avalanche. Click Swap and then Confirm. MetaMask will popup with the details of the gas fees for this transaction. If you are happy click Confirm.
Moving your BIOS to Avalanche is a multi-stage process, involving operations on both chains. It can take up to 30 minutes to complete, so just sit tight, it’ll be there soon. Once everything completes you will see the dialog below.
To see your BIOS in MetaMask you need to do two things. First, the Avalanche network must be added to MetaMask. Follow Avalanche’s instructions here to get set up https://support.avax.network/en/articles/4626956-how-do-i-set-up-metamask-on-avalanche.
Next you need to add information about the BIOS token to MetaMask’s Avalanche network. Switch MetaMask to Avalanche then click Import Tokens.
Paste in the Avalanche BIOS contract address below and MetaMask will pick up the rest of the details
Click Add Custom Token, then Import Token, and you’re done. Wait a few seconds for it to complete, then you will see your BIOS appear.
Step 8 - Stake your BIOS in System.11
Congratulations! Your BIOS has now been moved to Avalanche. The next thing to do is stake it in System.11 to start earning your share of the AVAX harvested from all Avalanche strategies. Head over to system11.0xnodes.io to get started.