Roles within Across
Learn about the key roles in Across' system.
A user is someone who bridges assets between L2s and L1 with Across. Users pay relayers and liquidity providers in order to send their tokens instantly across networks that support their token. You can find a step-by-step explainer on bridging here.
Relayers give out short-term token loans to Users in exchange for fees. Relayers fulfill deposit requests by sending the depositor their desired token on their requested “destination chain”. Relayers will send the recipient the full deposit amount minus a relayer fee, meaning that they will keep the relayer fee as an incentive for crediting the depositor funds. You can find more information on relayers here.
Dataworkers support stability and healthy functioning of the system by refunding relayers and moving system assets between networks.