Connect your wallet to Rubicon ⛓️
Guides for connecting Mobile wallets and Desktop/Browser wallets to the Rubicon App.
Open MetaMask and tap on the Menu icon in the top left
Tap Settings in the menu
In the Settings menu, select Networks to add a custom network
Tap on the Add Network button at the bottom of the screen
The page will ask you for the details of the New RPC Network. To add the Optimism network, type in these network details:
Network Name: Optimism
RPC Url: https://mainnet.optimism.io
Chain ID: 10
Block Explorer URL: https://optimistic.etherscan.io
Once you have added the Optimism network, you can exit Settings and tap on the Menu icon. Then, tap on the Browser button
Type in "app.rubicon.finance" into the search field and hit go to start the search. Make sure the URL is app.rubicon.finance! (You can bookmark it by tapping on the 3 dots icon in the bottom left and tapping Add to Favorites.)
**** The Rubicon app will ask you to connect your wallet. Tap on the MetaMask button
Your wallet will ask you to connect to the Rubicon app. Tap Connect to connect your wallet to Rubicon
You are connected to Rubicon and ready to trade! Remember that you must be connected to the Optimism network to connect to the app. You can switch between networks by tapping the 3 dots icon in the bottom left and selecting Switch Network. Scroll to the bottom of the Networks page to see the newly added Optimism network.
Desktop/Web Browser wallet
This guide will use the MetaMask browser extension wallet:
Here is the MetaMask home screen, note that the wallet is connected to "Ethereum Mainnet". If you have used Ethereum applications before, this should look normal! This is the main Ethereum blockchain we all know and love.
Let's start by connecting our wallet to Rubicon. When you first launch the Rubicon app, you will see this welcome screen:
Once we click on the MetaMask button, the Rubicon app will ask for permission to connect to your wallet. Here is the flow to connect your MetaMask to Rubicon:\
Great, your wallet is connected to Rubicon! There is only one step left before we can start using Rubicon; we will have to switch networks.
Rubicon is built on layer 2 (L2): Ethereum scaling solutions that take transaction execution off of Ethereum Mainnet (layer 1) onto a second layer (L2). These solutions significantly reduce transaction costs and increase transaction throughput while still inheriting Ethereum's security. To learn more about layer 2, check out the Ethereum Foundation's page on the topic.
Rubicon is built on Optimism. Once you are connected to the Rubicon app, you will be prompted to add the Optimism network to your wallet:
Once you approve the Optimism network, you are connected and ready to use Rubicon! If you need to bridge your tokens to the Optimism network, check out our bridging guide.
Now that your wallet is connected, check out the next guide on placing a trade on Rubicon.
If you need support, join the Rubicon Discord and reach out in the #support channel.