Connecting your wallet to Rubicon
Tutorial for first-time users connecting a wallet to the Rubicon app. If you are already familiar with wallets and know how to add new networks like Optimism, you can probably skip this guide.

How to connect your wallet to Rubicon ⛓️

Now that you have a wallet with some ETH, let's connect to the Rubicon app. Below you will see guides for connecting both Mobile wallets and Desktop/Browser wallets to the Rubicon app.

Mobile/Smartphone wallet

This guide will use the MetaMask mobile app, which is available on Android and iOS. Before connecting your wallet to Rubicon, you will have to add the Optimism network to your MetaMask:
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    Open MetaMask and tap on the Menu icon in the top left
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    Tap Settings in the menu
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    In the Settings menu, select Networks to add a custom network
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    Tap on the Add Network button at the bottom of the screen
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    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
    Chain ID: 10
    Symbol: ETH
    Block Explorer URL: https://optimistic.etherscan.io​
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    Once you have added the Optimism network, you can exit Settings and tap on the Menu icon. Then, tap on the Browser button
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    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.)
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    The Rubicon app will ask you to connect your wallet. Tap on the MetaMask button
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    Your wallet will ask you to connect to the Rubicon app. Tap Connect to connect your wallet to Rubicon
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    You are connected to Rubicon and ready to trade! Remember that you must be connected to the Optimism network to connect to Rubicon. 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.
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Desktop/Web Browser wallet

This guide will use the MetaMask browser extension for a 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 the 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:
Allow Rubicon to connect to your wallet
You are connected and ready to go!
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 uses Optimistic Ethereum (OΞ), a layer 2 solution built by the Optimism team. Once you are connected to the Rubicon app, you will be prompted to add the Optimism network to your wallet.
Approve the new network in MetaMask
Once you approve the Optimism network, you will be connected and are ready to use Rubicon! If you need to bridge your tokens to the Optimism network, check out our guide for doing just that.
Now you are connected and ready to trade!
Thanks for reading, we hope this tutorial helped. Our next guide will pick up where this one left off, showing you how to place your first trade on Rubicon. If you are still stuck or confused, let us know in the #support channel in our Discord.
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