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A Checklist to Get Started with Avocado
A Checklist to Get Started with Avocado
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Written by Instadapp
Updated over a week ago

This is a simple step-by-step guide to help you get a proper overview of Avocado and its applicability, and how it makes web3 more efficient. In this we go through:

Let's get started!

Step 1: Connect your Metamask address and create an Avocado account

  • Install the Metamask browser extension from here.

  • Follow the prompts to create a new Metamask account or import an existing one.

Visit the Avocado website and click on the "Connect" button.

  • Select Metamask from the list of options and follow the prompts to connect your Metamask account to your Avocado account.

Note: If you do not already have Avocado in your Network list, upon clicking Switch Network, Metamask will automatically add it for you. If you are still not able to or are adding Avocado to another wallet, here are Avocado's RPC details.

Step 2: Add USDC on Polygon (most cost-efficient)

  • You can deposit funds on Avocado from any wallet, and from any supported chains.

  • Go to Avocado, & copy your wallet address below the QR code.

  • Go to your wallet (Metamask here) , click on send, paste your Avocado wallet address on Metamask, select USDC as your asset, select amount & click send.

  • Confirm that your USDC balance has been updated on Avocado.

Step 3: Top up the gas on Avocado

Topping up gas on Avocado is very simple.

  • Once you have USDC in your Avocado wallet,

  • Go to the '+' symbol next to the gas.

  • Choose the required amount in USDC, and click add. Use this guide for a detailed tutorial.

Step 4: Connect a dapp (Aave).

  • Go to Aave.

  • Click on Connect Wallet & choose Walletconnect.

  • Copy the WalletConnect link

  • Go to the Avocado Interface, click on the WalletConnect '+' button and paste the copied WalletConnect link.

  • Approve the request and Aave will be connected to Avocado.

  • You will be able to see the connected wallet on Aave.

Step 5: Swapping tokens on Avocado

  • Go to the Avocado interface & click on the swap button next to the USDC you deposited earlier.

  • Select the amount and the token.

  • Review all the details, and Swap.

Step 6: Bridge tokens from Polygon to Arbitrum

  • Go to the Avocado interface & click on the bridge button next to the USDC you deposited earlier.

  • Enter the amount and select the destination network to bridge to.

  • Review all the details, and Bridge.

Note: Bridging transaction requires some amount of the source chain's native token as gas fees.

Step 7: Supply funds to Aave using Avocado

After connecting to Aave in Step 4, let's try to deposit some funds to Aave on Polygon!

  • Go to Aave.

  • Choose your preferred market, here we are interacting with the Polygon market on Aave.

  • Choose your preferred asset to supply. For this example we will supply Matic.

  • Click on Supply & enter the amount to be supplied.

  • Review all the details and confirm the transaction.

  • You will get a signature request on Metamask, approve it.

  • Your Matic will be supplied shortly.

Need more help? Get in touch with us on [email protected].

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