1) Connect your MetaMask or Ledger wallet. If you don't have either, you can download MetaMask here.

Once the extension is active in your browser toolbar, click on the MetaMask https://cdn.elev.io/file/uploads/wbmUYHk8WnM9sycKKtMrNYXgNHu_fItiRDm08QaqkfQ/ODKUYFQmVB-P4j5x_Mhwu5Z9Z0MDZv-Ah20VBQ8sGAo/metamask-icon-jxE.png icon:

  • Enter a password to create your wallet.
  • Save your seed phrase in a safe place.
  • Ensure that you're on the Main Network.

2) Add ETH to your MetaMask wallet. To use The Ocean, you need ETH to trade.

  • For the quickest way to get ETH, open MetaMask https://cdn.elev.io/file/uploads/wbmUYHk8WnM9sycKKtMrNYXgNHu_fItiRDm08QaqkfQ/rzt8L8ZOueZi6LCKXwkuK5qmnJSvgjp4J2edz-LkVCc/metamask-icon-5bY.png and click BUY. You'll be redirected to Coinbase or Shapeshift. After buying ETH, you can transfer it to your MetaMask address.
  • If you already know how to buy and transfer cryptocurrency, you can use your preferred exchange and transfer ETH to your MetaMask https://cdn.elev.io/file/uploads/wbmUYHk8WnM9sycKKtMrNYXgNHu_fItiRDm08QaqkfQ/CweCwIF39BmlsqdJuFLQejnx6Zpa-YA9OatZbx-woFA/metamask-icon-W1s.png address.

3) Wrap ETH. To use decentralized trading platforms, you need to convert some of your ETH into tradable Wrapped ETH (wETH).

  • While logged into The Ocean, click on the Open button under My Wallet. This will expand a panel that shows what's inside your MetaMask wallet.
  • Under ETH, click Convert and specify how much ETH that you'd like to exchange into wETH. Click the Convert button.
  • A MetaMask pop-up will appear as to confirm this action. *For fastest wrapping, edit the Gas Fee to the recommended gas for fast transactions. Click Submit and your ETH will be converted in wETH.
  • After a brief time period, the wETH will appear in your wallet.

4) Unlock your trading pairs. Finally, MetaMask will need permission to manage your tokens.

  • For each pair that you'd like to trade, toggle the switch under the Unlocked section in your Wallet panel.
  • A MetaMask pop-up will appear  to confirm this action. *For fastest wrapping, edit the Gas Fee to the recommended gas for fast transactions.
  • After a brief time period, the token will be unlocked.

Once these steps are completed, you'll be able to freely make trades on The Ocean just like any other exchange—all in a trustless way!