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Trading quick-start

Trading on Perpetual Protocol has many advantages:

  • Only you control your own funds—funds can never be seized or frozen
  • Trades can be audited and verified by independent 3rd parties at any time
  • No accounts or sign-ups—authorize trades directly from your web3 wallet
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Need a detailed how-to? Read the full docs or watch the quick start video: <link>

1. Move funds to Arbitrum

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Testnet Use the faucet to receive testnet funds - https://rinkeby.arbifaucet.com/. You can skip to step 2 until mainnet.

Trading requires

  1. ETH
  2. USDC

Bridge funds using the Arbitrum Bridge:

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Gas fees are paid in ETH on Arbirtrum so make sure to bridge ETH if you do not already have some on Arbitrum.

2. Connect your wallet

Go to the exchange website and connect using Metamask or WalletConnect. If you haven't added Arbitrum to your wallet, you should be prompted to do so, or you can add it using Chainlist.

Click 'Connect Wallet'

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Switch to the Arbitrum network

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3. Deposit USDC

Deposit USDC into the exchange and receive tokens for trading.

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4. Choose an asset

BTC and ETH are available currently on testnet.

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5. Open a position

Choose to go Long or Short, and enter the position size either using amount of asset or USD value of the position.

The position size relative to your overall buying power will be shown by the Buying Power slider. Scroll down to see more details about your transaction.

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6. Close a position

Under positions, find the Close Position button.

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You'll see a summary with PnL, exit price, transaction fee, etc.

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Go to History to see your past transactions

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