Connecting to Alkemi Earn

Instructions for connecting Metamask, Gnosis Safe and Portis digital wallets to the Earn protocol can be found below.

Alkemi Earn is built on the Ethereum Blockchain

Approved counterparties are required to connect their digital wallets, with pre-verified Ethereum addresses containing a balance of Ether, to the protocol. Further information can be found here: creating an Ethereum wallet, buying and transferring Ether.

Instructions for connecting Metamask, Gnosis Safe and Portis digital wallets to the Earn protocol can be found below. Once connected, please proceed to the next section.

MetaMask

We recommend using the Google Chrome plugin for MetaMask. Once installed, the Metamask fox icon will appear as an extension at the top right hand corner of user web browsers. A prompt will appear requesting log-in for wallet activation when visiting Web3 enabled sites.

  1. Click the "Connect" button in the top right corner of the protocol to activate the Metamask log-in window (see below).

  2. Enter password, press "UNLOCK" and select an account with an existing Ethereum balance to connect.

Metamask Connection Screen
MetaMast Account Selection Screen

Once connected, users are ready to start using the Earn platform.

Gnosis Safe

Gnosis Safe wallet management system is recommended for institutions intending to add an extra security layer via multiple user key signature verification on transactions. This is known as "MultiSig". Rules can be created requiring multiple key-holder signature approval for transaction execution.

Instructions on how to create a Gnosis safe wallet and MultiSig rules can be found here.

Users will require a Web3 wallet to integrate Gnosis Safe. Alkemi recommend MetaMask. Start by visiting https://gnosis-safe.io/app and connect an existing Web3 wallet.

Click "+ Create New Safe"

Create a "Safe name", click "Start", and add owners to the safe, specifying the minimum number of owners necessary to execute a transaction.

Click "Review" and then "Submit" to create the safe. This is an Ethereum transaction and will require approval and signature from the nominated existing Web3 wallet.

Once the Gnosis Safe has been created, users can connect it to Earn at https://earn.alkemi.network/. "Connect" and choose "Wallet Connect" from the menu. A unique QR code will be displayed, similar to the graphic style below:

Screen shot the QR code using the "Prt-Scr" button in Windows, or "Shift-Command-3" function on Mac.

Return to the Gnosis Safe tab, click "APPS":

Select "WalletConnect" and paste the QR code into the input form:

This will connect GnosisSafe to Earn and display the page below.

Please note the instructions in "How to confirm transactions".

All transactions can now be approved and signed within the Gnosis Safe Multisig framework. Any Multisig transaction will require the minimum number of signatories specified during set-up.

Please note: Gnosis safe operates in a separate browser tab to the Earn protocol. When initiating a transaction in Earn, users may be required to toggle between tabs to GnosisSafe to approve the transaction before returning to Earn.

Portis

Portis is another supported online Web3 wallet, similar to MetaMask.

Users can create an account and visit https://wallet.portis.io/ to log in before connecting to Earn.

Balances are displayed by asset type.

Users can then toggle between Earn and Portis browser tabs, approving any Earn transactions in the Portis wallet tab.

Other Wallets

In addition to MetaMask, and Gnosis Safe, Earn also supports other wallets including Fortmatic, and Ledger. Information on how to connect and use these wallets will be added here soon.