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How to Invest USDC to Curve With Notum?

By Notum

Oct 09, 20236 min read



Decentralized Finance (DeFi) has definitely shifted forward the way we interact with finance. Among the myriad of DeFi platforms, Curve stands out as a leading automated market maker (AMM) protocol.

For those who want to get exposure to a quickly developing DeFi market and grasp the potential of Curve, depositing assets is the first step to begin with.

In this tutorial, we'll guide you through the process of depositing USDC into Curve using Notum.

Why Deposit Into Curve?

Depositing assets into Curve allows users:

By contributing to liquidity pools, users play a crucial role in ensuring smooth trading experiences on the platform while earning rewards for their participation.

Depositing USDC into Curve With Notum

Notum is your bridge for interacting with various DeFi protocols. Here's how you can deposit $USDC into Curve using the Notum App:

1. Go to Notum's ‘Investment’ Page



2. Filter for ‘Curve’

On the Investments’ page, go right to the filter menu. From the options available, select ‘Curve’ to narrow down your choices to Curve pools.


3. Choose Your Pool

Each pool represents a batch of assets the protocol uses to facilitate trades and generate profits. Browse through the available options and select the pool that aligns with your investment goals and the assets you have.


4. Go to the ‘Pool’ Page

Once you've identified a pool you were looking for, navigate to it and press the ‘Explore’ button. By coding this, you’ll proceed straight to its page. This page provides detailed information about the pool, including its composition, historical performance, etc.


5. Process the Deposit

  • On the pool page, you'll find options to select the asset you wish to deposit and specify the amount.
  • After choosing $USDC and its amount, proceed to exchange it for a deposit in the chosen Curve pool.
  • You'll be prompted to connect and authorize the transaction using your wallet. Ensure you follow the on-screen instructions carefully and have enough funds to cover both the deposit and any associated transaction fees. Press the ‘Swap’ button and confirm your transaction.

6. Check Your Wallet Balance

After successfully executing the deposit, you can view your balance and participation in the ‘Curve’ pool.

Navigate to the Overview’ page on Notum to see a detailed view of your investments, including your recent addition to the Curve pool.

How to Deposit USDC On Curve's Official Website

For those who prefer a direct approach, Curve's native interface offers a straightforward method to deposit assets. Here's how:

  1. Go to the Curve's Official Website
  2. Connect Your Wallet
    In the top right corner, you'll typically find an option to connect your wallet. Click on it and choose your preferred wallet from the list (e.g., MetaMask, WalletConnect, etc.). Follow the prompts to establish a connection.
  3. Go to the 'Pools' Section
    Once connected, head over to the 'Pools' section of the website. This section shows all the available liquidity pools on Curve.
  4. Choose a Pool
    Browse through the available pools and select one that aligns with your investment goals and the assets you have.
  5. Add Liquidity
    Upon selecting a pool, you'll find an option to 'Add Liquidity'. Click on it. You'll be prompted to specify the amount and type of asset you wish to deposit.
  6. Confirm the Transaction
    After entering the necessary amount, you'll need to approve the transaction. A prompt from the connected wallet will appear, asking for confirmation. Ensure you have enough funds to cover both the deposit and any associated gas fees.
  7. Verify Your Deposit
    Once the transaction is successful, you can see your deposited assets and your share of the pool on Curve's dashboard. It's always a good idea to double-check and ensure everything goes well.

Wrap It Up

Depositing assets into Curve is a strategic move for those who want to become an active part of the DeFi ecosystem. Notum makes the process more streamlined by eliminating unnecessary steps and offering intuitive interaction. That allows both novices and seasoned DeFi enthusiasts to engage with the protocol with ease. 

As always, remember to do thorough research, bear in mind the risks involved (by the way, you can read our article on the related topic), and ensure you're making well-balanced decisions in the dynamic world of DeFi.

Disclaimer: Notum does not provide any investment, tax, legal, or accounting advice. This article is written for informational purposes only. Cryptocurrency is subject to market risk. Please do your own research and trade with caution.