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If you’d like to open a Vault using our MakerDAO DApp, you will need a wallet you can access with our interface. If you do not have one yet, check out our guide on how to set up a new wallet.

Opening Your Vault

Step 1. Unlock your wallet on our site by selecting ‘Access My Wallet’, then choosing the method of access you prefer.

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Step 2. Head to our DApps section to the left of your Wallet Overview page, then select ‘MakerDAO’.

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Step 3. Select ‘Create a Vault’ to get started.

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Step 4. Set the amount of ETH you would like to offer as collateral. Remember to leave some wiggle room to account for the shifting markets. 200% and above is usually a safe bet.

  • Before you generate your vault, you’ll need to select ‘Create Proxy’.

  • Make sure to confirm the transactions on your device, if you’re using one.

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Step 5. The MakerDAO page will shift to show new details about your holdings.

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Earning Interest With DAI

Step 1. Head to the MakerDAO DApp page and select ‘DAI Savings’.

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Step 2. Choose ‘Set’ to set allowance for Maker to interact with your DAI.

  • You will need to ‘Deploy Proxy’ if it’s your first time. Select ‘Setup’ in the top area of this section.

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Step 3. Choose how much DAI you’d like to deposit. Interest rates are accrued annually.

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Step 4. To withdraw, you can follow the same procedure, but select ‘Withdraw’.

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Closing Your Vault

Step 1. When you’re ready, head back to the DApps section and select ‘MakerDAO’.

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Step 2. Click ‘Manage Your Vault’ to see your holdings.

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Step 3. You will need to pay your DAI back in order to withdraw your ETH. Under ‘DAI Position’, select ‘Pay back >’.

  • You will have to ‘Approve’ the DAI amount in order to pay it back, which will count as a separate transaction.

  • Please wait for both transactions to post as ‘Success’ before continuing.

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Step 4. Once approved and paid back, you can withdraw your ETH. Under ‘ETH Collateral’, select ‘Withdraw >’.

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Step 5. Your vault doesn’t actually close, but remains empty and ready should you ever need to use it again.

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