zkSync is a Layer 2 scaling solution that offers cheaper and faster transactions than the main Ethereum blockchain (Layer 1). Layer 2 solutions move most activity away from Layer 1, while still inheriting its security and finality.
zkSync uses less gas than either Layer 1 transactions or ‘optimistic rollups’ (e.g. other Layer 2 solutions like Arbitrum or Optimism).
You can read more about it from our partner Argent.
How to use Gro on Argent
Using Gro is easy with Argent, and works directly from the Argent mobile app. Both Ethereum Layer 1 and zkSync are equally straightforward.
Create your Argent account, which serves as your Ethereum address
Add funds to your Argent wallet with fiat (bank transfer or payment card) or by depositing stablecoins from another Ethereum wallet
Tap invest and choose Gro 🎉
How do I use Argent wallet to connect to Gro?
On Gro dApp, you can access your Argent wallet through Wallet Connect. Please see this article for a step-by-step guide. Note that Argent wallet does not support Avalanche yet, so you will not be able to use Argent wallet to access Labs at the moment.
Argent Learn: What is WalletConnect?
You can connect your Argent wallet on Gro dApp by clicking "Connect Wallet" and scanning the QR code. Note that you would not be able to connect to the zkSync wallet just yet!
If you experience difficulties in wallet connection, try clearing your browser's cookies or browsing history for app.gro.xyz
Why is the dollar value shown on Argent less than what I've deposited?
This could happen occasionally since the dollar value displayed on Argent wallet comes from our Uniswap USDC pool for PWRD and Vault respectively. As these tokens get traded, the pool price could go off-peg to the actual value of the tokens. When this happens, arbitrage would take place and would bring the value back very close to what you'd get if you were to withdraw your Vault or PWRD on our dApp.
On top of this, USDC/USD exchange rate also fluctuate at times, adding another contributing factors to having an inaccurate value shown in your Argent wallet.
The best way to check your Vault and PWRD total value would be on our dApp (http://app.gro.xyz) as it reflects the value you could redeem from the protocol should you choose to withdraw funds. Argent users can connect to the dApp through WalletConnect to check the total value as well.
Reminder about Risk
DeFi is still a very new space, and while that's exciting, it comes with risk. Gro Protocol's software helps you access this world, but make sure you do your own research and only supply assets you can afford to lose.