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RE: You can now use Metamask to sign in to!

in LeoFinance2 months ago

So, for us with hive accounts it's useless.
But it allows people with MetaMask to log in... But what will they be able to do? I mean since they don't have a Hive account?

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From what I saw on the discussion on their videos the Hive account is created in the background so the user doesn't need to learn anything new until they select "download keys." If that's how they did end up implementing it, it makes so much sense for onboarding and something Hive should copy.

Yeah but what about the username, it shouldn't be generated so there has to be an opt-in option to select it.
I guess the first sign in should point to hive creation page. Why use Leo without it? Why would I strip myself of possible hive and second layer tokens gains?

I guess, having several types of accounts (like travelfeed) is not the best way.

Yeah good point. Username would be a must.
I'm not in discord to know details I just view their videos.
I'm curious too now then of how they implemented it.
I also agree that multiple sign ups is a turn off.

Long ago, Hive (as steemit) wanted to implement itself as a 'master sign in' that could be used across other platforms (the way hivesigner works) so the onboarding/user capture needs to be improved still. KEYS are obviously important but they confuse regular folk.

Hey @jocieprosza and @teknow, we just released a post with more details and the official announcement :)

The signup actually creates a Hive account for the user and binds it to their ETH address. This means that the user is able to post, comment, upvote, send txs, earn rewards etc. just like any other Hive user.

Their Hive account/keys are all created in the background for them so that they don't actually have to store Hive keys/learn about how Hive works unless they want to.

You can check out an example of how this works with the account @khal-eth:

LeoInfra onboards them seamlessly with 2 steps:

  1. Choose username
  2. Confirm with Metamask (similar to the Hive Keychain popup process)

We dreamt up the easiest possible signup process for new Hive users and this is the best solution we designed. Let us know your thoughts 🦁

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Yeah that's really how it should be.
I've made comment on other posts that the fact a new user needs to learn about KEYS and blockchain just to "dip their feet" was a big negative of the onboard process that has existed from the old steemit days. Granting entry with something a person is already familiar is very logical. Well done!

I really appreciate your response! Long live Leofinance

Not useless for Hive members Either, because now anyone can claim LEO rewards as ETH instead. Even after the wLEO hack we still have a deep connection to Ethereum, and that's powerful.

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Sorry, but I guess it's more practical and profitable to use Hive and Leo on Hive rather than using wLeo on ETH. I see the use cases, I really admire Leo for what they have done to promote and onboard new people into hive.