Seamless login for the decentralized apps (dapps) of any blockchain. Thatâs the vision for Torus Labsâ new identity solution, DirectAuth.
The Singapore-based firm released a software development kit (SDK) Thursday for blockchain-agnostic dapp logins. Torus launched its blockchain network and one-click login protocol in February counting eight initial members for its key management system âÂ including Binance, the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) and Skale.
The key innovation with DirectAuth compared to the previous Torus offering is blockchain neutrality, Torus Labs CEO and co-founder Zhen Yu Yong said in a phone interview with CoinDesk.
âWeâve abstracted all of the core security features out of the Torus wallet and put it into an SDK so that any application can plug it into the application and interact with trust whilst maintaining their own permissioned structure,â said Yong.
Torusâ newest product makes dapp logins as easy as accessing your Gmail â a tangible bridge between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0. DirectAuth commits a blockchain transaction on the userâs behalf while maintaining a similar experience to traditional logins, eliminating the need for digging up the private keys or mnemonic passwords common in todayâs Web 3.0 products.
Yong said DirectAuth has already integrated with multiple networks including digital card game SkyWeaver, universal basic income project GoodDollar and social platform Sapien.Â
Arweave CEO Sam Williams told CoinDesk that âsimplifying login and key managementâ for Web 3.0 products was âcriticalâ for mainstream adoption. His storage protocol was one of the first to integrate DirectAuth before the product launched publicly.
Yong also said the productâs user interface (UI) was overhauled to put native developers in the driverâs seat. Kyle Samani, managing partner of Multicoin Capital, which led the projectâs 2019 $2 million seed round, said the UIâs flexibility is the âmost powerful aspectâ of DirectAuth as it gives âdevelopers control over the user experience in ways theyâve never had before.â
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