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RE: Hive: Account Management System

in LeoFinance3 months ago

I used to think that there has to be some form of middle ground for this type of thing, but I am starting to think that there simply may not be. If people want to be able to use crypto and not have to worry about losing access or their account being locked, they are going to need to deal with keys. Allowing some form of Google SSO might bring a lot more users into the space, but it has the hazards that you mentioned above. I just don't know if we will ever see mass adoption if people aren't willing to be educated about keys.

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 3 months ago 

I think metamask/keychain, that's the compromise.
Store your keys physically somewhere difficult to get to; for emergency backup, and just set a password on your extension.
If you forget your password, you need to go do some digging.
Bit of a learning curve for newcomers, but short of multisig with a bunch of friends, there's not much else on the table.

Learning curve yes but compared to the option that exits with the centralized entities, a far better alternative.

I believe we will see more things like Metamask in the future. That is part of the infrastructure that needs development.

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I agree with that, but they need to make something that is easily useable for mobile. Right now it just doesn't exist. It works great in a desktop or laptop browser, but via mobile not so much. That will be game changing if they can get there.

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I do not really see how there is a middle ground around keys of some sort. Maybe there can be a new approach but the only thing I can think of is a reset with proof of personhood which means another verifying or something.

But who knows, many some developer out there has a sensational idea that is being worked on.

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Even if they could get something like Hive Keychain working on a mobile platform like someone else mentioned, that could be a step in the right direction. EOS wallets like Token Pocket kind of work that way currently for mobile devices.

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I thought Keychain is now on mobile. Am I mistaken?

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It might be, I haven't messed around with it too much.

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