Today we are thrilled to announce that Fortmatic and SKALE Network have completed a highly-anticipated integration! Fortmatic is a Web3 provider SDK that lets developers build accessible and secure Ethereum dApps without forcing their users to wrestle with browser extensions or seed phrases. Fortmatic’s over 3000 clients and dApps can now easily deploy and run their smart contracts on SKALE’s elastic sidechains gaining speed, while cutting costs, staying full Ethereum, and being decentralized.
The SKALE Network is an execution layer on Ethereum that enables developers to build their projects faster and with better performance. It is an elastic and decentralized network that connects and facilitates transactions based on on-chain escrows between thousands of independent blockchains, sidechains, storage chains, and other types of subchains, all tied to the Ethereum public MainNet.
SKALE’s asynchronous, leaderless consensus mechanism and pooled validation model empower scalable security and decentralization that are ideal for a wide range of dApps from games to DeFi, prediction markets, IoT projects, marketing tech, and many more. SKALE is full Solidity and supports popular dev tools (Truffle, Web3.js, Remix), major token standards (ETH, ERC-20, ERC-721), and a variety of key wallets (Fortmatic, and previous integrations with Bitski, Metamask, Portis, Torus). Deploying to SKALE is effortless and takes just a few lines of code.
Together with quality and high performance, ease-of-access and frictionless user experience will also always be integral for user onboarding and adoption. For many, at present, accessing dApps involves securing seed phrases or even downloading browser extensions. New users outside of crypto would likely abandon signing up instead. Fortmatic offers the familiar mainstream user authentication experience of logging in with an email address or phone number. This removes unnecessary friction and makes Web3 dApps as easily, if not more, accessible for users than traditional Web 2.0 applications —with over 84% of users completing the sign up flow enabled by Fortmatic.
Fortmatic is also very mindful of UX in the area of security management. Getting locked out of one’s own account is among the worst anyone can experience when using an application, and the prevailing thought on access security in the decentralized space is still the oft-repeated “if it’s not your keys, it’s not yours.” This may not be in touch with mainstream thinking and practice. Given a large enough user base, there will always be users who will lose their security credentials, and people, in general, would feel hesitant to try apps where you can permanently lose your account. Fortmatic’s delegated key management brings account recovery to Web3, along with security innovations that allow for non-custody as well as exportability & importability of user keys—all fully audited and adhering to the most stringent security standards and controls, being SOC 2 compliant, for an institutional-grade and enterprise-ready solution.
Fortmatic also gives dApps the ability to offer a fiat on-ramp feature, allowing users to purchase utility tokens with credit cards or fintech options like Apple Pay. Fortmatic strives to get out of developers’ way and empower them as a developer tool rather than a full-featured wallet as it provides all these capabilities to decentralized applications, in order for developers to own their user experience from end-to-end without diluting their brand and trust.
The SKALE-Fortmatic integration allows dApp developers to leverage a wide range of tech services, from SKALE’s secure and high throughput decentralized modular cloud infrastructure to Fortmatic’s authentication, key management, and other user-facing features. Together, SKALE and Fortmatic will usher in Web3 capabilities and decentralization with mainstream-ready user experience.
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You are welcome to join the SKALE community on Discord and Twitter. Feel free to also check out the SKALE Network Whitepaper and visit our Dev Portal and Github. If you’re already working on a dApp, you can apply to the SKALE Innovator Program.