Have you ever lost your login info? Or do you get tired of creating another username and password for a new app you’ve just downloaded? Well, this can be exhausting. Is that the only way the modern world works? Why can’t there be a way of having a common login for all you have to do?
Having a universal login is a future that blockchain technology is bringing into reality. While there are developments on multiple sign-in solutions, there are still concerns about having your private information with corporations in charge of the system — for instance, non-sovereign solutions like a social media sign-on. Meaning if you already have an account with Google, Twitter, or Facebook, several services will allow you to sign in with them, and you won’t have to create another account.
While this is an excellent idea, the big tech companies own your data and profile as property. This is what the blockchain fixes. Blockchain developers have always talked about decentralized identity standards to save us from the dangers of the big log-in, and a giant step towards the future is a sign-in using a blockchain domain name.
The tech is a representation of what the name sounds like. It is a way to use your owned crypto wallet as an identifier across multiple platforms. You must be wondering if your name isn’t attached to your crypto wallet and how that is possible.
With the use of a cryptographic marker as identity, it means the user and not the identity provider will have control over what information is made available. In the future, while using different services, you can decide if the service needs your name, proof of age, or the worth of your cryptocurrency wallet. Unlike the current system in place, you won’t need to send all your details to every service you use.
The NexBloC technology system is already working on the future that we hope to see. The development will involve integrating secure off-chain storage, thereby offering strong options such as government IDs and geopositioned user history. Users will control data on a case-by-case basis and remove or dissociate at will.
Although the traditional username and password systems are not expected to go away anytime soon, sign-in with a Web3 is already the standard for the developing Web3 ecosystem. Heavy requests by users will eventually make it an option alongside the current system. Thus, if a user wants to use a MetaMask wallet account and a blockchain DNS (bDNS) username and profile in all places, they could. With the bDNS sign-in, access to services will be more secure and universal with wallet-based login using domain addresses like john.eth or dana.lern. What makes the future sign-in option different from the existing one is that it is credibly neutral and user-controlled.
In all, with the advent of blockchain technology and the continuous development and applications of the technology, an expected future switch to blockchain technology as the primary system for sign-in options is more imminent than ever. Welcome to the user-oriented, personal privacy focused future.