The Pocket team finds inspiration from the work, and community engagement that goes on in the blockchain space today. The blockchain ecosystem is vast and interactive, both in code and in person.In the midst of obstacles and initial imperfections of decentralized application platforms, developers continue to build and iterate with patient and persistent attitudes. Participation requires shared responsibility for big-picture solutions. There is currently a pressing need for simplification of the blockchain developer experience, without sacrificing resilience. This is exactly the focus of Portis and Pocket.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkOiZAq8gZY
Portis allows users to access dApps in their web browser through a simple, and super familiar “email and password” setup for wallet and dApp browsing without any third-party installations. This is done by immediately encrypting the user’s wallet using their email and password on the client, and only storing user encrypted wallets on Portis servers. This gives developers the ability to integrate their dApp builds in a straightforward manner, which results in less time spent stressing out about user interfacing, and more time for banging out the code and testing smart contracts.The Portis team has integrated Pocket interface in the latest release of their SDK, so now you can call to Ethereum through ethereum.pokt.network if you so choose.Each blockchain needs a diverse client ecosystem, this reduces single points of failure through redundancy. While Parity and Geth are by far the most popular clients on Ethereum, there are several more being developed for the ecosystem. There are working on Ethereum 2.0 clients, with the shift to the beacon chain. Pocket Network will help increase the diversity & redundancy of these clients by providing a relay protocol layer for running nodes and serving developers through Portis. This concern is loud and clear throughout the crypto-community.
“Portis wants to empower blockchain developers everywhere by making sure they can focus on their DApp logic, while we take care of the rest. After all, using DApps should be easy, as should be building them. Making sure users can easily and securely sign transactions is one part of the equation, the second is making sure they can reliably transmit it to the blockchain, so it will become reality. By adding Pocket Network as an additional node service for our devs, we’re giving them another way to make sure that the latter happens in a consistent manner. Furthermore, we’re seeing the rise of more and more blockchains, each offering their own benefits. We keep saying that users don’t care your DApp is on the blockchain, only about the value it provides them, so they definitely don’t care which specific blockchain it is on. We’ve begun supporting additional blockchains to make sure users can use different DApps on different blockchains with a single account, and by integrating Pocket Network our developers will be able to enjoy the benefits of multi-blockchain support even better.” — Tom Teman, CEO, and co-founder, Portis
Beyond this milestone, Portis and Pocket mutually pursue the vision of a multi-blockchain future. This requires services that synchronize each additional blockchain supported to bring consumers a universal experience.Portis currently offers main network access to Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, POA network, RSK, and xDai within their configurations , with more on the way.Pocket Network currently supports Ethereum, and AION plugin systems for Android, and iOS with the flexibility for developers to build their own plugins to support their blockchains of choice.We know that by reducing the friction involved for developers while they build dApps, the entire ecosystem will thrive. Pocket is committed to providing software tools for dApp developers building on the next frontier. This complements the Portis team’s dedication to providing interfaces that bring dApps directly to mainstream users. Portis supports developers “redefine how humans experience the blockchain,” and with Pocket Network plugins, this goal is right on the horizon.Tune in as we explore new blockchain use cases to make development processes streamlined, and support Portis in their goal of bridging the gap between dApp builds and the end-user experience.To dive deeper into Portis and Pocket check out Portis SDK docs and Pocket Core Docs.To chat with our team about Portis or anything, join our telegram — https://t.me/POKTnetworkOriginally published at https://www.pokt.network on February 18, 2019.