Harmony Partners with PhotoBlock to Simplify Login

September 4, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that we are partnering with Harmony, a high-throughput, low-latency and low-fee consensus platform. Decentralized applications built on Harmony can now provide PhotoBlock as an authentication option for users, combining the power of Harmony’s scalable blockchain with PhotoBlock’s simple interface.

3 Phases of Usability: Harmony x TryCrypto

1. PhotoBlock — Login using a photo and emojis
2. Phase 2 — (Releasing payment application for Harmony)
3. Phase 3 — (Allowing everyone to easily create their own dapps)

Dapp adoption is lacking

In a survey of dapp developers, 67% listed overall lack of users their biggest pain point, attributing the lack of engagement to scalability and usability issues. Current infrastructure is slow and difficult to use, requiring users to be both patient and technically savvy. A partnership between Harmony and PhotoBlock attacks the problem from both sides, creating usable decentralized solutions that scale, allowing users to login to Harmony-powered dapps on the web without wallet downloads or extensions.

Scalability with Harmony

Innovating on both the protocol and network layers, Harmony is paving the way for fast decentralized applications handling transactions for billions of people for applications in gaming, finance, ecommerce, and more. Harmony is building the infrastructure for real world decentralized systems using sharding to improve speed. Creating a proprietary Deep Sharding technique, Harmony has built their network so the layer in which consensus happens is sharded along with the transactional layer.

Usability with PhotoBlock

PhotoBlock makes logging into every blockchain simple, allowing users to use one login for every blockchain without worrying about private keys, downloads, or installations. Creating an account with PhotoBlock is as simple as uploading a photo and choosing emojis.

PhotoBlock also supports customized settings for users, allowing dapps to create a personalized experience for each user while respecting anonymity and privacy. Together, PhotoBlock and Harmony provide necessary infrastructure to build decentralized applications that are usable, scalable, and made for everyONE.

Harmony x PhotoBlock

PhotoBlock Beta v0.5 now supports Harmony, allowing users to authenticate on the Harmony network directly in the browser without extensions or downloads (full beta release coming soon).

Nik Kalyani, Co-Founder of TryCrypto:

We are excited about Harmony’s innovations in terms of scalability and speed but we also recognize the need for usability. We have incorporated support for Harmony in PhotoBlock to improve usability and fully leverage the speed of their network. We look forward to continuing to work with Harmony on other usability initiatives to fully unlock the power of this technology.

To learn more about Harmony’s latest developments:

To learn more about PhotoBlock and how it works:

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