Popular layer-1 blockchain solution Sui, has onboarded a groundbreaking zkLogin feature to enable individuals to access decentralized applications (DApps) using their existing accounts with Twitch, Facebook, Google and others.
To eliminate one of the key barriers to Web3 adoption, Sui Network has introduced a so-called “zkLogin” feature to enable Sui dApp developers to offer social authentication.
Launched on Wednesday, this Web3 authentication solution aims to ease Web2 users access to Web3 applications. In particular, this development allows non-crypto-native end users to access the Sui ecosystem using their existing social accounts including Google, Facebook and Twitch.
Per the update, the Sui Foundation intends to integrate the zkLogin interface into other Web2-based platforms such as Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and WeChat in the future.
Sui’s zKLogin Implications
Notably, the blockchain industry has faced persistent onboarding challenges. Both experienced and beginner users have raised concerns about usability issues, such as transaction signing, seed phrase management, and providing complex information to access certain DApps.
Sui Network’s zkLogin, therefore, eliminates the burden of installing wallets and managing seed phrases to access DApps. According to the Sui Foundation, the web3 authentication feature is designed to prioritize security and user privacy.
Reacting to the development, Sui Network’s Managing Director Greg Siourounis stated: “By allowing users to access dApps using the social logins they are already comfortable with, zkLogin removes a significant obstacle to bringing the benefits of blockchain-based applications to billions of mainstream users.”
Sui Ecosystem Adoption
The Sui ecosystem has recorded significant adoption in recent months with more users expected to be onboarded following zkLogin’s introduction. According to data on DeFi Llama, the total value locked (TVL) on the Sui Network sits at roughly $25M at the time of writing.
Meanwhile, SUI is exchanging hands at $0.43 at press time with over $1.6 million and $13 million worth of tokens traded in the past 24 hours and 7 days respectively. As recently reported by Nitadel, the Cardano and Shiba Inu ecosystems have also recorded notable growth amid the lingering crypto bear market.