Empowering Web3 Gaming: Etherspot brings Account Abstraction to Ancient8

Empowering Web3 Gaming: Etherspot brings Account Abstraction to Ancient8

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June 20, 2024

The Web3 gaming market is rapidly evolving, and with it, so is the need for a seamless user experience. For blockchain game developers, the task of ensuring smooth, user-friendly interactions is becoming increasingly demanding since Web3 games incorporate more and more functionality.

Fortunately, Account Abstraction (AA) technology can offer a solution. Etherspot and Ancient8 have teamed up to deliver a comprehensive Account Abstraction infrastructure to game developers on the Ancient8 chain, significantly simplifying the user experience by removing complex blockchain operations.

Ancient8 is a community-driven, gaming-focused Ethereum Layer 2 network. It is built on the OP Stack and enhanced with Celestia to address the scalability and adoption challenges faced by Web3 gaming and consumer dApps. By leveraging the strengths of Optimism and Celestia, Ancient8 prioritizes speed and cost-effectiveness, equipping developers with state-of-the-art technology for on-chain game development.

In collaboration with Etherspot, Ancient8 offers developers a sophisticated suite of account abstraction tools, including Etherspot’s Prime SDK, Skandha Bundler, Arka Paymaster, and more. These tools enable the implementation of smart accounts, unlocking a host of advanced features that facilitate smooth interactions with Web3 games.

Enhancing User Experience: Web2-like Simplicity

The future of Web3 gaming shouldn’t be burdened by complex blockchain operations otherwise we risk ending up with something like this:

Etherspot and Ancient8 are dedicated to avoiding such issues and transforming the Web3 user experience by streamlining these processes. Developers on the Ancient8 chain can integrate the following features into their games:

Simple Blockchain Operations: With account abstraction, users no longer need to confirm or approve transactions repeatedly. This streamlines blockchain interaction, especially for applications that require frequent transactions.

Web2-like Onboarding via Social Media Accounts: Users can log into a Web3 game using their social media accounts like X(Twitter), Discord or Gmail. A smart wallet is automatically created for them, simplifying onboarding and eliminating technical barriers.

Transaction Batching: By combining multiple transactions in a single one, users can significantly reduce gas costs and save time.

Gasless Transactions: To perform transactions on a blockchain, users must hold the blockchain’s native tokens to cover gas fees. This requirement can be a hurdle for both newcomers and experienced users. With Etherspot’s Arka Paymaster, developers can either sponsor user transactions or enable users to pay gas fees using stablecoins.

Seamless Cross-Chain Interactions: Etherspot supports over 22 EVM chains, offering users the flexibility to interact with a variety of tokens without worrying about interoperability issues and RPC network switching.

A must-have toolkit for Web3 Development

Etherspot has introduced TransactionKit (TxKit). It is a powerful smart account React library designed to empower Web3 developers. By leveraging the Etherspot Account Abstraction infrastructure, TxKit transforms complex development tasks into simple React Components and Hooks that seamlessly integrate with any React dApp. This tool benefits both experienced blockchain developers and those new to the field.

To start building with Etherspot’s TransactionKit, check out the following links:

GitHub: https://github.com/etherspot/transaction-kit

TransactionKit npm: http://npmjs.com/package/@etherspot/transaction-kit

Developer Documentation: https://etherspot.fyi/transaction-kit/components/EtherspotTransactionKit

The collaboration between Etherspot and Ancient8 marks a significant leap forward in the Web3 gaming landscape. By combining our technologies, we are eager to deliver an unparalleled user experience, making Web3 gaming more accessible, efficient, and enjoyable for everyone. With advanced tools like TransactionKit, developers can now focus on creating compelling gaming experiences without being distracted by the complexities of blockchain operations.

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Ancient8 is building an ETH gaming Layer 2 built with OP Stack. We offer a suite of Web3 gaming infrastructure tools that serve as the distribution and marketing channel for games globally. With Space3 Game Publishing Platform, Ancient8 Gaming Guild, Reneverse Web3 Ads engine, A8ID, and Gosu Network, Ancient8 is dedicated to onboard millions of gamers to Web3 gaming, while providing unparalleled support to game developers looking to reach more players. Ancient8’s products have helped 100+ Web3 games and 200K+ users better navigate Web3.

Ancient8 has raised $10M in total financing from leading investors including Pantera, Dragonfly, Hashed, Makers Fund, Mechanism, Coinbase, IOSG, Jump and Animoca.

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