James was part of the founding team and helped lead engineering at SpankChain, the first layer 2 dApp that is live and has users today. Recently he started his own company, Abridged. , honing the experience and solving the many research problems that implementing Layer2 production-ready apps require. James also worked on Moloch and implementing its contracts.
Presentation: ‘Beyond Burner’
Summary: In Beyond Burner expands on the idea describing how to create an intuitive account management experience by utilizing a contract that contains multiple ephemeral (burner) keys. He likens this method to the Impossible Burger narrative, where environmentally friendly meat alternatives have become as good or better than the real thing. Beyond Burner describes the way counterfactual account contracts and burner keys can create an intuitive Web 2-like experience while keeping the benefits of Web 3. Come learn about the future of dapp UX!
The Abridged SDK gives developers of all experience levels standardized access to Layer2 scalability solutions and UX tools, lowering the learning curve and accelerating workflow.
Participants will learn about generalized state channels, contract based accounts, and counterfactual deployment with the Create2 opcode while at the same time building a dApp from scratch in 30 minutes with the Abridged SDK.
The SDK abstracts all this complexity and web3 specific technology behind an API that makes it feel familiar and easy even to developers who know nothing about decentralized technologies.
This is the key to reducing the steep learning curve required by the space and help onboard more and more web2 developers.
The Abridged SDK has a companion Playground that serves as interactive documentation, and is a showcase of excellent developer UX.
The SDK has been used in production to quickly build dApp MVPs in a few days, rather than in a few weeks or months with the normal Web3 stack. Therefore this tool enables fast web3 prototyping, allowing to get immediate market feedback and save time and money.