Hello fellow Nyxt hackers,
I have almost zero knowledge about the crypto-coin world and blockchain applications in general. But it seems an interesting and promising ecosystem.
Currently, I think there is not a Nyxt extension or feature tailor-made for this world.
And I think this could be a good opportunity for the project. People using crypto-coin and blockchain, in general, tend to be technically inclined, just like Nyxt users.
Moreover, I think blockchain aficionados lack good tools since it’s a booming and new world. In addition, we all know how worse it is to build extensions in Edge/Firefox/Chrome/Safari in comparison to Nyxt.
There are, of course, some tools already available. One specific Chrome (Desktop) extension calls my attention (they also have mobile apps for IOs and Android).
Their website says:
Explore blockchain apps
MetaMask provides the simplest yet most secure way to connect to blockchain-based applications. You are always in control when interacting on the new decentralized web.
Their weak points also seem interesting while making a contrast to what Nyxt could offer:
While MetaMask and other “web3” focused applications aim to decentralize control over personal data and increase user privacy, critics have pointed to the potential for MetaMask’s browser extension to leak identifiable information to data collection networks and web trackers as a fundamental flaw.
I have way more questions and topics to study than answers. And I am curious about what the Nyxt community (users and dev team) thinks about it.
1 - Are there heavy users of Ethereum or blockchain applications among us?
2 - What would be a potential low-hanging fruit for exploration?
3 - On this low-hanging fruit to work on, what would be the costs and potential benefits?