Token Actions

SuperDapp

Every application in crypto starts by showing you a list of tokens. The problem is that these apps leave it up to the user to figure out what actions can be performed on those tokens, identify the protocols that enable these actions, and find the correct (and safe) websites to interact with the protocols.

The current interaction model is:

Token → Dapp → Protocol → Action → Token

Dapp Protocol Actions Token
uniswap.org Uniswap V2/V3 Swap/Provide Liquidity ERC20s
xen.network XEN Crypto Mint/Stake/Burn XEN
aave.com AAVE v3 Lend/Borrow ERC20s

This model is unfriendly to new users who may not know the best protocols to use. It also forces users to switch contexts from the current token they’re viewing to finding a dapp, and then locating their tokens after multiple steps.

Token Actions solve this by reversing the interaction model, focusing on the token and the actions you can perform on it. This approach also addresses one of the biggest security issues in crypto: the risk of navigating to compromised websites.

The new interaction model is:

Token → Action → Protocol

Token Action Protocol
ERC20 Swap/Provide Liquidity Uniswap V2/V3
ERC20 Lend/Borrow AAVE v3
XEN Mint/Stake/Burn XEN Crypto

Token Actions provide a significantly more streamlined user experience by reducing cognitive load and keeping the user focused on what they are trying to accomplish with a specific token.

Here are examples of token actions:

Swap

Stake

If you’re interested in building products that improve crypto’s UX, reach out to me at any of these links.

 
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