Burnt Team
September 20th
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XION Ecosystem: Lit Integration

XION Integrates Lit Protocol to Catapult Consumer Adoption

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XION has integrated Lit Protocol, illustrating a relentless commitment to making Web3 benefits effortlessly accessible for everyday users. The integration continues to bridge the gap between the intricacies of blockchains and the non-technical masses, aiming to reshape how consumers interact with decentralized platforms.

Lit Protocol Overview

Lit Protocol stands as a leading innovator for distributed cryptography — ensuring encryption, compute, and programmable signing become more robust and accessible. As a generalized key management network, Lit empowers developers with a comprehensive set of tools for managing sovereign identities on the open Web. The protocol's vision revolves around three central tenets:

1. Interoperability: Establishing connections between otherwise siloed ecosystems through blockchain-agnostic signing and encryption.

2. Privacy and Sovereignty: Revolutionizing previously "public-by-default" networks to house private, permissioned, and genuinely sovereign data.

3. Seamless Onboarding: Equipping dApps with smooth user onboarding experiences using familiar web2 authentication schemes (such as Google or Passkeys).

Complexities the integration addresses

XION's ethos has always been crystal clear: make Web3's revolutionary power tangible and accessible to all, irrespective of their tech-savviness. By abstracting away the commonly faced complexities of crypto, XION aims to serve developers with tools that enable them to craft Web2-like user experiences while reaping Web3 benefits. Through the Lit integration, XION offers a seamless non-custodial social wallet login, addressing a core issue where traditional crypto wallets often deter new users. By simply using their email and a one-time-passcode (OTP), a secure non-custodial MPC wallet is generated on the user’s behalf, allowing them to easily interact with dApps built on XION.

Moreover, through the use of Lit’s Programmable Key Pairs (PKPs) and Lit Actions, dApps built on XION can harness the potential of exciting consumer-centric solutions. PKPs are the key pairs generated by the Lit network through a process known as Distributed Key Generation (DKG). This allows each node to collectively participate in the creation of new keys where each party only holds a share of the underlying private key. Associated with PKPs are Lit Actions, AKA the immutable 'rules' (JavaScript functions stored on IPFS) that get assigned to a PKP and specify its signing logic. Through their combination, powerful on-chain criteria and signing rules can be composed to enable exciting new functionalities such as enhanced on-chain privacy, cryptographic gating based on on-chain ownership of tokens, use of smart contract function call outcomes, and other unique use-cases.

The exciting future ahead

XION's integration with Lit Protocol is a step forward in a shared journey to democratize Web3. A journey where technical barriers are dismantled, and developers are enabled to innovate towards consumer-facing use-cases and true adoption. As we continue to expand our horizons, we see a world where crypto complexities don't hinder adoption but instead enhance user engagement and trust. With Lit Protocol and XION innovating together, the future promises exciting next-level consumer-facing applications.