Grill.chat, the Subsocial network-based chat app, enhances its appeal by integrating ethereum virtual machine (EVM) wallet compatibility, bridging the gap between traditional wallet users and those ready to embrace blockchain-based social media platforms.
Grill.chat, a chat application based on the Subsocial network, has recently implemented Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) wallet compatibility, permitting users to communicate using their Ethereum identities while simultaneously transferring cryptocurrency via Polygon.
Subsocial is a Polkadot parachain specially designed to suit social media applications. This recent integration allows users to connect their Subsocial wallets to their EVM wallets, with the simple process of signing a transaction to confirm wallet ownership.
The development eliminates the necessity to possess SUB tokens for user-to-user donations and provides a platform for users to authenticate their Ethereum identities within chat rooms.
The Grill.chat development team has planned future enhancements for this integration, including the ability for NFT collections to be displayed to other users. This novel feature is anticipated to attract new Web3 projects and expand the user base, as it provides a platform for over 70 chat rooms focused mainly on cryptocurrency-related discussions.
Zachary Edwards, CEO of Subsocial, shared that Grill.chat has its sights on crypto projects as potential sponsors of chat rooms. Contrary to the conventional approach, Grill.chat allows the integration of chat groups directly into the development team’s website or application interface.
The unique feature aims to eradicate the traditional need for loading a separate program to join the community, thereby enhancing user experience.
Overcoming challenges and competitive landscape
The main challenge for Grill.chat’s growth was the difficulty ethereum users faced in switching to the application due to incompatible wallet systems. In response, the Grill.chat team introduced a feature that enables users to create a Subsocial wallet directly from the app’s interface.
Additionally, the developers shoulder users’ gas fees through a smart contract, which can delegate signing privileges for a limited number of functions.
Grill.chat is not alone in the race to build an appealing platform for cryptocurrency projects. OpenChat, a chat application on the Internet Computer network, is developing a similar feature that displays OpenChat chat rooms on a project’s website.
This burgeoning trend among web3 companies strives to establish a blockchain-based social media app with a vision of mass adoption.
Bridging the gap
To sum up, the integration of Ethereum accounts and the enhancement of Grill.chat app usability has paved the way for more cryptocurrency projects to establish their communities on the platform.
The development forms a bridge for users habituated to using wallets from EVM-based networks like ethereum, Polygon, and Avalanche, and those keen on participating in the swiftly growing sphere of blockchain-based social media platforms.