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    Vikshita Vitthal Gujaran in Crypto News

    13 Feb 10:36 AM


    Crypto super app with account abstraction: Plena joins Cointelegraph Accelerator

    Plena, a crypto super app using account abstraction since a year before Vitalik Buterin’s white paper, has become the latest participant of the Cointelegraph Accelerator.

    In traditional finance, centralized institutions like banks manage people’s assets, opening room for vulnerability to risks such as fraud, hacking and insolvency. Ransomware attacks on financial services increased from 55% in 2022 to 64% in 2023, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) suggests that financial cyber threats are growing. Ironically, the centralized custody model is still prevalent in the crypto space. Although cryptocurrencies are built on the principles of decentralization, users still actively use centralized exchanges.

    Transferring assets to centralized systems leads to security vulnerabilities, as demonstrated by the Mt. Gox loss of 850,000 Bitcoin BTC tickers down $50,096 . Fraud cases that reveal the weaknesses of centralized structures underscore the importance of self-custodial protocols. Self-custody allows users to have total control over their private keys and assets, mitigating risks associated with third-party management.

    However, self-custody models place all responsibility on the user and managing personal storage wallets requires technical knowledge. Understanding blockchain complexities, like gas fees and native tokens, can be challenging for those managing their assets directly. Also, key crypto figures suggest self-custody models need to maximize safety against coercion. In other words, the crypto industry needs better self-custody alternatives.

    Simplifying interaction with crypto accounts
    Plena, a crypto super app, combines an all-in-one self-custody platform with advanced technologies like account abstraction and artificial intelligence (AI) to streamline user experience. The platform gives crypto holders and traders a mobile app that includes an automated purchasing feature.

    Account abstraction is a concept that simplifies how users interact with their accounts on the blockchain. Traditionally, accounts on the Ethereum blockchain are either controlled by smart contracts or user-controlled (via private keys). Account abstraction blurs this distinction, enabling user accounts to behave more like smart contracts. The concept can simplify the transaction process, improve security by reducing reliance on a single private key, and offer more flexibility in how accounts are managed.

    Source - Coin Telegraph