Account Abstraction: Unlocking the Next Billion Blockchain Users

• Account Abstraction allows users to manage blockchain assets without having to worry about private keys.
• A panel of Web3 experts recently discussed the potential of AA to onboard the next billion users into the Web3 space.
• With account abstraction, developers can create more sophisticated decentralized applications that offer a wider range of services and are more user-friendly and intuitive.

Account Abstraction: Onboarding the Next Billion Users to Web3

What is Account Abstraction?

Account abstraction is a more sophisticated approach to managing blockchain assets by abstracting away the underlying account model of a blockchain. This means that users no longer have to worry about managing private keys and can instead interact with the blockchain using a more user-friendly approach. AA essentially makes accounts smart contracts, so instead of being an externally owned account (which requires the owner to sign transactions), smart contracts can interact directly with the blockchain. This creates a more seamless user experience that can be more accessible to people who are new to crypto.

DePIN Panel Discussion on AA’s Impact on Web3 Space

A recent panel hosted by IoTeX, a Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Network (DePIN) tech and infra provider, focused on the advances in Account Abstraction (AA) and its impact on the Web3 space, including its potential to bring the next billion new users to Web3. The DePIN panel discussion included Intu Co-CEO and Co-Founder James Bourque and IoTeX CEO and Co-Founder Raullen Chai as well as other industry experts from Alchemy, Polygon Labs, Third Web DevEx Engineer Ciara Nightingale, Web3 Foundation’s Bader Youssef, and IoTeX Head of Business Development Larry Pan. The panelists agreed that AA could onboard the next wave of adopters in the Web3 space by abstracting away complexities for an easier user experience where users won’t even know they are interacting with blockchain technology.

Benefits of Account Abstraction

The benefits of account abstraction include creating a more seamless user experience that is easier for people who are new to crypto; enabling developers to create more complex decentralized applications (dApps); allowing for asset management; facilitating peer-to-peer transactions; providing access to broader range of services; offering better scalability; improving security; etc..


Account abstraction has huge potential for bringing in new adopters into this space by making it easier for them to access all kinds of different services available within this ecosystem while still maintaining high standards when it comes down security regulations but also scalability challenges too when it comes down bigger projects like Decentralized Finance (DeFi).