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Magic and Moonbeam Team Up To Bring Scalable Passwordless Authentication to DApp Builders on Polkadot

Moonbeam Team

Sep 3, 2021

3 min read

Devs Will Be Able to Access a Plug-N-Play Solution That Will Strength the Security of Their DApps

Singapore – September 03, 2021 – Moonbeam, the Ethereum-compatible smart contract platform on Polkadot, announced an integration with Magic, a plug and play auth and key management solution. This integration opens the doors for Moonbeam and Polkadot devs to build dApps securely, utilizing extensible passwordless authentication built to scale. These options are important when looking to onboard new and mainstream users to Web3 applications running in the Moonbeam ecosystem.

Magic is a developer SDK that can be integrated into applications to enable passwordless authentication using magic links. Magic solves some of the biggest hurdles related to user onboarding, including wallet creation and the storage of private keys. By streamlining the signup process, it is much easier for Web3 developers to attract Web2 users to their applications. Magic was originally developed on Ethereum, so it works seamlessly with Moonbeam because of Moonbeam’s full Ethereum compatibility, including the Ethereum compatible accounts and keys.

“We’ve been continually impressed with Moonbeam’s focus on making developer onboarding easy. Everything starts with developers. We are excited to be working with the Moonbeam team on bringing mainstream adoption to Web3.” said Jaemin Jin, Co-founder and Chief Blockchain Officer of Magic

“The most important challenge preventing more widespread adoption of Web3 applications is the end-user experience,” says Derek Yoo, Founder of the Moonbeam project. “By allowing Web3 developers to onboard users with only an email address, Magic helps overcome major sources of friction for Web3 user acquisition. We are pleased that developers can now use Magic to grow the user base for their Moonbeam-based applications.”

In addition to email, Magic also supports login using popular social networks and offers SDKs for Web, React Native, iOS, and Android-based applications. Developers have immediate access to use Magic in Moonbeam and Moonriver applications that are under development.

Currently, Magic is integrated on Moonbase Alpha, Moonbeam’s TestNet. Learn how to connect to Moonbeam with Magic by visiting Magic’s official documentation site.

The Moonriver network is now live on Kusama after enabling balance transfers and EVM capabilities. Now, 60+ projects in Moonbeam can start deploying to Moonriver. Magic will complete its deployment to Moonriver in the next upcoming weeks.

About the Moonbeam Network

Moonbeam is an Ethereum-compatible smart contract platform on the Polkadot network that makes it easy to build natively interoperable applications. This Ethereum compatibility allows developers to deploy existing Solidity smart contracts and DApp frontends to Moonbeam with minimal changes. As a parachain on the Polkadot network, Moonbeam will benefit from the shared security of the Polkadot relay chain and integrations with other chains that are connected to Polkadot. Currently in active development by PureStake, Moonbeam is expected to reach MainNet by Q4 2021. Learn more:

About Magic

Magic provides auth plus key management through magic links, social logins, and SMS (coming soon) for a web2-like user login that is fully web3-compatible. When logging into a dApp with Magic, each user is automatically generated a wallet, secured by a delegated key management solution that leverages AWS’ HSMs. Users don’t have to install any browser extensions or mobile apps, and developers have full control over the wallet UI/UX. Magic also supports 10+ blockchains and native mobile apps. Learn more: