Dominic Williams, the creator of Dfinity and its own Internet Computer, has slammed the climbing solutions put forward by Polkadot and Ethereum for offering a disjointed user experience.
“A lot of these Proof of Stake networks today that people invest in are actually just layer-two applications of cloud — we now find that fairly disappointing. Blockchain should not be operating Amazon Web Services where they could steal the validator keys and do all sorts of bad stuff.”
Williams asserts that when an individual accesses a blockchain via the cloud,”that they have to download MetaMask from Amazon or something which lets them be tracked.”
He sought to contrast this with Dfinity’s Web Identity protocol that he claims”can’t monitor you” unlike MetaMask and lots of different services downloaded from an program store.
Dfinity’s founder emphasized that the several friction-points and steep learning curve affecting the user experience on Ethereum, stating:”If you want mass adoption of blockchain, you can’t require individuals to install MetaMask and must then obtain some Ether from Coinbase — that is absurd. People today will need to interact with blockchain without having tokens — tokens come afterwards. That’s a very major issue.”
“On a traditional blockchain, you are kind of fiddling around creating these trades through MetaMask or some thing like that — that is just not a good user experience.”
Williams also took aim in Polkadot’s forthcoming sharded parachain ecosystem, likening its relay series to some”centralized toll-fee hub” mediating between disparate blockchains. In addition, he criticized its own vision for sharding as failing to ensure”fungibility between smart contracts.”
““DeFi is so powerful on Ethereum […] since these wise contracts exist in a smooth world and they could plug into each other — everybody can extend everybody else’s platform,” he added.
Because its discreet mainnet launching in December 2020,” Williams asserts Dfinity has been poorly understood by the broader crypto community and also the topic of uncontrolled FUD on social networking, lamenting that poor marketing from the project has done little to fix the circumstance.
Despite the supposed FUD-storm, Williams claims”that the Internet Computer will have more customers than all other blockchains joined by December of the year.”