Obvious 'obv.id' names are simplifying wallet transactions
This September, Obvious announced on Twitter/X that its users could now claim free obv.id domains, a type of web3 username based on Ethereum Name Service (ENS), which allows long, alphanumerical wallet addresses to resolve to a shareable name. Obvious users can use obv.id names, like “pool.obv.id," to easily send and receive funds and NFTs, add wallets to their contact and watchlists, check their own portfolio and more.
Why is this important?
The integration of ENS domains into smart wallets like Obvious is vital for increasing blockchain adoption. Without usernames, crypto transactions lack the convenience expected from today's web experience. This acts as a barrier to entry for many, since setting up a wallet is often the first step in one’s crypto journey. While ENS offers a solution to this, traditional decentralized ENS names often come with high gas fees (both for users and the companies providing them). Obvious solved this by implementing offchain usernames (similar to Coinbase with its cb.id names), which are inherently gasless to create, edit, and manage.
How did they do it?
Obvious distributed obv.id usernames with NameStone's API.