Account Abstraction

Enhancing UX and Onboarding in Blockchain

Account abstraction is a concept in blockchain technology that aims to improve how users interact with blockchain networks, particularly in the context of user experience (UX), onboarding processes, managing transactions and smart contracts. Let's delve into how these aspects are enhanced through account abstraction:

Seamless UX

Traditional blockchain models often present significant hurdles for users, particularly for those without technical expertise. Challenges include managing private keys, understanding gas fees, and dealing with transaction errors.

Account Abstraction Improvements

Simplified Interaction:

Account abstraction masks the complexities of blockchain interactions. Users can engage with dApps without needing to understand the underlying complexities. Transactions can be bundled and processed in ways that mimic familiar web experiences, like one-click purchases or automated recurring payments.

Transactions are bundled and processed seamlessly, providing a smooth and familiar user experience. Venly’s platform supports this through its Wallet API, which enables dApps to offer streamlined and user-friendly transaction flows.

Intuitive Recovery Mechanisms:

Account abstraction can enable account recovery options that do not rely solely on private key storage. For example, social recovery mechanisms where trusted contacts can help recover access. This reduces the risk of losing access to funds due to lost keys and makes the experience more user-friendly.

Venly integrates recovery mechanisms within its wallet solutions, offering users peace of mind with robust, user-friendly recovery options. This ensures that losing access doesn’t have to mean losing access to funds.

Easy Onboarding Process

Getting started with blockchain can be daunting. New users often face the challenge of creating and managing private keys, acquiring cryptocurrency for gas fees, and navigating complex wallet interfaces.

Account Abstraction Improvements

No Initial Cryptocurrency Requirement:

New users can create and activate accounts without needing initial cryptocurrency. Transactions can be facilitated by third-party sponsors or through innovative mechanisms that defer gas payments Gasless / Meta-Transactions.

Venly’s Wallet API enables such gasless transactions, making it possible for new users to interact with blockchain applications without needing to acquire cryptocurrency first. This feature significantly lowers entry barriers, making onboarding smooth and quick.

Simplified Account Creation:

Account creation can be simplified to resemble typical web account setups, potentially allowing email or social media logins while maintaining decentralized control. With abstracted accounts, users don’t need to generate and manage private keys directly, easing the onboarding burden.

Our API approach allows customers to customize the onboarding process to their needs by such as integrating Web2-like sign-up methods into a Web3 environment, reducing the complexity for new users and ensuring they don’t need to directly handle private keys.

User-Friendly Wallets and Interfaces:

Wallets can integrate account abstraction to offer a more streamlined experience, similar to traditional banking apps, with features like transaction previews, human-readable addresses, and integrated help. This approach helps bridge the gap between complex blockchain operations and user-friendly interfaces.

Sponsored Gas Fees

In most blockchain networks, users must pay gas fees in the network’s native cryptocurrency to process transactions. This requires:

  • Holding and managing sufficient funds.
  • Understanding and setting appropriate gas fees to ensure timely transaction processing.

Account Abstraction Improvements


Account abstraction enables Meta-Transactions, where a third party can cover the gas fees on behalf of the user. This can be particularly useful for onboarding new users who may not yet hold any cryptocurrency.

Venly facilitates this through its Wallet API, which supports meta-transactions. This allows dApps to sponsor gas fees, making it easier for users to engage with blockchain applications without the need to manage gas payments.


Self-custody is crucial for decentralization, but it often involves complex and risky processes, like securely managing private keys and ensuring authorized access only.

Account Abstraction Improvements

Enhanced Security Mechanisms:

Users can implement advanced security features directly within their accounts, such as biometric authentication.
This reduces reliance on a single private key, enhancing security and making self-custody more accessible.

Venly enhances self-custody by integrating advanced security features into its wallet services, reducing reliance on a single key and making self-custody more practical and secure.

Recovery Options and Flexibility:

Account abstraction can provide robust recovery options that do not compromise decentralization. For instance, users can use social recovery to regain access to their accounts. This makes it easier for users to maintain control over their assets without the constant fear of losing access.


Implementing Account abstraction offers a transformative approach to improving user experience, easing onboarding, managing gas fees, and ensuring secure self-custody in the blockchain ecosystem. By abstracting away the complexities of blockchain operations, it paves the way for more user-friendly and widely accessible decentralized applications.

Venly offers users to implement these Account abstraction improvements via the Wallet API, where users have full controle on the user experience (UX), onboarding processes, transactions and smart contracts. Here is a short overview what the Wallet API is able to offer:

  • Simplified Account Creation: Enabling Web2-like onboarding processes.
  • Seamless UX: Providing user-friendly interfaces for a smooth blockchain experience.
  • Intuitive Recovery Mechanisms: Integrating robust recovery options for secure account management.
  • Sponsored Gas: Facilitating transactions through meta-transactions without burdening users with gas fees.