Super charge your ENS domain and give power to your .eth address by turning it into a web3 email inbox!
Misha Deville
November 22, 2022

Case Study: Ethereum Name Service (ENS)


Imagine a world where the complex, alphanumeric addresses of the blockchain universe are replaced with simple, human-readable names. That's the world Ethereum Name Service (ENS) is building. As a domain name service provider for web3, ENS is revolutionizing the way we address resources on and off the blockchain. It's like the phonebook of the Ethereum blockchain, replacing long, complex addresses with simple names that are easy to remember. But, just like any revolutionary idea, ENS faced a significant challenge.

The Challenge

ENS was doing a fantastic job of giving users their unique identities in the web3 ecosystem. It was like giving everyone their personalized corner in the vast universe of the blockchain. But there was a missing piece in this puzzle - communication. Imagine a city where everyone has a home, but no one has a way to talk to each other. That was the problem ENS was facing. There was no communication protocol that allowed for secure messaging between these unique addresses. Users had their personalized domain names, but they couldn't send private messages to each other. There was no user-friendly interface for them to do so. It was like having a phone with no calling feature. Moreover, the challenge wasn't just about creating a communication protocol. It was about creating a protocol that could be easily integrated into other dapps and projects.

The Solution

Enter Mailchain. Mailchain wasn't just a protocol; it was a complete communication solution for the web3 ecosystem. It provided privacy, security, and communication layers for web3 email. It was like building a secure, private postal system for the residents of our city. With Mailchain, users could create an account, add multiple wallets, domains, and identities, and start communicating securely and privately with other wallets. The integration process was a breeze, thanks to the Mailchain SDK. But Mailchain didn't stop there. It went a step further and introduced a user-friendly naming convention for ENS domains. Now, users could use their ENS addresses directly, like mailchain.eth or steven.eth. It was like giving everyone in the city their personalized postal address.

The Results

The results were nothing short of spectacular. The integration of Mailchain with ENS meant that every ENS domain owner now had an automatic web3 email account. All they had to do was sign into Mailchain, add their wallet, and voila! They had their secure, private communication channel. It was like giving everyone in the city their personalized mailbox. Users now had an email inbox that was truly theirs, with all of web3 in one place. They could enjoy the benefits of web3 security, privacy, and ownership of all their communication. It was a game-changer, a revolution in the way users communicated in the web3 ecosystem.

"Mailchain integrating ENS to its platform represents a new way for our user community to effectively communicate with each other,” says Khori Whittaker, Executive Director at ENS. “ENS is part of the basic infrastructure of Web3, and we welcome innovative and exciting projects that help expand how users can utilize their domains.”
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