Social media is too important to be owned by a few private companies — or governments

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Social media is already an integral part of our society, but it’s also ripping us apart. Unfortunately, both the diagnostic on what’s wrong and the solutions on how to fix them are increasingly divided into tribal lines, as are all the other issues that social media debates. …

The Dreaded Triple Bar – or when design is outside your control

is one of the earliest projects on the space and the first to focus on a mobile browser. It starts with a–brilliantly correct–assumption that browsers in mobile are not about being smaller versions of their desktop companions but should be all about messaging. As a messaging app is also…

UniLogin is out of gas.

Not necessarily out of money, but the current Ethereum gas market, the rise of DeFi, and new browser standards have changed the game significantly enough that we don’t see a way forward with the project.

UniLogin started

And in general more about how I approach the UX work

While I’ve been an ethereum evangelist for the past 6 years (it feels so weird to type this!) I have never tried selling people on the idea of buying any coin., because while I am a believer (and hodler)…

a UX audit about rethinking metamask menus

Making software—especially on the blockchain—that is both powerful and usable is very hard, . And sometimes we plan a lot of our UI but new features get added, some changes are done in the implementation and while we have ideas on how to improve that, they get pushed to…

Using UniLogin and Gnosis Safe to control a multisig from another multisig.

Despite challenging times, our team is doing our best not to slow down. After tackling the nuances of remote work, we have been focusing on stability and polishing .

Meanwhile we are happy to see that some integrations we’ve being working on are going live, namely and

But there’s more! Stick around for some cool stories and unicorn drawings.

Here’s the short version: we’re rebranding ourselves from the long “Universal Login” name, to the shorter, fancier UniLogin brand, with some extra unicorn sparkle. But wait, don’t go yet! …

Changes on Ethereum Foundation and ecosystem from an insider’s perspective

The Amsterdam Office, the Zug “Boathouse” and the first Berlin Offices, where most the early teams worked at some point.

Ethereum is changing, and the Ethereum Foundation is rightly changing with it.

While the high centralization of the early years of the foundation might have been crucial for Ethereum to develop and ship, it was also a great source of criticism as it was antithetical of decentralization.

At Devcon4, Aya…

What’s ahead for our team

A series of icons for the Mist “Navigator”

Personally it feels like yesterday, but I’ve been working on Mist for over four years. While I’m proud of all the accomplishments we achieved in this time advancing the usability of Ethereum and sharing a vision for web3, we feel Mist, the browser has outlived it’s usefulness: the ecosystem has…

Short update on what we’ve been up to

We’ve been busy spreading the gospel of better onboarding through meta-transactions all around the world. …

Alex Van de Sande

Designer, Ethereum Foundation, Mist Browser.

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