How many steps does it take to claim that kitten? The official guide from the creators of CryptoKitties instructs users to first install Metamask before purchasing Ether, followed by many additional steps. This shows how terrible Blockchain UX is. Users are helpless without having the underlying protocol token. This locks out a huge portion of the population from adopting blockchain.
There’s a concept called “meta-transactions” or “fee delegation” that permits a third party to pay for a transaction fee on behalf of a user. Today we will survey the different techniques across Ethereum, Stellar and VeChain that enable these transactions and compare them with our evaluation framework.