What is the Ethereum Push Notification Service (‘EPNS’)?
Ethereum Push Notification Service allows dApps and other decentralized blockchain platforms to send push notification messages to its users via a channel designed for a web3 environment. A platform agnostic protocol, EPNS triggers a notification to its users if and when a smart contract certain condition is met by the ecosystem’s participant. EPNS was the missing component of web3 as dApps makers did not have a channel to send important notifications to its users and the users had to keep tabs on their dApps to check important announcements and updates.
Who are the founders of Ethereum Push Notification Service?
Ethereum Push Notification Service was founded by Harsh Rajat and Richa Joshi. Both Harsh and Richa have been working in 3 Magic Shots and Hydro Labs.
Besides the co-founders, EPNS is backed by some of the eminent names in the industry like Balaji Srinivasan, Sandeep Nailwal, Scott Moore and Kenneth NG.
How does Ethereum Push Notification Service work?
EPNS works via a channel through which notifications are sent into a JSON format which allows flexible payloads to transfer information to users making it easy to authorize data from a decentralized environment. To send this data, the channel has to bear a fee in DAI or ETH.
How does the EPNS communication layer work?
The EPNS communication layer works in two segments.
- Sending Notifications: This layer comprises smart contracts through which all important information is sent to users.
- Dispersing Notifications: This layer listens to the middleware and then disperses the messages to the users.
What are the array of EPNS products?
EPNS Protocol: It ensures that all notifications are prepared and sent as per the protocol standards.
PUSH Nodes: It listens to events in the EPNS protocol smart contracts and sends notifications to the recipients.
Alpha dApp: dApp users can receive notifications from browsers while channels can send notifications to decentralized carriers.
Mobile App: It interacts with and delivers messages from different dApps to its users.
Showrunners: These are the types of channels through which the EPNS Foundation sends notifications.
What sets Ethereum Push Notification Service apart?
Till date, there was no other service product made for dApps to be able to send communication to its users via a push notification which was already present in web2 native apps. Without a push notification service the overall UX of a web3 product was not leveled to that 0f a web2 solution.
With EPNS, dApps on ETH are able to send important notifications to its users.
There are four types of users in the EPNS ecosystem: service providers, who want to send notifications, users, who want to receive important notifications if they believe them to be pertinent, wallets enable users to receive notifications through their centralized or decentralized platforms, and token holders, who can define the rules between the above users.
How to buy Ethereum Push Notification Service (EPNS) in India
Use this three-step process to buy Ethereum Push Notification Service using the CoinDCX crypto investment app
- Sign Up for the CoinDCX account: Enter a valid email address and a user name on the sign-up page. Once the Email Id has been verified, set a strong password to secure your account.
- Verify the account: You need to complete your KYC, to buy EPNS on the CoinDCX platform. All you need to do is upload the documents and your account will be set up in 15 minutes.
- Buy EPNS: After the account has been verified, you can deposit any amount of fiat currency you are comfortable with and start your crypto journey!
Additional Read: Ethereum Merge Update