Scatter, a popular EOS and Ethereum wallet, has hinted that its new safety feature is one step closer to being released. The feature, called RIDL, will soon be integrated with Scatter in order to keep users safe. On Saturday, Scatter published a preview of RIDL on its Medium blog, complete with new screenshots of the tool:
What Is RIDL?
RIDL is short for “Reputation and Identity Layer,” and it allows users to evaluate which sites are safe to interact with. Many crypto wallets and browser extensions, such as Metamask, already do this to some extent. The main difference is that RIDL users will be rewarded for their help. Scatter’s Rami James writes:
“If you’re the first person to repute an entity, you become a miner for that entity and will earn RIDL tokens for your effort. The early birds will reap all the rewards, so get ready to start earning while we make the web a safer place together.”
RIDL also has roots in older safe-browsing extensions such as McAffee WebAdvisor and WebOfTrust. These tools have become…