Argent is currently topping the charts for smart contract wallets on Ethereum. It brings Ethereum’s best finance applications in the users pockets and makes them extremely easy to use.
Argent was the first provider to implement a new wallet technology called "smart contract wallets", allowing more intelligent features to be implemented into wallets. This put Argent ahead of the race in terms of security, usability and utility features.
Available on iOS and Android this non-custodial wallet grants access to all the beneficial functionalities of the Ethereum ecosystem in a simple, user-friendly way. There is unfortunately no support for other Blockchains at the moment.
To sign up, you simply need to enter your mobile number and create a username (e.g yourname.argent.xyz). We love the human readable address that makes sharing payment information a breeze. Read more about this blockchain naming service here.
While signing up, you'll notice that with Argent, unlike with other crypto wallets, there is no seed phrase backup needed. Many people new to crypto feel uncomfortable with the concept of seedphrases because in the event its lost, no one can help you recover your funds. Well aware of this problem, Argent, enabled by smart contracts, implemented a “social recovery” process, whereby nominated friends or family members called “Guardians” can help confirm a user’s account in the event of a lost or new phone. These trusted members won't have access to accounts, but simply fast-track the account recovery process when needed.
To log-in to your account from the phone a PIN number is needed. Touch and Face ID check can be added on compatible devices. Should your account be compromised, Argent lets users protect transactions by setting daily limits on how much funds can be sent from your wallet to people outside your “trusted contacts”. Furthermore, your “Guardians” can freeze your account if a phone is lost or your wallet is at risk.
Native integrations of Ethereum’s best finance applications Maker, Compound and Kyber let you borrow lend and trade assets with incredible ease via the app (that’s right! no in-app browsers!). Whereas normally you would have to pay Blockchain fees to use these applications and the underlying smart contracts, Argent pays the fee for you, which makes the experience even more enjoyable and simple.
For applications that are not integrated natively into Argent, Argent supports Wallet Connect, an open standard to connect mobile wallets securely to desktop applications. Previously these desktop applications were only accessible through clunky browser extensions such as Metamask. With Wallet Connect you can connect your Argent Wallet to the desktop application of your choice by simply scanning a QR-code with your phone.
The app is beautifully designed with every interaction step well-thought out. This, combined with how feature rich the app is, makes Argent a great choice for both new and experienced users.
Customer support can be reached via the app with same day responses by accommodating staff. If that doesn’t keep customers happy, Argent is the only wallet provider that pays fees associated with Blockchain transactions on behalf of the user.
Overall, Argent has succeeded in creating a wallet that offers bank-like security on a contemporary, decentralized platform. Its clever utilization of smart-contracts is a giant leap for blockchain technology and shows how to make its applications easily accessible for mainstream audiences.