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Read.cash has supported badger-specific cashid for a while now. I'm glad there's an option to login that, in theory, doesn't need username, passwords and emails. Sadly, the design and implementation means you still need a username+password as well as email, just to get started.
Here's a quick mockup of how I would like the login-flow to look instead - Just a simple login at the top right corner, and if you click the text you get to the regular login screen like any user would expect:
If you hover the cashid icon though, you'd get this pop-up:
Scan the QR code with your smartphone wallet and you're logged in and ready to rumble!
Note: if you try to login with a new account, then the site should just create the account on the spot, and show you a "new user" tutorial / guide and in that let you set your account profile name and similar.
Of course this mockup is crude and ugly, but I just wanted to showcase what I think a good authentication flow is:
1) Don't leave the content - just authenticate
2) Don't be wallet-specific, follow the specification
3) Don't use email - it's from the 90's and we have better alternatives now.