Shade Protocol: What Is A Viewing Key?

What is a Viewing Key?

All balances of tokens (such as $SHD) on a public address are kept encrypted and private by default on Secret Network. Viewing keys are a tool that allow users to view their own encrypted token balance. Additionally, viewing keys can be generated to allow third parties, (including other smart contracts) to view an individual’s encrypted balance. Viewing keys are helpful for giving auditors, wallets, and explorers access to relevant data to create a helpful user experience. Viewing keys can be regenerated as needed by a user.

For a full in depth understanding of viewing keys and their architecture, please refer to the following article:

https://medium.com/@secretnetwork/secret-network-access-control-viewing-keys-vs-permits-97baad539e72

How do viewing keys interact with Shade Protocol?

In order to view the amount of $SHD that is held by your wallet and address, you must create a viewing key. Upon creating a viewing key for $SHD, a user will no longer need to create a new viewing key for other scenarios where their $SHD SNIP-20 token balance is used. Viewing keys must be generated once per unique device.

How do I create a Viewing Key?

Manually create a SHD viewing key: https://securesecrets-org.medium.com/how-to-create-a-shd-viewing-key-3c297c7747d6

Click on the “Get Viewing Key” button on the right side of the Shade Protocol website. Alternatively, during the Shade Airdrop claim process there is also a step that prompts you to create a viewing key.

Join The Community

Telegram: https://t.me/ShadeProtocol

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shade_Protocol

Discord: https://discord.gg/BVk28X52

--

--

--

Privacy Focused Validator and software development company. Secure Secrets also is a core contributor to Shade Protocol. Website: https://www.securesecrets.org/

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Some high-end features of the Linksys E2500 N600 wifi router

Cookies — Be careful when storing it!

Fireside Chat with FIO protocol

Facebook Data breach is a serious thing — Do this to keep yourself safe

What is NFT?

Prevent Application Tampering with SafetyNet

👨‍🏫 The exam has started 👨‍🏫

Two duplicated but defected keys among the Avaddon ~3000 released private keys

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Secure Secrets

Secure Secrets

Privacy Focused Validator and software development company. Secure Secrets also is a core contributor to Shade Protocol. Website: https://www.securesecrets.org/

More from Medium

Access control on Secret Network — Viewing keys vs permits

EVMOS? A computer OS or what?

Citadel.one Feature Overview: cheqd

A Star is Born: The Crescent Story