Why do you ask for an email address?
We needed a way to show the right data (purchases history, active orders, etc.) to the right user.
There were mainly 2 ways to achieve that:
- Store in our database a combination of user's IBAN and bitcoin addresses to use as unique keys
- Let users create an account using an email address
We opted for the second option for the following reasons:
- It's pretty easy to have a throwaway email address (Tutanota, ProtonMail etc...) to use exclusively for Pocket
- Not using Bitcoin addresses to uniquely identify users enables the app to support multiple Bitcoin wallets
The sign-in process is pretty straightforward and quick. We use a magiclink system which sends a link to your email. Just click on it to sign into the app. No need to remember any password.
Still have a question? Do not hesitate to contact us.