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Layer 4 Overview

Layer 4 is the top layer of the Web 3 tech stack. This is the layer at which the user interacts most easily interacts with Web 3 technology.

This layer is made up of one component.

Components

Protocol-extensible user-interface cradle ("browser")

Examples:

  • Status
  • Metamask
  • MyCrypto
  • Parity

Status

With Status your mobile device becomes a light client node on the Ethereum Network, enabling you to access Ethereum’s entire ecosystem from anywhere.

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Metamask

MetaMask is a bridge that allows you to visit the distributed web of tomorrow in your browser today. It allows you to run Ethereum DApps right in your browser without running a full Ethereum node.

MetaMask includes a secure identity vault, providing a user interface to manage your identities on different sites and sign blockchain transactions.

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MyCrypto

MyCrypto is a free, open-source, client-side interface. It allows you to interact directly with the Ethereum blockchain while remaining in full control of your keys & your funds.

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MyEtherWallet

MyEtherWallet is a free, open-source, client-side interface. It allows you to interact directly with the Ethereum blockchain while remaining in full control of your keys & your funds.

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Parity

Parity comes with an extensive, easy-to-use, in-built Ethereum Wallet and Ðapp environment that can be accessed via your Web browser of choice.

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