Our aim is to make Ethereum accessible to everyone. In the short term though, we're needing to navigate the fact that Ethereum is getting congested because of how many people are using it. While this reflects how exciting its ecosystem is, it also does, unfortunately, mean that we need to change our onboarding process.
Here are some questions you may have when joining Argent during congestion:
1. Why do I need to deposit assets to activate my wallet?
Argent wallets are built on the Ethereum blockchain (more precisely, your wallet is a smart contract that only you control, via the app on your phone). This gives you lots of benefits in terms of ease of use and security, but one downside - for us - is that we pay network transaction fees for creating each one (which can get pretty expensive during congestion). We therefore want to make sure we're dedicating our resources to those that will benefit the most from Argent.
2. Why might I need to wait before joining?
As mentioned above, your wallet is blockchain-based. This means that we may need to pause the creation of new wallets when the network is congested.
During these periods, we'd ask you to please wait until it dies down. We're very grateful for your patience and excited to welcome you to Argent as soon as possible.