Is GSN more decentralized than Signature Scheme?

Hi guys,

I am not sure that it is the right place to write about a doubt that I have reading about Gas Network Station.

Why is GSN really more decentralized?

In general, the Gas Network Station was created to be able to make use of a Dapp to those who don’t have much knowledge of Ethereum.

So in general, even if behind a DAPP there is the most possible decentralized solution, the user in general will still have to trust the DAPP and how it has been implemented. In general, if a user of a DAPP installs that application, then it means that he has confidence that that application actually does the job for which it was implemented.

In conclusion, using a signature through a DAPP and letting the verification be carried out within the smartcontract (managed by the same “developer / company” as the DAPP), is not decentralized on a practical level like a Gas Network Station.

I ask this because I really have this doubt, not to argue :slight_smile:

Thanks so much

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Hi @bb_terk,

Welcome to the community :wave:

I assume you are comparing GSN vs a centralized transaction relayer to provide meta transactions?

The benefit of the GSN is that the dapp developer doesn’t need to run their own relayers, instead there is a decentralized network of relayers who are incentivized to relay your users transactions.

For more details please see the OpenGSN documentation: