Idea name: Username and profile picture not linked to ENS.
Description: To be able to display your name and profile picture without having to register an ENS in order to improve the experience of using chats.
Use case: As a user, I want to define a name and profile photo to display my contacts without having to change the ETH address, so that it is inviting to non-technical users and cryptocurrency enthusiasts and even inexperienced with encryption.
Target user: Everyone who wants to have a chat experience similar to other modern messengers.
Why this is important: I believe it is possible to define a username and profile picture without having to register an ENS to replace the ETH address. A current application that is working on this is Session; it is possible to define a username that will be displayed to your contacts without changing the ETH.
This would greatly improve the experience of using the Status and will be more inviting for users who are not used to or even interested in using cryptocurrencies. A real example of people who would benefit greatly: my parents.
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