Scatter is your universal Swiss army knife for the EOS blockchain.
Scatter is like Metamask for Ethereum, and it allows you to interact with almost all EOS dapps and websites without having to enter in your private key each time.
With Scatter, you simply keep your private key encrypted on your local device inside the Scatter app, and use Scatter to authenticate any transactions!
Scatter, by Nathan James, was one of the first tools to be released for the EOS ecosystem.
Scatter acts as an authentication tool. You simply load your private keys into it once, and it connects you to all your EOS accounts that are attached to that private key.
Many EOS dapps and websites now integrate with Scatter, so instead of needing to enter your private key into each one (very risky) you simply authenticate each transaction with Scatter.
Scatter is completely trusted by the EOS community, as is Nathan James. It’s code is fully open source and has been completely verified.
Apart from Scatter, Nathan is now working on an identity reputation system called RIDL, which will be released in 2019.
Scatter doesn’t only integrate with EOS, but also with the Ethereum blockchain!