I did a cursory search and didn’t find a discussion on this topic, but if I missed anything, references would be appreciated
I was inspired by Evin’s ETHDenver talk:
I’ve been busy working on something else, but this has been running in the back of my head since ETHDenver.
ERC-20, ERC-721 and ERC-1155 all contain some form of approval in order to allow the transfer of tokens out of an owner’s account.
After listening to Evin’s talk, I was wondering if a new “Consent” standard might make sense.
Consent would be dual to approval. In a consent model, you would need to give consent before anyone can transfer a token to you. The idea is that a token transfer can, in some circumstances, be a form of harassment. I think this is more of an issue for women and under-represented demographics. I know I had never even thought of this problem that some people face until Evin’s talk. I think a consent standard would make sense and am curious what others might think.
I’d be happy to help draft a more formal proposal if there was interest.