A desire to create a more secure and transparent auction platform that is not vulnerable to fraud or manipulation.
What it does
our website can reduce the risk of fraud by providing a tamper-proof record of all transactions, our web app can potentially allow for a wider range of items to be auctioned.
Challenges we ran into
We were using IPFS to store photos of the auction and ethers.js to connect our front end with the blockchain. We had literally no idea how to connect IPFS with it. We had to go through documentation and youtube videos to get a relevant idea of how to work on it. It was a lot of trial and error, but eventually, we successfully implemented IPFS into our project. Another hurdle was for some misconception while pushing into the master git repository. Due to this we had to again make a new repository and write some of our codes again. Another challenging part was making the UI of this app, which really took a lot of effort and time. Overall, the experience was a valuable lesson in the importance of understanding the limitations of the tools you are using and being prepared to find creative solutions when faced with challenges.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're proud of adding value to world in a meaningful way
What we learned
Working in a team, making products in blockchain.
What's next for BlockBid
Integrating twilio, to improve user experience. And to integrate AI/ML to analyse the bids in future.