I recently moved to NYC and noticed how tedious and fast paced the apartment search and application process is.

Future tenants end up paying multiple application fees and also have to wait to hear back, which can interrupt the application process of finding their next apartment and beating out the competition.

What it does

Block Estate allows tenants to initialize the purchase of their background check, and each time they apply to a apartment they allow the landlord to purchase their background check for a fee. However the landlord will not be able to see all the information. Instead, based on requirements they provide, they will receive a message stating whether the applicant has been approved or not.

How I built it

I built it using front end and back end technologies, along with Solidity to interact with ethereum. I recently attended a blockchain hackathon where I built my first dapp, so I was eager to join another hackathon!

Challenges I ran into

I had to do alot of research on the real estate industry and the background check process. It was there I realized how tough it would be to apply my prototype to real world information. I am also still new to solidity, so the smart contract and working with metamask was a task!

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I am proud that I created a basic functioning prototype that has a lot of potential for scale! I will keep working on it!

What I learned

I learnt alot about the real estate industry!

What's next for BlockEstate

Partnering with a background check agency or api!

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