º •º• Inspiration

We want to auction traditional, yet cozy, artwork with the help of blockchain technology. Users will have full control over their bids in the Metaverse.

Design Research ☀️

We designed keeping users in mind as the main priority for our Web3 website. The people bidding and the people auctioning both need to trust that the platform will do what will benefit each user. As a user navigates the website, they will not only gather information about what art is being bid, but will gain blockchain literacy by participating and understanding the use of their $DESO currency. It will come to the point that users don't realize our website is Web3, because it will come so naturally to them!


As we enter the world of web 2.0 to web 3.0, no longer will we deal with monopolistic problems like large firms monetizing users' activities. We will target the concerns of the ethics of data usage, privacy and security in let's say, art auctions online, with our dApp. Our web app is community owned, embodying openness, fair distribution of art and self-government towards how art auctioning and bidding. We will make this app accessible by reducing the amount of technical jargon usually associated with blockchain and help users fill their knowledge gap through practice and heavy visualizations.


Crypto Research ☀️

Since 10% of profits go to cryptocurrency after every successful bid, here are the reasons why it's beneficial to donate with charities with Crypto: https://www.schwabcharitable.org/non-cash-assets/cryptocurrency

We would donate to charities using this API: https://thegivingblock.com/updates/product/the-giving-block-launches-partner-api-for-cryptocurrency-donations/

º •º• What it does

This is our minimal viable product using Figma.

  • Our website would donate 10% of successful bidding crypto profits to starving children in need.
  • We would login using DeSo to access our $DESO cryptocurrency and make bids with it
  • Upon initial bid of an art piece, we would send a text to the bidder using Twilio and update them on occasion with updates on their status, current bids since their bid, and if they won or lost the bid
  • User profile would store total bids, losing bids and winning bids of the logged in user

º •º• How we built it

We built our website using the following user flow diagram. We built it with 💕 and Figma, with DeSo and emphasis on Web3.0 in mind.

user flow diagram

user flow diagram

tech stack (Figma with Web3.0 and DeSo concepts top of mind)

tech stack

º •º• Challenges we ran into

  • One of the developers could no longer participate in the hackathon, leaving it up to us three to build the product
  • First time using React Native!
  • We initially started off with mobile designs and worked with React Native to build the pages; however, we realized the benefit of making this a desktop app in its flourishing glory.

º •º• Accomplishments that we're proud of

  • Combining our creativity and research abilities to build a beautiful web application on Figma

º •º• What we learned

  • Time limitations ⏰
  • How to work on a team of half hackathon beginners and half hackathon regulars 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️
  • How to work on a team of half UX/UI designers and researchers and half developers 💻

º •º• What's next for Deleos

  • An attempt at using DeSo, Twilio, and Auth0
  • Transferring over to ReactJS

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