- InterPal makes Blockchain as easy as texting a friend!
- 36% of US citizens are not familiar with cryptocurrencies.
- 29% find it too complicated to understand.
- 10% of adult Americans intend to buy their first crypto asset (33M!)
- Source: Finder survey
What it does
- InterPal is a chatbot platform that offers the interchain token functionality as well as the ability to mint and manage NFTs (non-fungible tokens) through chat.
- Users can interact with the chatbot to send messages and complete token transactions across EVM and Cosmos chains (enabled by Axelar), as well generate depositAddresses using the AxelarSDK. Additionally, they can create, store, and manage their NFTs with a seamless and user-friendly experience.
- InterPal enables decentralized file storage using IPFS (InterPlanetary File System), Jackal Protocol, and Hedera.
- Users can securely store their files on the decentralized network, ensuring data integrity and reducing reliance on centralized platforms.
- This decentralized approach empowers users to have greater control over their files, promoting data privacy and autonomy.
- InterPal's integration of interchain general messaging and depositing, NFT management, and decentralized file storage provides a comprehensive solution for users seeking both functionality in a single platform.
How we built it
- InterPal simplifies the process of interacting with cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. The platform utilizes a variety of cutting-edge technologies, including Voiceflow, Verbwire API, and OpenAI.
- By utilizing IPFS, Jackal Protocol, and Hedera, InterPal enhances the reliability, accessibility, and security of file hosting services.
- Axelar General Messaging Passing for interchain function calls, delivering payloads, and transferring value between chains.
- Axelar SDK and a custom API for generating deposit addresses from a source to a target chain.
Challenges we ran into
- One major challenge was integrating Metamask with Voiceflow as they cannot run asynchronous functions together, but they found an alternative solution with Verbwire after contacting Voiceflow customer service.
- Another challenge was developing the NFT minting feature, which required a lot of back-and-forth communication between the user and the bot, but they were able to create a functional and user-friendly feature.
- The team looks forward to tackling new challenges and creating a platform that simplifies the process of interacting with cryptocurrencies and makes it accessible to everyone.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
- Developed a user-friendly and accessible platform for InterPal Integrated OpenAI ChatGPT into the platform, proving to be a powerful tool in simplifying the process of interacting with cryptocurrencies
- Integrated Verbwire API securely and ensured users could confirm transactions at every stage
- Developed a chatbot that makes blockchain technology accessible to everyone
- Took a risk in diving into unfamiliar technology and learning new skills, which has paid off in creating a platform that simplifies the process of interacting with cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology
What we learned
- Gained a deep understanding of blockchain technology and proficiency in using various blockchain services
- Acquired valuable skills in natural language processing and AI technology, including the integration of OpenAI ChatGPT
- Developed soft skills in communication, collaboration, and project management
- Learned how to manage time effectively and work under tight deadlines
- Realized the importance of education and outreach when it comes to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology
What's next for InterPal
- In the future, InterPal aims to further enhance its features and expand its capabilities. Here is a concise summary of what's next for InterPal:
- Continuous Improvement: InterPal will focus on refining its chatbot interface, making it even more intuitive and user-friendly. User feedback will be invaluable in driving improvements and ensuring a seamless experience for minting and managing NFTs.
- Enhanced Decentralized File Storage: InterPal will explore partnerships and integrations with emerging technologies to strengthen its decentralized file storage capabilities. This may involve optimizing integration with IPFS, Jackal Protocol, and Hedera, as well as exploring additional decentralized storage solutions.
- Community Engagement: InterPal will actively engage with its user community, seeking feedback, suggestions, and feature requests. The platform will strive to create a vibrant and supportive user community, fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing, and empowering local artists, small businesses, and groups.
- Expanded Ecosystem: InterPal will work towards integrating with other NFT marketplaces, blockchain platforms, and decentralized applications (DApps). This will enable seamless interoperability, expanding the reach and opportunities for users to showcase and trade their NFTs within a wider ecosystem.
- Education and Resources: InterPal will provide educational materials, tutorials, and resources to empower users with knowledge about NFTs, decentralized file storage, and blockchain technology. This will help users navigate the space with confidence and make informed decisions.
By focusing on these aspects, InterPal aims to solidify its position as a leading chatbot platform for NFT minting and management, while providing robust decentralized file storage solutions, and fostering a vibrant and supportive community.