Inspiration and What it does
Information is everywhere, but is not accessible to the people that can use it best. LeakSpeak allows journalists to anonymously reward their sources for their information and protects information from censorship by hosting the data on a non-custodial, decentralized network. In the era of fake news, leakSpeak is a way to get on the ground information and to prevent the rewriting of history.
How we built it
We used Ethereum to manage the data flow and IPFS to slice and distribute all uploaded information. Our tech stack uses react, truffle, ganache, and drizzle for on-demand updates from the blockchain.
Challenges we ran into
Getting the dev tooling up and running was definitely a challenge as we had to both upgrade and downgrade versions for compatibility.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Designing and building the app from scratch in under 24 hours.
What we learned
Blockchain is a difficult and immature technology, but the applications are numerous and empowering for the people.
What's next for leakSpeak
We hope leakSpeak will inspire a new wave of citizen journalism and awareness.