Landing page for the application. This is where users are first taken after arriving at the site.
Sign Up page. This is where users can create a new account by providing information regarding themselves.
Status page. This is the page where users can see the current status of SignRecord and their partners services.
Documentation Page. This is the page where users can read about how they can incorporate SignRecord's services into their own platforms.
Explorer Page. This is the page where users can see the latest transactions on the blockchain.
Dashboard Page. This portal allows users to add documents directly to the Ethereum blockchain and verify asynchronously with DocuSign.
Integrate Page. Allows you to make direct connections to the IFPS Ethereum smart contract and see transaction information.
With an ever-increasing rate of crime, and internet deception on the rise, Cyber fraud has become one of the premier methods of theft across the world. From frivolous scams like phishing attempts, to the occasional Nigerian prince who wants to give you his fortune, it's all too susceptible for the common person to fall in the hands of an online predator. With this project, I attempted to amend this situation, beginning by focusing on the aspect of document verification and credentialization.
What does it do?
SignRecord is an advanced platform hosted on the Ethereum Inter-Planetary File System (an advanced peer-to-peer hyper media protocol, built with the intentions of making the web faster, safer, and more open). Connected with secure DocuSign REST API's, and the power of smart contracts to store data, SignRecord acts as an open-sourced wide-spread ledger of public information, and the average user's information. By allowing individuals to host their data, media, and credentials on the ledger, they are given the safety and security of having a proven blockchain verify their identity, protecting them from not only identity fraud but also from potential wrongdoers.
How I built it
SignRecord is a responsive web app backed with the robust power of both NodeJS and the Hyperledger. With authentication handled by MongoDB, routing by Express, front-end through a combination of React and Pug, and asynchronous requests through Promise it offers a fool-proof solution.
Not only that, but I've also built and incorporated my own external API, so that other fellow developers can easily integrate my platform directly into their applications.
Challenges I ran into
The real question should be what Challenge didn't I run into. From simple mistakes like missing a semi-colon, to significant headaches figuring out deprecated dependencies and packages, this development was nothing short of a roller coaster.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Of all of the things that I'm proud of, my usage of the Ethereum Blockchain, DocuSign API's, and the collective UI/UX of my application stand out as the most significant achievements I made in this short 36-hour period. I'm especially proud, that I was able to accomplish what I could, alone.
What I learned
Like any good project, I learnt more than I could have imagined. From learning how to use advanced MetaMask libraries to building my very own API, this journey was nothing short of a race with hurdles at every mark.
What's next for SignRecord
With the support of fantastic mentors, a great hacking community, and the fantastic sponsors, I hope to be able to continue expanding my platform in the near future.
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