We wanted to apply blockchain technologies towards the problems we identified in the banking industry.
What it does
Ethoken is a mobile first banking platform that decouples traditional banking services. This allows users to fully customize their personal banking experience. Core to our platform is the belief that that we are moving to a future of open banking. Users will be able to pick and choose financial applications from different banks to design a unique banking platform personalized to their needs. We provide users a personal dashboard where they can pick and choose specific banking services to fit their lifestyles.
How we built it
The DAPP (Decentralized Application) is built as a Node.js web app with the Express.js framework. By being a fully Decentralized Application, The back end is custom Solidity Smart Contracts that are hosted on the Ethereum blockchain. We use web3.js to relay with a remote Ethereum node. Authentication is done using Uport Biometric Identity Management which is highly secure and is required for app login and signing all transactions with a biometrically verified hash ID.
Challenges we ran into
Building blockchain applications is challenging because it introduces new programming paradigms. Especially integrating uPort interact with Ethereum dApps right in your browser. Designing the UX/UI was also challenging requiring us to hide complex technologies under a simple, intuitive interface.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Integrating smart contracts to work with the mobile and web interface.
What I learned
Integrating Solidity, Web3, uPort, Node and Vue
What's next for test
Developing new banking extensions that can be integrated into the Ethoken app.
These instructions will get you a copy of the project up and running on your local machine for development and testing purposes. See deployment for notes on how to deploy the project on a live system.
Uport installed from the app store on your phone.
Simply clone the project and run: npm install
- Solidity - Ethereum Smart contracts
- uPort - Identity tracking