We thought we would build a hack that fills a need that doesn't exist. Since there are very few safeguards against pirating of files online (hint: textbooks)
What it does
VeriPrint is a marketplace and SaaS that stores 3D model objects and allows creators to license single-use tokens for clients wishing to print their design. Once the design has been printed, the single-use token is no longer valid for printing additional copies. We also maintain a blockchain of all print records to log if a client uses a token, and then verify that the token can't be double-spent.
How we built it
The project was built using ASP.NET CORE as the main framework to power our SaaS. The website was built using HTML and CSS design powered by a PHP backend. Finally, the blockchain was implemented as a private network using C#.
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We actually built something.
What we learned
Blockchains are easier for people to create than they may believe. However, creating a hack utilizing starkly different frameworks creates