Buy and sell stock photos on the blockchain
Local Hack Day 2017
Online marketplaces are a great way to connect sellers to buyers that may not have otherwise known about each other. These marketplace sites often act as a middleman and take exorbitant cuts that hurt the seller. An example of this is Shutterstock, where contributors only receive 15 - 40% for the sale of their photos.
For Local Hack Day 2017, my team wanted to create an application that allows photographers and artists to sell their photos direct-to-consumer. To avoid the middleman, we wanted to make it decentralized and put it on the blockchain.
My team built a web marketplace for users to buy and sell stock photos on the blockchain. Sellers could upload pictures
and set their own prices, and buyers could browse a list of photos and purchase them using Ethereum.
We presented this project to a panel of judges consisting of computer science professors and industry experts including one who worked in the cryptocurrency space.