Project Name: BCate
Project Track: Artistry
Team Name: UMR_KRW
Team Member(s): @albarelfauzan
HackerEarth Project Link:
Our goal is to create a platform that empowers the architectural design community by using blockchain technology to protect their intellectual property rights and enable them to monetize their creativity. We envision a world where architectural designs are valued and respected as unique and indivisible digital assets that can be securely and transparently exchanged on the blockchain. We aim to provide a solution that benefits both designers and buyers by creating a fair and efficient market for architectural works. We believe that BCate is the future of the architectural design industry.
By integrating BCate with blockchain technology, we can create a platform that offers several benefits and relevance for the architectural design industry. Blockchain technology is a distributed ledger system that allows the creation and exchange of digital assets without the need for intermediaries or central authorities. This means that BCate can provide a decentralized and trustless platform for architectural designs, where the designers and buyers can interact directly and securely, without relying on any third parties. Blockchain technology also enables the use of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which are unique and indivisible digital assets that can represent the ownership and provenance of any type of digital or physical item. This means that BCate can ensure that the architectural designs are valued and respected as individual and original works, and that the intellectual property rights of the creators are protected and enforced. Furthermore, blockchain technology provides security, transparency, and immutability to the transactions and records on the platform.
Bcate (1)_compressed.pdf (1.1 MB)
Project Test Instructions:
User Flow for buying furniture and architectural designs:
- Go to the landing page
- Click ‘Connect wallet’
- Enter the catalog page
- We have several entry points that can be used
- You can enter the catalog page through the ‘Furniture’ and ‘Building’ navbars.
- Scroll the landing page to the section design that you offer, click the desired section
- Select the desired design
- On the purchase page click the ‘Get Blue Print Design’ button
Sell your design
- Click the ‘Sell Blue Print’ button on the navbar section
- On the form page, fill in the required fields
- Click ‘List NFT’
The architectural design industry is facing a serious challenge of protecting the intellectual property rights of its creators. According to a report by IBISWorld, the market size of the architectural services industry in the US was $38.8 billion in 2021, and it is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.8% from 2023 to 2030. However, this growth is accompanied by a rise in the incidents of theft or misuse of copyright of building designs or interior items such as chairs, tables, and others.
According to a study by the American Institute of Architects, there were more than 120 cases of copyright infringement in the US until May 2023. These cases involved copying, modifying, or distributing architectural works without the permission of the original authors. These cases illustrate the difficulty of enforcing the intellectual property rights of architectural works, especially in the digital age, where the designs can be easily accessed, copied, and distributed online. Moreover, the existing legal frameworks and mechanisms are often inadequate, costly, and time-consuming to resolve the disputes and compensate the victims.
To solve these problems, we created BCate. BCate is a platform that aims to solve this problem by using blockchain technology to create a secure and transparent marketplace for architectural designs of buildings and interior goods. BCate allows designers to upload their blueprints and register them as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on the blockchain. NFTs are unique and indivisible digital assets that can represent the ownership and provenance of any type of digital or physical item. By using NFTs, BCate ensures that the designers have the exclusive rights to their works and can control who can access, use, or modify them.
Smart Contract links:
(Contract Address 0x4987f8941888AFf80e535D3aBe695E61A6a58f44 | BTTC)
( testnet )
- Q4 2023
- Create Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to be ready to launch globally
- Work with architects and interior designers to be able to sell their designs on our platform
- Q1 2024
- Doing marketing to introduce our products through various media
- Working with more designers around the world
- Developing new features