Dether provides a decentralized peer-to-peer ether network that enables anyone on Earth to buy ether with cash and spend it at physical stores nearby. No bank account is needed, just a mobile phone with internet access. Our belief is that the beauty and power of the Ethereum technology should be easily accessible to all.
We’ve decided to put all of our energy and that of the Ethereum community into helping us build the first trustless solution that will allow anyone to be able to interact with the Ethereum blockchain no matter who you are, where you are, and without the need for a middleman.
Participation in the Merkle Week Hackathon in Paris Development, smart contract, and wireframes design Proof-of-concept development that enables users to register as a seller on a map, chat with buyers and trade User tests Live demo and pitch in front of the jury First prize winner
Interface: progressive app available on any smartphone Smart contract: smart contract enabling tellers to register a location point on Dether map, availability button for tellers to show buyers when they are available for trades Wallet: light wallet with encrypted private key on the device Peer-to-peer messaging: encrypted third party messaging (ex: Telegram) Map: external provider Ethereum provider: Infura
Interface: production ready progressive app for tellers, beta physical stores auction process Smart contract: beta version of zone auction process to reserve a zone on the map Map: centralized moderation for physical stores to avoid illicit businesses, app stores: Android and iOS native apps
Payment: alpha version of payment channel network for physical store payments Provider: IPFS/Swarm browser Ethereum node Map: decentralized map via IPFS/Swarm
Interface: Production ready for physical stores to be visible on the map via a freemium model. Physical stores can stake ÐTR tokens to be more visible on Dether map. Smart contract: zone auction process to reserve a zone on the map, additional feature for tellers: ETH to cash instant trades. Peer-to-peer messaging: encrypted chat integrated in the app (Whisper) Map: Decentralized moderation for businesses visibility on Dether Map Additional features: Wallet: external stable coin integration for ETH/Stable coin conversions Trade sponsorship between users Optional feature: external KYC for buyers and sellers (Civic, uPort).
Interface: Desktop app improvements for users Tellers and physical stores services automation (ex: trading Ether/fiat automation for tellers; physical
stores bills emission). Smart contract: Keywords auction process on Dether Map for physical stores Map: IPFS/Swarm Ethereum provider: Browser node via IPFS Reputation system: addition of a decentralized reputation system for physical stores based on comments and feedback given by users after trades
Interface: Decentralized front-end on IFPS/ Swarm Smart contract: Voting rights for Dether Community members submitting proposals and voting for Dether’s future
developments Map: IPFS / Swarm Usage of external service for decentralized court and trade arbitration