whataproof is a decentralized anonymous content distribution platform with copyright protection. Our project is perfect for selling financial research from research firms or sharing confidential information from commercial organizations. Our solution can also protect government information.
The platform comes with built-in anti-piracy mechanisms. We create a unique watermark for each user, which we embed into the content using LSB steganography technology. Thus, if someone compromises the content and publishes it openly, the author can decode the recipient and remove them from the content consumer list for copyright infringement.
The experience of one of our team members, who created and sold DeFi Yield Farming research in a private community, inspired our idea. We want to use a decentralized solution for selling such research, which could also counteract the free distribution of these DeFi Yield Analyses in other chats. After conducting market research, we didn't find similar solutions, especially among web3 projects.
The main features of whataproof:
Here is the link to the demo → https://whataproof.xyz/
Here's how subscribers gain access to the creator's content:
Here's how the process of finding and blocking pirates works:
Monetization and Growth
If we win the ETH Global Paris hackathon with this idea, we will continue to validate it and look for a product-market fit for Whataproof. Regarding functionality, we plan to integrate invisible watermarks into text, audio, and video files. We will implement decentralized payment systems, such as Curra.io.
In the full version of our product, we plan to incentivize users further to protect content from piracy. Subscribers will make an anti-piracy deposit to gain access to the content. Anyone can check the compromised file and receive a reward for detecting pirates.
From the moment of launch and integration of payment systems, our platform will be able to charge 1% of the volume of content sales by creators as a fee for using our platform.
Objective: Develop a system to enable intermediary-free distribution of private content copies between the distributor and clients, focusing on client identification and data privacy. This will ensure that each client can be accurately identified during specific copy leakage.
Github monorepo https://github.com/lourenc/whataproof, which contains dApp front-end, backend APIs, Lit Protocol actions, and the infrastructure resources
Consumer Requests Content Access:
Distributor Grants Access:
Consumer Retrieves Watermarked Content Copy:
Identifying Content Leaker:
Anyone can upload the leaked content copy to retrieve the leaker's identifier in content leakage.