Hoper is a blockchain-based eco-platform built to bring people together for collecting recyclable waste from open areas such as parks and neighborhoods. The platform is a combination of waste management collection and a social network gathering people into communities. The main mission behind the project is to encourage people to clean overstock trash and garbage around polluted spaces to provide safer environments. For this purpose, we created a reward system based on tokens called Hopercoin. Platform users receive tokens for cleanup cases. Then they can exchange Hopercoin for the products and services offered by the platform partners and investors.
Hoper is based on Ethereum using the ERC-20 token standard. Every user of the platform should have a wallet in MetaMask for receiving, storing, and transferring tokens. The quantity of tokens per transaction is generated by calculating three items: types of waste, size of the package (small, medium, and large), and quantity of packages. Also, Hoper provides an exchange gateway with an easy-to-use interface for participating in Hoper’s donation and gift challenges. Hoper is available worldwide on the web. In the future, the Client plans to create mobile apps (Android and iOS).
A team of 8 specialists worked on the project, including PM, business analyst, front-end and back-end developers, UX designer, and QA. We used Node.js and React to achieve high platform performance.
Local and international sellers have the opportunity to create cleanup events and participate as permanent Hoper partners by providing products/services to platform members that they can buy with Hopercoin. Thus, they contribute to cleaning and attracting new customers at the same time.
Donors can make a one-time or permanent donation of any amount, as well as provide users with items that they can purchase using Hopercoin. Also, donors have the opportunity to choose people and groups for sponsoring and keep in touch with them.
Hoper is available to individuals around the world. Anyone can create an account, join the Hoper community and start to clean, protect and preserve local environments. Users can also create groups and organize the clean-up as they desire.