just share it: Sharing Physical Objects Using Smart Contracts
Networked digital sharing economy services enable the effective and efficient sharing of vehicles, housing, and everyday objects. However, contemporary online sharing platforms face several challenges related to the establishment of trust among peers, as well difficulties to deal with the growing number of intermediaries (e.g., payment, insurance) needed to ensure an adequate service delivery. I envisioned and designed Just Share It, an interactive system that enables the sharing of personal physical possessions (e.g., power tools, toys, sports gear) by directly connecting lenders and borrowers, as peers, through mobile technology. The Just Share It system utilizes a blockchain ledger and smart contracting technologies to improve peer trust and limit the number of required intermediaries, respectively.
Project in collaboration with Agon Bexheti, Egor Ermolaev and Marc Langheinrich from USI Lugano (Switzerland).
Anton Fedosov, Agon Bexheti, Egor Ermolaev, Marc Langheinrich (2018) Sharing physical objects using smart contracts, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct - MobileHCI '18, p. 346-352, New York, New York, USA: ACM Press, url, doi:10.1145/3236112.3236162 pdf