Come BUIDL with us!


Hello UTU Trust Guardians!

We have always been intrinsically motivated by the prospect of collaboratively building the trust infrastructure of Web 3 with our global community of Trust Guardians. Toward this end, we are excited to announce the launch of the highly-anticipated UTU Trust API/SDK docs, opening up the power of UTU protocol, our Trust API and SDK to every App, dapp, and web developer on the planet! After months of dedicated work, we are thrilled to make these comprehensive resources available to the community. This significant milestone represents the fulfillment of three crucial tasks on our roadmap, bringing us closer to our ultimate goal of being the trust infrastructure of  the internet, starting with web3.

Let’s explore what the UTU Trust API/SDK is, resources available to devs and how to build with us.

What is the UTU Trust API/SDK

In the nascent web3 world, trust is a critical factor that determines the success of any decentralized system. Without trust, users are hesitant to engage with new platforms and dapps, limiting the potential of the blockchain revolution. Will that dapp you just discovered drain your wallet? Is that the real project website? So many questions, so many ways to try to answer them. The UTU Trust API/SDK exists to provide developers with the tools they need to build trust into their applications. 

With the UTU Trust API/SDK, developers can enhance the trustworthiness of their platforms, allowing web3 users to review and endorse on-chain dapps and websites as they interact on the web. Users can also see feedback and endorsements of sites and dapps from their personal networks just as they’re about to decide if they want to interact with them or not. Reviews include quick video stories, star ratings, badges, and text reviews, as well as endorsements with the user’s reputation, measured in UTU Trust Tokens (UTT).

The UTU Trust API/SDK comes with a range of features and benefits that make it a valuable tool for developers. It offers seamless integration with existing decentralized applications, making it easy for developers to incorporate trust mechanisms into their platforms. With just a few lines of code, developers can access the full power of the UTU Trust API/SDK and enable users to benefit from UTU’s decentralized reputation and reviews system.

With the UTU Trust API/SDK docs, you will gain access to a wealth of information, tutorials, and examples that will guide you through the process of incorporating trust-based functionalities into your project. Whether it’s building trust and reputation mechanisms for user reviews, facilitating trustworthy transactions, or enhancing security measures, the possibilities are endless.

Step-by-step guide to BUIDLing with the UTU Trust API/SDK

Are you ready to start BUIDLing with the UTU Trust API/SDK docs? Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get started:

  • Read the documentation: Familiarize yourself with the UTU Trust API/SDK documentation. This will give you a clear understanding of the available features and how to implement them in your application.
  • Set up your development environment: Install any necessary dependencies and configure your development environment to work with the UTU Trust API/SDK. This may involve installing libraries or frameworks, depending on your chosen programming language.
  • Integrate the UTU Trust API/SDK: Follow the provided code examples and guidelines to integrate the UTU Trust API/SDK into your application. Make sure to test the integration thoroughly to ensure it’s working as expected.
  • Monitor and optimize: Once you’ve integrated the UTU Trust API/SDK, monitor its performance and gather feedback from your users. This will help you identify any areas for improvement and optimize the reputation system to better meet the needs of your platform.

By following these steps, you’ll be well on your way to BUIDLing a more trustworthy web3 with the UTU Trust API/SDK.

Real-world examples of successful UTU Trust API/SDK integrations

To demonstrate the power of the UTU Trust API/SDK, let’s take a look at some real-world examples of successful integrations, already in action and some on the roadmap:

  • Browsing the Web: UTU’s Trust Extension for your browser enables people to leave and view feedback from their network about any domain on the internet and soon any uniquely identifiable asset such as subdomains, blockchain addresses, and platform handles.
  • Ride-hailing: A ride-hailing service, MaraMoja integrated the UTU Trust API/SDK to recommend trusted drivers from social circles analyzed from permissioned social media data. This increased trust among riders and drivers, resulting in more rides and customer satisfaction.
  • Real-World DeFi: The Africa DeFi Alliance pilots used the UTU Creditworthiness/ Borrowing Power APIs to build a reputation system for borrowers to access on-chain liquidity pools. This reduced the risk of default and attracted more lenders to the pool, leading to increased access to finance for 1,500 Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Entrepreneurs in Kenya and Rwanda. We’ll connect the UTU Trust API to the Creditworthiness and Borrowing Power APIs in the future to drive down risk and rates even further.

Beyond these implementations, UTU has partnerships with platforms of all types from travel booking, eCommerce, and other types of marketplaces for real-world and digital goods and services, to exchanges, to wallets, and DeFi platforms. These examples highlight the versatility and effectiveness of the UTU Trust API/SDK in various industries and use cases. No matter what type of dapp you’re building, the UTU Trust API/SDK can play a crucial role in enhancing trust and driving success. The UTU Trust API/SDI can provide better trust for your users as they consider connecting to your dapp; sending, swapping, or staking tokens; or borrowing from your pool. 

Resources available for developers integrating the UTU Trust API/SDK

As a developer, you have access to a wealth of resources to help you make the most of the UTU Trust API/SDK. Here’s a breakdown of the key resources available:

  • Documentation: The comprehensive documentation provides detailed information on the features, functionalities, and integration process of the UTU Trust API/SDK. It serves as a valuable reference throughout your development journey.
  • Code examples: The UTU Trust API/SDK comes with a range of code examples that demonstrate how to implement various features. These examples can serve as a starting point for your own integration and help you understand best practices.
  • Developer community: Join the UTU Trust API/SDK developer community to connect with fellow developers, share insights, and seek assistance. The community is a great place to exchange ideas, collaborate on projects, and stay updated on the latest developments.
  • Support: If you encounter any issues or have questions during the integration process, the UTU tech team is available to assist you. Reach out to us on Discord for prompt and helpful responses.

Join the UTU Challenge on the ETHSafari Hackathon

We’re so serious about kicking off community development, that we’re now inviting you to join the UTU Challenge on the ETHSafari Hackathon now happening on Taikai! This is an exciting opportunity with a $4,500 prize pool for the most innovative and impactful UTU Trust API/SDK integrations.

By participating in the challenge, you not only have the chance to win a prize but also contribute to building a more trustworthy web3. Your ideas and creations can shape the future of decentralized systems and revolutionize the way we interact online. So, what are you waiting for? Join the hackathon to learn more and enter the UTU Challenge. BUIDL with us at ETHSafari! 

Remember, trust is the foundation of decentralized systems, and the UTU Trust API/SDK is here to help you build trust into your applications. Together, let’s create a web3 that is trustworthy, transparent, and user-centric.