IPFS & Filecoin



IPFS is a peer-to-peer network and protocol designed to make the web faster, safer, and more open. IPFS upgrades the web to work peer to peer, addressing data by what it is instead of where it’s located on the network, or who is hosting it.

Filecoin, the world’s largest decentralized network offering more than 18+ Exbibytes of storage. It allows users to store, request, and transfer data via a verifiable marketplace. Filecoin is completely open-source, enabling people from all over the world to participate.

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🧙 Storage Wizard: The best use of NFT.storage or web3.storage to use IPFS for content addressing and Filecoin for persistent, decentralized storage. Use of other tooling may also qualify*.

  • 🥇Top 2 Winners - 2 x $3,000 (paid in FIL)

🧮 Computing over Data (Bacalhau): Best use of project Bacalhau to process data on IPFS. Please see bit.ly/bacalhau-hackathon to get started. Bonus points for processing larger datasets. Preferred topics (but not limited to): decentralized science (DeSci) research, oracle integration (e.g. Chainlink, API3), application of latest AI/ML techniques (e.g. latent diffusion).

  • 🥇 Top winner - 1 x $3000 (paid in FIL)

🏊 Pool Prize across both challenge statements:

  • $11,000 (Paid in FIL; Max $500 per project, up to 25 pool winners)

*For details about eligibility criteria please see this page.

Getting Started

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