Filecoin, the world’s largest decentralized network offers more than 16+ 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.
Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM) is a runtime environment for smart contracts (also called actors) on the Filecoin network. FVM brings user programmability to Filecoin, unleashing the enormous potential of an open data economy.
FVM unlocks boundless possibilities, ranging from dataDAOs, to perpetual storage, to financial services for miners (e.g. collateral lending, liquid staking, insurance protocols), to decentralized compute and Layer 2 networks (such as reputation systems, and incentive-aligned content delivery networks, and more.
🏆 Grand Prizes:
🏃♂️ Runners up:
Categories to explore:
💾 DataDAOs: Best DataDAOs and DAO tooling solutions built on FVM to enable curation, use, storage, analysis, monetization, and/or governance of valuable datasets.
Examples: Industry specific dataDAOs for decentralized science, machine learning models, biotech etc
💰DeFi : Best DeFi tools and services built on FVM to create value for FIL token-holders and 4000+ storage providers in the Filecoin Network.
Examples: Lending markets, staking pools, fundraising tools, automated market makers, decentralized exchanges, token collateral services, derivatives and more, etc.
🔗 Tools, Infra & Bridging: Best tooling solutions built on FVM to make the Filecoin Storage Network more accessible and easy-to-use for developers across Web2 and/or Web3 ecosystems.
Examples: Access control, decentralized ID infrastructure, data retrievability improvement ideas on Filecoin, bridges to other chains, etc.
🚀 Programmable Storage markets: Best solutions built on FVM to orchestrate, aggregate and broker storage for Data clients and 4000+ Storage Providers on the Filecoin network.
Examples: Storage bounties, full sector auctions, Filecoin sector rebates and incentive schemes to drive a more efficient data economy, etc.
🪄DWeb It: Best solutions that turn current web services and applications into more open, equitable, secure, and resilient. Using one or several distributed technologies from Protocol Labs Network qualifies for this track.
ApeCoin is an ERC-20 governance and utility token for decentralized communities building at the forefront of culture and web3. Yuga Labs, the company behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club ecosystem, is a contributor to the APE ecosystem and is adopting ApeCoin as the primary token for the BAYC ecosystem as well as upcoming metaverse and gaming experiences. APE adoption will be driven largely by communities who are driving culture forward through NFTs, art, gaming, entertainment, community and events.
ApeCoin serves several purposes including:
Best Integration: Best use of ApeCoin in a dApp or application. This includes things like payments and gaming.
Best Contribution: Relates to tooling or services that can contribute to the ApeCoin ecosystem. Should be relevant for the ApeCoin community, but with broader applications across the ecosystem. This includes things like DAO tooling, NFT applications, and other services.
Bacalhau is a platform for fast, cost efficient, and secure computation that enables users to run compute jobs where the data is generated and stored.
With the open-source Bacalhau project, you can streamline your existing workflows without rewriting by running Docker containers and WebAssembly (WASM) images as tasks. This architecture is also referred to as Compute Over Data (or CoD).
Prize Pool: $10,000 split equally among up to 5 teams (paid in FIL)
💻 Compute over Data and/or AI: Best solutions on FVM to facilitate decentralized compute and/or AI jobs. Build new solutions or decentralized versions of services like Amazon Lambda, Cloudflare Workers, Kubernetes, OR or solutions for DeSci, DAI, etc. – using tools like Bacalhau, Lurk (ZK proofs), Lilypad (ethical AI art generation) and more!
Examples: Scheduling decentralized compute, paying for compute jobs, or cataloging resources globally, AI generated content, integrations with Bacalhau or Lurk.
The Ethereum Name Service (ENS) enables you to have a cross-platform web3 username and profile, to simplify crypto payments for any blockchain, and decentralized websites. ENS supports .ETH names natively, as well as importing DNS names you already own. ENS is integrated in over 300 services, including wallets, dapps, and browsers.
Push Protocol is the communication protocol of web3. Push protocol enables cross-chain notifications and messaging for dapps, wallets, and services tied to wallet addresses in an open, gasless, and platform-agnostic fashion. The open communication layer allows any crypto wallet / frontend to tap into the network and get the communication across.
🔧 Getting started with Push in 10 minutes
💡 Inspiration for builders: https://twitter.com/pushprotocol/status/1597279786182660096
ConsensusLab's vision is to be the go-to place for scalable decentralised consensus research. With a wide network of academic and industry partners they aim to be the hub of collaborative advancement of scalability research and related topics.
🏆 $5,000 split equally among up to 5 teams (paid in FIL)
⚡Filecoin’s Fastest: Best application leveraging the improved finality and throughput properties of FVM on IPC subnets.
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.
Prize Pool: $5,000 split equally among up to 5 teams (paid in FIL)
💬 P2P consumer or developer apps: Best peer-to-peer consumer web apps or developer tools that use Helia (JS IPFS), Kubo (Go-IPFS) or other IPFS implementations for native IPFS support.
These apps can be across: social networks, video or audio streaming, ecommerce, chat applications, file sharing systems, software development platforms or others.
📂 P2P Data Basics: Best use of Helia, Kubo or other IPFS implementations to add or retrieve data in IPFS networks.
libp2p is a modular and extensible networking stack that solves many challenges of peer-to-peer applications and allows you to run your network applications free from runtime and address services, independently of their location.
🏆 Prize Pool: $5,000 split equally among up to 5 teams (paid in FIL)
🤝 P2P Apps & Services: Best use of libp2p in the networking layer to build peer to peer web/mobile services or applications making use of essential qualities such as interoperability, NAT traversal, universal connectivity, security, robustness & more!
Lit Protocol lets you create and manage distributed cryptographic key-pairs for condition-based encryption and programmatic signing. A decentralized key management network, Lit can be used in place of centralized key custodians and other key management solutions.
DataverseOS is the sovereign data operating system, which coordinates web3 protocols among users and varied applications. It brings a new kind of Identity Computer for running storage-based dApps that return data ownership to users. DataverseOS unlocks possibilities of data tokenization and supports web-scale use-cases, e.g. content platforms, social networks, cloud storage, AI, tools for thoughts and more.
Dataverse Wallet is the first identity authenticator based on EIP-4361 and EIP-5573, which makes it safe for users to sign in #dataverse dApps and access data resources with signatures. Developers can also integrate this wallet to interact with FEVM.
Dataverse Runtime is dApp SDKs to access data protocols such as Ceramic, Lit and Lens. Developers can integrate built-in functions, e.g. account (wallet/pkh/pkp), database and stream, access control and monetization, file system and storage...
🏆 Most inventive use of DataverseOS
What we want you to build:
Meet Spheron, the comprehensive solution that is revolutionizing the infrastructure of decentralized applications (dApps). Designed to address the ever-evolving demands of the digital landscape, Spheron is empowering developers with a comprehensive set of tools and services rooted in the superior capabilities of Web3 Infra.
Spheron transcends traditional Web2 infrastructures, offering a broad spectrum of services, from web hosting to storage and compute capabilities. It serves as the linchpin in a vibrant ecosystem of Web3 apps, ensuring that dApps not only exist but thrive in this new paradigm.
But the true power of Spheron is not merely in its comprehensive service offering, but in the exceptional performance boost, it brings to the table. It rivals any Web2 counterpart, underlining the viability of Web3 technology for a new generation of applications.
In an era where technology is moving at breakneck speed, Spheron urges developers to step into the future. Forget the limitations of Web2 infrastructure and, instead, embrace the transformative power of Web3 with Spheron. It's time to build your Web3 Apps with an infrastructure that matches your aspirations and propels them into the digital stratosphere. Welcome to Spheron, your one-stop solution for scaling dApps using Web3 Infrastructure.
Building DATA Connector Best data connectors that will enable data to be migrated from any existing Web2 data storage layer to Spheron Storage. For example a connector that can create a backup of MongoDB via Spheron or a building connector to migrate data from S3 to Spheron
Building Docusigner Use Spheron Storage SDK to build the Docusign onchain utilising the FVM
NFT or DeFi Launch your NFT or DEFI apps on Spheron end to end, which can utilise Spheron SDK to Web hosting to compute.
DAO Deployment Build an app that can connect to any existing DAO's and can trigger web deployment on proposal pass.
Spheron Storage SDK X FVM Build an app that will allow the file upload via Spheron storage SDK to IPFS and then create the deal on FVM.
Encryption Module Add the encryption module on the Spheron SDK, that will allow developers to encrypt the files via a wallet public key or by a user-generated password.
Launch your web app Launch your dApp Web Site on Spheron and attach your domain.
Spheron Docs - Spheron documentation is well-written for any developers to get started.
Spheron Site - Spheron landing page has all the things you need to get started. From knowing the basics around Spheron to the marketing kit, everything you can find on the landing page footer.
Spheron Discord - This is the best place to interact with the Spheron dev team as well as open tickets for Support.
Spheron Twitter - You can always show your love if you love using Spheron.
Polybase is a web3 replacement for Firebase, Postgres, and Supabase with native support for wallet-based permissions, token gating, and zk proofs.
What you could build:
Livepeer is the world's open video infrastructure. Founded in 2017, Livepeer provides cost-efficient, secure, scalable, and reliable infrastructure that can handle today's high demand for video processing. Livepeer's decentralized network includes over 70,000 GPUs and currently processes millions of minutes a week. Learn about how Livepeer works.
Livepeer Studio, which you’ll be using in your hack, is a web3 video toolkit that makes it easy for builders to access the decentralized Livepeer network.
Ceramic is a decentralized data network that powers an ecosystem of interoperable Web3 applications and services. It’s a decentralised data infrastructure that enables developers to easily store application data, interact with it and build better user experiences without sacrificing the users’ ownership of their own data.
ComposeDB on Ceramic is our decentralized, composable graph database. Combining Ceramic, GraphQL, and reusable data models, ComposeDB is a graph database that unlocks an interoperable data ecosystem for all applications built on it. It lets Web3 applications support data-intensive use cases like rich social features, identity and reputation, shared knowledge graphs, and dynamic collaboration.
What do we want you to build:
🤝 Best use of ComposeDB models/composites for DAO contributor reputation data
DAO space is an extremely interesting area where data sovereignty as well as interoperability are important aspects for this space to grow and evolve. We would like to challenge developers to build tools and applications that can improve the collaboration between DAO contributors - better ways to facilitate discussions, proposal reviews or tools to make it easier to track member contributions and enable DAO members to build their interoperable contribution profiles.
Key requirement for this bounty - the tool must demonstrate data interoperability by reusing at least one existing data model.
🤖 Best AI-powered application built using ComposeDB on Ceramic
AI is an extremely exciting space right now with so many tools being developed. We would like to challenge developers to build innovative AI-powered applications that leverage ComposeDB models for storing the data, making data more accessible and creating better user experiences through AI and data interoperability. Collaborative prompting, web3 AI assistants, data marketplaces - those are just a few ideas for you to consider.
🔧 Best integration between Ceramic and another sponsoring partner technology that demonstrate data interoperability
We want you to be extra creative and showcase your best attempt at creating dApps that integrate Ceramic and at least one more sponsoring partner. Your dApp should showcase the power of data interoperability by reusing at least one existing data model.
Tableland is a decentralized network for relational, composable data — powered by smart contracts + SQL. Mutable data with immutable rules — all using EVM chains like Ethereum. Built for developers, NFT creators, and web3 visionaries.
Huddle01 is building the decentralized communication network to facilitate reliable, efficient and secure real-time communication.
Our current suite of developer-friendly SDKs enable cross-chain audio/video communication between wallets and users with additional crypto-primitive features like token-gating.
Plug-n-play the Huddle01 SDKs (mobile + web) to supercharge your dApp with live audio and video experiences, and make it more interactive and engaging for your users in just 10 mins ⏰
🥈 2x $1,000
🥉 5x $200
🤔 Where can you leverage Huddle01?
Web3 Social, DAO Toolings, Collaboration Tools, Creator Tools, Online Education, Events, DATADAOs, Healthcare and much more.
NFT.Storage is a long-term storage service on IPFS and Filecoin designed for off-chain NFT data (like metadata, images, and other assets).
Web3.storage, is a decentralized storage on-ramp solution with the frictionless experience you expect in a modern dev workflow. Under the hood, web3.storage is backed by the provable storage of Filecoin and makes data accessible to your users over the public IPFS network.
🏆 Prize Pool: $3,000 split equally among up to 5 teams (paid in FIL)
🎮 P2P Games: Best peer to peer games storing data on Web3.storage or NFT.storage.
🎥 Worth a 1000 words: Best Video, Audio or Photo apps storing data on Web3.storage or NFT.storage.
💚 Social Good Warriors: Best Use of Web3.storage or NFT.storage for social good (e.g., sustainability, tackling the energy & logistic crises, preventing misinformation). Examples could be indexing chains, creating energy dashboards based on NFT or other Graph data. using the Filecoin Green API
Lighthouse is a permanent file storage protocol that allows you to pay once and store your files forever. Lighthouse SDK can be used for storage on IPFS and Filecoin. It also allows storing encrypted data and building token-gated applications with smart contracts on most EVM-based chains like Ethereum, Polygon, FVM, Optimism, etc., and non-EVM ones like Solana.
drand is a distributed randomness beacon that provides publicly-verifiable, unpredictable, and bias-resistant random numbers as a public service.
🏆 Total Prize Pool: $2000 split equally among up to 5 teams (paid in FIL)
⏰ Timelock encryption: Best apps built using the Timelock encryption algorithm of drand.
🎲 Randomness: Best use of drand that solves an everyday problem, improves the security profile of a blockchain use case, in games, or improves the drand ecosystem.
More to come!
More to come!