20 SEPTEMBER – 31 OCTOBER

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Redefining Blockchain Technology & NFTs

At the Mercury Hackathon 2021, we believe that the sky’s the limit in the world of blockchain and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Join us on this 6-week online hackathon supported by Filecoin, IPFS & Flow that brings together some of the most talented creators around the world to innovate and redefine boundaries. 

With the expertise from creatives and engineers around the world and the guidance from our talented ecosystem professionals – we’re thrilled to see what you can build.

INTRODUCTION

Filecoin

Filecoin and IPFS are complementary protocols for storing and sharing data in the distributed web. Both systems are free, open-source, and share many building blocks, including data representation formats (IPLD) and network communication protocols (libp2p).

Flow

Flow is a fast, decentralized, and developer-friendly blockchain, designed as the foundation for a new generation of games, apps, and the digital assets that power them. It is based on a unique, multi-role architecture, and designed to scale without sharding, allowing for massive improvements in speed and throughput while preserving a developer-friendly, ACID-compliant environment.

Decentology

Decentology makes it easy for developers to build decentralized applications using DappStarter, its code generation platform. In addition, Decentology is launching Hyperverse, a platform that enables developers to build sophisticated web3 apps with monetization and audit-based insurance built in.

THE CHALLENGE

TRACK 1: FILECOIN X FLOW

Integrating Filecoin and Flow’s decentralized storage technology with NFTs

TRACK 2: FILECOIN

The best use for Filecoin and/or IPFS and/or the following decentralized storage services: web3.storage, Estuary, Slate or nft.storage

TRACK 3: FLOW

Best implementation of blockchain enabled application built on Flow, across consumer facing NFT dapps, creator-oriented services, crypto primitives with Decentology tools and more

PRIZES

Up to USD120,000+ worth of FIL & FLOW tokens

Each participant is only allowed to submit a project for one (1) track. View full list of prizes here.

TRACK 1: FILECOIN X FLOW

Top 3 Best Combined Use of Filecoin x Flow Projects

Top 2 Best Filecoin x Flow Artists & Creators Projects

Best Filecoin x Flow NFT Value Store Project

Best Filecoin x Flow Browser Integration Project

Best Filecoin x Flow NFT Badge Generator Project

Best Filecoin x Flow Video Game Assets NFTs Project

USD $8,000 | $5,000 | $3,000

USD $8,000 | $5,000

USD $8,000

USD $8,000

USD $8,000

USD $8,000

TRACK 2: FILECOIN

Top 2 Best Filecoin/IPFS Projects

USD $7,500 each

TRACK 3: FLOW

Best NFTs Collateral-based Project

Best Fractional NFTs-based Project

Best Composable Smart Contract Project

Best Implementation of Cadence Language Pillars Project

Best Use of DappStarter Flow Foundation Project

Best NFT Distribution Project

Best Use of Non-Custodial Marketplace Project

USD $7,500

USD $7,500

USD $7,500

USD $7,500

USD $7,500

USD $7,500

USD $7,500

SCHEDULE

Mon, Sep 20 6:30 PM UTC +5:30 | 9:00 PM UTC +8
Opening Ceremony

Sharing by Filecoin, Flow & Pan Chasinga

Mon - Fri, 21 Sep - 31 Oct 8:30 PM UTC +5:30 | 11:00 PM UTC +8
Flow Developer Hour

Every weekday excluding Wednesdays

Fri, Oct 1 6:30 PM UTC +5:30 | 9:00 PM UTC +8
Build with Mercury #1

Technical Workshop

Sat, Oct 9 6:30 PM UTC +5:30 | 9:00 PM UTC +8
Build with Mercury #2

Technical Workshop

Sat, Oct 16 6:30 PM UTC +5:30 | 9:00 PM UTC +8
Virtual Networking Session
Sat, Oct 23 6:30 PM UTC +5:30 | 9:00 PM UTC +8
Pitching Workshop
Sun, Oct 31 9:25 PM UTC +5:30 | 11:55PM UTC +8
Submissions Close
Mon, Nov 1 - Sun, 7 Nov
Judging Period
Mon, Nov 8 TBC
Closing Ceremony

JUDGES & MENTORS

Meet our esteemed panel of judges and mentors from Protocol Labs, Flow, Dapper Labs, Decentology & Temasek.

Venture Lead at Dapper Labs

JUDGE

Business Partner at
Dapper Labs

JUDGE

Bohao Tang

China Lead Dev Advocate at Flow

JUDGE/MENTOR

Founder & General Partner of
OP Crypto Capital Management

JUDGE

Ecosystem Growth at
Protocol Labs

JUDGE/MENTOR

Decentralized Applications Engineer at Decentology

MENTOR

General Partner at A&T Capital

JUDGE

Developer Relations and Handyman at IPFS

JUDGE/MENTOR

Software Developer at Decentology

MENTOR

Co-founder/CEO of Decentology

JUDGE

Developer Advocate for Filecoin and IPFS

JUDGE/MENTOR

Managing Director at Blockchain@Temasek

JUDGE

China Partnership Lead at Flow

JUDGE

Director of Venture Investing
at SGInnovate

JUDGE

Startup operator – Ecosystem
Growth at Protocol Labs

JUDGE/MENTOR

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Yusef Napora

JUDGE/MENTOR

JUDGING CRITERIA

Our judges will grade submissions across 6 equally-weighted categories:

Design | Mercury Hackathon 2021

Design

If the user interface (UI) and user experience (UX was well thought-out, and if it was designed with the user in mind.
Novelty | Mercury Hackathon 2021

Novelty

How novel was the approach applied to solve the problem, or how original the innovation is.
Technical Complexity | Mercury Hackathon 2021

Technical Complexity

The extent to which the project is
technically impressive
or sophisticated.

Mass Usability | Mercury Hackathon 2021

Mass Usability

The feasibility of the idea and how adaptable it is across other integrations.
Creativity | Mercury Hackathon 2021

Creativity

If the project demonstrates  innovation thinking and uniqueness.

environment

Social

If the project fills a gap in the universe and has the potential to make the world a better place.

HACKATHON PARTNER

KryptoSeoul | Mercury Hackathon 2021

RESOURCES

FAQ

We welcome developers, entrepreneurs, and designers from all over the world! Participants of this hackathon, however, must be minimally 18 years or older at the time of the event.

While participants can submit a project individually, we encourage everyone to form teams (of up to a maximum of 4 members) where possible to make the ideation and development process more enjoyable!

Yes, all members of the team must register as participants of the hackathon to be officially eligible to qualify for the prize giveaway.

Each team will have to submit the below artifacts onto virtual.hackathon.io by October 31, 11:55PM UTC +08:00. (We will use the submission time shown on the system as reference).

Mandatory artifacts

  • Project Description
  • 3 minute Pitch Video
  • GitHub Repo Link
  • List of Tech Stack Used
  • Project Demo Link