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Reinvent decentralizing storage with Filecoin and IPFS

and win up to $35,000* in prizes.


A decentralized web needs decentralized storage!

Decentralized data storage is driving a fundamental shift in the efficiency and economics of large-scale storage systems. By eliminating the centralized control, decentralized data storage allows users to store and share data without relying on third-party storage providers and also, allows us to mitigate the risk of data failures and outages while increasing security, performance, and privacy.


Enter Filecoin, an open, decentralized network that can potentially fix the

pitfalls of the current centralized cloud infrastructure.

Introduction to Polygon, the first well-structured, easy-to-use platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Its core component is Polygon SDK, a modular, flexible framework that supports building and connecting Secured Chains like Optimistic Rollups, zkRollups, Validium, etc, and Standalone Chains like Polygon POS, designed for flexibility and independence. Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with 500+ Dapps, ~567M+ txns, and ~6M+ daily txns.


To know more about Polygon, visit our website.

About the Program


In order to facilitate decentralized web adoption, Filecoin along with Polygon have partnered to launch the Mars Hackathon focused on decentralizing storage!


We’d like to invite all #Builders and developers to disrupt the current data storage realm by creating inventive solutions utilizing the Filecoin and IPFS frameworks.



Track 1
Let the Decentralization begin!


Use Filecoin, IPFS or the following decentralized storage services: Estuary, Slate,, or to your advantage to solve everyday problems with decentralised storage solutions.

*Unlock the Huddle bonus of an additional $2000 by utilising  the Huddle SDK for building streaming applications with the help of Filecoin!
Build your own versions of Netflix, twitch and YouTube!

Track 2
Operation Activate Polygon


Build your dApp on Polygon and use Filecoin and/or IPFS for your storage requirements.




Prize Pool



3rd Place


1st Place


Prize Pool




2nd Place


Top 15-20 projects building on IPFS and/or Filecoin stack will receive grants from a pool of $5000*

Top 3 Projects utilising the Huddle SDK to build video solutions will also receive a bonus prize from a pool of $2000*


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About Filecoin & IPFS

Filecoin, the world’s largest decentralized network, 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. The Filecoin protocol runs on an advanced and novel proof system -- a combination of Proof of Spacetime (PoSt) and Proof of Replication (PoRep), to provide unmatched efficiency and reliability.

Filecoin’s advanced technology provides a robust foundation to store the world’s most valuable data sets. An alternative to costly cloud storage, the Filecoin network offers efficiently priced and geographically decentralized storage, minimizing financial barriers, and allowing users to take advantage of its unmatched network capabilities.

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.

To know more visit,

IPFS & Filecoin websites


6th Nov 2021

Open for registrations

Hackathon Launch Meetup

Close registrations

Start of the build phase

Technical Workshop

Conclude  build phase

Final Shortlist Announcement

Demo day and winner announcement

7th Sep 2021

16th Sep 2021

3rd Oct 2021

4th Oct 2021

7th Oct 2021

17th Oct 2021

31st Oct 2021