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Filecoin Declares Mars Hackathon 2021 Winners

The Hackathon aimed to empower budding and new developers and sophisticated ideas for a decentralized future filled with efficient storage solutions

Filecoin has declared the top 5 winners of their India-focused hackathon Mars Hackathon 2021 launched in partnership with Polygon and organized by Lumos Labs.

Filecoin Mars HackathonThe top 5 solutions, BlockSpace Web, DScan, Avatar Metaverse, Digital Verse, Slick, stand to receive grants from a prize pool of $30K.

“We are glad to see such an exciting response from the Indian developer ecosystem to create and be a part of a decentralized future. While the Hackathon aimed to empower budding and new developers, we have witnessed sophisticated ideas for a decentralized future filled with efficient storage solutions. These with the correct mentorship and guidance provided through the course of this Hackathon have emerged into relevant real-world solutions with great potential. This was our first initiative in the Indian ecosystem and after witnessing such a competent talent pool, we are very much looking forward to offering more opportunities soon” Angie Maguire – Head of Growth and Marketing, Filecoin

“The Indian blockchain industry has been an active and passionate demographic for the blockchain space with new innovative solutions being created every day. During this Hackathon as well, we got to witness their potential and passion once again. Decentralization is becoming a pulsating sector with innovations being churned out regularly. We are aiming to be a part of this space with more initiatives like Mars Hackathon and hope to see the same enthusiasm and creativity.” Sandeep Nailwal, COO and Co-Founder, Polygon

Additionally, NTB (NFT.TopBest) received special recognition for their unique solution from program sponsor Huddle, a unique decentralized video conferencing platform, and will receive a grant prize worth $250.

With over 1500+ pan-India registrations, this Hackathon successfully featured various innovative ideas across the decentralized sphere including storage, metaverse, entertainment, art, and more. From these, five creative blockchain-based solutions were selected to pitch their visions live at the Mars Hackathon Demo Day.

The demo day saw the top five winners of the two tracks pitching their cutting edge distinct blockchain-based solutions live. Of these five, there were three winners selected for the Filecoin track:

  • BlockSpace Web – a diverse decentralized data and photo storing and sharing platform
  • DScan – an easy-to-use, quick decentralized information sharing protocol
  • Avatar Metaverse – A metaverse NFT-based personalized avatar creation platform

The two innovative projects that bagged the title for the Polygon specific track included:

  • Digital Verse – a blockchain-based platform for the creation, licensing and sale of synthetic videos.
  • Slick – a decentralized exclusive content sharing and storing platform

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