Mercury Hackathon 2021

Mercury Hackathon 2021: All About NFTs

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TL;DR 🚀 Mercury Hackathon 2021 is a 6-week blockchain virtual hackathon hosted by Tribe and AngelHack, in association with Filecoin, IPFS & Flow that presents up to USD $120,000~ of prizes in FIL & FLOW tokens. Participants are invited to innovate and build projects on the FilecoinIPFS or Flow protocol.

About the Hackathon

AngelHack is proud to announce that we’re partnering with Tribe to host this online 6-week hackathon is designed to bring together the brightest creators and innovators from around the globe to challenge boundaries in the world of blockchain technology. Join us from September 20 — October 31 2021, together with the experts from FilecoinIPFS & Flow for Developer Hour sessions, technical workshops and a whole lot of adventure and fun.

With up to USD $120,000 in prizes for grabs across 3 tracks and 14 prize categories, participants get to look forward to being the best integration project, the best browser integration project and more.


Spanning 3 tracks and 14 prize categories, we’re excited to announce that approximately USD $120,000+ worth of Filecoin & Flow tokens are to be given out.

Note: Each participant is only allowed to submit a project for one (1) track.


Integrating Filecoin and Flow’s decentralized storage technology with NFTs

Top 3 Best Combined Use of Filecoin x Flow Projects: USD $8,000 | $5,000 | $3,000

Top 2 Best Filecoin x Flow Artists & Creators Projects: USD $8,000 | $5,000

Best Filecoin x Flow NFT Value Store Project: USD $8,000

Best Filecoin x Flow Browser Integration Project: USD $8,000

Best Filecoin x Flow NFT Badge Generator Project: USD $8,000

Best Filecoin x Flow Video Game Assets NFTs Project: USD $8,000


Best use for Filecoin and/or IPFS and/or the following decentralized storage services:, Estuary, Slate or

Top 2 Best Filecoin/IPFS Projects: USD $7,500 each

Track 3: FLOW

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

Best NFTs Collateral-based Project: USD $7,500

Best Fractional NFTs-based Project: USD $7,500

Best Composable Smart Contract Project: USD $7,500

Best Implementation of Cadence Language Pillars Project: USD $7,500

Best Use of DappStarter Flow Foundation Project: USD $7,500

Best NFT Distribution Project: USD $7,500

Best Use of Non-Custodial Marketplace Project: USD $7,500

Who can join?

  • Anyone with a stable internet connection & 18+ years old
  • Maximum of 4 participants per team and minimum 1

When is the hackathon?

How to participate in the hackathon?

  1. Register for the hackathon.
  2. Form and register your teams over (Refer to instructions on the Participants’ Guide).
  3. Ideate and brainstorm the next big thing.
  4. Check out the resources parked under the ‘Resources 📚’ section in the Participants’ Guide to navigate your way through on building on the Filecoin, IPFS & Flow protocol.
  5. Connect with your mentors on the Mercury Hackathon 2021 Slack channel during Mentor Office Hours.
  6. Plus, join us for workshops to learn and explore while connecting with like-minded individuals.
  7. Build your project!
  8. Reminder to submit your project before Sunday, October 31 2021 at 9:25 PM UTC +5:30 | 11:55PM UTC +8.

Hackathon Schedule

From now till the 31st of October, we have activities planned for every single weekday of the week (yes, you read that right) so that no matter your level of familiarity with building with blockchain, we are here to get you well-equipped for the hackathon!

Plus, a structured learning pathway with consolidated resources is made available for your consumption at your own pace. Read and watch all the resources in the Participants’ Guide to help you gain a better understanding to build on Filecoin/IPFS and Flow protocol. 🧠

The fundamental judging criteria are as follows:

  1. Design
  2. Novelty
  3. Technical Complexity
  4. Mass Usability
  5. Creativity
  6. Social/Environmental

Strap on and suit up — let’s get ready to rumble.

May the force be with you. 💪🏼

Register here today.

About AngelHack

AngelHack is a global innovation organization, founded on the idea of bringing creators together. Companies from all over the world have chosen them as their partner to engage developers with their technologies through hackathons and events. AngelHack has created an incredibly diverse and global community of change makers and developers.

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