The future of decentralized storage is bright

HackFS, by the numbers:

🌈 151 Projects

HackFS brought a distributed community together online — 61 countries & 18 timezones represented

The Finalists:

🔭 Discovery:

“Discovery educates and onboards users and developers into the future of the web through collaboration and gamification.”

Discovery’s @Huxwell_ explaining the platform


“The first-ever cooperative tile-based NFT art marketplace.”

The Coopart live demo


“The Data Wallet hosts social graphs of trusted people, so that any dApp can load data curated by specific communities. The 🥂 BYOF Marketplace (Bring-your-own-frontend) uses the 👛 The Data Wallet to load decentralized UIs for each dApp, from a user’s trusted communities.”

The Bring-Your-Own-Frontend Marketplace in action


“A short term file transfer tooling for Web 3. This simple Dapp can be used for quick and UX friendly file transfers on IPFS/Filecoin made for the everyday user, for free!”

The Ferry Dashboard in action


“A proposition to leverage Filecoin, IPLD schemas and the Fluence network to organize data processing pipeline in open contexts, foster collaboration and data re-usability.”

The Fragment Dashboard live demo

🃏Ventura Protocol

“Crowdsourced NFT wish-list, where anyone who pledges gets a % of the sale”

Ventura Protocol in action during the HackFS Finale


“Democratize research using a decentralized peer-review mechanism, reputation system of scientists, validators & papers, and a citations indexer.”

Walking through the paper submission process during the ScholarDAO live demo


“Xirva (pronounced Kirva) is the decentralized version of Arxiv. Publish, store and share your scientific papers using IPFS.”

Xirva in action at HackFS


“Blockchain play-and-earn game that gives you the opportunity to battle enemies with a mix of Operators and Gun NFTs.”

CryptoShooters live gameplay


“A Third-Party Grading and Enrichments Platform for the token metaverse.”

Encasing an NFT on FungyProof


“A web3 notebook linked to your ENS name. Edit text, upload files and images, and publish to the decentralized web.”

The Doxx interface at the HackFS Finale


“A decentralized pastebin that allows you to share text and files easily.”

A live demo of Pastepin at the HackFS Finale

HackFS was a celebration of progress in decentralized storage:

Though we’ve all grown tired of hearing the oft-stated tagline of “so much has changed in the past year,” it couldn’t be more apparent in the storage ecosystem. At this time last year, projects like Filecoin were in their infancy, and participants in HackFS were among some of the first to experiment with their potential. 365 days later, a blossoming ecosystem of technologies grows out of the petabytes of decentralized storage now offered.

Quick highlights:

The Storage Providers Summit was packed with insights on opportunities in decentralized storage.

HackFS was only made possible through the efforts of Protocol Labs and our dedicated partners

The incredible sponsor teams that made HackFS 2021 possible.

What’s next:

Our next event is right around the corner! Join us from September 17th — October 15th for the second iteration of ETHOnline, a fully-digital hackathon and summits, and our largest event of the year! As always, come prepared to meet new friends, build new-to-world ideas, and hack the status quo.

Onboarding thousands of developers to the Ethereum ecosystem. Supported by L4, SV Angel, and the Ethereum Foundation.