Sia is a blockchain-based decentralized cloud storage network. Sia helps users “rent” space on peers’ hard drives around the world, encrypting and breaking up file contents to protect data privacy. Sia recently launched Skynet, a CDN and web hosting service built on the core Sia network that allows anyone to host public files and apps across multiple peers with redundancy, making those files and apps effectively permanent and censorship-resistant.
Skynet already hosts some awesome decentralized applications, including a Pastebin-style text uploader, video and audio hosting services, and a blog publishing tool. Now, for the Sia Virtual Hackathon, they want to see what YOU will create using Skynet!
Any project that uses Skynet creatively will be eligible for prizes. This includes building new functionality on the apps mentioned above, or creating core infrastructure for Skynet itself. The grand prize winner will receive 1,000,000 Siacoin (~$2,700) for their submission. Three runner-up entrants will win 250,000 SC each, and all others who put in work to build an incredible app will earn 25,000 SC a piece.
We can’t wait to see how you’ll build on Skynet to help make the decentralized web useful and fun. Read the guide and register below to get started!
Please note: We will be using Sia's Discord Server for chat during this hackathon (rather than Gitcoin Chat). Please ask questions, form teams, and share your ideas on the Sia Discord here: https://discord.gg/7SUQ5tw
Hear more about Skynet and the Skynet Hackathon prizes on the Gitcoin Livestream and Skynet Virtual Hackathon Workshop:
Visit the Prize Explorer to check out the prizes posted by our hackathon sponsors. Click each prize to show important details, including the submission requirements, submission deadline, etc.
Chat with other hackers, ask sponsors and the Gitcoin team questions, find or create a team, and communicate real-time. Click here to join the party!.
When your team is formed please have one of your teammates navigate to each prize page you plan to compete for and click the “Start Work” button.
Build your cool ideas and make your vision come true with your team!
When your project is completed, submit your work by clicking the “Submit Work” button on the prize page/
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