Following a series of successful organization of workshops across 20 cities which culminated in a hackathon challenge across 10 cities globally, the Filecoin Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of Filecoin Orbit FVM Open Hack Day.
In a keenly contested hack, teams across the world competed for a $6k cash prize as they built innovative projects on the FVM.
Nigeria’s Vertex Finance project from Lagos by Adebayo Abimbola grabbed a $1000 prize. This solution is a deFi protocol built on FVM and aims to provide several financial options to users covering areas such as Automated Market Maker (AMM), staking, and lots more.
Other winners include Amon Kamala from Dar es salaam, who scooped $3000 for his solution, an Online Voting Machine project that aims to make voting more convenient, secure, and accessible.
Yuzhou Lin got $2000 prize with his wrapped FIL project from Shenzen, China by Yuzhou Lin. This solution aims to provide wrapped FIL to the Filecoin network, enabling FIL to act as an ERC-20 token.
In an appreciation message, the Filecoin Foundation expressed its gratitude to the Filecoin Orbit ambassadors in the winning cities.
“A huge shoutout to all the participants of our Filecoin Orbit FVM Open Hack Days! We’re grateful for your innovation and hard work. Stay tuned for our upcoming events, and apply to Orbit to get involved with the Filecoin community”
During the FVM Open Hack Day in Lagos, Nigeria, one of the participants by the name David who was a previous beneficiary of the first Filecoin hackathon in Nigeria expressed his optimism on how Africa can be made a leading tech ecosystem for the blockchain industry.
“My aspiration is to ensure that we are solving a problem using the FVM chain. By building products on those chains, we have a lot of features to put out in these products we are building right now, with the help of the Filecoin program. We’ll be putting our own time and effort to make sure that these products go mainstream.
As a team, we are trying to make more research to ensure that this project goes mainstream, and we need support from the Protocol Labs technical team. The Filecoin ecosystem in Nigeria has really been doing great work and we say kudos to them”
Enoch Mbaebie, Filecoin Orbit Ambassador for Nigeria also commended the Nigerian participants, giving special thanks to his global colleagues and the CEO of Protocol Labs, Juan Benet while expressing his delight for impressing the judges, making it worthwhile for Nigeria to be among the winners.
“It’s been exciting moments, having gathered talents for the Filecoin Orbits Community, Nigeria, and we have seen a lot of projects on the FVM. I am so excited with what Filecoin is bringing to the African community and we would repeat this in a bigger way and attract more VC funders to support this project.”
“We can’t wait for the launch of the FVM this month, and then to see how all these projects turned products can be pushed for the benefit of the web3 ecosystem.”, Enoch concluded