A robust foundation for humanity’s information.

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Massive amounts of storage sit unused in data centers and hard drives around the world.

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Earn Filecoin for hosting files

Put your unused storage to work by becoming a Filecoin miner. Use the Filecoin mining software to get paid for fulfilling storage requests on the Filecoin market.

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Exchange Filecoin for USD, BTC, ETH and more

The Filecoin currency will be traded on a number of exchanges and supported by multiple cryptocurrency wallets, allowing you to easily exchange Filecoin for other currencies like US Dollars, Bitcoin, and Ether.

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Reliably store files at hyper­competitive prices

Clients can tune their storage strategy to suit their needs, creating a custom balance between redundancy, speed of retrieval, and cost.The worldwide Filecoin storage and retrieval markets make vendors compete to give you flexible options at the best prices.

The new Whitepaper

The new Filecoin Whitepaper

We are thrilled to share with you the new Filecoin Whitepaper. This new Whitepaper introduces two new Research breakthroughs in the Distributed Storage Networks (DSN) landscape: Proof-of-Replication (PoR) and Proof-of-Spacetime (PoSt).

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Read more Filecoin Research

New Blockchain, New Breakthroughs

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Data stored in secure Sectors

  • Strong end-to-end encryption, at rest.
  • Erasure coded, for redundancy and self-healing.

Competitive Storage Market

  • Asks and Bids visible and fair to everyone.
  • Get the best prices & guarantees, world-wide.

Decentralized and Verifiable Storage

  • Proof-of-replication to verify storage.
  • Proof-of-space-time for mining blocks.

A Decentralized Market for Storage

The Filecoin network achieves staggering economies of scale by allowing anyone worldwide to participate as storage providers.

It also makes storage resemble a commodity or utility by decoupling hard-drive space from additional services. On this robust global market the price of storage will be driven by supply and demand, not corporate pricing departments, and miners will compete on factors like reputation for reliability as well as price.

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Join the Filecoin Community

Ready, get set, mine Filecoin

Join the Early Miner Program

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Extra storage
space available?

Join the Filecoin Storage Market to rent your hard drives, single disks, racks, whole data centers, every Terabyte you are not using.

All you need to do is to connect to the Filecoin network and the protocol will handle the file transfers and transactions for you. The more space you put on the market, the more Filecoin you get.

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Near a lot of
people on the network?

Are you in the middle of a dense city? Do you have access to very fast Internet pipes? Have a rack in a carrier hotel? Perfect!

In Filecoin’s Retrieval Market, miners get rewarded for delivering content quickly. This makes the retrieval market good for miners who have low-latency, high-bandwidth connections to lots of users (but not necessarily the most disk space).

Media

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The Decentralized Web, IPFS, and Filecoin
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IPFS, Filecoin and Ethereum - Important project updates
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EB100 – Juan Benet: Decentralizing The Web With The Inter-Planetary File System (IPFS)

Filecoin Research

The new Filecoin Whitepaper

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Proof-of-Replication

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Power Fault Tolerance

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Research Roadmap 2017

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Original Filecoin Whitepaper (2014)

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View more papers, talks and open projects at Filecoin Research.