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Filecoin Roadmap Update February 2020
February 19, 2020

Filecoin Roadmap Update February 2020

In this blog post, we cover recent progress since launching Testnet Phase 1 and updated roadmap information about Testnet Phase 2 and mainnet launch. Please review our Roadmap Update Q4 2019 and Testnet Phase 2 Update (in that order) for additional context.

What Sets us Apart: Filecoin’s Proof System
February 18, 2020

What Sets us Apart: Filecoin’s Proof System

Filecoin is built on a variation of Proof-of-Space. In building a decentralized storage network, we set out to build a proof structure in which consensus is achieved through an operation yielding positive social externality: data storage. With the testnet launch, we’re unveiling a new set of storage-based proof systems to attain decentralized consensus.

Announcing Filecoin Implementations in Rust and C++
January 31, 2020

Announcing Filecoin Implementations in Rust and C++

Today, we are excited to announce two additional implementations of the Filecoin protocol: forest – being implemented in Rust by ChainSafe, and fuhon – being implemented in C++ by Soramitsu. These implementations are in active development, and are now fully open for anyone to use or contribute to. Check them out on GitHub!

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Testnet Phase 2 Update
January 30, 2020

Testnet Phase 2 Update

As announced in our last roadmap update, we’re using a public Gantt chart to maintain an updated view of our roadmap to launch. We are currently in Testnet Phase 1, and are gearing up to launch Testnet Phase 2. In this blog post, we talk about rough timing and upcoming milestones.

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Tipsets - A closer look at Filecoin building blocks
January 13, 2020

Tipsets - A closer look at Filecoin building blocks

GHOSTy protocols enable miners to refer back to all observed blocks from the past in order to lend their chain weight. Filecoin’s consensus mechanism is built on a variation of this called tipsets. If Bitcoin operates like a race to produce the longest and most valid chain, Filecoin’s Expected Consensus is election-based and multiple miners can be elected as leaders in a given round. This in turn means multiple valid sibling blocks can be created per round. With each epoch, a new generation of a family tree can grow, called a tipset, a system unique to our network.

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Filecoin Roadmap Update Q4 2019
December 11, 2019

Filecoin Roadmap Update Q4 2019

In this post, we share what’s next on our roadmap and a tool you can use to follow milestone timing estimates.

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Filecoin Testnet is Live
December 11, 2019

Filecoin Testnet is Live

Today marks an important milestone for the Filecoin project: the launch of the Filecoin testnet (on schedule!). After significant research, design, and development, the Filecoin protocol is ready for live network testing. We’re thrilled to share it with you.

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Filecoin Testnet Mining
December 10, 2019

Filecoin Testnet Mining

Becoming a Filecoin miner is an opportunity for community members to help store and preserve access to humanity’s most important information. By providing network security and infrastructure, Filecoin miners help build a more open, resilient, and trustworthy internet.

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Filecoin Dev Grants - Wave 1 recipients, Wave 2 now open
December 3, 2019

Filecoin Dev Grants - Wave 1 recipients, Wave 2 now open

We are thrilled to have received many Dev Grant proposals from community members in Wave 1 reflecting a wide range of project ideas using Filecoin. We appreciate all proposals and hope to see more applications from enthusiastic developer teams in the future. We received 22 outstanding proposals, from which we selected 5 teams to work on the following projects…

Participate in our trusted setup ceremony
October 22, 2019

Participate in our trusted setup ceremony

As you may have seen in our recent update, the Filecoin team is gearing up to launch our testnet in December 2019 and mainnet in March 2020. Prior to launch, we need to conduct a secure trusted setup ceremony (read more about this below). We are seeking volunteers to participate in our trusted setup ceremony and to help us get Filecoin securely off the ground.

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