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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.

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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Announcing lotus, our first alternate Filecoin implementation
October 16, 2019

Announcing lotus, our first alternate Filecoin implementation

One of our most important goals is to make the Filecoin mainnet as secure and resilient as possible. One part of our network security strategy is launching the Filecoin network with multiple implementations. Today, we are delighted to announce lotus, our first alternate Filecoin implementation.

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Announcing the go-filecoin alphanet
September 25, 2019

Announcing the go-filecoin alphanet

Yesterday, we launched the go-filecoin alphanet, go-filecoin release 0.5.6 (right on schedule – well actually, a day early!). As we announced in our 2019 Q2 & Q3 Update, this was our last major interim milestone before our upcoming testnet launch in December 2019.

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Filecoin 2019 Q2 & Q3 Update
September 24, 2019

Filecoin 2019 Q2 & Q3 Update

The most important news in this update is that we’re getting very close to launching the network. We are delayed from our prior estimates, but – as you will read below – we have made tremendous progress on all fronts! We are close enough that we can decide on the following launch windows: Alphanet: Sep 25, 2019; Testnet: Dec 11, 2019; Mainnet: March 2020.

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Filecoin Dev Grants Program Now Live - First Wave Closes September 30th
September 11, 2019

Filecoin Dev Grants Program Now Live - First Wave Closes September 30th

Filecoin is much more than just a file storage network. It aims to be a decentralized, robust, and efficient foundation for humanity’s information. This vision is ambitious, and we can’t do it alone! The Filecoin network needs a vibrant and diverse community of participants working together to build the ecosystem of tools and services needed to improve Filecoin and make it usable in countless real-world applications. Today, we are delighted to announce the Filecoin Dev Grants Program…

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