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Filecoin and Hedera Hashgraph Announce Grant Program to Propel Web3 Interoperability

Today, Filecoin and Hedera Hashgraph are announcing a joint effort to advance the interoperability of Web3.

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Zero Knowledge and the Filecoin Network

An overview of how the worlds of zk-SNARKs and decentralized storage come together on the Filecoin network.

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Filecoin News 23

Welcome to Filecoin News 23!

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Filecoin and Hedera Hashgraph Announce Grant Program to Propel Web3 Interoperability

Today, Filecoin and Hedera Hashgraph are announcing a joint effort to advance the interoperability of Web3.

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Building Businesses for the Future of the Decentralized Web

Outlier Ventures CEO & Founder Jamie Burke and Protocol Labs Ecosystem Lead Colin Evran talking about the business opportunities of decentralized storage in the future of Web3 and the role that the recently-announced Filecoin Base Camp by Outlier Ventures plays.

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Open Web Community Summit: The Future of Storage Capacity

Dystopia Labs recently hosted the Open Web Community Summit for Creators & Community, co-presented by NEAR Protocol and Gitcoin. The event mainly focused on NFTs and featured 50+ speakers and dozens of artists and creators from all over the world.

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Filecoin News 22

Announcing the Filecoin Techstars Accelerator, Starling Labs featured on BloombergTV, SNARKs website launch, and more!

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Filecoin zk-SNARKs: Zero Knowledge — but a Lot of Zero Knowledge

CryptoComputeLab created a beautiful zk-SNARKs for the world minisite, showcasing that Filecoin is the largest deployed zk-SNARK network to date and highlighting the key improvements that allowed a deployment of this scale.

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More than just Storage: Business Opportunities on Filecoin

Exploring Web2 and Web3 business opportunities for the Filecoin network beyond storage, with ZX Zhang.

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Filecoin Quadratic Funding Grant Round-1 at DoraHacks

Protocol Labs is sponsoring a HackerLink Grant via DoraHacks to fund open source developer projects via donation, so that these projects can develop further into a startup in the Filecoin ecosystem.

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Filecoin News 21

Welcome to Filecoin News 21!

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The Evolution of a Lotus Node

A look into the past, present, and future of a Lotus node from the Retrieval Market Builders Mini-Summit.

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OpenSea stores NFTs with IPFS and Filecoin

OpenSea recently launched a feature to “freeze” NFT metadata, enabling NFT creators to properly decentralize their NFTs using IPFS and Filecoin.

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Filecoin News 20

Welcome to Filecoin News 20!

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Slingshot Phase 2.3 Recap

The Slingshot Phase 2.3 Closing Ceremony on June 9th closed what has been one of the most productive phases of the Slingshot Competition yet. Check out this post for a full recap.

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Filecoin v13 HyperDrive AMA 1 Recap

On June 8th, Filecoin hosted an AMA answering 25+ questions on the network upgrade, sealing, onboarding new storage deals and more.

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Starling Lab: Establishing Trust for Humanity’s Data

Announcing the launch of Starling Lab, a commitment to continue building the frameworks required to endow humanity’s most vital digital information with trust.

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Filecoin Case Study: Starling Lab

Starling Lab is the home to the Starling Framework for Data Integrity, a comprehensive set of tools empowering organizations to securely capture, store and verify human history leveraging technologies like Filecoin.

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IPFS, Filecoin, and ‘Content Persistence’

The value of content persistence for the information era, and the role IPFS and Filecoin play.

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Filecoin News 19

Welcome to Filecoin News 19!

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Filecoin v13 ‘HyperDrive’ Network Upgrade Unlocks 10-25x Increase in Storage Onboarding

Today, we’re excited to announce that the Filecoin v13 ‘HyperDrive’ Network upgrade coming in just a few weeks will unlock a 10-25x increase in storage onboarding rate* due to innovations in Filecoin Proofs system (*depending on how miners take advantage of the new aggregation limits) !

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Filecoin Network Crosses Baseline Sustainability Target for First Time

This article provides an update on the Filecoin x BlockScience research collaboration, denoting a significant milestone for the Filecoin project. It was first published by Blockscience here.

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Filecoin Frontier Accelerator Demo Day: DeFi & Consumer Tech

A look at the DeFi and consumer tech startups from Filecoin Frontier Accelerator demo day: Atomica, Ownership Labs, Sinso Technology, and Vera AI.

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Filecoin News 18

Welcome to Filecoin News 18!

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Filecoin Frontier Accelerator Demo Day: NFT and Media Startups

A look at the NFT and media startups from Filecoin Frontier Accelerator demo day: Curio, Flame, Huddle 01, Myel, NonEntropy Tech, Numbers, and OP Games.

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Wolfram Blockchain Labs Expanding Storage Functionality with IPFS & Filecoin for Dapp Development

WBL is integrating their distributed ledger technology platform with IPFS and Filecoin to add new decentralized functionality and expanded storage to their existing blockchain features.

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Filecoin News 17

Welcome to Filecoin News 17!

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Filecoin Network v12

On April 29th, 2021, the Filecoin network upgraded to version 12.

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Introducing NFT.Storage: Free Decentralized Storage for NFTs

NFT.Storage lets users store their NFT content and metadata seamlessly and securely with IPFS and Filecoin.

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Filecoin News 16

Welcome to Filecoin News 16!

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FilRep.io - A Filecoin Miner Reputation System v1 by Digital Mob

Filrep.io helps storage clients answer “How can I find the best miners to make storage and retrieval deals with?” by keeping track of storage miner reliability and performance.

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IPFSUnion has announced an investment to build a large Industrial Park focused on Filecoin mining

IPFSUnion has announced a large investment in a Filecoin mining facility as part of the Big Data Industrial Park. Check out this exclusive Q&A with their team.

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VideoCoin and Filecoin to Power the Video NFT Market

The VideoCoin Network commences integration with Filecoin to offer platform optimized for Video NFTs.

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Block Dream Fund launches $10m fund to support the Filecoin Ecosystem

OKEx’s newly founded Block Dream Fund announces a collaboration with the Filecoin Network.

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Filecoin News 15

Welcome to Filecoin News 15!

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Truffle Suite Launches NFT Development Template with Filecoin Box

Filecoin Box includes everything a developer needs to get started with decentralized storage and markets for NFTs, powered by Truffle Ganache.

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Decentralized Data Markets with Filehive

Solving the problem of data availability and monetization with Filehive, built on top of Filecoin.

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Filecoin and Chainlink Integration to Bring Advanced Decentralized Storage Solutions to Web 3.0 Developers

We're excited to announce that Chainlink—the industry leading decentralized oracle solution—is integrating with Filecoin—the world’s largest open-source, decentralized storage network— to enable bidirectional connection between the Filecoin Network and smart contract enabled blockchains such as Ethereum.

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Livepeer x Filecoin Co-Mining Pilot

Co-locating decentralized video transcoding with decentralized storage.

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Decrypt Collaborates with Filecoin for its Inaugural Token Season

Filecoin is sponsoring Decrypt’s first token season, which will let Decrypt token holders swap their tokens for limited edition NFTs.

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Incident Report: Accurate Bookkeeping with Lotus APIs

On March 18, the Lotus team received a report from an exchange about the incorrect use of a Lotus API for evaluating transfers/deposits in the Filecoin Network. The team investigated and found no issues with the Filecoin network or the RPC API code. The exchange in question has already reverted the incorrect transaction (there was no loss of funds) and is reviewing their deposit processing logic to correct their API usage.

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Filecoin News 14

Welcome to Filecoin News 14!

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The Next Phase of Fleek with Filecoin

Fleek’s support of Filecoin archiving for websites and dapps pushes the protocol further down the road of decentralization and permanence.

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How storage and retrieval deals work on Filecoin

A short article on how storage and retrieval deals work in Filecoin.

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Filecoin News 13

Welcome to Filecoin News 13!

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Filecoin for Treasuries, Wills, Financial Access, and more

A look at the startups from Filecoin Launchpad Demo Day under the “Finance” category.

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Filecoin for Content, DevOps, Trust, and more

A look at the startups from Filecoin Launchpad Demo Day under the “Enterprise” category.

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Filecoin News, Issue 12

Welcome to the twelfth issue of Filecoin News!

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Filecoin for Media, Video, Gaming, and more

A look at the startups from Filecoin Launchpad Demo Day under the “Social” category.

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Reputation Systems in Filecoin

The role reputation plays in the maintenance of the Filecoin network.

The Future of DeFi with Filecoin

The Ethereum DeFi ecosystem is interoperating with Filecoin to supercharge the future of DeFi.

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Tracking 78 Days of the US Presidential Election on Filecoin

The Starling Framework and Adobe’s Content Authenticity Initiative launch a photo archive documenting November 2020 to January 2021.

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The Future of DataDAOs

Filecoin's role in expanding the potential of DAOs within the DeFi ecosystem and beyond.

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Welcome Venus to the Filecoin mainnet!

Today we are excited to announce that at epoch 455673 (Jan 30th, 2021, 03:16 UTC), miner f0128788 running Venus v0.9.0, mined its very first block on mainnet!

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Filecoin Plus: Aligning Participants with Useful Storage

Filecoin is a global marketplace of storage and its related services, matching a diverse set of storage providers with demand for secure distributed cloud storage services. As a blockchain network, Filecoin provides a robust, decentralized, verifiable platform for anyone to store and interact with data.

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Filecoin MinerX Fellowship Program

The MinerX Fellowship engages small and medium-sized miners distributed across the world to help improve Filecoin’s experience and productivity in the early stages of the network. MinerX is designed to build a solid foundation of geographically-diverse, reliable, long-term storage options to accelerate the development of tools and services in the Filecoin ecosystem.

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Getting Started With the Infura Filecoin API

Filecoin nodes expose APIs that make it easy for developers to interact with and query the Filecoin blockchain. Learn how the Infura Filecoin API simplifies the process even further!

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Resolving the Dec 19 Chain Halt: Cause, Impact, & Take Aways

On Dec 19th, 2020, the Filecoin network experienced a chain halt. This post describes the issue encountered, the outage impact, the rapid response, and what’s next.

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The Fenbushi Ecosystem Fund for Filecoin Development

An overview of the recently-announced Fenbushi Fund to accelerate Filecoin development and growth.

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EIP-1559 in Filecoin

Filecoin incorporates the EIP-1559 transaction pricing model to make transaction processing on the network more efficient and easier to navigate. This post details the promising impact this decision has had over the course of Filecoin's mainnet launch.

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A Look Back at Filecoin in 2020

Welcoming 2021 by taking a moment to celebrate the Filecoin community’s achievements in 2020.

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Empowering Filecoin Startups

Highlights from the Storage Market Summit with Filecoin and ETH Global on Dec. 11

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Filecoin Community Highlights: Slate

Slate is the first storage application designed to encourage collaboration and research across a distributed network.

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Investing in the Filecoin Ecosystem

Highlights from the Storage Market Summit with Filecoin and ETH Global on Dec. 11

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Filecoin Ecosystem Growth & Innovation

Highlights from the Storage Market Summit with Filecoin and ETH Global on Dec. 11

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Meet the Filecoin Foundation

Meet the Filecoin Foundation and the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web, two organizations committed to driving forward the growth and development of the network.

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Filecoin Dev Grants Waves 4-5 and Gitcoin Grants

Announcing Filecoin Dev Grants Wave 4 and 5 Projects and Filecoin’s participation in the current Gitcoin Grants Round 8 with 2 categories dedicated to Filecoin including Miner Tooling Grant RFPs and Apollo Filecoin Dapps. Wave 6 and Gitcoin proposals are due January 15th at 23:59 PDT for priority consideration. Apply for a Filecoin dev grant!

Filecoin Network Economics

Highlights from the Storage Market Summit with Filecoin and ETH Global on Dec. 11

From Storage to Justice

The role of Filecoin and distributed storage in the preservation of justice on a global scale.

Meet Filecoin’s Collaborators: Jonathan Dotan, Starling Framework for Data Integrity

At a time when the internet is overrun with misinformation and valuable data is intentionally obscured, it’s more important than ever that we harness technology to capture, verify, and preserve our history.

Filecoin Collaborative Resource and Risk Management

Highlights from the Storage Market Summit with Filecoin and ETH Global on Dec. 11

Understanding Filecoin Circulating Supply

This blog post aims to unpack how Filecoin tokens enter circulating supply, provide more insights on how various stakeholders take part in its economy, and shed light on how one should approach and think about Filecoin token economics.

Huobi Group Launches Filecoin Incubation Center

Huobi Group and Protocol labs have partnered to launch the Huobi Filecoin Incubation Center with a $10M USD fund.

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A Milestone in Storage: Filecoin Surpasses 1 Exbibyte

The Filecoin network has just surpassed 1 exbibyte of storage fewer than four weeks after launch.

Filecoin Features: Slashing

Filecoin’s combination of cryptographic and economic mechanisms are designed to align participants’ incentives with the goals and mission of the network. With block reward and deal payment as the main incentive drivers, slashing is the main form of mitigating bad behavior when participants deviate from the promises they made to the network.

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Highlights from Shanghai Blockchain Week

Looking back at our week in Shanghai with the awesome Filecoin community in China.

Introducing Slingshot Phase 2

In this blog post, we are introducing Phase 2 of the Slingshot competition. If you are interested in earning FIL rewards for storing valuable data on the Filecoin network, Slingshot is for you!

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The Intersection of Filecoin and DeFi

During Filecoin Liftoff Week, Colin Evran of Filecoin led a conversation with Aave founder and CEO Stani Kulechov, Ren Protocol CTO Loong Wang, and ConsenSys Codefi Head of Product Corbin Page to discuss Filecoin’s position in the DeFi ecosystem.

Slingshot Phase 1 Recap

Phase 1 of Space Race 2: Slingshot is in the books! Slingshot is a two-part community competition for storage clients and developers that rewards the storage of real, valuable, and usable data onto the Filecoin network. The goal is to onboard 10PiB of valuable data to the Filecoin network. Teams are rewarded for storing more useful data, as well as building interesting, novel, and functional user interfaces (UIs) or applications associated with the data they store.

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回顾Slingshot第一阶段

太空竞赛2的第一阶段Slingshot已经进入尾声! Slingshot是一个针对存储用户和开发者的社区竞赛,以奖励大家将真实、有价值、可用的数据存储到Filecoin网络上,该竞赛共分为两个部分。其目标是将10PiB有价值的数据存储到Filecoin网络。团队将通过存储更多有用的数据、创建与他们存储的数据相关有趣、新颖、具有功能性的用户界面(UI)或应用程序而获得奖励。

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The Journey to Filecoin Mainnet Liftoff

After years of work, the Filecoin mainnet is officially live!🚀

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Looking Back on Filecoin Liftoff Week

Last week was packed with talks, demos, workshops, and more for Filecoin Liftoff Week.

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Filecoin Liftoff Week Closing AMA

To conclude Filecoin Liftoff Week, the Filecoin Team hosted a live AMA with the Filecoin community.

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Liftoff Day 5 Recap: On the Shoulders of Giants

Today we wrapped up day 5 at Filecoin Liftoff Week - our final day. We heard from Filecoin founder Juan Benet, Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin, Blockchain Association Executive Director Kristin Smith, Hyperledger Executive Director Brian Behlendorf, Head of Blockchain and DLT at the World Economic Forum Sheila Warren, and more.

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Bridging the Filecoin and Ethereum Communities

Building a decentralized data and transaction infrastructure for the future of the internet depends upon interoperation between decentralized protocols like Ethereum, Filecoin, and IPFS.

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How Filecoin Supports Video Storage

Since its inception, Filecoin’s mission has been to store the world’s most valuable information. Today, video is a prominent source of communication and content on the web.

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Liftoff Day 4 Recap: Storage for a Better Future

Today we wrapped up day 4 at Filecoin Liftoff Week. We heard from builders, entrepreneurs, and activists across the Web3 ecosystem and beyond, including Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle, Pinata’s CTO Matt Ober and CEO Kyle Tut, Livepeer founder Doug Petkanics, Carbon Five principal developer Hannah Howard, and Jonathan Dotan of the Stanford Center for Blockchain Research, and more.

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Filecoin Liftoff Week AMA

As a part of Filecoin Liftoff Week, the Filecoin team are hosting live AMAs with the Filecoin community.

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Liftoff Day 3 Recap: The Holy Grail of the Blockchain Ecosystem

Today we wrapped up day 3 at Filecoin Liftoff Week. We heard from developers across the Web3 ecosystem, including Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin, Filecoin product lead Pooja Shah, Infura senior engineer Tim Myers, Aave CEO Stani Kulechov, and Ren CTO Loong Wang.

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Filecoin Implementations Progress Update

One of Filecoin’s launch goals has always been to have multiple independent protocol implementations to help secure the network at launch.

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Liftoff Day 1 Recap

Yesterday we wrapped up Day 1 at Filecoin Liftoff Week. We heard from Filecoin founder, Juan Benet, Polychain Capital founder Olaf Carlson-Wee, Stanford Professor Dan Boneh, outside general counsel Marta Belcher, and more.

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Liftoff Day 2 Recap: Growing Filecoin’s Island Economy

Today we wrapped up day 2 at Filecoin Liftoff Week. We heard from mining experts across the Web3 ecosystem, including solo Filecoin miner Benjamin Hoesjbo, Node Factory CEO Belma Gutlic, IPFSMain Co-founder Neo Ge, Chainsafe lead engineer Elizabeth Binks, and many many more.

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Updates to the Filecoin Security Program

Building a strong Security Culture in the Filecoin project has been one of our core goals from the beginning of the project, from creating bleeding edge, researched, and evaluated mathematical proofs that set the foundation for the critical operations executed in the Filecoin Protocol (e.g. Proof of Replication & Proof of Space Time), to building a culture of strong security habits, secure code development and testing, through working with multiple external security specialists, pentesters and researchers to audit our code and practices.

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Join us for Filecoin Liftoff on October 19-23 2020

The Filecoin Network is now LIVE! This marks the culmination of years of innovation and hard work, and we thank everyone who dedicated their time, ideas, and expertise to make Filecoin a reality.

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Learning to Store Data on Filecoin: Slingshot and Beyond

Over the last three weeks, members of the Filecoin community have participated in Phase 1 of the Slingshot competition, storing 450+ TiB of data through more than 350,000 storage deals on the network.

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Filecoin Mainnet is Live

Today around 3pm UTC the Filecoin Mainnet went live! 🚀

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Miner's Guide to Liftoff

As we count down the final few hours of Space Race 2: Orbital Burn, here are some useful tips and FAQs to help miners transition into mainnet smoothly.

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Filecoin just received a massive Spec upgrade!

Over the last few months, we have made massive progress revamping the Filecoin Specification and its custom website!

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Filecoin Features: Block Rewards

The Filecoin network boasts a unique economic design that aligns incentives among participants and rewards useful work by Filecoin miners.

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Introducing the Building Web3 Video Series

In just the past few months, dozens of new applications, services, and businesses utilizing web3 have come to life, leveraging Filecoin and IPFS in exciting ways.

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Valuable Datasets Being Stored through Filecoin Slingshot

Over the last two weeks, the Filecoin community has stored more than 170 TiB of valuable data through more than 200,000 storage deals on the Filecoin network.

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Filecoin Features: Gas Fees

This is the latest installment in our series highlighting unique features of the Filecoin network. This post dives into gas fees – how they operate and why they’re important to the Filecoin network.

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Filecoin Frontier Accelerator launched by LongHash Ventures

LongHash Ventures has just announced the launch of the Filecoin Frontier Accelerator, a 12 week program to fuel the growth of major projects on the world’s largest decentralized storage network.

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Meet The SR2 Slingshot Teams

We’re about a week into the Space Race 2 Slingshot competition, and it is off to an exciting start! So far, 370+ participants have made over 125,000 storage deals to store valuable data on the Filecoin network, competing for a potential 500,000 FIL prize pool.

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Space Race AMA #5 Summary

As a part of the Space Race events program, the Filecoin team are hosting weekly live AMA’s with the Filecoin community.

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Want to Learn More about Filecoin? Start here.

Just in time for back to school, we’re here to get you up to speed on all things Filecoin.

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Space Race AMA #4 Summary

As a part of the Space Race events program, the Filecoin team are hosting weekly live AMA’s with the Filecoin community.

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Announcing Mainnet Ignition & Liftoff

The Filecoin network has made phenomenal progress over the last few months

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Slingshot Week One Recap

It’s been an exciting week with the kickoff of Filecoin Slingshot, a two-part competition for storage clients and developers to deploy their products to the testnet.

Space Race AMA #3 Summary

As a part of the Space Race events program, the Filecoin team are hosting weekly live AMA’s with the Filecoin community.

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Spark University Hackathon Winners: Challenge Two

Now that the Spark University Hackathon has reached a conclusion, we’re shining a spotlight on the winners of the two challenges that Filecoin sponsored for the event!

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Announcing Space Race 2

For the past 3 weeks, miners across the community have been participating in the Filecoin Space Race to onboard as much storage as possible to the Testnet.

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Space Race AMA #2 Summary

As a part of the Space Race events program, on September 9th the Filecoin team hosted another live AMA with the Filecoin community, answering questions on Space Race, cryptoeconomics, Filecoin mining. Our engineering team also helped miners troubleshoot some common issues.

Spark University Hackathon Winners: Challenge One

In June, we shared the news that Filecoin was participating as a challenge partner in the Spark University Hackathon, an eight-week online competition focused on the development of novel blockchain solutions.

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Space Race AMA Summary

As a part of the Space Race events program, the Filecoin team are hosting weekly live AMAs with the Filecoin community.

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Trusted Setup Complete!

At the end of last year, we successfully completed the first phase of our trusted setup also known as the “powers of tau” ceremony. At the end of July, we finished our second phase of the trusted setup – generating secure parameters for the 6 circuits that will be used for mainnet. Now, with both phases of our setup complete Filecoin’s final parameters for mainnet are available. Thank you to everyone who contributed!

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Introducing the Filecoin Economy

The datasphere will grow to 175 zettabytes by 2025, according to IDC estimates. A stack of enough 10-terabyte hard drives to store all that data would literally reach the moon (1 zettabyte equals 1 trillion gigabytes).

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HackFS: What's Next

More than three dozen teams took home prizes at the HackFS Finale last week on August 18. Among them, 10 were named finalists, earning $1,000 USD per team member plus 250 FIL.

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More Ways to Keep Building on the Filecoin Network

Around the world, thousands of individuals and teams are devoting their energy, talent, and resources to making Filecoin an important building block of the internet’s evolving infrastructure.

30 Days, 130 Projects: Recognizing New Ideas to Power Web3

After a month of workshops, talks, AMAs, and heads-down building, 134 teams submitted final projects for the inaugural HackFS hackathon, unveiling amazing tools and services to drive the decentralized web.

Welcome to the Space Race

The Filecoin Testnet Incentives Program is kicking off on, Monday August 24th at 10pm UTC (3pm PT | 6am CST on Tuesday, August 25th)!

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Filecoin Features: Distributed Randomness & Leader Elections

This is the latest installment in our series highlighting unique features of the Filecoin network. Filecoin will be the first high-profile user of the production drand network.

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Meet the HackFS Teams: Vol. 3

Welcome to the ninth installment of the Filecoin Community Highlights series, and our final post highlighting the HackFS teams building essential tools and services on the Filecoin network.

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Andrew Cronk & Yannick Folla, Figment Networks

Welcome to the eighth installment of the Filecoin Community Highlights series, which features users and developers building essential tools and services on the Filecoin network.

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Meet the HackFS Teams: Vol. 2

Welcome to the seventh installment of the Filecoin Community Highlights series, which features users and developers building essential tools and services on the Filecoin network.

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Filecoin Mining Community Call, July 2020

We are excited to announce the next Filecoin Mining Community Call. It will begin with a Filecoin ecosystem update and an overview of the progress that has been made since the last mining call.

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Getting Ready for Filecoin’s Space Race

As we enter the home stretch into Filecoin’s mainnet launch, Lotus (the Filecoin reference implementation) is making fast progress. In the past 2 weeks alone the team has landed a major data transfer improvement to the Filecoin market implementation, finished up the final sector-lifecycle features for verified & fast-retrieval deals and upgrading Committed Capacity sectors, and shipped large improvements to the Filecoin actors.

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Juan Leni, Zondax

Welcome to the fifth installment of the Filecoin Community Highlights series, which features users and developers building essential tools and services on the Filecoin network. The goal is to inspire others to build world-class tools for the distributed web.

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A Guide to Filecoin Storage Mining

An updated guide to Filecoin storage mining, and discuss some of the recently announced incentives and opportunities for members of the growing Filecoin community.

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Filecoin Comes to ProtoSchool

Today we’re excited to announce ProtoSchool’s first-ever Filecoin tutorial, Verifying Storage on Filecoin. It offers a beginner-friendly, code-free look at Filecoin’s proof system, exploring how Proof of Replication (PoRep), Proof of Storage (PoSt), and zkSNARKs make it possible to trust peers in an incentivized, decentralized storage system.

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June Q & A Summary

On June 25, 2020, the Filecoin team hosted an AMA with Juan Benet. Over the course of an hour, we answered 41 questions, covering topics like testnet incentives, the most recent roadmap update, and the path to mainnet launch. During the session we were joined by 968 Filecoin community members from across the globe. Many thanks to all who participated!

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Dev Grants Wave 3 Update, Wave 4 RFPs

For Wave 3 of Dev Grants that were due in April, we received 44 proposals from the community.

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Filecoin features: verifiable storage

With Filecoin, miners’ storage is publicly audited. In other words, our storage proofs give every user of the Filecoin network assurance that all miners are storing data exactly as promised.

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Filecoin roadmap update June 2020

Our June 2020 roadmap update covers progress made since the last roadmap update and a peek into what’s next for the Filecoin project as we enter the homestretch to the mainnet launch.

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Filecoin virtual community meeting recap

The Filecoin team hosted our very first Filecoin virtual community meetup! Thank you to all who attended and made it such a success. Our community meetups are an opportunity to meet the people behind the many tools and projects being built in the Filecoin ecosystem.

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Announcing: Filecoin Ignite and HackFS!

We are thrilled to announce Filecoin Ignite, a series of events gathering the community, to learn, show, and build together.

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Spark University Hackathon

Filecoin is excited to be a challenge partner in the Spark University Hackathon, an 8 week online competition bringing together developers from universities around the world, to learn, build, and launch new applications and storage solutions on the Filecoin network.

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Update: trusted setup

The trusted setup ceremony is conducted in two phases. The first phase, also known as the “powers of tau” ceremony, applies to all Groth16 zk-SNARKs up to a given size.

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Filecoin mining community call thank you

On May 28, 2020, the Filecoin team hosted our second Filecoin Mining Community Call; we were joined by over 160 live attendees globally. Find the overview of the questions and answers.

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Announcing Filecoin's Testnet incentives

After years of research and development, Filecoin’s mainnet launch is within sight. Today, we’re announcing Filecoin’s testnet incentives program and inviting miners all over the world to compete to earn global and regional pools totaling up to 4 million Filecoin tokens.

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Offline data transfer for large-scale data

As we discussed in our cryptoeconomics constructions blog post, sometimes when you’re dealing with huge troves of data, it’s difficult (expensive and time-consuming) to transfer those files over the internet for safekeeping. For petabyte-scale datasets and larger, the most sensible solutions often involve shipping data on hard drives. The Filecoin protocol and project has tools and structures to support what’s known as offline data transfers.

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Filecoin mining community call, May 2020

We are excited to announce our second Filecoin Mining Community Call. We’ll kick off with an overview of Testnet Phase 2 then provide an update on the Filecoin Discover program. To conclude, we will answer your questions about mining on the Filecoin network.

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May Q&A thank you and summary

On May 18, 2020, we hosted another AMA with Juan Benet and other developers of the Filecoin Project. Thanks to everyone who joined! Over the course of one hour, we received 291 questions and were able to answer 46, ranging from roadmap and timing updates to details on verified clients, hardware requirements, and the latest on testnet incentives. Nearly 1,400 Filecoin community members participated in the session or checked the recap on Slido.

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Update: Filecoin Discover

Filecoin Discover has received an overwhelming amount of community interest. Since May 7th, Filecoin miners have signed up to store dozens of petabytes worth of important data.

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Filecoin Testnet Phase 2 is here!

Today is a big day for the Filecoin project. Six months ago, we launched the first phase of the Filecoin testnet. Since then, we have been bug fixing, conducting protocol reviews, making critical protocol and product improvements, performing optimizations, and working towards running networks with multiple interoperable nodes. Now, we are ready to launch Testnet Phase 2!

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Introducing Filecoin Discover

Today, we are pleased to launch Filecoin Discover – a project to help seed Filecoin as the home for humanity’s most important datasets and make it accessible to others, to grow our knowledge base and forge new ideas.

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Jonathan Schwartz, Open Work Labs

Jonathan Schwartz is the co-founder of Open Work Labs (OWL), a product studio based in Brooklyn that builds tools to improve the way people share, organize, and archive their work. Most of their time is spent helping other teams develop distributed web apps and infrastructure that they hope to eventually reuse on their own products.

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Filecoin's cryptoeconomic constructions

Today, we’re pleased to provide an overview of the cryptoeconomic structures that will allow Filecoin to create that foundation. Filecoin uses a combination of existing cryptoeconomic structures and many new ones to meet the network’s unique requirements. If you’re interested in Filecoin’s long-term success as a storage marketplace, you should find these mechanisms encouraging. While we’re still conducting extensive testing to finalize parameters, we’re excited to share these details on how the system works.

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Ben Fino-Radin, Small Data Industries

Ben Fino-Radin is the founder of Small Data Industries, a lab and consultancy based in New York City. Small Data’s mission is to safeguard the permanence and integrity of the world’s artistic record. Ben and his team work with artists, collectors, and cultural heritage institutions around the world to preserve and protect art and archives, and they see Filecoin as the key to improving their efficiency and creating more secure records.

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Filecoin roadmap update April 2020

Our April 2020 roadmap update covers progress made since the last roadmap update and a peek into what’s next for the Filecoin project as we get closer to the mainnet launch.

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Tammy Yang and Bofu Chen, Numbers

Bofu Chen and Tammy Yang launched Numbers to give people greater access to and control of their information – including where and with whom they share it. Most recently, they’ve turned their talents to helping track symptoms related to the Coronavirus. We asked them why they chose to build on the Filecoin network and what’s next for Numbers.

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Filecoin Dev Grants - Wave 3 New RFPs, Wave 1 & 2

The Wave 3 deadline for Filecoin Dev Grants has been extended to April 15th at 23:59 PDT. This is the final wave with a few months to build something before Filecoin’s mainnet launch. A wide range of new RFP ideas have been published here and we hope this sparks more ideas and discussion of what could be built.

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Meet Andrew Hill, Co-Founder and CEO of Textile

Welcome to the first blog post in our Filecoin Community Highlights series. Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring Filecoin use cases and developers in the community who are building essential tools and services on the Filecoin network.

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March Q&A thank you and summary

Thanks to everyone who participated in our March 5 Q&A about the Filecoin project! We answered more than 100 questions in our 1-hour session (fast and furious typing!). We fielded questions on topics ranging from hardware requirements, for mining to our timeline for Testnet Phase 2 and mainnet launch, to the inner workings of our proofs constructions.

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Participate in a March Q&A with Juan Benet

This Thursday, March 5, 2020, we will host a virtual Q&A session with Juan Benet, founder of the Filecoin Project. For one hour, Juan will be online to answer any questions you might have about our testnet, updated roadmap and future plans. We hope you can join us!

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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.

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What sets us apart: Filecoin’s proof system

With the testnet launch, we’re unveiling a new set of storage-based proof systems to attain decentralized consensus.

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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

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. This blog post assumes knowledge of our milestones and what they mean; if you’d like a refresher, read more here.

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Tipsets: A closer look at Filecoin's building blocks

Blockchains are built on blocks—chunks of information denoted by a unique cryptographic hash and permanently recorded on the blockchain. Strung together, these blocks of information constitute the blockchain and carry a set of updates to a given system whose state they encode.

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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

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

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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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

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

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

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!

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Filecoin Dev Grants Program now live – first wave closes September 30

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.

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go-filecoin 0.3.2 is released

We’re happy to announce go-filecoin 0.3.2. This release is a big step towards completing the filecoin storage protocol.

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Announcing the SNARK Challenge

We are excited to announce that Protocol Labs and Filecoin are sponsoring the SNARK Challenge, an open challenge to speed up zk-SNARK provers. The SNARK challenge is co-hosted by Coinlist, Coda, and Dekrypt Capital, and co-sponsored by Tezos and the Zcash Foundation.

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go-filecoin 0.2.2 is released

We’re happy to announce go-filecoin 0.2.2. go-filecoin is the Go implementation of the Filecoin protocol. The up-to-date changelog can always be found at go-filecoin/CHANGELOG.md.

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Announcing our first mining community call

We are excited to announce our upcoming community call specifically focused on mining. In this call, we will bring together implementers, contributors, researchers, prospective miners, and curious minds to engage with one another.

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Collaboration with the Ethereum Foundation on VDFs

Today, Protocol Labs is announcing a research collaboration with the Ethereum Foundation to design and develop at least one secure, efficient, and usable Verifiable Delay Function (VDF) construction.

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go-filecoin 0.1.4 is released

We’re happy to announce go-filecoin 0.1.4. go-filecoin is the Go implementation of the Filecoin protocol. The up-to-date changelog can always be found at go-filecoin/CHANGELOG.md.

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Filecoin 2018 Q3 & Q4 update

Good news! After many months building things privately, we are ready to open up a number of codebases and community forums. This is right on schedule as predicted in our Project Roadmap and last update. Read our announcement blog post for more.

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Getting started with Filecoin repos and devnets

As we announced here, we recently opened up the Filecoin project repos on GitHub. You can visit the GitHub repos to explore the codebase, development tools, community resources, and more.

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Opening the Filecoin project repos

Today, we are excited to open several repos on GitHub, and invite everybody to join us on GitHub.

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Anti-fraud statement for our communities in China & Hong Kong

Community Caution: The Protocol Labs, IPFS and Filecoin teams are thrilled about the activity coming from communities around the world, including China and Hong Kong. Over the past year, we’ve enjoyed receiving open-source contributions from several community volunteers across China and Hong Kong. We’ve been happy about the many educational events, webcasts, meetups, articles about our projects, and more.

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Announcing the Filecoin FAQs

We have assembled an exhaustive list of crowd-sourced Filecoin FAQs from our active community as a quick and easy resource for questions about Filecoin.

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Filecoin 2018 Q1 & Q2 update

Filecoin 2018 Q1 & Q2 Update

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Token Sale Completed

The Filecoin Sale completed on Sep 7th, 2017, at 19:00 UTC. The sale was a resounding success!

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First Day Sale Update, Reopening Aug 12, 11:00am PDT

Wow! We are deeply humbled and grateful for your tremendous support. As soon as we opened the sale we were overwhelmed with thousands of investments.

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Sale Delayed — New Date: Thursday Aug 10

Bad news. We unfortunately have to delay the sale. This is painful — for us, as much as anybody else — but it is necessary.

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More Filecoin Token Sale Details — 7 days away!

First off, I want to thank our amazing community for being so creative, and so overwhelmingly supportive in this time.

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Proof-of-Replication, Power-Fault-Tolerance and Research Roadmap

At Protocol Labs we are charting a course to the future, but we also know that the details make or break the plan.

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Updates & New Token Sale Date - August 7th

We are absolutely overwhelmed with the positive response to the new Filecoin whitepaper, our upcoming token sale, our video, and the other info we’ve released.

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Announcing the Filecoin token sale and upgraded whitepaper

The Filecoin Token Sale will begin on July 27 at 7pm GMT. The sale will take place on CoinList and is open for registration and pre-funding now.

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Why is decentralized and distributed file storage critical for a better web?

The team behind IPFS and Filecoin explain how advances in distributed data storage and strong alignment of market incentives are combining to create a much more secure and efficient web.

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Filecoin 2017 Q4 Update

Since the completion of the token sale, we have been heads down turning Filecoin’s tremendous potential into reality – from implementing the core parts of the Filecoin protocol to growing our team with the best talent we can find.

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Meet the HackFS Teams: Vol. 1

Welcome to the sixth installment of the Filecoin Community Highlights series, which features users and developers building essential tools and services on the Filecoin network.

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Filecoin Roadmap Update August 2020

Our August 2020 roadmap update covers progress made since the last roadmap update - with a special celebration of today’s launch of the Filecoin Space Race, our incentivized testnet competition.

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