Announcing Mainnet Ignition & Liftoff
September 27, 2020

Announcing Mainnet Ignition & Liftoff

Over the last few weeks, the Filecoin network has made immense progress. More than 500 miners have onboarded over 325 PiB of storage, 265 clients have made >40,000 storage and retrieval deals, and collectively we’ve thoroughly exercised and tested the network’s functionality, security, and resilience. Today, we’re excited to share an update on Filecoin’s launch phases & schedule as we enter Mainnet Ignition - our onboarding phase to bring miners, clients, custodians, applications, & ecosystem partners onto the network - and get ready for Filecoin Mainnet Liftoff the week of October 19-23.

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Slingshot Week One Recap
September 25, 2020

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. Phase One of this competition (“Onboard”), which started on September 23, 2020 and runs through October 14, aims to onboard 1PiB of real, useful data to the Filecoin network. Phase Two (“Scale”) aims to onboard 10PiB of data. Between the two phases, participants have a chance at getting a share of a prize pool of up to 500,000 FIL based on their network storage commitments!

Space Race AMA #3 Summary
September 20, 2020

Space Race AMA #3 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.

Announcing Space Race 2: Slingshot
September 18, 2020

Announcing Space Race 2: Slingshot

We are extremely excited to announce Space Race 2: Slingshot! While SR1 focused on miners, the Filecoin Network is a multi-dimensional network with many critical stakeholders and audiences. We’re ready and excited to bring in storage clients, app developers, tooling providers, and the many other community members contributing to the network!

Spark University Hackathon Winners: Challenge Two
September 16, 2020

Spark University Hackathon Winners: Challenge Two

Last week, we shared the results of the first of two challenges we sponsored for the recently-concluded Spark University Hackathon. This week, we shine a spotlight on the winners of our second challenge: building an app that showcases the convenience of interoperability between Filecoin and IPFS.

Announcing Space Race 2
September 12, 2020

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. We’re thrilled to announce Space Race 2, a second phase of competition building on the massive network grown during Space Race so far. This gives us an opportunity to continue testing and improving Filecoin on a network at scale, as we prepare for mainnet.

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Space Race AMA #2 Summary
September 10, 2020

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
September 8, 2020

Spark University Hackathon Winners: Challenge One

The Spark University Hackathon has come to a close! Over the last two months, hundreds of participants came together to build novel blockchain solutions to address specific challenges. We’re excited to announce the winners of the first of two challenges we proposed: building a system for storing, retrieving, and verifying research data with Filecoin.

Space Race AMA Summary
September 3, 2020

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. On September 2nd our team hosted the first of two AMAs, answering 20+ questions on Space Race, cryptoeconomics, and Filecoin mining. In addition, we helped miners troubleshoot certain issues.

Trusted Setup Complete!
August 28, 2020

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 we’ll be using for mainnet.

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