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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.

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…

go-filecoin 0.3.2 is released
July 9, 2019

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…

Announcing the SNARK Challenge
May 17, 2019

Announcing the SNARK Challenge

We are excited to announce that we are sponsoring the SNARK Challenge, an open challenge to speed up zk-SNARK provers…

go-filecoin 0.2.2 is released
May 17, 2019

go-filecoin 0.2.2 is released

We’re happy to announce go-filecoin 0.2.2. This release is heavy on behind-the-scenes upgrades, including support for filesystem repo migrations and storage disputes, a better message pool, proofs improvements, bumps to libp2p and go-libp2p-kad-dht versions for more reliable relays and DHTs, and CLI improvements.

Announcing Our First Mining Community Call
April 24, 2019

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
April 19, 2019

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…