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Meet Andrew Hill, Co-Founder and CEO of Textile
March 23, 2020

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. We hope these stories inspire others to join us in our mission to build world-class tools for the distributed web.

March Q & A Thank You and Summary
March 10, 2020

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. You can find an updated summary of the most frequent and relevant questions below.

Participate in a March Q & A With Juan Benet
March 3, 2020

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
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.

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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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