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May 19, 2020

Update: Filecoin Discover

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.

We’ve been listening to questions and feedback from the Filecoin mining community. This post addresses the most common questions and concerns.

Filecoin Discover is an early pilot program for sponsoring the storage of valuable datasets on the Filecoin network. While Discover will be an early verified client, it will not in any way be the only source, nor should it be the primary source of verified data or hard drives for miners. We also want to ensure that no miner feels disadvantaged if they choose to not participate in Discover.

In response to this feedback, we’re making a few small changes to the Filecoin Discover program.

In this first wave of Filecoin Discover, we will cap the number of drives per miner at 20. After mainnet launch, we will evaluate expanding the program. Please note that Filecoin Discover drives will need to be registered with an onboarding application, so drives sold or transferred to a third party will not be eligible for a verified client deal.

For teams that made larger orders, we still have your order on file and will be in touch to update your order as needed. You can reach out to our team (through discover-support@protocol.ai or on Slack) if you have questions.

Lastly, we wanted to give a small update on a few other facets of this program:

The enthusiasm from the Filecoin mining community has made all of this possible. Thank you all for your support!

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