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Dev Grants Wave 3 Update, Wave 4 RFPs
June 30, 2020

Dev Grants Wave 3 Update, Wave 4 RFPs

It’s very exciting to see the growth of interest in the Filecoin Dev Grant program. For Wave 3 of Filecoin Dev Grants that were due in April, we received 44 proposals from the community. A list of Wave 4 RFPs have been published and are due July 1st at 23:59 PDT for priority consideration. We will evaluate later proposals as capacity allows.

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Filecoin Features: Verifiable Storage
June 29, 2020

Filecoin Features: Verifiable Storage

The Filecoin marketplace runs effectively because of the confidence clients can have that storage miners on the network are properly storing their data. This confidence comes from Filecoin’s own unique proof system for ensuring storage on the Filecoin network works as contracted.

Filecoin Roadmap Update June 2020
June 24, 2020

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 Meetup Recap
June 22, 2020

Filecoin Virtual Community Meetup 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.

Announcing: Filecoin Ignite and HackFS!
June 17, 2020

Announcing: Filecoin Ignite and HackFS!

Filecoin is getting closer to mainnet launch, and the ecosystem is moving at blazing speed. Filecoin Miners are building out infrastructure at small, medium and large scales. The testnet just passed 9 PiB. Developers are making apps, dapps, dev tools, and more. There are thousands of people building around Filecoin, but so far they have been doing it mostly by themselves. It is time to get together and cross-pollinate.

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Spark University Hackathon
June 12, 2020

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.

Update: Trusted Setup
June 11, 2020

Update: Trusted Setup

At the end of last year, we successfully completed the first phase of our trusted setup also known as the “powers of tau” ceremony. Since the end of the year, our team has been preparing for Phase 2 of our trusted setup. To learn more about Phase 2 and how you can help contribute, read on! If you haven’t signed up previously and would like to participate, please fill out this form!

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Filecoin Mining Community Call Thank You
June 10, 2020

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. To kick off the call, Filecoin Ecosystem Lead Colin Evran provided an update on the Filecoin project including an overview of our growing miner ecosystem and some of the important use cases we’re seeing emerge. Filecoin Founder Juan Benet followed with a presentation highlighting an introduction to Verified Clients in Filecoin. Next, Jonathan Victor presented on Filecoin Discover – a project incentivizing early miners of all sizes to store valuable data from non-profits and open source projects in exchange for additional Filecoin. We also heard from Ian Darrow, who provided a teaser for Testnet Incentives— more details to come soon! To conclude, Aayush Rajasekaran answered your most frequently asked questions.

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Announcing Filecoin's Testnet Incentives
June 9, 2020

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
June 8, 2020

Offline Data Transfer for Large-Scale Data

Filecoin is designed to store the world’s most valuable information. Globally, we produce 2.5 quintillion bytes of data daily. While much of that data doesn’t need to be stored in perpetuity, some of it spans the most important information humans have ever created across the sciences, mathematics, arts, history, and humanities.

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