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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Filecoin Mining Community Call, May 2020
May 22, 2020

Filecoin Mining Community Call, May 2020

We are excited to announce our second Filecoin Mining Community Call on Thursday, May 28th, 2020 at 6:00pm PST | 9:00am CST | 9:00pm EST. We’ll kick off with an overview of Testnet Phase 2 then provide an update on the Filecoin Discover program. To conclude, we will answer your questions about mining on the Filecoin network.

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May Q & A Thank You and Summary
May 21, 2020

May Q & A Thank You and Summary

On May 18, 2020, we hosted another AMA with Juan Benet and other developers of the Filecoin Project. Thanks to everyone who joined! Over the course of one hour, we received 291 questions and were able to answer 46, ranging from roadmap and timing updates to details on verified clients, hardware requirements, and the latest on testnet incentives. Nearly 1,400 Filecoin community members participated in the session or checked the recap on Slido.

Update: Filecoin Discover
May 19, 2020

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. ...