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Filecoin Comes to ProtoSchool

One of Filecoin’s most distinguishing features is its approach to verifiable storage. In a recent blog post, we summarized how Filecoin implements decentralized storage with a combination of consensus mechanisms and cryptographic proofs that allow clients to trust that miners are storing their data as agreed.

Explore Filecoin concepts on ProtoSchool

Today we’re excited to announce ProtoSchool’s first-ever Filecoin tutorial, Verifying Storage on Filecoin. It offers a beginner-friendly, code-free look at Filecoin’s proof system, exploring how Proof of Replication (PoRep), Proof of Storage (PoSt), and zkSNARKs make it possible to trust peers in an incentivized, decentralized storage system.

Explore the tutorial now.

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If you haven’t yet done so, we encourage you to check out our Decentralized Data Structures tutorial before digging into Verifying Storage on Filecoin. It explores concepts that are key to building trust on the decentralized web, including cryptographic hashing, content addressing, Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAG), and Merkle Trees.

For other content relevant to Filecoin, you can check out our Anatomy of a CID tutorial, which explores the structure of CIDs (Content Identifiers) as defined by the Multiformats project. These unique labels are used to point to data stored on distributed information systems including IPFS, IPLD, libp2p, and Filecoin.

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ProtoSchool’s self-guided tutorials are designed to introduce you to DWeb concepts, protocols, and tools. Complete JavaScript code challenges right in your web browser or stick to our text-based or multiple-choice tutorials for a code-free experience, with content ranging from from IPFS to Multiformats and now Filecoin.

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Filecoin is an open-source cloud storage marketplace, protocol, and incentive layer.