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Introducing the Filecoin Energy Dashboard

There’s been a lot of talk around the environmental impact of Proof-of-Work blockchains and too little about the important solutions Web3 can bring to the table. Filecoin Green is excited to launch an open-source dashboard that tracks the energy consumption of its storage providers. The tool gives them, and potentially miners from other networks, a decentralized way to purchase Renewable Energy Certificates and store them in Filrep.

The project was developed as a collaboration between Protocol Labs and fellow Crypto Climate Accord co-signer Energy Web Zero in an effort to make the network carbon neutral, and in the future, net carbon negative. As an open-source tool, it could easily be extended to Bitcoin miners and help ward off some of the heavy criticism the network has received over its energy consumption. To learn more about Filecoin Green, check out this blog post and to get involved, join the #fil-green channel on Filecoin slack.

Now launching: the Filecoin Community Roadmap

The Filecoin community roadmap will be a publicly managed tool that is updated on a quarterly basis. The purpose is to provide a simple, accessible, and reliable product for understanding what’s being worked on, by whom, and when it will be made available. Project contributions are now being accepted through the end of December. Learn more and share your project.

Announcing the winners of the 2021 Filecoin Auction Challenge with Textile

For the Filecoin network’s one-year anniversary, the community decided to test the throughput of storage providers over a two-week period and the results were astounding. 90 TiB were stored during the Auction Challenge with the help of 25 storage providers. The top contributors were:

SnapDeals External Audit Complete

The Filecoin network recently announced SnapDeals, a new extension to the protocol that will unlock 99% of the network’s 12 EiB capacity for data storage that currently stands in Committed Capacity sectors. SnapDeals are a lightweight way of updating these sectors with client data as opposed to the high-latency process required in the current implementation. An external audit for SnapDeals was recently conducted ahead of a Q1 2022 launch.


Techstars Filecoin Accelerator

Submit your applications for the TechStars Filecoin Accelerator by December 22nd! Interested in taking your Filecoin/IPFS project to the next level? The inaugural cohort of the Filecoin Techstars Accelerator runs from March 2022 through June 2022. It marries the best of Techstars 0-1 mentorship and network development with unparalleled access to the Protocol Labs and Filecoin team, technical expertise, and community. If you’re interested, please apply or request office hours with the team here.

Filecoin Foundation 2021 Governance Summit

Last month, the Filecoin Foundation came together to host its first-ever Governance Summit, a three-day series of meetings, brainstorming sessions, and design sprints. The Summit was designed to give the Foundation team an opportunity to deeply understand, analyze, and propose improvements to the mechanisms and processes of community governance. In case you missed the summit, catch up with the event recap.


NFT.Storage AMA - Twitter Spaces

Join the NFT.Storage team on Wednesday, December 15th, for the first Filecoin community AMA! Tune in to have all of your NFT questions answered with experts like Jonathan Victor, Sherif Halim, Mikeal Rogers and more. See you at 1pm ET on the Filecoin handle.

Filecoin Techstars AMA Series: Product + Ecosystem Opportunities with Molly Mackinlay

On Friday, December 17th at 10am PST, join Molly Mackinlay, IPFS & Filecoin Lead at Protocol Labs and Isaac Kato, Managing Director of the new Filecoin Techstars Accelerator program to discuss upcoming product and business opportunities within the Filecoin ecosystem and get your questions answered about the upcoming Filecoin Techstars Accelerator program! Register.

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