Filecoin News 52

Announcements

Filecoin’s Growth Ahead of the FVM Launch

Over 20,000 individual users are now storing more than 50 million data objects on Filecoin, all supported by a 20% month-over-month increase in Storage Providers. This significant growth comes right before the network adds new compute over data capabilities. The Filecoin Virtual Machine will allow 7,000 new developers to build decentralized applications directly on Filecoin that can leverage all the data stored on the network. Read more on CoinDesk.

FIP0036: Everything You Need to Know

Filecoin Improvement Proposals (FIPs) are ways for the Filecoin community to come together to propose, debate, vote, and implement upgrades to the Filecoin network. The Filecoin community has been discussing FIP0036 proposed by CryptoEconLab. FIP0036 seeks to align network incentives to promote the “health, stability, and prosperity of the Filecoin network’s economy and its participants.” FIP0036 opened for voting on September 14. The voting period ends on September 28 at 22:00 UTC. View the proposal and don’t miss your last chance to vote.

Community

September 2022 Ecosystem All-hands

During the September all-hands for Filecoin, IPFS, and Libp2p Ecosystem, the community heard general updates on the progress of the networks and deep dives from ecosystem partners like Crypt, Library Innovation Lab, and 3S Game Studio. Check out the full September playlist and catch up on the latest news. Join the community on Slack to stay in the loop and mark your calendar for the next All Hands happening on October 6th!

FIL Singapore 2022

There’s a whole lot more to catch up on from FIL Singapore 2022! Hear from members across the Filecoin, IPFS, and Protocol Labs communities as well as web3 and tech industry leaders, including a conversation between former presidential candidate Andrew Yang and Juan Benet. Check out the full recordings of day 1 and day 2. Thank you to all who joined us and made the event incredible!

Data DAO Hackathon Winners

The Data DAO Hackathon ended on Sep 18th with the attendance of 149 teams and 71 projects. Ten outstanding projects were awarded $50,000 in prizes for building in categories including Best Use of Filecoin and IPFS, Multi-chain Storage, and Computing over Data. The event was hosted by FilSwan, Filecoin Orbit, and the Filecoin Foundation, and supported by DoraHacks, ChainSafe, MetaJamStudio, FBG Capital, and Waterdrip Capital. Check out the winners on the Filswan blog.

Multichain Computing Networks at FIL-Singapore

FilSwan held a themed side-event during the FIL-Singapore Summit on Sep 26th. Over 200 guests from the Filecoin Foundation, teams of the ecosystem, and investors joined Multichain Computing Networks at Cassia 3302 of Marina Bay Sands to discuss hot topics of web3 infrastructure, the achievements of the Data DAO Hackathon, and a round-table discussion on token incentives in web3 networks. Find out more on the Filswan blog.

Tools

What the FVM Unlocks

The FVM can be used for the creation of a new class of web3 dApps, many of which will have the potential to become 10x improvements to the network’s functionality and beyond. Members of the Filecoin community are already excited about what can be built with these new capabilities. Find out how you can participate and start building some of these new use cases on the Filecoin blog.

Events

Filecoin Green Virtual Meetup - October 4

Come plug in to the latest developments in making Filecoin greener and using blockchain to drive sustainability in the legacy economy! Hear from Storage Providers building renewable energy through their mining operations, developers using Filecoin to track environmental impacts, and updates on how Filecoin Green is working to catalyze sustainability across the Filecoin ecosystem. RSVP and be sure to bring your questions for the speakers!

DevCon 2022 Week in Bogota

The Filecoin community will be in Bogota from October 7-16 at DevCon, joining developers, designers, researchers, community organizers, and artists for one of the biggest events in the Ethereum community. Find out more about the event and stay tuned for updates on events happening throughout the Protocol Labs ecosystem during the week. Grab your DevCon 2022 ticket now!

Sustainable Blockchain Summit LATAM

The Filecoin Green community will also be at DevCon with a LATAM-focused sustainability summit. After a warm reception of the SBS in Paris, the next iteration of the event will take place on October 12. Sponsorship opportunities are already being accepted. Join in and become a partner on the SBS website or apply to be a speaker. Reserve your spot today!

Funding the Commons Bogota

Funding the Commons will be hosting a pop-up track on October 10th at the Schelling Point event in Bogota, hosted by Gitcoin. This will be a community-focused event with a series of lighting talks, workshops and collaboration to push forward the funding of public goods in web3 and beyond. If you’re interested in presenting a talk at the FTC track, reach out to commons@protocol.ai. See previous Funding the Commons material here.

FIL-Lisbon

Join the Filecoin community to celebrate the anniversary of the mainnet launch from October 30th - November 4th at the LX Factory in Lisbon, Portugal. Hear from an unmatched speaker lineup that will dive into Filecoin and Web3, taking you through the Filecoin world of FVM, NFTs, the metaverse, and beyond. Register now!

Hackathons

ETHBogota

ETHBogota is happening October 7-9 with $20,000 in prizes available for IPFS and Filecoin builders. Learn more about the hackathon and how to register here.

 

✊Get Involved!

Head over to the Filecoin project on GitHub and be sure to take a look at the community resources. Ask questions in the Filecoin Slack, discuss issues or new ideas in the community forum, follow us on WeChat @Filecoin-Official or send us your thoughts on Twitter by following @Filecoin.

The Filecoin blog and YouTube channel are also great sources of information if you’re just getting started.

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