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Looking Back on Filecoin Liftoff Week

Last week was packed with talks, demos, workshops, and more for Filecoin Liftoff Week. We know a lot happened, so we wanted to take a minute to summarize the week’s highlights, most important announcements, and where you can find more information.


🤝Filecoin & ConsenSys Partnership

Last week, we announced Protocol Labs’ expanded collaboration with ConsenSys, one of the most trusted software engineering leaders in the Ethereum space. The new collaboration between ConsenSys Labs and Protocol Labs is bringing together the Filecoin and Ethereum ecosystems to drive the next generation of the web. Already, the collaboration has announced Filecoin Storage and Filecoin Defi Bridge from ConsenSys Codefi, MetaMask’s Snaps, Infura’s Filecoin Network API, Secondary Retrieval Mining research with ConsenSys R&D, and this past summer’s Tachyon Launchpad Accelerator.

📂Filecoin Archive & Recommendations

The Filecoin Archive is a collaboration with Filecoin and the Internet Archive project to select important datasets of information and preserve them on the Filecoin network. This community-driven effort needs your help deciding what information to select! Anyone can suggest an idea by tweeting it and tagging #FilecoinArchives. The Internet Archive and Protocol Labs will gather your suggestions, publish the full list, and curate a subset for preservation on the Filecoin network - which then anyone can help replicate. Learn more.

🚀Filecoin Foundation Launch

Announced this week, the Filecoin Foundation is a board of leaders from the Web3, technology, legal, and activism sectors responsible for the oversight and governance of the Filecoin network. The Filecoin Foundation will work to support and grow the community while stimulating the development of the network. Filecoin Foundation members include Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin, Blockchain Association Executive Director Kristin Smith, Protocol Labs outside counsel Marta Belcher, and Hyperledger Executive Director Brian Behlendorf, and more. Meet the Filecoin Foundation.

🐞Bug Bounty Program

We created a program to reward all security researchers, hackers and security aficionados that invest time into finding bugs on the Filecoin protocol and its respective implementations. We invite all security researchers to join us in maintaining the security of the Filecoin Network. Learn more.

Filecoin Liftoff Week Resources

All of the talks, demos, panels, and more from last week have been uploaded to the Filecoin YouTube. Check out your favorite talks and let us know what you think with #FilecoinLiftoff on Twitter! We also host monthly Filecoin meetups to meet one another and go over the latest and greatest in Filecoin. We hope to see you there!

Thank you again for helping us launch the Filecoin network in the best way possible last week. We can’t wait for what lies ahead!


The Filecoin Team

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