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The Filecoin network achieves staggering economies of scale by allowing anyone to participate as a storage provider.

The Filecoin network is designed to reward participants at multiple levels — from large scale data centers to local entrepreneurs with storage systems that cover the last mile.

Hardware to money in a few commands

Storage providers combine disks and other hardware to win storage deals, store data, and earn filecoin.
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Storage providing configurations range from desktop computers to large racks with disks and compute. Learn more about providing storage on the Filecoin network.

More rewards for more storage

No useless proof-of-work here. Storing more files is directly related to winning more block rewards. The more storage you add, the more Filecoin you’ll earn.
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Filecoin earnings Storage over time

Earning Filecoin

Storage providers earn Filecoin by storing data for clients, and computing cryptographic proofs to verify storage across time.

Block rewards

The probability of earning the block reward and transaction fees is proportional to the amount of storage the provider contributes to the Filecoin network, and not hashing power.

Filecoin Economy

Fast as the speed of light

With the Filecoin retrieval market, storage providers will be rewarded for delivering content quickly.

Similar to a hyper-local CDN, the retrieval market is for storage providers who have low-latency, high-bandwidth connections close to end-users. These well-placed storage providers earn Filecoin for providing files and data at the fastest speeds.

Retrieval Market

Upgrade the internet

Filecoin network storage providers are dedicated to creating a sustainable, long-term network where profit is earned through providing a truly valuable service to humanity.
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Storage providers help build a more open, resilient, and trustworthy internet

By providing storage on the Filecoin network, you help to decentralize and democratize the way data is stored on the web. We can take back control of our digital future.

Provide a valuable service to your local community and the world

Many parts of the globe still have poor connectivity to the web. Filecoin and IPFS allow you to provide data from anywhere in the world, creating brand new economies that connect underserved regions and communities.

Protect and preserve our human heritage

Filecoin storage providers store critically important public data, such as open access scientific data, historical archives, creative commons media, the public record, and more.

Protect data while protecting the planet

Filecoin relies on useful storage to secure the network, unlike many other blockchains which use wasteful proof-of-work. This makes Filecoin one of the first ever environmentally friendly blockchains.

A vibrant storage provider community supporting each other

From small storage systems to advanced data-center operations, Filecoin has a vibrant storage providing community of dedicated entrepreneurs and businesses helping each other make their operations more efficient, reliable, and profitable.

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