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Filecoin for Content, DevOps, Trust, and more

A look at the startups from Filecoin Launchpad Demo Day under the “Enterprise” category....

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Filecoin News, Issue 12

Welcome to the twelfth issue of Filecoin News!...

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Filecoin for Media, Video, Gaming, and more

A look at the startups from Filecoin Launchpad Demo Day under the “Social” category....

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Understanding Filecoin’s Reputation System

The role reputation plays in the maintenance of the Filecoin network....

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Reputation Systems in Filecoin

The role reputation plays in the maintenance of the Filecoin network....

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The Future of DeFi with Filecoin

The Ethereum DeFi ecosystem is interoperating with Filecoin to supercharge the future of DeFi....

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Tracking 78 Days of the US Presidential Election on Filecoin

The Starling Framework and Adobe’s Content Authenticity Initiative launch a photo archive documenting November 2020 to January 2021....

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The Future of DataDAOs

Filecoin's role in expanding the potential of DAOs within the DeFi ecosystem and beyond....

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Welcome Venus to the Filecoin mainnet!

Today we are excited to announce that at epoch 455673 (Jan 30th, 2021, 03:16 UTC), miner f0128788 running Venus v0.9.0, mined its very first block on mainnet!...

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Filecoin Plus: Aligning Participants with Useful Storage

Filecoin is a global marketplace of storage and its related services, matching a diverse set of storage providers with demand for secure distributed cloud storage services. As a blockchain network, Filecoin provides a robust, decentralized, verifiable platform for anyone to store and interact with d...

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Filecoin MinerX Fellowship Program

The MinerX Fellowship engages small and medium-sized miners distributed across the world to help improve Filecoin’s experience and productivity in the early stages of the network. MinerX is designed to build a solid foundation of geographically-diverse, reliable, long-term storage options to a...

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Getting Started With the Infura Filecoin API

The following is a summary of a talk given by Tim Myers on October 22, 2020 during Filecoin Liftoff Week. Filecoin node implementations expose APIs to provide developers a convenient way to interact with the Filecoin blockchain. These APIs allow developers to both query for information about the cha...

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Resolving the Dec 19 Chain Halt: Cause, Impact, & Take Aways

On Dec 19th, 2020, the Filecoin network experienced a chain halt, meaning that for a window of time, new blocks could be created, but miners couldn’t reach consensus on the resulting state, each computing a different value. Thanks to the fast response across community members, miners, and deve...

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Filecoin MinerX Fellowship Program is Underway!

The Filecoin team is excited to announce the first crop of Fellows for the Filecoin Miner Experience (MinerX) Fellowship, which aims to engage globally distributed, small-to-medium-sized Filecoin miners to help improve Filecoin’s experience and productivity in these early stages of the network...

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The Fenbushi Ecosystem Fund for Filecoin Development

The following is a summary of a talk given by Roland Sun at the Storage Market Summit on December 11, 2020. Roland Sun is a partner at Fenbushi Capital. Entire talk available here. In collaboration with Protocol Labs, Fenbushi Capital has announced a $15+ million USD investment fund in the IPFS and ...

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EIP-1559 in Filecoin

This is a summary of a talk given by Juan Benet. In the Filecoin network, the concept of gas is used to measure the computational resources required to execute a given on-chain transaction. The cost of these resources needs to be paid for, leading to a number of decisions that must be made around wh...

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Empowering Filecoin Startups

On December 11, ETH Global and Filecon hosted the Storage Market Summit (SMS). A portion of the day was dedicated to Empowering Filecoin Startups. Below are recaps, themes, and conclusions from different talks during this portion of the day. You can browse the agenda and check out the full Investing...

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A Look Back at Filecoin in 2020

In the final hours before we welcome 2021, we’re taking a moment to look back on all that the Filecoin community and network achieved in 2020. Though this year’s highlight was the mainnet launch in October, those of you who have been part of the community for years know 2020 was packed w...

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Filecoin Community Highlights: Slate

On top of the Filecoin protocol, app developers and service providers are building easy-to-use end-user tools for file storage and sharing. One of the most exciting projects to be borne out of this wave of growth and innovation is Slate, an open-source storage system built on top of Filecoin. Slate ...

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Investing in the Filecoin Ecosystem

Disclaimers: Nothing in these presentations is investment advice. Any models shown in presentations are based on many assumptions, and should not be relied upon as the source of truth. Any estimates should not be relied upon and are for illustrative purposes only. You should build your own models b...

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Filecoin Ecosystem Growth & Innovation

On December 11, ETH Global and Filecon hosted the Storage Market Summit (SMS). A portion of the day was dedicated to Filecoin Ecosystem Growth & Innovation. Below are recaps, themes, and conclusions from different talks during this portion of the day. You can browse the agenda and check out the ...

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Meet the Filecoin Foundatoin

During Filecoin Liftoff Week, we rounded out the last day with a panel titled “Meet the Filecoin Foundation.” The session was an opportunity for event attendees to hear from the people who comprise the Filecoin Foundation and the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web (FFDW). Belo...

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Filecoin Dev Grants Waves 4-5 and Gitcoin Grants

As the Filecoin Ecosystem continues to grow, more projects are being developed that facilitate an exciting range of storage applications, developer tools and integration experiments. In addition to the recent launch of Fil+ to maximize incentives for storing useful data on Filecoin, and Phase 2 of t...

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Filecoin Network Economics

Earlier this month, ETH Global and Filecon hosted the Storage Market Summit (SMS). A portion of the day was dedicated to Filecoin Economy Deep Dives. Below are recaps, themes, and conclusions from different talks during this portion of the day. You can browse the agenda and check out the full Collab...

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From Storage to Justice

During Filecoin Liftoff week, we had the pleasure of hosting Jonathan Dotan, who gave this talk introducing the Starling Framework for Data Integrity. Learn how Filecoin’s unique cryptographic proofs are being put to the task of establishing trust in our most sensitive digital records, such as...

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Meet Filecoin’s Collaborators: Jonathan Dotan, Starling Framework for Data Integrity

At a time when the internet is overrun with misinformation and valuable data is intentionally obscured, it’s more important than ever that we harness technology to capture, verify, and preserve our history. The Starling Framework is a distributed storage solution built on Filecoin, using our p...

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Filecoin Collaborative Resource and Risk Management

Last week on December 11, ETH Global and Filecon hosted the Storage Market Summit (SMS). A portion of the day was dedicated to Collaborative Resource and Risk Management in the Filecoin ecosystem. Below are recaps, themes, and conclusions from different talks during this portion of the day. You can ...

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Understanding Filecoin Circulating Supply

This blog post aims to unpack how Filecoin tokens enter circulating supply, provide more insights on how various stakeholders take part in its economy, and shed light on how one should approach and think about Filecoin token economics. This post should be paired by reading the paper on Filecoin&rsqu...

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Huobi Group Launches Filecoin Incubation Center

The Huobi Group, in collaboration with Protocol Labs, has announced the launch of the Huobi Filecoin Incubation Center with a $10M USD fund dedicated to supporting the Filecoin ecosystem. The center will focus on three main areas: incubation, investment, and community development. It will support pr...

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A Milestone in Storage: Filecoin Surpasses 1 Exbibyte

Fewer than four weeks after its mainnet launch, the Filecoin network is celebrating a major milestone. As of today, the global community of Filecoin miners has dedicated 1 exbibyte (EiB) of decentralized storage capacity to the Filecoin network. This is a tremendous achievement for the Filecoin netw...

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Filecoin Features: Slashing

Filecoin’s combination of cryptographic and economic mechanisms are designed to align participants’ incentives with the goals and mission of the network. With block reward and deal payment as the main incentive drivers, slashing is the main form of mitigating bad behavior when participan...

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Introducing Slingshot Phase 2

Slingshot is a community competition for storage clients and developers that rewards the storage of real, valuable, and usable data on the Filecoin network. Phase 1 of the Slingshot competition ran for four weeks. In that time, the Filecoin storage client and developer communities passed several imp...

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Highlights from Shanghai Blockchain Week

From October 23 - 28, 2020, we joined our community in China for Shanghai International Blockchain Week - a week of hackathons, talks, and events. We celebrated Filecoin’s recent mainnet launch with new and longtime fans, developers, and miners. Here are some highlights from the days’ ac...

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The Intersection of Filecoin and DeFi

During Filecoin Liftoff Week, Colin Evran of Filecoin led a conversation with Aave founder and CEO Stani Kulechov, Ren Protocol CTO Loong Wang, and ConsenSys Codefi Head of Product Corbin Page to discuss Filecoin’s position in the DeFi ecosystem. Here are some highlights from the conversation ...

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Slingshot Phase 1 Recap

Phase 1 of Space Race 2: Slingshot is in the books! Slingshot is a two-part community competition for storage clients and developers that rewards the storage of real, valuable, and usable data onto the Filecoin network. The goal is to onboard 10PiB of valuable data to the Filecoin network. Teams are...