Filecoin is a decentralized platform for data storage. The Filecoin project was launched by California-based technological company Protocol Labs in 2014. The main purpose of Filecoin is to create an efficient solution for storing data, which is based on protocols of decentralized network IPFS (InterPlanetary File System). IPFS was also developed by Protocol Labs to replace the existing HTTP with a content-addressable, peer-to-peer method of storing and sharing hypermedia in a distributed file system. According to Filecoin’s white paper, the main idea is that their users should install special software that allows them to store data on PC’s hardware. As a reward, users receive Filecoin and exchange them on other digital or fiat currencies. The Filecoin ICO was conducted in 2017. Filecoin mining is able to be done through their official software.
Anchorage and Tokensoft have launched wFIL, a wrapping protocol allowing Filecoin to be used on Ethereum.
Filecoin storage tops 1 billion GB as tokenized FIL launches for use in DeFi
Filecoin’s developers, miners and even users will have a chance to access ConsenSys' Ethereum-native tools.
ConsenSys and Protocol Labs team up to integrate Filecoin into Ethereum's dev tools
“Miners are following the protocol, and making a ton of money doing so,” said Juan Benet on Twitter.
Filecoin creator denies strike allegations
After two days of wild volatility for FIL, Filecoin's Liftoff Week conference aims to chart a path forward
Following whipsaw launch, Filecoin looks to weeklong conference for stability
Neo3 promises to provide file storage and digital identity, though the demand is questionable
Neo Foundation teases surprising Neo3 features: file storage and digital identity
This project is continuing to build momentum three years after their token sale.
ICO from 2017 expects October mainnet launch
More testing for their mainnet.
Filecoin unveils the second phase of Space Race