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Filecoin Mainnet is Live
October 14, 2020

Filecoin Mainnet is Live

This morning, around 3pm UTC the Filecoin Mainnet went live! 🚀

Miner's Guide to Liftoff
October 14, 2020

Miner's Guide to Liftoff

As crazy as it sounds, Mainnet Liftoff is less than 24 hours away! 🤯 As we count down the final few hours of Space Race 2: Orbital Burn, here are some useful tips and FAQs to help miners transition into mainnet smoothly.

Filecoin just received a massive Spec upgrade!
October 13, 2020

Filecoin just received a massive Spec upgrade!

The Filecoin Specification got a facelift! If you haven’t visited the Filecoin Spec site recently, head over to: https://spec.filecoin.io/ to see a fully refurbished website, full of updated content! The spec is now ready to be consulted by the community with more updates coming soon! Read on to find out all the details of the huge effort that went into the Filecoin Spec over the last few months.

Filecoin Features: Block Rewards
October 12, 2020

Filecoin Features: Block Rewards

The Filecoin network boasts a unique economic design that aligns incentives among participants and rewards useful work by Filecoin miners. A key component of the Filecoin economy is block rewards, which subsidizes storage miners for providing reliable and useful storage capacity and maintaining the Filecoin blockchain.

Valuable Datasets Being Stored through Filecoin Slingshot
October 9, 2020

Valuable Datasets Being Stored through Filecoin Slingshot

Over the last two weeks, the Filecoin community has stored more than 170 TiB of valuable data through more than 200,000 storage deals on the Filecoin network. This data is being stored by participants in the Slingshot competition, a community competition for storage clients and developers to onboard valuable data to the Filecoin network.

Introducing the Building Web3 Video Series
October 9, 2020

Introducing the Building Web3 Video Series

In just the past few months, dozens of new applications, services, and businesses utilizing web3 have come to life, leveraging Filecoin and IPFS in exciting ways. Today we’re excited to announce the launch of the Building Web3 Video Series, which is dedicated to these technologists, teams, and visionaries who are making a tangible impact now by building valuable tools and services for a web3 world.

Filecoin Features: Gas Fees
October 8, 2020

Filecoin Features: Gas Fees

Gas can be thought of as the fuel of the Filecoin blockchain, just like fuel for cars. Before you embark on a road trip, you have to pay for the gasoline that will be consumed while driving the distance and powering the engine up and down hills. Similarly, message senders on Filecoin pay for the gas that ‘powers’ or ‘fuels’ the execution of messages on the Filecoin Blockchain.

Filecoin Frontier Accelerator launched by LongHash Ventures
October 5, 2020

Filecoin Frontier Accelerator launched by LongHash Ventures

LongHash Ventures has just announced the launch of the Filecoin Frontier Accelerator, a 12 week program to fuel the growth of major projects on the world’s largest decentralized storage network. Projects accepted to the Accelerator will receive an upfront grant of $20,000 USD and will also be considered for further funding opportunities of US $1 million investment or more.

MEET THE SR2 SLINGSHOT TEAMS
October 2, 2020

MEET THE SR2 SLINGSHOT TEAMS

We’re about a week into the Space Race 2 Slingshot competition, and it is off to an exciting start! So far, 370+ participants have made over 125,000 storage deals to store valuable data on the Filecoin network, competing for a potential 500,000 FIL prize pool. If you haven’t registered yet, it’s not too late! Sign up at slingshot.filecoin.io/register.

Space Race AMA #5 Summary
October 2, 2020

Space Race AMA #5 Summary

As a part of the Space Race events program, the Filecoin team are hosting weekly live AMA’s with the Filecoin community. On September 30th our team hosted our fifth AMA answering 20+ questions on Space Race 2, Filecoin mining and Mainnet Liftoff.