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Space Race AMA Summary
September 3, 2020

Space Race AMA Summary

As a part of the Space Race events program, the Filecoin team are hosting weekly live AMAs with the Filecoin community. On September 2nd our team hosted the first of two AMAs, answering 20+ questions on Space Race, cryptoeconomics, and Filecoin mining. In addition, we helped miners troubleshoot certain issues.

Trusted Setup Complete!
August 28, 2020

Trusted Setup Complete!

At the end of last year, we successfully completed the first phase of our trusted setup also known as the “powers of tau” ceremony. At the end of July, we finished our second phase of the trusted setup - generating secure parameters for the 6 circuits we’ll be using for mainnet.

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Introducing the Filecoin Economy
August 27, 2020

Introducing the Filecoin Economy

There are relatively few freedoms when choosing a cloud storage provider. A few players with massive networks of data centers and brand recognition make competition very difficult for new entrants. Migrating data from one provider to another can be slow, laborious, and costly, and interoperability is not guaranteed. We envision a future where interfaces are standardized, and anyone can easily participate as a provider in a market for storage.

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HackFS: What's Next
August 26, 2020

HackFS: What's Next

More than three dozen teams took home prizes at the HackFS Finale. The amazing array of projects created within the month-long hackathon covered almost every facet of the decentralized web – from communications tools, to gaming, to dev tools, to new innovations in DeFi. We’ll keep tracking the progress of these teams and others.

More Ways to Keep Building on the Filecoin Network
August 25, 2020

More Ways to Keep Building on the Filecoin Network

Around the world, thousands of individuals and teams are devoting their energy, talent, and resources to making Filecoin an important building block of the internet’s evolving infrastructure. As we saw these past few weeks during HackFS, the products and services these teams are building are truly revolutionary.

Filecoin Roadmap Update August 2020
August 24, 2020

Filecoin Roadmap Update August 2020

Our August 2020 roadmap update covers progress made since the last roadmap update - with a special celebration of today’s launch of the Filecoin Space Race, our incentivized testnet competition.

30 Days, 130 Projects: Recognizing New Ideas to Power Web3
August 19, 2020

30 Days, 130 Projects: Recognizing New Ideas to Power Web3

After a month of workshops, talks, AMAs, and heads-down building, 134 teams submitted final projects for the inaugural HackFS hackathon, unveiling amazing tools and services to drive the decentralized web. In total, more than 470 hackers from 50 countries across 19 time zones participated in this 30-day virtual event.

Welcome to the Space Race
August 19, 2020

Welcome to the Space Race

The Filecoin Testnet Incentives Program is kicking off on Monday August 24th at 10pm UTC! For the next 3 weeks, miners on the Filecoin Testnet will be competing for up to 4M FIL in prizes as they race to onboard as much storage space as possible. In the past month, we’ve already seen over 240 miners from 5 continents preparing to participate - reaching sealing speeds of 1 TiB / second (15 PiB sealed within 3 days)!

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Filecoin Features: Distributed Randomness & Leader Elections
August 12, 2020

Filecoin Features: Distributed Randomness & Leader Elections

This is the latest installment in our series highlighting unique features of the Filecoin network. Filecoin will be the first high-profile user of the production drand network. This post dives into what drand is and how it works.

Meet the HackFS Teams: Vol. 3
August 6, 2020

Meet the HackFS Teams: Vol. 3

Welcome to the ninth installment of the Filecoin Community Highlights series, and our final post highlighting the HackFS teams building essential tools and services on the Filecoin network. We hope these highlights inspire you to join the movement and build world-class tools for the distributed web.