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Filecoin

Filecoin is a blockchain based storage and cryptocurrency created by Protocol Labs.

Filecoin is a blockchain and cryptocurrency digital storage platform developed by Protocol Labs and released on July 15, 2014. The File coin platform uses a combination of Proof-of-Storage (PoS) and Proof-of-Replication (PoRep) consensus mechanisms to allow any data form to be stored in physically independent storage. 



Filecoin is supported by the Interplanetary File System (IPFS) which is a protocol for distributed file storage and organization. The Filecoin decentralized data storage platform offers a marketplace for users to set their own prices for uploading and hosting data. The platform also allows its users to customize their orders by being able to prioritize speed, redundancy, and cost. 



Funding

Initial coin offering (ICO)

On August 10, 2017 Filecoin concluded their initial coin offering (ICO) selling approximately $257 million worth of Filecoin (FIL). 

Timeline

August 10, 2017

Initial coin offering

On August 10, 2017 Filecoin concluded their initial coin offering (ICO) selling approximately $257 million worth of Filecoin (FIL). 

July 15, 2014

Launch of Filecoin

Filecoin is a blockchain and cryptocurrency digital storage platform developed by Protocol Labs and released on July 15, 2014. 

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Further reading

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Filecoin: A Decentralized Storage Network

Protocol Labs





What is Filecoin? | Beginner's Guide to the Largest-Ever ICO - CoinCentral

Bennet Garner

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Filecoin | White Paper Breakdown and Token Sale Analysis

August 5, 2017

Filecoin and IPFS Explained

October 17, 2017

Filecoin: protocol overview, the important results, and new open problems - BPASE '18

January 30, 2018

Implementing and Optimizing Proofs-of-Replication - Filecoin Research

February 14, 2019

Introducing Filecoin, a decentralized storage network

July 19, 2017

IPFS, CoinList, and the Filecoin ICO with Juan Benet and Dalton Caldwell

July 1, 2017

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