Filecoin

Filecoin () is an open-source, public, cryptocurrency and digital payment system intended to be a blockchain-based cooperative digital storage and data retrieval method.[1][2][3][4] It is made by Protocol Labs and builds on top of InterPlanetary File System,[1] allowing users to rent unused hard drive space.[5] Blockchain is used to register the deals.[6]

Filecoin
Prevailing filecoin logo
Denominations
Pluralfilecoins
Symbol
Ticker symbolFIL
Subunits
Development
Original author(s)Protocol Labs and Juan Benet
White paper"Filecoin: A Decentralized Storage Network", 2017-07-19
"Filecoin: A Cryptocurrencey Operated File Storage Network", 2014-07-15
Implementation(s)go-filecoin
Initial release15 July 2014 (2014-07-15)
Websitefilecoin.io

    The project was launched in August 2017 and raised over $200 million within 30 minutes.[6][7]

    See also

    References

    1. "Showdown in the Cloud: Dropbox IPO, Meet the Filecoin ICO". Observer. 2017-07-11. Retrieved 2017-08-11.
    2. Tepper, Fitz. "Filecoin's ICO opens today for accredited investors after raising $52M from advisers | TechCrunch". Retrieved 2017-08-11.
    3. Vigna, Paul (2017-08-11). "Latest Hot Digital Coin Offering: $187 Million in One Hour for Filecoin". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2017-08-11.
    4. "Investors poured millions into a storage network that doesn't exist yet". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2017-08-11.
    5. Johnson, Steven (2018-01-16). "Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
    6. Corbyn, Zoë (2018-09-08). "Decentralisation: the next big step for the world wide web". The Observer. ISSN 0029-7712. Retrieved 2019-10-05.
    7. "What are initial coin offerings?". The Economist. 2017-08-21. ISSN 0013-0613. Retrieved 2019-10-05.
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