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Prevailing filecoin logo
Prevailing filecoin logo
Ticker symbolFIL
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
Initial release15 July 2014 (4 years ago) (2014-07-15)

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]

Filecoin has raised $52 million in a pre-initial coin offering (pre-ICO) sale[citation needed] and $200 million in ICO.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "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. ^ Irrera, Anna (October 19, 2017). "Special Report: Backroom battle imperils $230 million..." Reuters. Retrieved 2018-08-06.

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