Filecoin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Filecoin
Prevailing filecoin logo
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, lotus
Initial release15 July 2014 (5 years ago) (2014-07-15)
Websitefilecoin.io

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]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b 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.

External links[edit]