A robust foundation for humanity’s information.

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Massive amounts of storage sit unused in data centers and hard drives around the world.

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Earn Filecoin for hosting files

Put your unused storage to work by becoming a Filecoin miner. Use the Filecoin mining software to get paid for fulfilling storage requests and hosting files on the global Filecoin market.

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Exchange Filecoin for USD, BTC, ETH and more

Filecoin will be traded on a number of exchanges and supported by multiple cryptocurrency wallets, allowing you to easily exchange Filecoin for other currencies like US Dollars, Bitcoin and Ether.

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Reliably store files at hyper­competitive prices

Clients can tune their storage strategy to suit their needs in redundancy, speed of retrieval and cost. Filecoin storage and retrieval markets make miners compete to give you flexible options at the best prices.


The Filecoin Whitepaper

We are thrilled to share with you the Filecoin Whitepaper. This introduces two new Research breakthroughs in the Distributed Storage Networks (DSN) landscape: Proof-of-Replication (PoR) and Proof-of-Spacetime (PoSt).

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New Blockchain, New Breakthroughs

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Data stored in Secure Sectors

  • Strong end-to-end encryption, at rest.
  • Erasure coded, for redundancy and self-healing.

Competitive Storage Market

  • Asks and Bids visible and fair to everyone.
  • The best prices & guarantees, world-wide.

Decentralized and Verifiable Storage

  • Proof-of-replication to verify storage.
  • Proof-of-space-time for mining blocks.

A Decentralized Market for Storage

The Filecoin network achieves staggering economies of scale by allowing anyone worldwide to participate as storage providers.

It also makes storage resemble a commodity or utility by decoupling hard-drive space from additional services. On this robust global market the price of storage will be driven by supply and demand, not corporate pricing departments, and miners will compete on factors like reputation for reliability as well as price.

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Ready, get set, mine Filecoin

Filecoin is under active development and Filecoin node software is free and and open source. Anyone can choose to run Filecoin nodes and Testnet and Mainnet will be open to the public for anyone to join and mine.

If you’re a miner and would like to help our team with some testing after our Testnet launch, please sign up for our Miner Mailing List.

Join the Miner Mailing List

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Extra storage space available?

Join the Filecoin Storage Market to rent your hard drives, single disks, racks, whole data centers, every Terabyte you are not using.

All you need to do is to connect to the Filecoin network and the protocol will handle the file transfers and transactions for you. The more space you put on the market, the more Filecoin you get.

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Near a lot of people on the network?

Are you in the middle of a dense city? Do you have access to very fast Internet pipes? Have a rack in a carrier hotel? Perfect!

In Filecoin’s Retrieval Market, miners get rewarded for delivering content quickly. This makes the retrieval market good for miners who have low-latency, high-bandwidth connections to lots of users (but not necessarily the most disk space).


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The Decentralized Web, IPFS, and Filecoin
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IPFS, Filecoin and Ethereum - Important project updates
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EB100 – Juan Benet: Decentralizing The Web With The Inter-Planetary File System (IPFS)


The Filecoin Whitepaper




Power Fault Tolerance


Research Roadmap 2017


Original Filecoin Whitepaper (2014)


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View more papers, talks and open projects at Filecoin Research.