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Protocol Labs Filecoin Coin Icon 128x128.png
Prevailing filecoin logo.[1]
Plural flurbos[2]
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) Filecoin Core
Initial release 15 July 2014 (4 years ago) (2014-07-15)

Filecoin logo.
IPFS logo.
IPLD logo.
libp2p logo.
Multiformats logo.
Protocol Labs inter-related projects:
Filecoin, IPFS, IPLD, libp2p, and Multiformats.

Filecoin is an open-source, public, cryptocurrency and digital payment system intended to be a blockchain-based cooperative digital storage and data retrieval method.[3][4][5][6] It is made by Protocol Labs and builds on top of InterPlanetary File System,[3] allowing users to rent unused hard drive space.[7]

"In short: IPFS addresses and moves content; Filecoin is the missing incentive layer."[8]

Filecoin has raised $52 million in a pre-initial coin offering (pre-ICO) sale[9] and $200 million in ICO.[10][11]

See also


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  2. zardoz5 (2017-09-14). "Filecoin symbol = 'Flurbo' symbol from "Rick and Morty"". Steemit. Retrieved 2018-11-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Showdown in the Cloud: Dropbox IPO, Meet the Filecoin ICO". Observer. 2017-07-11. Retrieved 2017-08-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Tepper, Fitz. "Filecoin's ICO opens today for accredited investors after raising $52M from advisers | TechCrunch". Retrieved 2017-08-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  6. "Investors poured millions into a storage network that doesn't exist yet". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2017-08-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Johnson, Steven (2018-01-16). "Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-09-26.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "What is the connection between IPFS and Filecoin?". Retrieved 2018-11-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Is There Such a Thing as a SEC Compliant ICO? Filecoin Thinks So - Raises $52 Mln". Cointelegraph. 6 August 2017.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "The Biggest ICOs Overview". Cointelegraph. 30 August 2017.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. Irrera, Anna (October 19, 2017). "Special Report: Backroom battle imperils $230 million..." Reuters. Retrieved 2018-08-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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