The Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web (FFDW) and Protocol Labs are thrilled to announce a multi-year commitment to The Starling Lab, a new research center tackling the technical and ethical challenges of establishing trust in the most sensitive digital records of our human history.

FFDW is dedicated to preserving humanity’s most important information by supporting the decentralized web community, funding research and development, and educating the public about the decentralized web. FFDW’s $2 million USD long-term donation to The Starling Lab is among its most significant donations to date. …


We are excited to announce that the Filecoin Foundation has been accepted as a member of Blockchain for Europe (BC4EU), a leading voice on EU blockchain policy.

Based in Brussels, Blockchain for Europe advocates for blockchain innovation through policy in Europe and beyond. The organization brings together a global group of member organizations united by their shared commitment to developing, promoting, and supporting blockchain technology. Members collaborate with policymakers, academics, and regulators in the European Union and beyond to craft the regulatory and legal frameworks that will help make blockchain technology a success.

“We are excited to become part of…


The Filecoin Foundation is thrilled to welcome Sonia John to the Filecoin Foundation team! As Developer Advocate, Sonia is a critical connection between the Foundation and Filecoin developers. She works to understand developers’ needs and help them to succeed within the community. She’s also working to expand the funnel of incoming developers to the Filecoin network to maintain a healthy community.

Based in Kenya, Sonia previously served as Community Lead for IPFS Africa. She’s the co-founder of PlayMaker Chain, an open-source blockchain-based sports science solution, and Tesrab Network, a decentralized exchange service for crypto-assets.

In South Sudan, Sonia experienced limited…


The Filecoin Foundation and Protocol Labs hosted the first Filecoin Plus Day on May 11. Over the course of three hours, more than 100 participants — including project architects, Filecoin Plus users, cryptoecon experts, and miners — came together to talk about the program. These groups are working together to maximize the amount of useful storage on Filecoin by adding a layer of social trust to the network.

We plan to host more Filecoin Plus Days in the coming months. Follow us on Twitter and on this blog for the latest. …


Join us Tuesday, May 11, from 2 to 5 pm UTC, for Filecoin Plus Day to learn about the fundamentals of Filecoin Plus, a program designed to incentivize useful storage on the Filecoin network.

This event is open to the entire Filecoin community. It’s intended for anyone interested in learning more about participating in the program as a client or a notary, and those interested in learning more about the economics of the program.

Over the course of three hours, we’ll hear from the project architects, Filecoin Plus users, cryptoecon experts, miners, and more — all of whom are working…


In 2017, the creators of Filecoin envisioned an independent foundation that would serve as the long-term governance body for the Filecoin ecosystem. Its mandate would be to grow an open ecosystem for decentralized storage and to give developers an open and sustainable platform to build, enhance and monetize those services.

Today, the Filecoin Foundation (FF) is an independent organization that facilitates governance of the Filecoin network, funds critical development projects, supports the growth of the Filecoin ecosystem, and advocates for Filecoin and the decentralized web. …


Filecoin Launchpad Accelerator, powered by Tachyon, is seeking applications for its next cohort of innovators. The program is designed to support projects that build on and bridge the IPFS, Filecoin, and Ethereum communities with tools, middleware, and apps.

If you have an idea for a tool or service that leverages these platforms, apply today to be a part of this outstanding program. Applications are open through midnight EST on May 9, 2021.

The Filecoin Launchpad Accelerator is a full-time, fully-remote program designed to help startups build more open, interoperable, and programmable tools, infrastructure, and applications for the distributed and decentralized…


Big announcements today from the Filecoin Foundation and FFDW! Nicole Wong, former deputy U.S. chief technology officer, has joined the board of the Filecoin Foundation (FF). Kristin Smith, executive director of the Blockchain Association, has joined the board of the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web (FFDW). This comes on the heels of FF’s announcement last month that Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, and Wendy Hanamura, director of partnerships at the Internet Archive, have joined its board of advisors.

Wong joins the board of FF, which includes Board Chair Marta Belcher, general counsel and head of policy at…


Filecoin Foundation Board of Directors

Marta Belcher, General Counsel, Protocol Labs (Board Chair)
Marcia Hofmann, Electronic Privacy Attorney
Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
Nicole Wong, Former Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer

Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web Board of Directors

Marta Belcher, General Counsel, Protocol Labs (Board Chair)
Rainey Reitman, Activist
Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
Kristin Smith, Executive Director, Blockchain Association

Advisors

Katie Biber, General Counsel, Brex
Alex Feerst, CEO, Murmuration Labs
Brewster Kahle, Founder, Internet Archive
Wendy Hanamura, Director of Partnerships, Internet Archive
Joe Lubin, Founder of ConsenSys and Cofounder of Ethereum
Danny O’Brien, Digital Rights Activist
Georgia Quinn, General Counsel, Anchorage
Sandra Ro, CEO, Global Blockchain Business Council
Sheila Warren, Head of Blockchain and Data Policy, World Economic Forum (FFDW only)


The Filecoin Foundation Announces 50,000 FIL Grant to the Internet Archive

The Filecoin Foundation is committed to protecting and preserving valuable data by creating a new internet infrastructure that’s more secure, user-focused, and competitive. We also want the Filecoin network to protect and preserve humanity’s most valuable information, whether it’s books or movies, software or websites, music and podcasts, and so much more.

Today, we’re thrilled to announce that the Filecoin Foundation has committed 50,000 FIL to the Internet Archive, one of the largest libraries in the world and a key defender of information and accessibility. …

Filecoin Foundation

The Filecoin Foundation (FF) is an independent organization dedicated to developing Filecoin and related technologies. The Foundation does this by coordinating

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