Filecoin Weekly Update: Taking On the Giants of Data Storage

Filecoin Aug 10, 2020

August is shaping up to be a busy month for Filecoin as we enter the home stretch of Filecoin’s highly anticipated mainnet launch and trading on CoinList. Let’s dive in.

  • Filecoin to Spur Data Storage in New Internet Era: In a recent Bloomberg article, author Matthew Leising explores how Filecoin will have to wrestle data storage away from giants like Amazon and Google as it prepares to launch its peer-to-peer data storage system next month.
  • Live Broadcast with Pooja Shah on CoinList Chats: CoinList Co-Founder Andy Bromberg will sit down with Pooja Shah, Product Lead at Filecoin, this Wednesday at 10:30am PT / 1:30pm EST to discuss their product roadmap, use cases, and progress leading up to mainnet launch next month. Register for the broadcast here.
  • Announcing the Randomness Summit: This Thursday, August 13th, Protocol Labs and ETHGlobal have partnered to host the Randomness Summit, a one-day virtual conference for distributed systems and critical infrastructure enthusiasts about the state of the art in randomness beacon research and deployment. Register here.
  • Filecoin Launchpad Accelerator: Last week, Protocol Labs and ConsenSys Labs announced the launch of the Filecoin Launchpad Accelerator, a program aimed to boost Filecoin adoption in Ethereum and DeFi. This Fall, 15 to 20 accepted companies will be offered an investment of $80K along with mentorship and guidance. Apply here.
  • Filecoin Virtual Community Meetup: The Filecoin community is gathering for the August Virtual Meetup tomorrow (August 11th) at 1pm PST / 4pm EST. Speakers include Figment Networks, Fleek and Gitcoin. Sign up to attend online.
  • HackFS Vol. 3:  Last week, Filecoin featured 3 teams participating in HackFS, a month-long hackathon co-hosted by Protocol Labs and ETH Global, designed to showcase the power of Web3 and building on the Filecoin ecosystem: Coeo, a communication and organization platform, IPFS.FPS, a first-person shooter game, and Sailplane, a file transfer tool.
  • APOLLO Builder Community: Filecoin and Gitcoin announced APOLLO, a mission control to engage with the builders and doers within the Filecoin community. The program will run August 19th to September 30th. Register now.

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