Filecoin is a decentralized storage system that aims to “store humanity’s most important information.” The project raised $205 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017, and initially planned a launch date for mid-2019. However, the launch date for the Filecoin mainnet was pushed back until block 148,888, which is expected in mid-October 2020.

The project was first described back in 2014 as an incentive layer for the Interplanetary File System (IPFS), a peer-to-peer storage network. Filecoin is open protocol and backed by a blockchain that records commitments made by the network’s participants, with transactions made using FIL, the blockchain’s native currency. The blockchain is based on both proof-of-replication and proof-of-spacetime.

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Coin’s Details

  • Market Capitalization

    $1.0 B

  • Volume 24H

    $193.7 M

  • Blockchain

  • Circulating supply

    45 864 593

  • Total supply

    2 000 000 000

  • Proof type

    Proof of Work (PoW)

  • Algorithm

    Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS)

  • Team Location

  • First announced

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