Filecoin Goes Live

Plus JPow plans to talk digital currencies at IMF next week

Happy Thursday, Blockfolians

The Lede

Well, it’s one hell of a 2017 throwback today. After literally years of anticipation, Filecoin has gone live to mainnet.

Filecoin is of course the native token of the InterPlanetary File System, a peer-to-peer decentralized storage protocol that has been in use for years.

In many ways, the launch of Filecoin represents one of the best chances for a 2017-ICO-era token to prove its mettle. Can this token grow and help bootstrap and ecosystem or will it be - as critics worry - simply a source of friction.

Filecoin (FIL) Gains Listing On 3 Major Crypto Exchanges; 542 Blocks Until  Mainnet Launch

Whatever the case, bringing such a massive project to fruition deserves significant kudos so we’re hoping for the best for everyone involved!

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Community Commentary

Coinbase will be supporting two bitcoin core developers (nice assist, Peter!)
The system isn’t great tbh…

A Really Big Number We Should Be Paying Attention To


That’s the number of Robinhood accounts compromised in a recent attack. But tell us again how it’s just crypto that’s vulnerable.

Final Thought

Cool to see bitcoin as a vehicle for aiding human rights