Happy Thursday, Blockfolians
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.
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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Highly Relevant Reading
The Trump Admin labels DLT critical in US-China economic battle
Fed Chairman Powell will speak about digital currencies at the IMF next week
Check out this new platform for decentralized social media apps
Libra continues to staff up with ex Big Bankers
Coinbase will be supporting two bitcoin core developers (nice assist, Peter!)
Coinbase @coinbaseCoinbase is beginning our search for at least two Bitcoin development grant recipients starting today. If you'd like to apply or nominate a Bitcoin core developer to be sponsored, read more here and fill out the form. https://t.co/2oGhfA9v6z
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.
Cool to see bitcoin as a vehicle for aiding human rights