Filecoin News - go-filecoin, Mining

Welcome to the first issue of Filecoin News!

Today, we’re launching the first issue of Filecoin News. We’re excited to share all of the news, progress, and dev community happenings with you on a regular basis.

We will also be posting a larger project update soon on our blog, so stay tuned!

go-filecoin 0.2.4 released

This week we shipped go-filecoin 0.2.4, the latest version of the Go implementation of the Filecoin protocol. This release was a follow-up patch to the go-filecoin 0.2.2 release in May.

Version 0.2.2 marked a significant change on behind-the-scenes upgrades, including support for the filesystem repo, migrations and storage disputes, a better message pool, proofs improvements, and bumps to libp2p and go-libp2p-kad-dht versions for more reliable relays and DHTs.

None of this would be possible without our awesome contributors; thank you all for your hard work and contributions. :heart:

Read more about all of the features, performance and reliability upgrades, refactors and endeavors and more on the Filecoin blog, or get in the nitty gritty details on the CHANGELOG.

First Mining Community Call

At the beginning of May, we held the very first Filecoin Mining Community call. During this call, hosted by Michelle Brous of the Miners working group, we provided an overview of the project, early Filecoin use cases, project timeline and roadmap, research updates, and information for ways to get involved. Check out the slides, and be sure to watch the filecoin-project/community repo for future announcements, including the next call.

Filecoin at Data Terra Nemo in Berlin

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Filecoin was presented at Data Terra Nemo by Pooja Shah last month in Berlin. Watch this space! We will post the link to the recording as soon as we have it.

In the meantime, check out this recap of the event.

Win cash with the SNARK challenge

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Filecoin and Protocol Labs are co-sponsoring the SNARK Challenge, an open challenge to speed up zk-SNARK provers. This is important research, not only for Filecoin, but for many critical applications. $100K in prizes will be awarded, so check it out and sign up!

Community news

Since the Filecoin Project repos are now fully open on GitHub, you are free to experiment, explore the codebase, join our community, and more! Whether you enjoy protocol design, testing early software, building applications and integrations, or building community, we’d love to work with you to help make Filecoin better. What is the best way to get started, you ask? We outlined 8 great starting points for jumping into the Filecoin ecosystem.

The Filecoin team is hiring now


it says for lotus it needs 8cpu+ at least ice lake for it to be useable (and some recent amd also) and it also says that you compete for response and availability.

for what I reckon its too highly likely an old pc or even new Pi’s wont cut it.

have you tried it?

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