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
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.
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
In the meantime, check out this recap of the event.
Win cash with the SNARK challenge
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!
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.