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Fresh From FF: Mid-April, 2024

Apr 15, 2024
Fresh From FF: Mid-April, 2024

Check out the latest updates about what the Filecoin Foundation team has been up to.

Mid-April Highlights

🇭🇰 Thanks for joining FIL Hong Kong, hosted by ND Labs! Hundreds of developers, storage providers, clients, and ecosystem partners came together for two exciting days of talks focused on Web3 trends, decentralized storage, DePIN, and more. Check out FF's YouTube channel to catch your favorite talks from Hong Kong.

💾 Internet Archive is hosting the Aruba Collection, preserving documents from the Aruba National Library, National Archives, and more! For years, Aruba’s memory institutions have been digitizing historical materials. Now, with the help of Internet Archive, the Aruba Collection is available to anyone, anywhere. The collection is being uploaded to the Filecoin network for long-term preservation as an additional layer of protection, thanks to a longstanding relationship between the Internet Archive and Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web (FFDW).

💼 Filecoin Foundation hosted the first Data Clients Working Group call on April 10. Participants focused on answering key questions regarding their data upload experience to the network, such as identifying hurdles with uploading data; possible solutions to help make the data uploading process easier, smoother, faster, cheaper, etc.; and how the Filecoin ecosystem can better support data onboarding. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for July 10. To join, please reach out to dataclients@fil.org.

Ecosystem

Developer Advocacy

  • FF Developer Advocates Jenks Guo and Robert Dowling are judging Filecoin project submissions for the Data Economy Hackathon. Winners will be announced on April 17.
  • Jenks and Robert hosted a mentor feedback session for the Scaling Ethereum Hackathon, running April 5-26.
  • For more opportunities to learn, build, and network with fellow developers in the ecosystem, check out our upcoming hackathons!

Storage

  • FF team members were onsite at FIL Hong Kong to hear from storage providers (SPs) and share the latest updates for SPs from the Foundation. You can find the full live stream of the event on FF's YouTube channel.

Network Operations

Governance

  • Nv22 has been postponed until April 24. If you haven’t already, please ensure to follow your implementation’s instructions and update your nodes accordingly in preparation for the scheduled upgrade on April 24: 

Fil Plus

  • 70 allocators have received their first 5 PiB allocation of DataCap for an approximate total of 350 PiB, and client applications and approvals have begun.
  • The Fil+ team is supporting more than 80 allocators on the Filecoin-project-Registry.
  • For more information about the latest developments and discussions surrounding Fil Plus, attend upcoming meetings by adding the Fil Plus Governance meeting calendar or view the recordings on the Fil Plus YouTube playlist.

Comms, Marketing, & Events

Marketing & Comms

  • Don't miss your chance to be featured in the Filecoin Ecosystem Digest, a digital and in-print magazine to showcase the innovation unfolding across the ecosystem. Submit an abstract for consideration by April 19.
  • Explore FF's deep dive into Decentralized Compute and how the Filecoin network can foster a more open, resilient, and democratized computing ecosystem.

Events