Unveiling the Filecoin Ecosystem Explorer

Jan 11, 2024
Filecoin Ecosystem Explorer

Filecoin is the world’s largest decentralized storage network, designed to store humanity's most important information. And it’s made up of an amazing array of builders and storage providers committing their time, energy, expertise and resources to the network. Today, the ecosystem includes more than 14,700 contributors on GitHub, 3,050 projects built on Filecoin and IPFS, and over 450 organizations contributing to the network.

Who are these teams? What tools are they building? What datasets are they storing? And how can you get involved?

Enter the Filecoin Ecosystem Explorer, a crowd-sourced and open database that showcases the incredible breadth and depth of projects in the Filecoin ecosystem. This is the best place for community members to add to or browse the ever-growing list of products and services running on Filecoin. While this is not an exhaustive list, given the network’s dynamic growth, the database serves as a launching pad for exploring the ecosystem.

The Filecoin Ecosystem Explorer highlights projects across storage, finance, tooling and productivity, artificial intelligence, science, climate, public goods, gaming, academia, archive, and much more. Our ecosystem is working to solve significant problems and ship innovative applications from – undersea explorations all the way to outer space. A few highlights:

  • Bacalhau is a platform for fast, cost-efficient, and secure computation by running jobs where the data is generated and stored. It supports large-scale parallel compute of Filecoin data. The U.S. Navy chose to work with Bacalhau for undersea AI operations, leveraging Filecoin's distributed framework. Bacalhau meets the Navy's strict security demands, enabling data access and computation over unstable networks.
  • The SETI Institute is a non-profit research organization with the mission to lead humanity's quest to understand the origins and prevalence of life and intelligence in the universe and share that knowledge with the world. In their continuing search for extraterrestrial life, the SETI Institute uses Filecoin to safeguard their data and is storing 60+ GiBs of data, including a decoded ET transmission.
  • Banyan is making decentralized, content-addressed storage accessible for enterprise clients on the Filecoin network, with a focus on user-controlled privacy and verifiability. The company provides both hot and cold storage options for users with significant amounts of data, leveraging both Filecoin’s network of storage providers and its cryptographic proofs of storage to give users confidence in the continued security and longevity of their data.
  • Democracy’s Library project from the Internet Archive is creating a free, open collection of government data to ensure that government research and publications from around the world remain permanently accessible to the public. Democracy’s Library has uploaded more than one petabyte of material to the Filecoin network, including information from the “End of Term Crawl” that captures and saves U.S. government websites at the end of presidential administrations.
  • DeSci Labs is solving science’s “Replication Crisis” by using decentralized technologies like IPFS and Filecoin, which operate "under the hood" of its scientific publication app. By storing research objects that contain manuscripts, datasets, code, presentations, videos or other relevant research artifacts in a decentralized repository, it becomes possible to share the entire research set with data and code, provide versioning, and ensure reproducibility.
  • Starling Lab is the academic research lab innovating with the latest cryptographic methods and decentralized web protocols to meet the technical and ethical challenges of establishing trust in our most sensitive digital records. Starling Lab has worked with many different organizations and fellows on data integrity projects across the domains of history, journalism, and law and incorporates the Filecoin network to support data provenance and authenticity.
  • The Filecoin network also stores large genomic, geospatial, satellite, and climate datasets, from institutions including the University of Utah, Berkeley’s Underground Physics Group, and the ATLAS Experiment at CERN.

Add Your Project

This index is only as good as the ecosystem makes it! If you don't see your project listed, add it today by filling out this form to let us know your project or about additional projects that you’d like to see included.

Thank you to all of those who have submitted use cases and applications, and those who contribute time, ideas and efforts to bring the Filecoin network to life!