Filecoin is a data storage network and electronic currency based on Bitcoin. It rents disk space to store files and allows to exchange Filecoin for Bitcoin, USD and other currencies.

Parent CompanyProtocol Labs
HQPalo Alto, CA, US
Filecoin was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, US

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Key People/Management at Filecoin

Juan Benet

Juan Benet


Filecoin Office Locations

Filecoin has an office in Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA, US (HQ)
Palo Alto, CA, USA
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Filecoin Financials and Metrics

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Total Funding

$257.1 m


In total, Filecoin had raised $257.1 m. Filecoin is a subsidiary of Protocol Labs

Filecoin Online and Social Media Presence

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Filecoin News and Updates


Filecoin Breaks All-Time Record for ICO Funding

Filecoin Breaks All-Time Record for ICO FundingFilecoin has officially completed its initial coin offering (ICO), raising more than $257 million over a month of activity.

Protocol Labs and Energy Web Complete First Showcase of Open-Source Solution to Decarbonize Filecoin Mining

ZUG, Switzerland , Sept. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In support of the Crypto Climate Accord (CCA), Protocol Labs and Energy Web today announced a successful showcase of an open-source solution for decentralized renewable energy purchasing by crypto miners. In this solution showcase, six Filecoin…

CrossFi, Filecoin, IPFS, and Kava are Pushing the Boundaries of DeFi

NEW YORK, April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As DeFi continues to grow in credibility and scope, overlapping project ecosystems are coming together to develop new and innovative tools with which to further revolutionize the financial world. Cross-chain liquidity sharing protocol, CrossFi, has rece…

VideoCoin and Filecoin will power video NFT marketplace

VideoCoin and Filecoin will power video marketplace for nonfungible tokens, solving a major pain point for video authentication.

Huobi Group and Filecoin Collaborate to Bring Incubation Center

LONDON, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Huobi Group, in collaboration with Protocol Labs, announces alongside Filecoin the launch of the Huobi-Filecoin Incubation Center with a $10M USD fund dedicated to supporting the Filecoin ecosystem. The incubation center will focus on three main...
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Filecoin Blogs

Filecoin MinerX Fellowship Program

The MinerX Fellowship engages small and medium-sized miners distributed across the world to help improve Filecoin’s experience and productivity in the early stages of the network. MinerX is designed to build a solid foundation of geographically-diverse, reliable, long-term storage options to acceler…

Getting Started With the Infura Filecoin API

The following is a summary of a talk given by Tim Myers on October 22, 2020 during Filecoin Liftoff Week. Filecoin node implementations expose APIs to provide developers a convenient way to interact with the Filecoin blockchain. These APIs allow developers to both query for information about the cha…

Resolving the Dec 19 Chain Halt: Cause, Impact, & Take Aways

On Dec 19th, 2020, the Filecoin network experienced a chain halt, meaning that for a window of time, new blocks could be created, but miners couldn’t reach consensus on the resulting state, each computing a different value. Thanks to the fast response across community members, miners, and developers…

The Fenbushi Ecosystem Fund for Filecoin Development

The following is a summary of a talk given by Roland Sun at the Storage Market Summit on December 11, 2020. Roland Sun is a partner at Fenbushi Capital. Entire talk available here. In collaboration with Protocol Labs, Fenbushi Capital has announced a $15+ million USD investment fund in the IPFS and …

EIP-1559 in Filecoin

This is a summary of a talk given by Juan Benet. In the Filecoin network, the concept of gas is used to measure the computational resources required to execute a given on-chain transaction. The cost of these resources needs to be paid for, leading to a number of decisions that must be made around wh…

Empowering Filecoin Startups

On December 11, ETH Global and Filecon hosted the Storage Market Summit (SMS). A portion of the day was dedicated to Empowering Filecoin Startups. Below are recaps, themes, and conclusions from different talks during this portion of the day. You can browse the agenda and check out the full Investing…
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Filecoin Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Filecoin founded?

    Filecoin was founded in 2014.

  • Who are Filecoin key executives?

    Filecoin's key executives are Juan Benet.

  • How many employees does Filecoin have?

    Filecoin has 1 employees.

  • Who are Filecoin competitors?

    Competitors of Filecoin include Compute North, Dash and Luno.

  • Where is Filecoin headquarters?

    Filecoin headquarters is located at Palo Alto, CA, USA, Palo Alto.

  • Where are Filecoin offices?

    Filecoin has an office in Palo Alto.

  • How many offices does Filecoin have?

    Filecoin has 1 office.