Filecoin Protocol Implementations: What’s Next?
The Filecoin decentralized file hosting protocol team has announced that it has entered the final stage of development, and also announced the approximate timing of the launch of the test and working version of the network..
According to the announcement, an alpha version of the network will be released on September 26, a test network will begin functioning on December 11, and a full-fledged product launch is scheduled for the first quarter of 2020. Although the team adds that this is the optimal time frame and they can be shifted.
Since, as Filecoin held one of the most successful ICOs in 2017, raising over $ 500 million, little was heard about the project. However, this year, the team opened up a protocol implementation written in Go, launched the first public networks, and integrated several versions of the code..
At the moment they are working on the finalization of the protocol design. and cryptographic protection, as well as system testing. Further development plan to be published next month.
After entering the decentralized file hosting market, Filecoin will compete with Sia, Storj and Burstcoin. In addition, the Tron blockchain platform also plans to develop its own product based on BitTorrent..
Many complex blockchain protocols are starting to hit the finish lines. Recently specification Bitcoin Lightning Network Passes Formal Security Review.
text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: rx30