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Filecoin Liftoff
Week

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Filecoin Liftoff Week gathered many from around the world to celebrate the launch of the Filecoin mainnet. We heard from over 80 panelists across more than three dozen sessions, each sharing their vision for the decentralized web. Visit the Filecoin YouTube channel to watch the recorded events. Thanks for being a part of this amazing journey with us. Onward!

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Welcome to Filecoin Liftoff Week
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Schedule

Conference attendees engaged in a worldwide, community-led series of inspiring talks, interactive workshops, live demos, and much more. Scroll down to see event highlights and view some of the presentations. Click below to see the full schedule, including the second track of sessions.

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Main track schedule

All Systems Go

Welcome to Liftoff Week! Today you’ll learn about the long-term vision of Filecoin, get an overview of the vibrant ecosystem, and see what’s in store for the week.

TALK
Opening Keynote with Juan Benet
Juan Benet photo

TALK
An Overview of the Filecoin Ecosystem
Colin Evran photo

Fireside Chat
Fireside Chat with Dan Boneh and Juan Benet
Juan Benet photo
Dan Boneh photo

 

Mine

Miners help build a more open, resilient, and trustworthy Internet. Today’s sessions focus on mining filecoin, the key to taking back control of our digital future.

TALK
Filecoin Proofs and Upcoming Improvements
Dignifiedquire photo
Supranational, Kelly Olson photo
Supranational, Sean Gulley, photo

Workshop
Filecoin Mining for Solo Miners
Benjamin Hoesjbo photo

Demo
Miner Tooling Showcase and Dev Grants
Belma Gutlić photo
Julien photo
Eva Shon photo

Build

See what developers have created on the Filecoin network, learn from their experiences, and dive into the stack that will help you make your own decentralized apps.

demo
APOLLO Demo Day
Vivek Singh photo

Fireside Chat
Bridging Filecoin and Ethereum
Juan Benet photo
Joe Lubin photo
Naomi Brockwell photo

talk
Intro to Filecoin for Developers
Pooja Shah photo

Store

Today you’ll discover remarkable content-hosting tools on FIlecoin. Some offer end-user asset storage, while others leverage immutability to ensure that important data is preserved intact.

Meetup
Virtual Coffee with the Blockchain Association
Blockchain Association logo

Fireside Chat
Fireside Chat with Brewster Kahle and Juan Benet
Brewster Kahle photo
Juan Benet photo

Demo
Filecoin and Pinata: For Immutable Off-Chain Data Storage
Matt Ober photo
Kyle Tut photo

The Future

Filecoin is poised to help lead the way to Web3: a fully decentralized internet co-owned by us all. Join us today and share in the vision for tomorrow.

panel
The Future of Filecoin
Ryan Zurrer photo
Molly Mackinlay photo
Why photo
Colin Evran photo

Panel
Building the New Wave of Web3
Emma Cui photo
Vivek Singh photo
Gabriel Anderson photo
Colin Evran photo

Panel
Guardians of Our Shared History
Wendy Hanamura photo
Jonathan Dotan photo
Nathan Freitas photo

Panel
Better Connected: Government Support for Web3
Ian Darrow photo
Kristin Smith photo
Georgia Quinn - Advisor photo

Speakers

The global open-source community has come together to help build and expand the Filecoin network, laying the groundwork for the next generation of the web. Some of the brightest minds in the web3 space joined us to discuss and celebrate.

Austin Abell photo
ChainSafe
Austin Abell
Samuele Agostinelli photo
Fleek
Samuele Agostinelli
@SamueleAgostin5
Gabriel Anderson photo
Tachyon Accelerator
Gabriel Anderson
@gabrielanderso
David Ansermino photo
ChainSafe
David Ansermino
Dietrich Ayala photo
Protocol Labs
Dietrich Ayala
@dietrich
Philipp Banhardt photo
Filecoin Foundation
Philipp Banhardt
@pbanhardt
Leandro Barbosa photo
Voodfy
Leandro Barbosa
@leeaandrob
Brian Behlendorf photo
Filecoin Foundation
Brian Behlendorf
@brianbehlendorf
Marta Belcher photo
Filecoin Foundation
Marta Belcher
@martabelcher
Juan Benet photo
Protocol Labs
Juan Benet
@juanbenet
Katie Biber photo
Filecoin Foundation
Katie Biber
@ekatiebiber
Elizabeth Binks photo
ChainSafe
Elizabeth Binks
@elizabethereum
Naomi Brockwell photo
Naomi Brockwell
@naomibrockwell
Dan Boneh photo
Stanford University
Dan Boneh
Cake photo
Protocol Labs
Cake
@wwwjim
Olaf Carlson-Wee photo
Polychain
Olaf Carlson-Wee
Thomas Chardin photo
Myel
Thomas Chardin
@tdotchardin
Emma Cui photo
LongHash Ventures
Emma Cui
@emmacui
Ian Darrow photo
Protocol Labs
Ian Darrow
David Dias photo
Protocol Labs
David Dias
@daviddias
Dignifiedquire photo
Protocol Labs
Dignifiedquire
@dignifiedquire
Jonathan Dotan photo
Stanford Center for Blockchain Research
Jonathan Dotan
Robert Drost photo
Tachyon Accelerator
Robert Drost
Jordan Ellis photo
Web3API & dOrg
Jordan Ellis
@dOrgJelli
Colin Evran photo
Protocol Labs
Colin Evran
@colinevran
Alex Feerst photo
Filecoin Foundation
Alex Feerst
@alexfeerst
Nathan Freitas photo
Guardian Project
Nathan Freitas
@n8fr8
Neo Ge photo
IPFSMain
Neo Ge
@NeoGe_IPFSMain
Mike Goelzer photo
Protocol Labs
Mike Goelzer
@mikegoelzer
Sean Gulley photo
Supranational
Sean Gulley
@_Supranational
BelmaGutlić photo
NodeFactory
Belma Gutlić
@nodefactoryio
Wendy Hanamura photo
Internet Archive
Wendy Hanamura
@whanamura
Andrew Hill photo
Textile
Andrew Hill
@andrewxhill
Andrew Hill photo
Fleek
Harrison Hines
@harris0nhines
Benjamin Hoesjbo photo
Benjamin Hoesjbo
@BeHo83
Hannah Howard photo
Carbon Five
Hannah Howard
@techgirlwonder
David Hyland-Wood photo
ConsenSys
David Hyland-Wood
@prototypo
Brewster Kahle photo
Internet Archive
Brewster Kahle
@brewster_kahle
Deep Kapur	 photo
Protocol Labs
Deep Kapur
@deepkkapur
Megan Kliman photo
Filecoin Foundation
Megan Kliman
Stani Kulechov photo
Aave
Stani Kulechov
@StaniKulechov
Steven Li photo
IPFS Force
Steven Li
@Steven004_Li
Joe Lubin photo
ConsenSys
Joe Lubin
@ethereumJoseph
Antoine McGrath photo
CRSReports.com
Antoine McGrath
@agreendcbike
Molly Mackinlay photo
Protocol Labs
Molly Mackinlay
@momack28
Magik photo
Protocol Labs
Magik
@magik6k
Angie Maguire photo
Protocol Labs
Angie Maguire
@lalamaguire
Bill Marczak photo
Bill Marczak
@billmarczak
Tim Myers photo
Infura
Tim Myers
@timmmmyers
Adrian Manning photo
Sigma Prime
Adrian Manning
@agemanning
Matt Ober photo
Pinata
Matt Ober
@MattOber1
Kelly Olsen photo
Supranational
Kelly Olsen
@kellymolson
Chris Pacia photo
OB1
Chris Pacia
@chrispacia
Corbin Page photo
Codefi
Corbin Page
@corbpage
Cezar Paraschiv photo
Digital MOB
Cezar Paraschiv
Doug Petkanics photo
Livepeer
Doug Petkanics
@petkanics
Georgia Quinn	photo
Anchorage General Counsel
Georgia Quinn
@GeorgiaQuinnEsq
Aayush Rajasekaran photo
Protocol Labs
Aayush Rajasekaran
Rainey Reitman photo
Filecoin Foundation
Rainey Reitman
@RaineyReitman
Sandra Ro photo
Filecoin Foundation
Sandra Ro
@srolondon
Peter Robinson photo
ConsenSys
Peter Robinson
@drinkcoffee2010
Mikeal Rogers photo
Protocol Labs
Mikeal Rogers
@mikeal
Pooja Shah photo
Protocol Labs
Pooja Shah
@poojaks_
Eva Shon photo
Protocol Labs
Eva Shon
Vivek Singh	photo
Gitcoin / KERNEL
Vivek Singh
@vsinghdothings
Kristin Smith photo
Blockchain Association
Kristin Smith
Julien photo
Julien
@s0nik42
Jacques Swanpoel photo
StorageHive
Jacques Swanpoel
Clara Tsao photo
Filecoin Foundation
Clara Tsao
@tweetclarita
Kyle Tut photo
Pinata
Kyle Tut
@KyleTut
Peter Van Garderen photo
Artefactual Systems Inc
Peter Van Garderen
@pjvangarderen
Jonathan Victor photo
Protocol Labs
Jonathan Victor
Loong Wang photo
Ren
Loong Wang
@bzlwang
Sheila Warren photo
Filecoin Foundation
Sheila Warren
@sheila_warren
Lee White photo
6Block
Lee White
@6block2
Why photo
Filecoin Project
Why
@whyrusleeping
Wayne Yang photo
ARS
Wayne Yang
@waynewyang
Ryan Zurrer photo
Dialectic
Ryan Zurrer
@rzurrer
ZX photo
Protocol Labs
ZX
@zixuanzh
TALK

Opening Keynote with Juan Benet

Opening keynote from Filecoin founder Juan Benet

TALK

An Overview of the Filecoin Ecosystem

Colin Evran provides an overview of the Filecoin ecosystem and shares some early use cases including Dapps and large datasets that are using the platform.

Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat with Dan Boneh and Juan Benet

Reflections on the Filecoin project journey with Stanford's Dan Boneh and Filecoin founder Juan Benet

Talk

The Decentralized Cloud Is Here

The decentralized cloud is here. What does that mean for the world? How will this affect how we build apps and store our data? Polychain founder and CEO Olaf Carlson-Wee explains what prompted him to invest early in Filecoin and why he’s excited about the future of decentralized file storage.

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Olaf Carlson-Wee
Talk

Introducing the Filecoin Foundation

Join Marta Belcher to learn about the Filecoin Foundation (FF), an independent organization dedicated to developing Filecoin and related technologies.

Talk

Filecoin Proofs and Upcoming Improvements

In this session we hear about the development of Filecoin proofs and some of the exciting improvements planned in the coming months.

Workshop

Filecoin Mining for Solo Miners

You’re ready to mine Filecoin but need help getting started. Join Filecoin miner Ben Hoesjbo as he shows us the optimal setup and steps to becoming a solo miner.

Demo

Miner Tooling Showcase and Dev Grants

Explore some of the amazing mining tools being built by the community and learn about the new miner tooling grant program.

Workshop

A Deep Dive into Filecoin Mining

A deep dive into Filecoin mining.

Talk

Filecoin Mining Hardware and Architecture

You’re ready to start mining Filecoin but could use some guidance on your setup. Join our top Space Race miners as they take you through their setups and architecture and discuss some of the things to consider and avoid when constructing your rigs.

Jacques Swanepoel (Storage Hive) photo
Jacques Swanepoel
Talk

Filecoin Storage Economy

Join ZX as he discuss the mechanisms and models presented in the recent Engineering Filecoin’s Economy report.

Meetup

Filecoin Protocol Implementations: What’s Next?

The Filecoin Distributed Storage Network is an open specification with numerous implementations. Today we’ll hear about the status and development of three of these implementations: Fuhon, Venus and Forest.

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Austin Abell
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Aayush Rajasekaran
Panel

How We Won Space Race

Join some of Filecoin’s top global miners to learn how they won Space Race.

Meetup

Filecoin’s Secondary Retrieval Market Architecture

Learn about Filecoin’s plans for a Retrieval Market, and hear from four of the projects building one today.

Talk

Filecoin Security and Bug Bounty Program

Learn about various efforts to ensure the security of Filecoin and see how you can participate through the Bug Bounty Program to be rewarded for your contributions. Hear about the Security Research Fellowship, through which several community members were able to make substantial contributions to Filecoin.

Meetup

The Future of Filecoin Mining

AMA

AMA with Filecoin Team

Demo

APOLLO Demo Day

Fireside Chat

Bridging Filecoin and Ethereum

Bridging Filecoin and Ethereum with Juan Benet and Joe Lubin. Moderated by Naomi Brockwell.

Talk

Intro to Filecoin for Developers

In this session, Pooja Shah will give an overview of Filecoin developer pathways and how to use Filecoin for your use case.

Demo

Filecoin Reputation System

A glimpse into the roadmap to building a reputation system for the Filecoin ecosystem.

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Cezar Paraschiv
Demo

The Filecoin API

Sneak peak of Infura’s soon to launch managed Filecoin API — Access chain data or use as a node for your miner.

Panel

Web 3.0: The New Stack

Web 3.0: The New Stack with Molly Mackinlay, Dietrich Ayala, Andrew Hill, and Adrian Manning.

Talk

How We Made Slate

A walkthrough of the design iterations, team building, and cycles that have led to the output today. A great example of one of the use cases for Filecoin.

Meetup

Building Dev Tools on Filecoin

We’ll hear from three teams who are building powerful tools (Web3API, Pygate and Filsnap) to help more developers harness the power of the Filecoin network.

Workshop

Building Decentralized Apps using Fleek’s Space Daemon

Space is a new file storage, sharing and collaboration platform with a focus on privacy. Stop letting companies spy on you. Finally take control of your privacy while still enjoying all your favorite features & tools. In this tech-focused talk, we will dive on the technology behind Space, use-cases, and getting started with the Space Daemon.

Panel

Filecoin for DeFi

Join Corbin (Codefi), Loong (Ren), and Stani (Aave) as they explore the exciting potential for Filecoin x DeFi.

Meetup

Virtual Coffee with the Blockchain Foundation

Join us virtually to meet the Blockchain Association team and network with members of the Blockchain Association Community.

Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat with Brewster and Juan

Demo

Filecoin and Pinata: For Immutable Off-Chain Data Storage

Pinata has always been the easiest way to use IPFS. Now, learn how Pinata will use Filecoin to give our users new ways to easily ensure data resiliency.

Demo

How 5mb Was Built

This talk will be about a tool we built for simplifying importing of large directories, such as package archives, into Filecoin and for retrieving and serving them.

Meetup

Filecoin for Video

Filecoin for Video with Livepeer: Through the combination of Filecoin and Livepeer, a decentralized video infrastructure network, video is now enabled in the web3 stack. In this talk we’ll showcase file.video - a web3 application that makes use of Livepeer for video ingest, transcoding, and origin services, and uses Filecoin for guaranteed video storage for VOD playback, and talk about the possibilities for developers through the combination of video streaming + storage.

Talk

Building Data Structures for Filecoin

We’ll start with an overview of how IPFS builds graphs that represent files. From there we can work through some basic concepts and principals for representing any new data you’d like to create, make available everywhere w/ IPFS, and store in Filecoin.

Talk

Decentralizing the People’s Branch project

Join Antoine McGrath and Bill Marczak to learn about Decentralizing the People’s Branch Project.

Demo

Deep Dive into Data Storage on Filecoin

How do you get your data into the Filecoin network? How do you get it out? This talk will look at the architecture of Filecoin markets and data transfer software. We’ll look at the different steps of the deal flow process, including ingesting data, transferring data to miners, publishing and sealing, and finally retrieval. We’ll also demonstrate making deals with the lotus command line and I’ll show you some tips and tricks for making sure things go smoothly!

Talk

Filecoin Plus: Incentivize Useful Storage on Filecoin

A brief overview of the motivation, principles, and mechanisms of Filecoin Plus, and how it incentivizes useful storage on the network.

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Talk

From Storage to Justice

Learn how Filecoin’s unique cryptographic proofs are being put to the task of establishing trust in our most sensitive digital records, such as the documentation of human rights violations, war crimes and testimony of genocide.
In this talk, we introduce the Starling Framework for Data Integrity and its ambitious goal to take on the technical and ethical challenges of restoring trust in digital imagery. Starling represents a ground-breaking methodology in the fight against the spread of misinformation and the looming threat of deep fakes by providing open-source tools, best practices, and case studies.
We believe that through new web protocols we can help reduce information uncertainty in digital media and build a more vibrant and equitable knowledge graph to drive the Web 3.0.
While there is a lot of interest in evidence-based decentralized attribution, surprisingly there are few working examples. That changed this summer. Over the last 90 days we worked with a team of engineers to deploy Starling prototypes in Syria to document attacks against civilian infrastructure. We’ll reflect on the path ahead for authenticated imagery, its evolving technical and ethical dimensions, and the various applications Starling could be applied to across humanitarian relief and accountability efforts in the future.

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Jonathan Dotan
Panel

The Future of Filecoin

How Filecoin will enable use cases that capture the imagination of a broader audience, beyond crypto-natives.

Panel

Building the New Wave of Web3

Panel

Guardians of Our Shared History

Join Wendy (Internet Archive), Jonathan (Stanford Center for Blockchain Research), and Nathan (The Guardian Project) for a discussion on why preserving our shared history is so critical.

Jonathan Dotan photo
Jonathan Dotan
Panel

Better Connected: Government Support for Web3

TALK

Closing Keynote with Juan Benet

Closing keynote from Filecoin founder Juan Benet

AMA

AMA with Filecoin Team