Blockchain-based decentralized knowledge storage resolution Filecoin unveiled its testnet just lately, full with a contest.
In an act of community experimentation, Filecoin’s check community will host a 3 week mining contest worldwide, with four million of the mission’s FIL tokens up for grabs as prize funding, in line with a June 10 assertion supplied to Cointelegraph.
Mainnet — the ultimate frontier
A product of tech agency Protocol Labs, Filecoin garnered $257 million throughout its 2017 Preliminary Coin Providing, or ICO.
Filecoin has accomplished different trials previous to the testnet unveiling, the assertion detailed. The mission additionally transitioned into Proof-of-Replication, or PoRep, consensus, in addition to carried out numerous different developments. The testnet trial holds as Filecoin’s final experimental stage previous to its mainnet going reside.
The testnet competitors pays out many miners
Considering the quantity of area given to the operation through the trials, the tesnet competitors pays out the very best 100 miners on this planet, in line with the quantity of capability these miners lent to the community, the assertion mentioned, including that every continent’s main 50 miners additionally obtain prizes.
Filecoin’s head of operations, Ian Darrow, famous within the assertion:
“The testnet is designed to construct, educate, and reward the early group of Filecoin miners who will assist put together the whole community for a wholesome, decentralized and extensively distributed mainnet launch this summer season.”
Darrow additionally famous the competition as an incredible place for miners of all expertise varieties and ranges to get entangled.
Again in February, Filecoin publicized expectations for a main net launch date which is anticipated to reach in Q3, 2020.
Cointelegraph reached out to Filecoin for extra particulars, however acquired no response as of press time. This text will probably be up to date accordingly ought to a response are available.