<aside> ℹ️ IPFS is a peer-to-peer network and protocol designed to make the web faster, safer, and more open. IPFS upgrades the web to work peer-to-peer, addressing data by what it is instead of where it is located on the network, or who is hosting it.


<aside> 💡 Filecoin, the world’s largest decentralized network, offers more than 13+ Exbibytes of storage. It allows users to store, request, and transfer data via a verifiable marketplace. Filecoin is completely open-source, enabling people from all over the world to participate.


<aside> 💡 FVM unlocks boundless possibilities, ranging from dataDAOs, to perpetual storage, to financial services for miners (e.g., collateral lending, liquid staking, insurance protocols), to decentralized compute and Layer 2 networks (such as reputation systems and incentive-aligned content delivery networks, and more).


This page is starting point for learning the key concepts behind Filecoin and IPFS and how to get started building with them, including developer tools that help you store data on both Filecoin and IPFS quickly and easily.

Key Technologies & Learning resources

1. Introduction to Protocol Labs

2. Introduction to IPFS

3. Introduction to Filecoin

4. Introduction to Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM)

5. Storage Onramps

6. IPC: Interplanetary Consensus

7. Introduction to IPLD & libp2p

8. Bacalhau & Lilypad: Compute over Data (AI/ML/DeSci)

9. Saturn: Retrieval Markets on Filecoin

10. drand

11. RepDao

Upcoming Hackathons


<aside> 💡 Questions? Join #hackathonathon on the Filecoin Slack


Grant Support

DGM | Decentralized Grants Marketplace

<aside> 💡 Questions? Join #grants-questions on the Filecoin Slack or email


Grants Overview with Michelle Lee

Grants Overview with Michelle Lee

Where to apply IPFS/Filecoin grants?

GitHub - ipfs/devgrants: The IPFS Grant platform connects funding organizations with builders and researchers in the IPFS community.

GitHub - filecoin-project/devgrants: 👟 Apply for a Filecoin devgrant. Help build the Filecoin ecosystem!

Accelerator Program

Founders by Protocol Labs

👋 Meet IPFS & Filecoin Communities


#fil-builders #hackathon

GitHub - filecoin-project/community: Filecoin community and ecosystem channels, discussion forums, and more

Filecoin Community Forum

Filecoin Ecosystem