Spring Events and Data DAOs

The Upload V12

Welcome to the Filecoin Foundation newsletter, where we cover big ideas and news about the Filecoin ecosystem and the decentralized web. Today’s edition focuses on FF’s upcoming events and Data DAOs.

April in FIL Bloom

Spring into the world of Filecoin this April and check out our events bringing the ecosystem together across the globe.


FIL Hong Kong – April 12 to 15

Join Filecoin Foundation and Protocol Labs at FIL Hong Kong, hosted alongside the Hong Kong Web3 Festival. We’re bringing together developers, storage providers, clients, and ecosystem partners in one of the world’s emerging hubs for Web3 innovation. And if you're a Filecoin storage provider or want to explore decentralized storage for your business, apply to attend the DeStor HK event. See you in Hong Kong!


Filecoin Network Base @ Consensus – April 24 to 26

Don't miss the Filecoin Network Base in Austin, Texas, April 24-26! Our space is your home base in Austin ahead of Consensus 2023, featuring developer workshops, networking opps, lightning talks, and the latest on the Filecoin Virtual Machine. And stick around through the week to find us at Consensus in the Protocol Village, presented by Filecoin Foundation.

Did you know? There’s still time to partner with us or host your own event in our Austin Network Base. Reach out to [email protected] to secure your place.

Data DAOs Can Make the Internet Fun Again

Data DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations), are a secure, transparent, and democratic approach to online data, where decisions are made collectively through voting, without the need for centralized authorities or intermediaries. Data DAOs are designed to manage and govern data, creating a democratic ecosystem that ensures data privacy, security, and ownership.

The Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM) empowers Data DAOs by providing a platform for running smart contracts and decentralized applications (dApps) that can interact with the Filecoin network. FVM enables Data DAOs to execute complex operations on data stored on the Filecoin network, including processing, analysis, and retrieval. This helps to create more sophisticated and powerful data storage and management solutions while also enabling new forms of collaboration and value creation.

Leveraging smart contracts and blockchain technology, Data DAOs can ensure that data is managed in a trustless and decentralized manner, where every member has a say in the decision-making process. This provides a more equitable distribution of value in the data economy, enabling data producers to earn rewards for sharing their data with others.

Data DAOs building on the FVM

Lagrange DAO is a DAO for data value realization and decentralized science (DeSci) which provides data sharing and analytic spaces. Researchers can upload datasets and models to their workspace and share it with the community.

SPN DAO is a Data DAO that empowers consumers to turn their credit card transaction data into assets. Leveraging Web3 tools, SPN DAO creates a marketplace where consumers can coordinate and pool their data together. This gives users direct control over the use and monetization of their data.

Shale is working to bring cloud computing to Filecoin and enable storage providers to leverage their existing storage power for computation –– to directly compete with other cloud storage providers, such as AWS and Google Cloud. Public users will have the opportunity to rent computing instances from storage providers and access Filecoin Plus storage deals through a local network.

Join the decentralized data revolution by getting involved with the Filecoin Virtual Machine! Empower your dApps and smart contracts to interact with the Filecoin network and revolutionize how you store and manage data.

From the FIL-ing Cabinet

Discover news from across the Filecoin ecosystem.

Check in with the Unfinished Explorer Award winners. Last year, Filecoin Foundation joined forces with Unfinished to launch the Explorer Awards, a series of grants to provide organizations and individuals using decentralized technology with the support to learn more about Web3. Since then, its winners have developed projects to advance awareness and development of decentralized technologies. Learn more about these projects on our blog.

Filecoin Foundation President Marta Belcher was interviewed by CoinDesk about financial surveillance and the ongoing fight for digital privacy ahead of her appearance at Consensus 2023.

Come BUIDL With Us

A highlight of Filecoin Foundation’s Dev Grant recipients building new tools and services on the Filecoin network. Learn more about the program.


Join the Filecoin network’s global community of developers on the FVM.

The V18 Hygee network update brings smart contract programmability to Filecoin, helping change the future of the internet by unlocking limitless opportunities for developers to be the builders of the data-centric economy. For tutorials, documentation, testnets, and other resources on how to get started, visit fvm.filecoin.io. Want to build but don't know where to start? Head over to our community-sourced Request for Startups page for a list of in-demand ideas on what to build.

Apply for a Developer Grant

The Filecoin Dev Grants program helps advance projects and aims to award additional grants to boost development in the Filecoin ecosystem. Check out our other grant recipients and learn how you can apply for Open Grants and Microgrants.

Community Governance

Updates on Filecoin Improvement Proposals (FIPs).

Last Call for FIP0056 has been extended through April 6. Read the proposal and more information about the process.