Filecoin is a peer-to-peer network that allows anyone to store and retrieve data on the internet. Built-in economic incentives ensure that files are stored and retrieved reliably and continuously for however long a user specifies.
Filecoin Virtual Machine
The Filecoin Virtual Machine is here, allowing developers to build applications and smart-contracts that utilize the Filecoin storage network! Find out how you can leverage the worlds fastest growing storage network
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Looking for Lotus? Head to lotus.filecoin.io →
Lotus is the reference implementation for the Filecoin network. It is written in Go, and is maintained by the Protocol Labs team. At the start of 2022, the Protocol Labs docs team moved all the Lotus documentation to its own repository and its own website. This way, folks like yourself can easily segment the documentation you need. This is the place for conceptual Filecoin related content, while lotus.filecoin.io is where you'll find installation instructions and guides for running a Lotus node.