Overview

Filecoin is for the builders. If you are excited about the potential of leveraging the Filecoin protocol and decentralized storage network to build game-changing applications, you’ve come to the right place.

There are several options to start integrating with Filecoin. Here are some guides to get you started:

  • Node Setup Tutorial, which gets you up and running quickly by creating a simple Node.js script using Infura and the Filecoin network.
  • Use Glif nodes to skip spinning up a node and just start building.
  • Build with Lotus, for users looking to interact with their own, local Lotus nodes.
  • Build with Powergate, for users wanting to combine IPFS (fast retrieval) and Filecoin (backup) with full control of both.
  • Build with Textile buckets, for users looking for simple IPFS storage with Filecoin-based archival, with encryption and shared buckets support.

Filecoin-backed storage providers

The following products provide storage solutions that are backed up by the Filecoin network and potentially integrate IPFS as a hot-data layer (FPS).

NameDescriptionIPFS Pinning API support
PinataIPFS pinning service, with Filecoin coming soon.No
Textile BucketsA hosted service that allows development teams to build software projects end-to-end on a decentralized DB and storage stack.No

For more information about the benefits and the architecture of Filecoin-backed Pinning Services, check the FPS page.

Hosted nodes

Hosted node providers take care of running Filecoin node software for you so that you can focus on integrating and building on top of it.

NameDescriptionIPFS Pinning API support
Glif NodesGlif Nodes are hosted Lotus instances accessible via the Lotus JSON-RPC API endpoint.No

Developer references

The following documentation links can help you start building on Filecoin:

NameDescription
Building on LotusLotus nodes provide JSON-RPC API with JWT-token-based authorization.
PowergatePowergate is a multitiered storage solution that stores data with IPFS and Filecoin.

Additional resources