Helpful reference materials for the Filecoin specification, implementations, and ecosystem.

About Filecoin

Filecoin Network

Node implementations


Network.filecoin.io - lists all current Filecoin networks and related information.

Network status

Tools to check status and details of the network and chain.

Block explorers

Chain data and monitoring

Storage/Deals status

Storage Web Applications

Web-based applications that store your data on Filecoin. No command-line or coding experience required.

APIs & Developer tools

Developer tools, API clients & storage services that developers can use to build on Filecoin.

Storage APIs for app builders

  • Estuary - a simple IPFS node that integrates with Filecoin. For infrastructure operators, developers and users.
  • NFT.storage - beta service from Protocol Labs for storing off-chain NFT data on IPFS and Filecoin.
  • Web3.storage - beta service from Protocol Labs for storing off-chain dapp data on IPFS and Filecoin, with help from Pinata (a fast IPFS Pinning Service) to distribute the content across IPFS
  • Slate.host - has a Developer API that allows you upload files with an account
  • Textile.io’s tools - suite of tools for interacting with IPFS and Filecoin
    • includes The Hub, Buckets, ThreadsDB, Powergate, Tableland (new) and Filecoin bridges to Polygon and NEAR
    • Powergate - infrastructure tool for using IPFS for hot storage and retrieval and Filecoin for cold, with deal helpers and other convenience features
    • Textile Buckets - simplified cloud bucket store on IPFS with archive to Filecoin option using Powergate under the hood
  • Fleek’s tools - provides access to Fleek’s hosted services using IPFS, Textile, Filecoin, Ethereum, etc.
    • Space SDK - JS library backed by Fleek’s hosted services
    • Space Daemon - GoLang library for building desktop apps

Message signing tools

Node Infrastructure & APIs

NOTE: making deep calls into the chain’s history may take some time to return and it may be more efficient to use a chain database (e.g. used by block explorers) that stores the chain’s history and is optimized for queries.

Scalable endpoint hosting

For running a node cluster of load balanced Lotus JSON RPC API endpoints.

  • Filecoin-chart (k8 cluster) - Helm chart for hosting Lotus Node clients.

Filecoin API clients

  • Filecoin.js (outdated) - higher-level JS library for interacting with Lotus via JSON-RPC API.
  • js-lotus-client - lower-level JS wrapper for basic parsing of the Lotus JSON RPC API.
  • lotus-json-rpc-provider (outdated) - wraps the Lotus API in TypeScript.

Storage provider index API

  • Filrep.io API - A suite of RESTFul JSON endpoints to discover the best storage provider to make deals with.
  • Textile storage provider Index - API and CLI to find storage providers by price, observed deals, speed from North American nodes.

Data prep tools

Databases using IPFS and Filecoin

  • Tableland - (new) create familiar SQL tables to read and write dynamic NFT metadata or application data for dapps, from Textile
  • OrbitDB - decentralized multi-party database on IPFS with multi-party syncing with topic pubsub and CRDTs. Filecoin integration using Powergate available at orbit-db-powergate-io.
  • ThreadsDB - decentralized multi-party database for user-siloed data on IPFS, from Textile

Other developer tools

Storage providers

Storage provider reputation systems

  • Codefi Storage - view the Filecoin Storage Market, storage provider info, asking price, completed deals.
  • FIL Swan - for offline deals, storage provider info, prices, offline deal acceptance.
  • Filrep.io - Index of online storage providers and their pricing, ranked by power and reputation score.
  • SpaceGap - shows storage proof deadlines and sector details for the top 50 storage providers.

Storage provider tools

  • Bidbot - A Filecoin Network sidecar to bid in storage deal auctions.
  • Filgas.io - real-time Filecoin mining gas queries.
  • Lotus Farcaster - Prometheus, Grafana and Python monitoring dashboard.

Storage client and miner programs

Retrieval Market resources (WIP experiments)

The Retrieval Market is in early development; research and development teams are actively exploring improvements.

Ecosystem galleries


Grants and accelerators