Filecoin, a developer of distributed storage storage services, announced its roadmap on August 28.
The file coin is based on the technology called IPFS (Interplanetary File System), which replaces hypertext transfer protocol (http), which is a communication protocol used in the current Internet communication standard. There is also a strong interest in whether this technology will provide the potential to change the foundation of the Internet.
If Http is a centralized data management method, IPFS distributes data across multiple devices, which can result in server down or cyber-hacking attacks, which can be used to restore data from one server to another if a server fails. Also, it is impossible to assign an address to content other than a location, and to close a specific site. File coins provide a cryptographic counterpart to those participating in a distributed data storage network.
According to the announcement, File Coin will release test networks as early as October or December or the second half of next year, while the main net will be released between April and June of next year or July and September of next year. Of course, the roadmap we have made is estimated to be optimistic, so there is a possibility that it will change.
Last year, File Coin secured $ 277 million in funding from ICO. Attempts such as file coins increase the security at an affordable price, and there is interest in growing into a new form of next-gen internet that is truly decentralized. For more information, please click here .