Filecoin Docs

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

Looking For Lotus?

Lotus is the reference implementation of the Filecoin protocol, developed and maintained by Protocol Labs. It allows users to participate in the Filecoin network, by enabling them to earn the FIL token, provide storage, and retrieve stored files.

Choose your own adventure

Learn the basics

Want to understand the fundamental concepts of Filecoin, but aren't sure where to start? The Basics section is the perfect place to begin your journey!

Build with Filecoin

Eager to build on top of the Filecoin network but aren't sure how to begin? Head over to the Developers section to find examples and guides to help build your project!

Become a provider

Starting up a provider node on the Filecoin network can be a daunting task. Head over to the Provider section to find out everything you need to know.

Store data

Want to store large amount of data on the Filecoin network? There are plenty of storage options that you can choose from! Check out the Store section for more information!