Views & Research on Filecoin

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Money Manager Views

Arthur Hayes, Co-Founder of BitMEX & CIO of 
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"Without data, an AI [model] can’t learn. If the data is compromised due to a single-point of failure, or the central data storage entity changes access rights or its prices, an AI [model] that is dependent on that storage entity will cease to be. It is an existential risk, which is why I argue that AIs must use a decentralized storage solution... That is why the decentralized data storage network powered by FIL is a must-have for the burgeoning AI economy.”

"The largest decentralised data storage project by storage capacity and total bytes of data stored is Filecoin (FIL). Filecoin is particularly appealing because it has been around for a few years and is already storing a large amount of data."


"This is the true power and benefit of Filecoin - its ability to separate software from hardware. While in the traditional cloud model, clients are constrained to a single provider, in this new model, applications, software and data can be distributed across different hardware sources, ranging from the client’s proprietary infrastructure to smaller outsourced providers or even major platforms like Amazon. Filecoin breaks walled gardens and introduces a composable platform."

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“[The FVM] facilitates the explosion of smart contracts activity on top of FIL... following the FVM launch [the activity] has exploded.”

“The natural pairing [of storage and compute] can add additional commercial activity to flow through the Decentralised Storage Network while opening up new use cases. The launch of the FEVM makes many of these possible and will make the storage space much more interesting and competitive.”

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“Filecoin emerges as a meaningful ecosystem on par with Ethereum and Solana in terms of legitimacy.”

“I see Filecoin being a superset of Arweave with the FVM - it gives you infinitely more ways to parametrize; Filecoin is vastly more configurable than Arweave.”


“Filecoin has the potential to become the premier storage network in the modern internet era and with the FVM and supporting infrastructure like Medusa and Bacalhau, I can see a lot of scope for high-quality growth in the Filecoin ecosystem.”

Selected Readings

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State of Filecoin: Q1 2024

Messari | April 26, 2024

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The Future of Composable Data

Lightshift | December 14, 2023

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CryptoEcon Series: Investigating FIL Circulating Supply

Messari | July 11, 2023

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Decentralized Storage and Commerce in Web3

Zee Prime Capital | July 4, 2023

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Why 2023 is a New Beginning for Filecoin

Blockcrunch | May 5, 2023

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Decentralized Storage: A Primer

The Block | May 31, 2022

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Web3 Infrastructure Q1 2022 Revenue Report

Messari | April 14, 2022

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Filecoin Has It: An Ecosystem Overview

Messari | March 30, 2022

Analysis on Filecoin

With Great Data, Comes Great Responsibility

June 4, 2024

Editor’s Note: This blogpost is a repost of the original content published on 5 March 2024, by...

Charting Success for Filecoin, 2024

May 15, 2024

The Decentralized Storage space is rapidly evolving. Filecoin is at an important moment –...

Hot Data Availability on Cold Storage: Building Cost-Effective DA on Filecoin

May 13, 2024

Editor’s Note: This blogpost is a repost of the original content published on 5 April...

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