Filecoin plans to officially launch its blockchain-based data storage network in the middle of next year.
In a first and second quarter update published Tuesday, the Filecoin team presented a roadmap being stretched in 2019 and beyond, with milestones including the release of this week's demo for the implementation of the go-filecoin protocol, a plan to make GitHub repositories public for implementation and, in particular, the launch of the Filecoin main network after an initial test phase.
On the plan to open the repositories, the Filecoin team encouraged developers to take part in the process once it started.
"This will be an important point of involvement for the community at large, and we strongly encourage the participation of developers interested in developing Filecoin or creating applications on it," said the blog post.
The launch of the test network is expected between the last quarter of this year and the first quarter of 2019, although an exact date has yet to be published. The launch of the mainnet is expected sometime in the second or third quarter of next year, according to the post.
That said, the team noted that any dates may be subject to change and refer to the roadmap as an "optimistic timeline," explaining that while "they hate giving dates that could … slip", the developers hated " keep the community [the] in the dark even more. "
The post added:
" The pros: much clearer a transparent planning approach, a simpler coordination within the community and the Enthusiasm as milestones approaching.The negative aspects will certainly have to change – some things may come sooner or later than expected. "
Filecoin raised more than $ 200 million from investors in one of the first major initial coin bids. of 2017 (ICO). The initiative is also supported by venture capital heavyweights such as Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures, as previously reported.
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