Filecoin’s devs, miners, and even users will have a chance to access ConsenSys' Ethereum-native tools
Blockchain firm ConsenSys has made official a collaboration with open-source software laboratory Protocol Labs to integrate Filecoin’s marketplace for data storage with ConsenSys’ Ethereum product stack.
According to the announcement, Filecoin’s miners, developers, and users of the network will be able to access ConsenSys' development tools like Infura, MetaMask and others to integrate with Ethereum’s decentralized finance ecosystem.
On October 15th, at block 148,888, the Filecoin network launched its public mainnet, featuring a capacity of more than 600 Petabytes of data, as well as 600 active data miners, and 230 projects interacting with the storage protocol.
Given these figures, James Beck, global public relations lead at ConsenSys, told Cointelegraph that Ethereum dApps and projects can become “more fully decentralized by storing relevant data on Filecoin rather than relying on a centralized cloud service.”
Beck commented on why this integration is critical for Filecoin:
“Applications on Ethereum need a decentralized data storage solution, which is why integrations with Infura and MetaMask are critical to enable easy-use for developers to integrate Filecoin/IPFS with Ethereum.