Filecoin tools progress update: 26 March

filecoin Mar 26, 2020

Building on Filecoin is starting to get very exciting! We recently shared a demo of our the primary Powergate API called, the FFS.

What is the FFS? The FFS is one of the most important components of the Powergate. The FFS connectes a number of components in the Powergate to provide a tool for managing file storage and deal management in a straight-forward API. The FFS allows the Powergate to create API instances per-user. Each instance has a distinct wallet address, tokens, and configuration settings. The FFS can then create new deals, according to the API configuration, manage and repair those deals, and ensure that the data stored in those deals is available on IPFS. It's a lot! If you'd like to dig in more, a good place to start is the FFS design doc. Documentation coming soon.

Next Steps ๐Ÿฟ

  • Migrate to testnet/3
  • Expose a number of new gRPC APIs for system management
  • Extract devnet into new repo/project + dockerize
  • Extract Lotus API from Powergate
  • Complete and publish API Spec
  • Update CLI to match latest enhancements

Sprint Debrief

Focus Areas ๐Ÿ“

  • Embedded devnet for integration testing without network sync
  • Support rich FFS configurations (deal config, miner selection configs)
  • Finalize first release of all core-APIs

Discussion & Planning Changes ๐Ÿค”

  • No major planning changes!

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