About us

The Foundation coordinates and supports the creation and improvement of open-source software and open protocols for decentralized data storage and retrieval networks.
A video about the Filecoin Foundation.
The Foundation's key role is to find ways for the Filecoin community to solve the problems we face as a community, and help facilitate collective action.

Filecoin Foundation does not own Filecoin, operate it, or manage it.

It is one of many organizations that cares deeply about Filecoin — its potential, and the values it represents.

However, the foundation has a unique position within that ecosystem to help cultivate research, development, and community engagement.
In addition to providing funding, The Filecoin Foundation supports a vibrant, decentralized ecosystem with many independent organizations that provide funding, coordination, and leadership to support Filecoin’s long-term success.

The Foundation helps the FIlecoin community solve problems and facilitates collective action

This means resisting the natural tendency of organizations to grow and accumulate value within themselves, and instead cultivating value creation outside the Foundation in the broader Filecoin ecosystem.

Boards of

The Filecoin Foundation (FF) is an independent organization that facilitates governance of the Filecoin network, funds critical development projects, supports the growth of the Filecoin ecosystem, and advocates for Filecoin and the decentralized web.

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Marta Belcher

General Counsel, Protocol Labs (Board Chair)

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Marcia Hofmann

Electronic Privacy Attorney

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Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger

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Nicole Wong

Former Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer

The Filecoin Foundation is guided by an extraordinary and accomplished group of advisors

Leaders from across web3 and the open-source technology communities have come together to foster the Filecoin ecosystem.

Watch our talks featuring contributions from our advisory panel and be part of the conversation on

Filecoin's Slack.

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Veronica McGregor
Chief Legal Officer,
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Katie Biber
General Counsel,
Alex Feerst, CEO of Murmuration Labs and Filecoin Foundation advisor.
Alex Feerst
CEO, Murmuration Labs
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Wendy Hanamura
Director of Partnerships, Internet Archive
Brewster Kahle, Founder of Internet Archive and Filecoin Foundation advisor.
Brewster Kahle
Founder, Internet Archive
Joe Lubin, Founder of ConsenSys, Cofounder of Ethereum and Filecoin Foundation advisor.
Joe Lubin
Founder of ConsenSys and
Cofounder of Ethereum
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Georgia Quinn
General Counsel, Anchorage
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Sandra Ro
Global Blockchain Business Council

Dive deeper

Join our talks, community meetings, and other events. To explore them, visit our Youtube channel.

Humanity's Most Important Records

This session highlights the amazing work Starling Labs has done in Ukraine and Syria, with the support of the Filecoin Foundation.
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Fil+ State of the Union 2022

Learn about Filecoin Plus, a program designed to incentivize useful storage on the Filecoin network.
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