- The Filecoin Engineering team has achieved a significant milestone with the launch of Filecoin Web Services (FWS), a set of compute and storage technologies for building decentralized applications.
- Waterlily, an ethical generative AI art platform leveraging the Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM), has been launched to address attribution, consent, and revenue issues for artists in the digital space.
Announcing FWS: Enabling Decentralized Application Development
The Filecoin Engineering team has accomplished a major milestone with the introduction of Filecoin Web Services (FWS). FWS is a collection of compute and storage technologies built on top of the Filecoin Network. It provides developers with a range of components, including computing, storage, and networking resources, designed to be scalable, flexible, and secure.
This offering empowers developers to build decentralized applications with ease, catering to various use cases.
Waterlily: An Ethical Generative AI Art Platform
Waterlily, an innovative and ethical generative AI art platform, has been launched through collaboration between Protocol Labs, Bacalhau, and the Filecoin Foundation. This platform leverages the Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM) to facilitate direct coordination and payments to artists whenever their unique artistic style is used to generate images. Waterlily aims to address key issues surrounding attribution, consent, and revenue for creators in the digital space.
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🌸 Waterlily launches as 1st ethical generative AI art platform
🔭 IPC Subnet support comes to Filecoin Spacenet
🔒 @ThetanutsFi launches Filecoin Covered Call Vaults
— Filecoin (@Filecoin) May 12, 2023
By recognizing and rewarding artists for their creative works while ensuring ethical image derivatives, Waterlily offers an alternative to existing image generation tools that often exploit styles without proper acknowledgment or compensation. Forbes and Silicon Angle provide additional coverage and insights about Waterlily.
These developments showcase the continuous progress and commitment within the Filecoin community to foster decentralized application development and support ethical practices in the digital art space.
Additionally, Filecoin News highlights other important updates, including the introduction of IPC Subnet support on Filecoin Spacenet, the availability of Thetanuts Filecoin Covered Call Vaults for FIL holders, and the spotlight on Encloud’s work in creating a web services portal for the decentralized cloud. The community can also explore tools like the Filecoin Client Explorer, which provides real-time and historical information about client data storage on the Filecoin Network.
Events like ConsensusDays and Funding the Commons offer opportunities for participants to engage with cutting-edge research, collaborative discussions, and the formation of new projects within the Filecoin ecosystem. Finally, the Filecoin community celebrates the success of the recent Filecoin Network Base in Austin, where more than 600 participants gathered to exchange ideas and insights on gaming, cryptoeconomics, and network updates.
As the Filecoin ecosystem continues to grow and thrive, these developments and events serve as catalysts for innovation and collaboration among its diverse community of participants.