Recently, a blockchain project to get storage space known as Filecoin announced through a blog post the tentative dates for the launch of its alphanet, testnet and mainnet.
Filecoin is a decentralized protocol that allows anyone to rent free spaces for storage on their computer. It is a similar system to renting an apartment or house through AirBnB, but the difference lies in what is rented.
Filecoin is being created by Protocol Labs, with a team that is led by Juan Benet, a scientist and computer engineer. It is also worth noting that the Filecoin ICO raised $257 million in 2017, so it has been a highly anticipated protocol by crypto users.
In this way, according to what was published in his blog, the following dates were established:
- Alphanet: September 25, 2019.
- Testnet: December 11, 2019.
Mainnet: March 2020. We assume that, to prevent, they preferred not to set a specific date for the Mainnet but an attempt for March next year.
Apparently the company has been pressured to set a date, apparently has been accused of the multiple delays it has taken. In fact, in the Filecoin publication it warns that these dates continue to be estimates, the best possible, but still remains an approximate.
“We are not yet announcing a mainnet release date, but we expect it to be 1-2 quarters after our testnet launch. We will publish the exact release date in the first quarter of 2020.”