Filecoin Reports Strong Growth Ahead of FVM Launch - Top Crypto Updates


Filecoin reports strong growth ahead of FVM launch

Decentralized filesharing protocol Filecoin saw a nearly seven-fold growth of data suppliers since the start of 2022. The project plans for a major upgrade in early 2023. The network’s storage providers were increasing at a rate of 20% each month, with most activity in North America, Korea, and Hong Kong. 

This comes ahead of the launch of Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM), a software platform for developers to create decentralized applications (dApps) based on the Filecoin network.

Crypto prices today: Bitcoin falls 1.3%, ETH down 3%

Bitcoin is currently trading at $18,784.28, a decline of 1.35% over the previous day. Ethereum is down 2.95% over the last 24 hours to $1,288. Solana fell 4.7% to $32.24, while Cardano is trading lower by 3.18% at $0.441. Polkadot (DOT) fell 1.45% to $6.22. The global crypto market cap stands at $917.41 billion, a 1.98% decline over the previous day.

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Coinbase sued over patent infringement

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Interpol issues red notice for Terraform founder Do Kwon

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