Protocol Labs drives breakthroughs in computing to push humanity forward
Purpose and Vision
Protocol Labs is an open-source research, development, and deployment laboratory. Our projects include IPFS, Filecoin, libp2p, and many more. We aim to make human existence orders of magnitude better through technology.
We are a fully distributed company. Our team of more than 100 members works remotely and in the open to improve the internet — humanity’s most important technology — as we explore new advances in computing and related fields.
Timeline of Work
Big things have small beginnings. Here is a slice of our story.
IPFS and Filecoin — new protocols to decentralize the web and cloud storage — start to develop as ideas and prototypes.
PL redesigns the Filecoin protocol, culminating in the invention of Proofs-of-Replication and other cryptography results.
CoinList launches as an independent company, spun out from Protocol Labs and AngelList.
The SAFT Project launches as a collaboration between Protocol Labs, Cooley, and other token creators, legal experts, and investors.
IPFS 0.5.0 is released.
Testground, a platform for testing, benchmarking, and simulating distributed and p2p systems at scale, launches.
The League of Entropy, a partnership between Protocol Labs, Cloudflare, the Ethereum Foundation, and others, launches drand, the Internet’s first production-grade, publicly verifiable randomness beacon.
Filecoin mainnet launches, surpassing 1 EiB of storage capacity within its first month.
We work with a community of people and organizations building a better future through technology.