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The Transformative Power of Neurotechnology

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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Dive into neurotechnology's transformative potential and its pivotal role in advancing human capabilities, healthcare, and understanding the brain's complexities.

Advancing IPFS and libp2p Governance

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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IPFS and libp2p are officially taking big steps forward in project maturity, with independent foundations and funding structures.

PL: Past, Present & Future

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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Juan Benet shares his ambitious vision for how PL fosters major technological advancements through an innovation network for a comprehensive R&D pipeline.

Meet Gensyn: The Machine Learning Compute Network

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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Gensyn is a machine learning compute network. It allows developers to train deep learning models over a network of connected devices, from data centers with excess capacity to personal laptops with latent GPUs.

Introducing Protocol Labs Venture Studio (PL VS)

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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Protocol Labs is excited to announce Protocol Labs Venture Studio, an initiative dedicated to growing and enabling new startups building breakthrough technologies.

Meet Banyan: Reimagining Cloud Data Storage

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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Banyan creates usable, secure, vertically-integrated, decentralized storage solutions for users with significant data storage needs. Banyan provides the benefits of Web3 encryption and decentralization to Web2-savvy consumers in a familiar user interface.

LabWeek23 Coming to Istanbul in November

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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LabWeek23 is back! Last year, more than 1,500 builders gathered in Lisbon, Portugal, for the first-ever decentralized conference. Focused on shaping the future of the internet, LabWeek23 will bring the community together again November 13-17, 2023 in Istanbul, Turkey, alongside Devconnect.

Incentivizing Impact Beyond Carbon

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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This summer, many regions around the world are experiencing record-breaking heat. The Kyoto Protocol, the international treaty adopted more than 25 years ago in 1997, was designed to prevent this by reducing greenhouse gas emissions via, among other things, initiatives that incentivize positive environmental impact, such as emissions trading.

Announcing: Protocol Labs Partners With a16z Crypto Startup School

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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Protocol Labs and a16z crypto have joined forces in a new program that provides tailored support for some of Web3’s most visionary founders participating in the 2023 Crypto Startup School (CSS), an accelerator program designed around the specific needs of Web3 startups.

Transcription: Filecoin Virtual Machine

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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The Filecoin network is blazing a trail as the go-to platform for storing and accessing NFTs, public good datasets, web3, and Metaverse assets.It's not just a mere I/O layer of Web3 – it's a powerhouse with the potential to offer even more value by adding general smart contract programmability.

Discourse Graphs and the Future of Science

Network Research
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Interview between Tom Kalil, Chief Innovation Officer of Schmidt Futures, Dr. Evan Miyazono, Research Team Lead at Protocol Labs, and Dr. Matt Akamatsu, Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Washington.

Web3 Trends 2023: 3 Exciting Projects at Protocol Labs

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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Protocol Labs has celebrated major milestones in line with its ambitions to build a decentralized web. In 2023, we want to keep the momentum going. Here are our three big bets for the year.

Hypercerts: A new primitive for public goods funding

Holke Brammer
Holke Brammer
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"Hypercerts" are a new primitive for public goods funding. Here we offer our current take on hypercerts as an implementation of the idea of impact certificates and some possibilities of how they might be utilized.

Announcing PL Launchpad

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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We’re excited to introduce PL Launchpad: a 6-week onboarding program for new full-time PL Network contributors to quickly ramp up their InterPlanetary web3 knowledge, grow strong community bonds, and find their best-fit role in the PL Network.

PL Research Grants Launch

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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Protocol Labs Research is pleased to announce the expansion of the PL Research Grant Program to include PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships, Investigator Awards, and other new funding opportunities designed to drive progress on important research problems central to our work at Protocol Labs.

PL’s Participation in the Filecoin Economy

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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This post is an overview of PL’s Participation in the Filecoin Economy. We hope our leadership on these topics can influence how the community evolves over time and we encourage other participants in the Filecoin Network to publish similar information where relevant, for the benefit of the many participants in the network.

Behind Our Website Redesign

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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We are thrilled to debut the Protocol Labs website redesign. The updated site more clearly communicates who we are, what we do, why we do it, how we got here, and where we’re headed as a research-driven organization dedicated to building a better web

Remote-First: How We Work at Protocol Labs

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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PL was founded in 2014 as a fully-remote company. Today we have more than 100 team members worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted us to reflect on best practices in a remote office environment

Technical Barriers to Blockchain

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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Protocol Labs is grappling with technical challenges to blockchain adoption as we prepare to launch Filecoin, a blockchain-based system to democratize file storage

Collaboration with the Ethereum Foundation on VDFs

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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Protocol Labs announces a research collaboration with the Ethereum Foundation to design and develop at least one secure, efficient, and usable Verifiable Delay Function (VDF) construction

Announcing Protocol Labs Grants

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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Last year, Protocol Labs Research announced the launch of our grant program. We chose to award five grants to proposals addressing our RFPs in mid-2018

ConsensusDay 1

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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On February 2, 2019, Protocol Labs Research hosted our inaugural ConsensusDay 1. This day-long research symposium was dedicated to the topic of consensus protocols

Introducing the Permissive License Stack

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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We believe open-source values are critical to free societies, especially in the digital age. To that end, we’ve created a new approach to licensing invoking the principles of the Default Open Pledge

Lab Day August 2018

Jesse Clayburgh
Jesse Clayburgh
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Reflecting on our first ever Lab Day: an event dedicated to the collaborators in the Protocol Labs ecosystem by gathering our community to share with each other in a fun and inspiring environment

Introducing Protocol Labs Research and Grant Program

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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Protocol Labs Research is now an established team tasked with asking important questions, sharing contributions, providing conduits for potential collaborators, and funding external research grants

Announcing the SAFT Project

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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The SAFT Project, a collaboration between Protocol Labs, Cooley, other token creators, legal experts, and investors, is dedicated to evolving the compliance of token investment and sale ecosystem

Filecoin Sale Completed

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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The Filecoin Sale was a huge success, resulting in over $205M raised to both create the Filecoin Network and help us decentralize storage world-wide

First Day Sale Update, Reopening Aug 12, 11:00am PDT

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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Our community rallied together to take part in this important event, as investors, as supporters, and as vocal enthusiasts. However, our first day sale did experience some technical difficulties

Sale Delayed — New Date: Thursday Aug 10

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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Rockets delay their launches all the time. Ultimately, it’s much better to get these things absolutely right. This is a one-time event, and there is no turning back

More Filecoin Token Sale Details — 7 days away!

Juan Benet
Juan Benet
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Today, we have a number of interesting announcements to make, including the launch of the Filecoin page on Coinlist, information on Filecoin Token Economics, how to invest, and more

Updates & New Filecoin Sale Date - August 7th

Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs
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The positive response to the new Filecoin whitepaper, our upcoming token sale, and our video has been overwhelming! This post provides a few more updates on the project

Protocol Labs: Creating New Networks

Juan Benet
Juan Benet
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Our mission at Protocol Labs is to improve the internet and computing, generally. This post is just a short summary of our vision and plans for the future

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