I your enthusiasm. Both of you actively contribute to these forums. You spend a lot of time brining IPFS into the world and making the IPFS community great. Protocol Labs are working hard to make sure that open source contributors will also benefit from incentivized systems like Filecoin. Becoming a miner will be one of the main ways to participate, but we have a number of additional ideas that we intend to explore as the network evolves.
As @jbenet discusses in this interview with YCombinator, we want to find ways to ensure that people who help build an ecosystem are rewarded fairly for their contributions. That’s a really hard problem, but it’s a worthy one. We think protocol tokens offer new options in this domain. Further discussion would be premature, but there are a lot of ideas buried in ipfs/notes if you want to dive deep.
Please direct Filecoin Discussions Elsewhere
We don’t want this forum to be overrun with questions and speculation about Filecoin or the token sale. We want it to stay focused on IPFS, libp2p and the surrounding ecosystem, so we’re asking people to direct Filecoin-related and investment-related discussions elsewhere. There’s a /r/filecoin subreddit. That’s a good place for discussions like this. For official info, please read https://filecoin.io, https://coinlist.co, and watch for information on the protocol labs blog
There will be ample technical discussion about the implementation of Filecoin in the coming months. For now, the only info is the new whitepaper
Posts on this topic have a tendency to attract an onslaught of comments that become toxic really fast. This is not the venue for those discussions. If people start posting further questions or discussion about token sales, accreditation, etc. I will lock the thread and unlist it.