The Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web (FFWD) is teaming up with nonprofit news platform MuckRock to bridge the gap between newsrooms and those interested in public documents.
- FFWD and MuckRock are aiming to integrate decentralized storage technology for DocumentCloud – a platform currently hosting over 8 million verified documents – according to a blog post. “It will allow DocumentCloud to become a bridge for newsrooms, non-profits, researchers, and more to move key public interest documents to Filecoin,” the post continues.
- Beginning today, all verified users on MuckRock may publish vetted documents to DocumentCloud’s existing hosting service and FileCoin/IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) simultaneously.
- With this project, MuckRock hopes to expand its reach past traditional newsrooms to assist archives, researchers, civic technology organizations and other verified contributors to easily access primary source materials.
- “Decentralized technologies like Filecoin are a promising avenue to answer some of these challenges, and collaborating with FFDW is a tremendous opportunity to bring decentralized technology to our network,” said MuckRock co-founder and CEO Michael Morisy. “Decentralized storage will enable more long-term and secure storage for important documents – underscoring our commitment to accountability and transparency while also helping think through important norms and best practices going forward.”
- Filecoin's native token FIL is up 9% on Wednesday alongside a big rally in crypto markets.
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