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Filecoin Challenges AWS Dominance with Decentralized Cloud Computing

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Updated by Geraint Price
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In Brief

  • Filecoin has launched FWS to compete with Amazon Web Services.
  • It wants to provide a cloud-level developer experience through its decentralized network.
  • However, Filecoin's core developer numbers are declining.
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Filecoin has announced it is to take on Amazon Web Services (AWS) head-to-head with the launch of its Filecoin Web Services (FWS) project.

AWS is a dominant player in the cloud computing market, with over 33% market share. However, with FWS, Filecoin has jumped in to create an open-source competitor to AWS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Azure.

With FWS, the project wants to provide a cloud-level developer experience and a decentralized network’s transparency and open-source advantages.

Core Developers in Decline 

According to a Medium announcement, FWS is a set of computing and storage technologies built on top of the Filecoin Network. Filecoin is an open-source and decentralized storage network that uses the peer-to-peer model to store files. 

However, according to Token Terminal, as Filecoin expands to new product offerings, its core developers are constantly declining. In the past 30 days, on average, there has been an 8.6 decline in core developers that made 1+ commits to the project’s public GitHub repositories.

Daily core developers in last 30 days. Source: Token Terminal
Daily core developers in last 30 days. Source: Token Terminal

Filecoin (FIL) Price Analysis

The Filecoin (FIL) price has fallen under a descending resistance line since Feb. 19. Currently, it trades just above the 0.618 Fib retracement support level at $5.07. The point of convergence between the resistance line and support area is very close. As a result, a decisive movement is expected soon.

If the FIL price breaks out, it could increase to the next resistance at $6.80. However, if it breaks down, a fall to $4.30 could ensue.

FIL/USDT, Binance. Source: TradingView

Despite the announcement, the community is seemingly disappointed with the price action of Filecoin. A Twitter user, Nguyen Thanh Hieu, wrote, “Nothing happened. Still under 5.3$ while BTC at 29k. FIL/BTC dip down like no one. Ppls swap to BTC bc they don’t like this shtcoin anymore.”

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Harsh Notariya
Harsh Notariya is a journalist at BeInCrypto, who writes about various topics, including decentralized physical infrastructure networks (DePIN), tokenization, crypto airdrops, decentralized finance (DeFi), meme coins, and altcoins. Before joining BeInCrypto, he was a community consultant at Totality Corp, specializing in the metaverse and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Additionally, Harsh was a blockchain content writer and researcher at Financial Funda, where he created educational reports on...
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