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> Why a "Filecoin"? We already have a tested and working native internet currency: bitcoin.

Filecoin's promise is to be tightly coupled with file storage, to set up contracts that are automatically enforced by the network. Bitcoin does not do this.

I don't know much about it, but maybe Ethereum could be used to do that, though

Or you could just use siacoin, which already does this for storage

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