InterPlanetary Consensus

InterPlanetary Consensus (IPC) is a revolutionary blockchain technology that powers planetary-scale web3 apps.

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Web3 at Planetary Scale

With IPC, decentralized apps can reach planetary-scale through recursively scalable subnets, sub-second transactions, robust compute workloads, and highly adaptable WebAssembly runtimes tailored to dev requirements. It enables the creation of flexible, living networks of customizable sidechains or "subnets", which can achieve massive scaling by running parallel chains that interoperate with one another.

The journey begins with supercharging devs’ capabilities on the Filecoin network.
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Transformative Blockchain Technology

Infinitely Scalable Blockchain Networks

IPC's breakthrough approach aims to bring web2-level speed and scale to the decentralized world by harnessing flexible networks of recursive blockchains or “subnets”. This design not only promotes massive scaling through parallel blockchains but also ensures they can communicate seamlessly with one another.

Deeply Customizable

With IPC’s modular runtime, developers can run programs written in any language compilable to WebAssembly. Soon, IPC-powered networks will also be able to dynamically adjust their throughput by spawning and closing temporary subnets as needed. Developers will be able to hyper tune their networks to their needs, including custom gas schedules, their own native tokens, membership rules, <1s blocktimes, & more.

Profoundly Dynamic

IPC’s modular runtime enables the creation of lightweight and flexible blockchains, adaptable to various platforms such as web browsers or mobile devices. Moreover, IPC-powered networks can dynamically adjust their throughput by spawning and closing temporary subnets as needed.

Achieving Breakthrough Scalability with IPC

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Featured Applications & Builders

Lilypad enables users to run AI workloads in a decentralized GPU network where anyone can get paid to connect their compute nodes to the network and run jobs.

Lilypad uses IPC to build a dedicated subchain that underpins Lilypad's computational network and enables Lilypad's own token  (LP) for service and gas payments.

Fluence is a decentralized serverless platform & computing marketplace powered by blockchain economics. Fluence is a global, permissionless, scalable, and secure alternative to centralized cloud computing platforms.

Fluence will use IPC to build a dedicated Fluence subchain with custom computational primitives and enable Fluence's own token for service and gas payments

Spark is a trustless retrieval sampling protocol for Filecoin that allows users to contribute resources to improving the Filecoin Network and earn rewards.

Spark plans to use Mycelium, a public general-purpose L2 built on the IPC technology stack to run retrieval jobs and distribute rewards at scale.

Lighthouse is a perpetual file storage protocol that allows the ability to pay once and store forever.

Lighthouse will contribute to Mycelium, a public general-purpose L2 built on the IPC technology stack.

Ecosystem Interoperability

IPC comes from the builders at Protocol Labs, including the founding members of key projects like Filecoin and IPFS, which power much of the global web3 ecosystem. IPC is compatible with Filecoin and EVM-compatible chains (with more to come).


Unique contracts
deployed on FVM

9.5 EiB

Raw Byte Capacity


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Organizations Building
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Projects in the Ecosystem


Contributors on Github

IPC Launch Sequence

April 2023
M1: IPC deployed onto Spacenet

Subnets support is added to Spacenet. Developers can now use Spacenet to test applications with custom requirements or with high transaction volume.

July 2023
M2: Functional demonstrator on Filecoin mainnet

Solidity actors enable alpha subnet support on mainnet, with basic wallet support, smart contract deployment, and tooling for subnet operations. Mind the dragons, though: the protocol and code haven't been audited and shouldn't be used with any significant value.

Q1 2024
M3: General availability on Filecoin mainnet

The algorithms and implementation are audited and verified. The base cryptoeconomic model is designed and implemented, alongside slashing and fraud proofs. Experienced users can confidently deploy and use IPC subnets but the UX will not support mass adoption.

M4: Content-addressed data access and interpreted Wasm programs

Blockchains and storage fused! Programs running on IPC subnets can now load and operate on content-addressed data stored in networks like IPFS and Filecoin. Developers can use a variety of programming languages that compile to Wasm.

M5: Subnet mechanics, streamlined

Direct cross-net interactions enable subnets to communicate with one another faster. Deploying multi-subnet topologies that distribute validators by geographical location, datacenter, or some arbitrary proof, becomes easier.