Nurturing the growth of the decentralized web

About FFDW
Building and supporting the decentralized community
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Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web (FFDW) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to ensure the permanent preservation of humanity’s most important information by stewarding the development of open-source software and open protocols for decentralized data storage and retrieval networks.
Promise > Vision
We exist to advance humankind by bringing Web3 to life through education, research, and development.

Where open minds, open source, and open protocols, meet.

On today’s centralized web, a handful of corporations own the majority of the global cloud data storage market. But humanity’s most important information should never be compromised, abused, or ruled by any single entity.

We want the web to continue to grow and flourish and we believe that the more people, teams, organizations support a project, the more likely it is to succeed. FFDW sees Filecoin as a foundational technology for the broader decentralized web ecosystem and seeks to support that entire decentralized web community.

Board of Directors
Determined to bring Web3 to life, FFDW’s board brings a wealth of experience and expertise to guide our work.
Marta Belcher
General Counsel, Protocol Labs

Marta Belcher is the General Counsel and Head of Policy at Protocol Labs and the Board Chair of the Filecoin Foundation and the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web. She also serves as special counsel to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Marta is a pioneer in cryptocurrency law and has spoken on the topic around the world, including in U.S. Congress, European Parliament, the New York Senate, the OECD, and in Davos during the World Economic Forum. Marta has drafted amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. appellate courts for high-profile public interest organizations, including EFF, the Center for Democracy & Technology, Public Knowledge, the Cato Institute, the National Consumers' League, Project Gutenberg, and the Blockchain Association. Marta has been recognized twice by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer awards, was named to Law360's list of Top Attorneys Under 40, and was #18 on CryptoWeekly’s list of Most Influential Women in Crypto.

Rainey Reitman
Board President, Freedom of the Press Foundation

Rainey Reitman's advocacy has focused on defending the rights of whistleblowers, protecting press freedom, fighting mass government surveillance, and documenting how financial exclusion has been used to silence speakers. She is a co-founder and the President of the Board of Directors of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a nonprofit defending the rights of journalists. She worked for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) for 11 years, first as their Activism Director and then as their Chief Program Officer, and she currently serves as an advisor to EFF. Rainey also co-founded and served for six years as a steering committee member of the Chelsea Manning Support Network. She currently runs a consulting service for mission-driven organizations called Groundwork Strategy

Brian Behlendorf
General Manager, Open Source Security Foundation

Brian Behlendorf has been an advocate for open technologies and the role they can play in a more advanced and just society for nearly 30 years. He is general manager of the Open Source Security Foundation. Previously, he was executive director for Hyperledger, an initiative hosted at the Linux Foundation, and actively advising and growing other LF initiatives around supply chain traceability, public health, identity, and more. He serves on the boards of director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (since 2013) and the Mozilla Foundation (since 2003), defending the fight for the open web and a human rights centered Internet.

He also chairs the technical advisory council for ID2020. Previously he has served as the Chief Technology Officer for the World Economic Forum, advised the Obama administration through the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, and co-founded a series of companies in the open source software domain. Oh, and many moons ago he co-founded the Apache web server project, which he shepherded into the 501c3 Apache Software Foundation.

Kristin Smith
Executive Director, Blockchain Association

Kristin is the Executive Director of the Blockchain Association, the Washington DC-based trade association representing the most prominent and reputable organizations in the crypto industry. The mission of the Blockchain Association is to improve the public policy environment so that blockchain networks can thrive in the United States. Kristin sets the association’s public policy strategy and leads engagement with industry and outreach to policymakers.

Prior to leading the Blockchain Association, Kristin assisted blockchain and technology companies achieve their public policy objectives in Washington. She served as a Senate and congressional aide on Capitol Hill for nearly ten years, much of which was spent focusing on technology policy. She co-founded HODLpac and serves on the organization’s board of directors. Kristin is also featured on Fortune’s 2020 40 Under 40 list.

Sheila Warren
Chief Executive Officer, Crypto Council for Innovation

FFDW has assembled an outstanding group of advisors.
Sheila Warren
Head of Blockchain and Data Policy, World Economic Forum
Brewster Kahle
Founder, Internet Archive
Joe Lubin
Founder of ConsenSys, Cofounder of Ethereum
Wendy Hanamura
Director of Partnerships, Internet Archive
Georgia Quinn
General Counsel, Anchorage
Alex Feerst
CEO, Murmuration Labs
Sandra Ro
CEO, Global Blockchain Business Council
Katie Biber
General Counsel, Brex
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