Earn Filecoin With Saturn: The Web3 CDN

Filecoin IPFS Saturn CDN


  • Filecoin Saturn is an open-source, community-run Content Delivery Network (CDN) built on Filecoin. It accelerates retrievals from IPFS and Filecoin network.
  • You can set up and earn FIL in 5 minutes. Join the network, run a node, and earn Filecoin for accelerating the decentralized web. Click here to learn more.
  • Saturn is growing rapidly: 2000 nodes are up and running, delivering 5% of Cloud Flare’s capacity since launch in November 2022.
  • Saturn is trustless, permissionless, and inclusive.
  • Content on Saturn is IPFS content-addressed. Every piece of content is immutable and every response verifiable. This enables Saturn CDN providers to receive rewards in FIL, Filecoin’s native token.
  • Crypto-incentives unite, align, and grow the network. Node operators earn Filecoin for accelerating web content, and websites get faster content delivery for less cost.
  • All work is open source and developed in the public for all of humanity.

The Current State: The world is going increasingly digital.  According to a post by Seagate, the IDC predicts that the Global Datasphere will grow from 33 Zettabytes (ZB) in 2018 to 175 ZB by 2025. With regard to the market as a whole, by 2025, the global CDN market is expected to be twice as large as the cloud object storage market.  IPFS and Filecoin overcome the scaling, security, and centralization issues limited by web2 technology, and is becoming the foundation for a new way to build web applications.

So what problem does Saturn solve? Unfortunately, most of the traffic and retrievals for IPFS is going through public, centralized gateways and doesn’t match the speed required for modern dApps and large scale Web3 applications require today. There is also no cache layer to accelerate Filecoin retrievals. But with Saturn now implemented, retrievals are operating at a capacity of 11 terabits per second, which is five percent of the network capacity of Cloud Flare. It is serving about 158 million requests daily with over 2000 Points of Presence.  So to say Saturn CDN is growing rapidly is an understatement (May 2023). As more nodes come online, the speed and availability will continue to increase. Watch Alex Kinstler demonstrate Saturn Web3 CDN here.

So who can benefit from running a Saturn CDN Node?

  • Anyone who wants to earn FIL and has internet operability.
  • Storage providers who want to have instant retrievability of files and improve the user experience for their end users.
  • NFT projects & marketplaces to retrieve NFT assets quickly.
  • Blockchains- sync blockchain snapshots.
  • Streaming services.
  • Game studios. 
  • Gateways.
  • Browsers.

Watch the full video of Alex Kinstler’s demonstration to see the full potential of the Saturn network, and check out Saturn.tech to learn how you can earn FIL and benefit from the IPFS & Filecoin network. At minute 8 in Alex Kinslter’s video, you can view the instant download of a video as well as the Saturn Explorer Nodes currently up and running.  The payouts for rewards work via the Filecoin FVM, so it is fully automated and instant.