Based on the size of the dataset being onboarded, there are three different paths to receiving DataCap.
The first is a nearly instant process using an automated-notary at verify.glif.io
for authentication via Github (so a Github
account is necessary). Approval will offer at least 64 GiB of DataCap, which is useful as a starting point for data owners that are new to Filecoin.
Second, data owners can go through General Verification, where they work with individual Filecoin Plus notaries to get an allocation typically in the range of 10-50 TiB of DataCap. Required due diligence is completed by the notary and data owner. Individual notaries have say over what they require for this due diligence and what processes they use — sometimes they may operate only in a specific geographic area or with data associated with specific fields of work.
Finally, for projects requiring upwards of 500 TiB of DataCap, data owners can use the large datasets pipeline. Applications are placed before the entire Filecoin Plus community of notaries to help audit and vet the data owner’s application, source of data, and in some cases, the data itself. In this path, DataCap is allocated in tranches over time.