Will people hosting data on IPFS have to migrate that data to Filecoin in order to receive credit for storing it?

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Will people hosting data on IPFS have to migrate that data to Filecoin in order to receive credit for storing it?

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Filecoin miners are only rewarded based on storage that has been verified using cryptographic proofs, so the answer to your question is yes.

However, as part of IPFS/Filecoin interop it is possible that IPFS nodes can act as retrieval miners in the network, and this does not require migrating data over to Filecoin. The architecture of IPFS interop is still in the design stage so a more precise answer to how IPFS node retrieval mining will work is not yet available.

It’s likely that @whyrusleeping can add to this discussion.