After reading your FAQ filecoin appears to be neither decentralized like IPFS
After I made a deal with a miner, and sent my data to them, how exactly is the data supposed to be recoverable and healable if that miner goes down?
Automatic repair of faulted data is a feature we’ve pushed off until after mainnet launch. For now, the way to ensure resiliency is to store your data with multiple miners, to gain some level of redundancy. If you want to learn more about how we are thinking about repair in the future, here are some notes.
nor fast enough to support the response times of a dApp or web3?
How fast will retrieval be from the Filecoin network?
If you are retrieving your data from IPFS or a remote pinning layer such as an FPS, retrieval should take on the order of milliseconds to seconds in the worst case. Our latest tests for retrieval from the Filecoin network directly show that a sealed sector holding data takes ~1 hour to unseal. 1-5 hours is our best real world estimate to go from sector unsealing to ultimate delivery of the data. If you need faster data retrieval for your application, we recommend building on Powergate or an FPS.
So what did we get here? A decentralized “MARKETPLACE” for centralized storage? If true that’s fine, but my expectation were higher, maybe be more transparent about that, set my expectation better? Are those still the goals? What’s the eta?