# Ahoy, Filecoin community! Welcome to the
Venus Filecoin tutorial.
Venus is a GoLang implementation of the Filecoin Distributed Storage Network. It was the first Filecoin implementation originially initiated and developed by Protocol Labs, and now is maintained by the IPFS-Force Community. It is currently under active development.
Filecoin mainnet is currently live. Visit network.filecoin.io (opens new window) for all available networks. The tutorials below explore the network using the
- 🍄 First time using
Venus? Start with the install and setup steps in Getting Started.
- 🤖 Ready to mine? Head over to Mining Filecoin.
- 🌸 PRs, bug reports, and issue suggestions are welcome Welcome to Contributing
- 💔 Need help? Start with Troubleshooting & FAQ
# Looking for a introduction to the Filecoin network?
Filecoin currently offers several node implementations including a
Lotus implementation (also in GoLang) that is currently the recommended default. For a more general introduction to the Filecoin network and underlying concepts that apply across all implementations, please visit the Filecoin Docs (opens new window) and Filecoin Specification (opens new window).