Want to jump into Filecoin and start building something? The Infura API makes it easier to interact with the Filecoin Network by abstracting away some of the complex workflows and requirements. There's no need to spin up a node or directly call a Lotus daemon!

This tutorial will get you up and running quickly by creating a simple Node.js script using Infura and the Filecoin network. It will show you how to:

-Sign in to the Infura API;

-Create a Node.js script to 1) check if a given string is a valid Filecoin address, and 2) return the balance of that address if it is valid;

-Discover more ways to interact with the Filecoin network using the Infura API.

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