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InterPlanetary File System (IPFS)

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The InterPlanetary File System is a peer-to-peer distributed file system protocol for sharing and storing data. It is similar to Torrent software, in that the users distributed on the network hold small portions of the data requested. Being decentralized, it comes with the benefits of such systems, like increased security and lower costs. It is being developed by Protocol Labs.

The goal of the IPFS fits into the larger goal of the development of Web 3.0. It is designed to make the web more fair, faster, safer and more open - all principles that guide the development of Web 3.0. 

Each user on the IPFS is given a unique address by the content addressing method and duplicates are removed from the network. Furthermore, each node on the network need only store the data it is interested in, as well as some indexing information. Users can then search the network for the data they want - which is presented in human-readable form.

The IPFS is gaining ground in crypto circles, and several blockchain projects are working with it, the most notable being Filecoin, a project dedicated to providing decentralized cloud storage services. Developers can do several things on the IPFS, including building apps or services, besides sharing, storing and publishing data. 

Developers have already identified several currently functional use cases: archiving, service providing, research, better access for developing nations, content creation and blockchain technology.


Create your very own NFT with Unity, IPFS and Rarible - Part 1 Definitions

2 May 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Amelia

As someone who loves Blockchain/Cryptocurrency, gaming, the Unity engine and NFTs, I thought it would be great to combine all my interests into my passion for writing and hopefully in the process, you the reader, can learn and have fun. Thus, I will...

Can We Use The IPFS Protocol To Store Game Engines And Become Game Developers?

11 Apr 2021 4 minute read 1 comment Willson-Deng

The game industry has been plagued by a high degree of user distress, that is, all services in the game and all data is in the hands of game operators, so it is very likely that game operators or hackers will tamper with this data in some cases to ma...

How can investors lock in more profits when the price of Filecoin rises?

5 Apr 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Willson-Deng

Recently, the price of FIL has been soaring, which has attracted the attention of the market. According to the data of Huobi global on April 1, 2021, the trading price of FILecoin rose to a high of $238 on that day, reaching a new high since October...

Fil Mooned Right Away After I Sold It. Am I One of the Weak Hands?

2 Apr 2021 4 minute read 2 comments DigiFinex

“Fil mooned right away after I sold it. I am the weakest hand in the crypto world.” said one of my friend who has been trading cryptocurrency for many years. He is a user during the public sale and bought FIL at the price of $2. After the FIL is unlo...

InterPlanetary File Storage - Decentralized, Distributed, Censorship-Resistant

16 Mar 2021 6 minute read 8 comments The Part Time Economist

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Cloudflare and Blockchain: A Rising Star for Cryptocurrency?

9 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Crypto Alphabet

Internet infrastructure company Cloudflare is among the 600 largest corporate stocks and is one of the largest web-related companies in existence. The firm is highly involved in blockchain. Ethereum and IPFS gateways: Cloudflare operates an Ethereum...

Why (And How) I’m Giving Away My Philosophy Book About Happiness Via WAX & IPFS

10 Feb 2021 3 minute read 10 comments Thomas Dylan Daniel

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ETHER-1 Decentralized Blockchain, Decentralized File & Web Hosting, Decentralized Government

4 Feb 2021 2 minute read 0 comments NuCash

  ETHER-1 #DecentralizeEverything    "Imagine a world where content was completely held in the public domain, hosted by the public and was 100% immutable. The idea of a completely decentralized, democratized and community hosted internet is not only...

Unstoppable Domains Launches Grant for IPFS Projects

26 Jan 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Decentralized domain naming services Unstoppable Domains has launched a grant for projects that utilize the InterPlanetary File Sharing (IPFS) network, the team announced via blog post on Jan. 23. The IPFS Innovation Grant is aimed at supporting the...

A Few Cool Decentralized Projects Recently Stumbled Upon: Blockchan, Syndie, Utopia and Shirah. Adding More Momentum to Decentralization.

23 Jan 2021 6 minute read 3 comments rhyzom

Blockchan: 4Chan-Like Image Board on the Ripple Ledger Using IPFS                      Blockchan's front page, with a set of boards pretty much almost identical to 4chan's and the option to create new ones as well. Most of us are familiar with the t...