IPFS Weekly 13
by Jenn Turner on 2018-10-09
Welcome to the IPFS Weekly. 👋
The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) is a new hypermedia distribution protocol, addressed by content and identity. IPFS enables the creation of completely distributed applications. It aims to make the web faster, safer, and more open. Since that’s a pretty large scope, we track development across the ecosystem in this weekly dispatch.
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Here are some of the highlights since the last IPFS Weekly.
- Join us on Thursday for Protocol Labs’ Tech Social in Glasglow at 6:30pm. We hope to see you there!
- The first Berlin IPFS Meetup is also this Thursday, October 11th! Sign up to attend on Meetup. Come chat all things decentralised with the IPFS community. 😎
- IPFS Cluster 0.6.0 was released last week. Big thanks to the contributors who helped make it happen: @lanzafame, @meiqimichelle, @kishansagathiya, @cannium, @jglukasik and @mike-ngu and others.
- IPFS The Interplanetary File System Explained & Illustrated A great explainer showing how centralized and distributed systems work and how IPFS is changing the game.
IPFS in the wild
- A big tech company is working to free the internet from big tech companies MIT Technology Review, 05 Oct 2018
- Someone used my IPFS gateway for phishing, James Stanley, 04 Oct 2018
- Phishing Attacks Distributed Through CloudFlare’s IPFS Gateway, 04 Oct 2018
- Brewster Kahle on What’s Next for the Decentralized Web Movement, 04 Oct 2018
- Video: FuseBox Ask Me Anything: Dat Protocol, Watch the round table event for anyone interested in learning about peer-to-peer “dweb” file sharing protocols, particularly Dat, 02 Oct 2018
- Tutorial: How to host your own file transfer service on your pc, 28 Sep 2018
- Video: How to Leverage Libp2p for Blockchain Applications, Chris Pacia, 18 Sep 2018
- CloudFlare’s IPFS Gateway Makes it Easy to Create Distributed Web Sites, 17 Sep 2018
- Video: Creating a truly decentralized Ethereum Dapp using IPFS, Brian Wentzloff, 06 Sep 2018
Updates and new releases
See the latest releases of IPFS tools and projects across the ecosystem.
- ipwb v0.2018.10.01.1947 – InterPlanetary Wayback: A distributed and persistent archive replay system using IPFS
- js-datastore-s3 0.2.0 – Datastore implementation with S3 backend (Also check out go-ds-s3, an implementation of the datastore interface backed by amazon s3.)
- npm-on-ipfs 0.10.0 – Added an s3 storage option
- qri 0.5.5 – 0.5.5 Smokey Topaz German Shorthaired Pointer is out, a.k.a. a patch release with some small features and a few bugfixes.
- The Graph Development Update, 03 Oct 2018
Tools and projects we <3
Awesome IPFS is a community maintained and updated list of projects, tools, or pretty much any things related to IPFS that are totally awesome. To see more, or add yours to the list, visit Awesome IPFS on GitHub.
- IPLD Mindmap – Mindmap application using IPLD as underlying datastructure
- Sourcegraph, Discuss code and docs in repositories
- Numerai reveals Erasure: unstoppable, peer to peer data feeds.
Coming up in the Community
Did you know IPFS has a community forum at discuss.ipfs.io? Sign up to participate in discussions about coding, tutorials, see announcements and learn about upcoming community events.
- Introducing Decentralized Camp’s second yearly hackathon Nov 9-11 https://medium.com/buildyourthing/introducing-decentralized-camps-second-yearly-hackathon-9de20516a321
- Sign up to be notified for IPFS Conf 2019, in Lisbon.
- Introducing AraCon, the first Aragon Conference, will take place in Berlin, Germany on January 29-30, 2019.
- Git Merge 2019 – This year’s event takes place in Brussels, Belgium, and features a full-day offering technical content and user case studies, plus a day of workshops for Git users of all levels.
Thanks for reading ☺️
That’s it for this week’s news on all things IPFS. If we missed something, reply to this email and let us know! That way we can feature you in next week’s edition.