IPFS Weekly 18
by Jenn Turner on 2018-11-13
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.
- Read more about the release of go-ipfs 0.4.18, including details on the Experimental QUIC support!
- Have you watched the Lab Day 2018 videos yet? If you missed the August event, catch up on all the great talks now.
- In case you missed it, the IPLD community has a bi-weekly meeting to sync up on all IPLD related topics. It’s open for everyone and recorded. Check it out!
- Check out this recap of the Decentralized Web Summit, titled Shaping the Next Web by Sawood Alam, for a behind the scenes look at the Summit and IPFS Lab Day.
Meet Nicolás Pace
Nicolás Pace is a member of AlterMundi A.C., a grassroots organization supporting rural underserved communities in their pursue for creating their own telecommunications infrastructure, their own piece of internet. He also happens to be an IPFS contributor, and spoke at the last IPFS All Hands On Call about “Hearing the Communities, Learning Through Grassroots.” See the video from his talk here.
IPFS in the wild
- Is peer-to-peer the solution for open source software distribution?, 12 Nov 2018
- Can Decentralization Impact And Enhance Geo-Location Data Privacy?, Forbes, 10 Nov 2018
- Thai Rappers Adds Song on Zcoin’s Blockchain to Fight Censorship, 5 Nov 2018
- IBF launches a new distributed website with IPFS 🎉, Icelandic Blockchain Foundation, 4 Nov 2018
- Build a Decentralized react-native application, Noteworthy, 4 Nov 2018
- Why we’re rolling our own “intra-planetary” node discovery at NuCypher, Nu Cypher, 2 Nov 2018
- Special Update from the Dev Cave: Keeping Things Simple With IPFS, XYO Network, 1 Nov 2018
- Practicing environmental data justice: From DataRescue to Data Together, Royal Geographical Society with IBG, 31 Oct 2018. Our collaborators at EDGI have published a paper about Data Together in the Royal Geographical Society’s open access journal Geo.
Updates and new releases
See the latest releases of IPFS tools and projects across the ecosystem.
- IPFS Companion v2.6.0 shipped with the new Web UI, revamped context menus and new languages!
- qri 0.6.0 – AKA the Rifle Green Harrier release is a big ’ol release! Check out the release notes for the full details.
- spdy-transport 3.0.0 – Many thanks to Jacob Heun for making node-spdy v4.0.0 and spdy-transport v3.0.0 ready for Node.js LTS! Check it out. 😎
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.
- Aegeus, A New Era of Data Management – Building a completely distributed and secure means of sharing and storing data using IPFS.
- Measurement Lab is a partnership between New America’s Open Technology Institute, Google Open Source Research, Princeton University’s PlanetLab, and others with the goal of measuring the Internet, saving the data and making it universally accessible and useful!
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.
- The Internet Archive is hosting a Decentralized Web Meetup on 11 December 2018, in San Francisco, California.
- Sign up to be notified for IPFS Conf 2019, in Lisbon.
- AraCon, the first Aragon Conference, will take place in Berlin, Germany on January 29-30, 2019.
- Global Diversity CFP Day 2019 will be on Saturday March 2nd. In 2019 there will be numerous workshops hosted around the globe encouraging and advising newbie speakers to put together your very first talk proposal and share your own individual perspective on any subject of interest to people in tech. Don’t miss it!
- Data Terra Nemo is coming up in May 2019, and they’ve announced Juan Benet as their first speaker.
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.