IPFS Weekly 43
by Jenn Turner on 2019-05-21
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.
Meet the Community: Alan Shaw, Core Developer of the IPFS Protocol @ IPFS / Protocol Labs
IPFS in the wild
- Starlog: Aiming for the Stars, 21 May 2019
- How to Start Contributing to Textile Photos, Textile, 20 May 2019
- An Inter-Plantary Journey with LineageOS, 19 May 2019
- OrbitDB: Serverless, Distributed, Peer-to-Peer Database, Kauri, 16 May 2019
- Introducing a Tour of Textile, The fastest way to build your next decentralized app using IPFS, Textile, 15 May 2019
- Microsoft wants to protect your identity with Bitcoin, Wired, 14 May 2019
- Why Microsoft is building a Bitcoin-based ID verification system, Computerworld, 14 May 2019
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.
- SourceCred is an open-source technology for organizing communities.
- Peermaps is a distributed, offline-friendly alternative to commercial map providers such as google maps. Instead of fetching data from a centralized tile service, your computer fetches map data from other peers across the network.
- Peepeth is a blockchain-based microblogging platform similar to Twitter, but focused on meaningful content and powered with Ethereum and IPFS.
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.
- 23 May 2019: May p2p // dweb meetup, hosted by Peer-to-peer and Decentralized Web Toronto and held at Mozilla.
- 27 May 2019: Papers We Love – Berlin, We’ll be learning about the paper “Merkle-CRDTs” presented by one of its authors, Héctor Sanjuán!
- 29 May 2019: ProtoSchool Taipei is launching, so join their first event at the AppWorks Taipei office!
- 22 June 2019: Commit Porto ‘19 is a tech conference that brings together professionals who tackle challenges in software development with the latest technologies, Porto, Portugal.
- 27-30 June 2019: IPFS Camp is a 3 day hacker retreat designed for the builders of the Distributed Web! Barcelona, Spain.
- 18-21 July 2019: DWeb Camp is a chance for dreamers and builders to come together in one of the most beautiful spots on earth for a 4-day retreat to reimagine and build the web we want and deserve, location south of San Francisco, California.
- 2-5 August 2019: Offline Camp is a 4-day retreat to explore Offline First development and design in Grants Pass, Oregon. Learn more about the event here.
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.