IPFS Weekly 19
by Jenn Turner on 2018-11-20
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.
- WATCH THIS: See David Dias present an update on his past presentations about IPFS and Protocol Labs at the latest Telecom Application Development Summit (TADS), plus introduce a little something new!
- IPFS got a shoutout during the Chrome Dev Summit 2018 because the platform folks are looking into IPFS as alternative distribution transport for Signed HTTP Exchanges.
- IPFS has made the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar. Find us under “Assess.”
- Hello from Harvard! Michelle Brous and Marvin Ammori were recently at Harvard Business School to talk about IPFS and Protocol Labs.
Meet Irakli Gozala 🎉
We’re in awe of the work IPFS contributor Irakli Gozala is doing. Currently, he’s spearheading the effort to implement experimental APIs for Firefox WebExtensions with the goal of enabling dweb protocols in Firefox through browser add-ons. Check out his libweb repo if you’re interested in contributing or see him chat more about it at the latest IPFS All Hands call.
IPFS in the wild
- Breaking The Ice: A Crash Course In IPFS, Ethereum And Fat Protocols Of The Future, Hackernoon, 17 Nov 2018
- TADSummit 2018: Web3, TADS Blog, 16 Nov 2018
- Distributed Web: host your website with IPFS clusters, Cloudflare, and DevOps, With Blue Ink, 14 Nov 2018
- Thailand Uses Blockchain-Supported Electronic Voting System in Primaries, Nasdaq, 13 Nov 2018
- Ethereum + IPFS + React DApp Tutorial Pt. 3, Alexander Ma, 13 Nov 2018
- Can Decentralization Impact And Enhance Geo-Location Data Privacy? Forbes, 10 Nov 2018
Updates and new releases
See the latest releases of IPFS tools and projects across the ecosystem.
- js-libp2p 0.24.0 was released! The best part? They added support for custom routers, turned relay on by default and threw in some extra goodies and improvements. 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.
- Siderus Orion v1.0, redesigned and restructured!
- Introduction to MedPass, an application that stores medical information in emergencies and quickly makes it available to the doctors on call, enabling medical professionals to make better decisions with greater speed.
- PMPeople to trust Projectized Organizations, this collaboration tool trusts IPFS to get the job done.
- Cryptomapia –The Blockchain Ecosystem, explore, interact with and read the latest news of the Blockchain ecosystem with our interactive map.
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.
- An IPFS+Filecoin meetup is happening in Hong Kong, 24 Nov 2018
- Get started with IPFS at the Contribute to Open Source Project IPFS in Berlin on Dec 9!
- 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.
- Introducing 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.
- 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.