IPFS Weekly 21
by Jenn Turner on 2018-12-04
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.
- The HTTP client libraries are being renamed! The important news is that the HTTP client libraries are changing from
ipfs-http-client. True, it’s longer but way better at describing what the module is! Read the blog for more info.
- Look at these amazing cookies from @momack28’s holiday baking adventures. 😋
- Don’t forget Sander Pick is presenting Textile photos at next week’s IPFS Weekly Call, Monday at 5pm UTC.
Meet Yurko 👾
Last week, we mentioned live-streaming over IPFS, and as it just so happens, at last week’s IPFS Weekly Call, Yurko was on hand to share it with us. Yurko is an IT native with two decades of experience and an active IPFS contributor. They are also a member of Toronto Mesh, a group of folks building a mesh network for, you guessed it, Toronto! To learn more about live-streaming over IPFS, check out the video from last week’s meeting to see Yurko explain it.
IPFS in the wild
- Introduction to IPFS: Run Nodes on Your Network, with HTTP Gateways, Medium, 03 Dec 2018
- Curatorial Enclaves, Medium, 03 Dec 2018
- BCH-Powered Bitcoin Files Project Adds IPFS Support, Bitcoin News, 28 Nov 2018
- Stream videos from IPFS like on Youtube using Subby, 28 Nov 2018
- The Decentralized Internet: An HBO Tale?, Data Driven Investor, 27 Nov 2018
- Tutorial: How to host your own distributed website in just a few seconds, Pact, 27 Nov 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.
- Check out
textile-goand the Files API for interacting with IPFS.
- Neilos offers a safer way to browse the web in which there is no risk of running malicious code on devices. Inspired by the concepts of the first World Wide Web, there is no need to run arbitrary code if we have powerful components!
- Here’s your invitation to cyberc0n: Distributed search conference organized by a code.
- What exactly are the advantages of Authpaper Delivery over online storage solutions and IPFS?
- A use-case for a decentralized distributed healthcare ecosystem
- Enjoy your self hosted music with Diffuse Music Player, brought to you by sunjam.
- The Avado Genesis Edition has arrived just in time for Christmas, with an IPFS node, an Ethereum full node and a VPN standard.
Coming up in the Community
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- OPO.js on December 7 features Alex Potsides of Protocol Labs and some other awesome speaker so if you’re in Porto, check it out.
- Get started with IPFS at the Contribute to Open Source Project IPFS in Berlin on December 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.
- 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.