IPFS Weekly 33
by Jenn Turner on 2019-03-12
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.
- Announcing IPFS Cluster v0.10.0, a release with major changes under the hood that will make the IPFS Cluster perform significantly faster with larger pinsets and less memory demanding. Get all the details in the release notes, and congrats on the hard work!
- Continuing with the announcement of cool, new things, introducing go-libp2p workspace! If you contribute to go-libp2p you want to check this out.
- Have you seen The Decentralized Web Primer? If you’ve been searching for a series of tutorials explaining IPFS, Merkle Trees and the Decentralized Web, look no further.
- The first IPFS meetup in Hangzhou was a success! Here’s to many more to come. 🎉
IPFS in the wild
- VIDEO: Decentralized Dapp Scaling with IPFS! Everything EOS, 11 Mar 2019
- VIDEO: Web3 stack, what’s next for developers? Fluence, IPFS, NuCypher Meetup Paris Blockchain Week, 8 Mar 2019
- RTrade Launches Temporal: A Cloud Suite for Decentralized and Blockchain-Based Applications, Crypto Slate, 7 Mar 2019
- VIDEO: In Depth Introduction to IPFS, Polycode, 7 Mar 2019
- Decentralized Data Storage, The Yellow Bit Road, 7 Mar 2019
- A Coder’s Diary 4 (How I finally got IPFS working), Good Audience, 6 Mar 2019
- Coin Spotlight: district0x, a cooperative network of decentralized marketplaces and communities powered by Ethereum, Aragon, and IPFS. 6 Mar 2019
- NuCypher + CoinList Hackathon launches March 11, 6 Mar 2019
- How Graphite Manages IPFS Content Availability, Graphite, 5 Mar 2019
- Review of BitTube : A Decentralized Blockchain project Looking to Substitute YouTube, 5 Mar 2019
- Opera is integrating IPFS and ENS, 5 Mar 2019
- VIDEO: Robot-as-a-service experiment: ROS + IPFS + Ethereum, Airalab, 5 Mar 2019
- Intro to The Graph: Indexed Data for dApps, QuikNode, 5 Mar 2019
- libp2p in a Nutshell, 5 Mar 2019
Updates and new releases
See the latest releases of IPFS tools and projects across the ecosystem.
- Neocities has released an update on some recent small improvements.
- Graphite V2 Architecture includes support for IPFS as a storage provider.
- qri 0.7.1 includes shipping fixes and features aimed at doing more with datasets.
Questions from the community 🤔
Here are some questions folks are discussing in the IPFS ecosystem.
- Is it possible to run IPFS directly from a USB key or from html file?
- I’ve played around a bit with IPFS using Go, and I’m asking for advice…
- What does “pin” really mean?
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.
- Multilogue: libp2p non-simultaneous p2p chat protocol
- Radicle: A decentralized alternative to GitHub built on IPFS
- Introducing Kraken, an Open Source Peer-to-Peer Docker Registry
- Starlog: IPFS Metadata Blockchain based on Substrate. The goal of Starlog is to research and develop an open source solo chain or potential parachain, which stores metadata for IPFS as non-fungible tokens.
- Gage.app: Fast, secure, distributed, decentralized and everlasting InterPlanetary storage. An app, service, API and CLI.
- Ethereum IPFS Buidl Experiments
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.
- 12 Mar 2019: Decentralized Web SF Meet Up—March, hosted by the Internet Archive, 6-9pm.
- 12 Mar 2019: IPFS and Digital Content Distribution in Blockchain: During this Meetup, DECENT’s Technical Consultant, Michal Stančík, will elaborate on how data on blockchain is secured, how keys are transferred through the network and more. 6pm, hosted by DECENT and Romana Figerova.
- 14 Mar 2019: Data Jam! Topic: NYC Transportation Data hosted by Qri. We’ll hack on (build, archive, synch, play with, analyze) interesting open datasets.
- 27-28 Mar 2019: C3 Crypto Conference is not only focused on blockchain companies and projects but also extends to topics on new technology. C3 Crypto Conference 2019 is also Berlin’s first large-scale crypto conference. 24 Apr 2019: Introducing Hackboat, an afternoon cruise along the beautiful Willamette river while enjoying awesome infosec presentations, Portland, Oregon.
- 17-18 May 2019: Data Terra Nemo is a technical conference about decentralized protocols and the software built on top of them.
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.