IPFS Weekly 35
by Jenn Turner on 2019-03-26
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.
Introducing the new IPFS Desktop
With the 0.7.1 release of the IPFS Desktop, we now have one simple interface! This is a pre-release, so check out all of the details in the changelog and if you find bugs or have some feedback, drop a line here.
Curious about CRDTs?
We <3 Conflict-free Replicated Data Types so much so that last April we hosted the 2018 CRDT Research Meetup in Lisbon. Authors of the CRDT research literature and representatives from the Labs it originated were in attendance, and some gave talks that you can watch the videos for by following this link!
Revisiting IPFS Hack Week in Lisbon
Last spring IPFS held a Hack Week in Lisbon to bring together core developers, contributors, researchers, and IPFS community members to sync, hang, and work on some problem solving together IRL. If you missed it, many of the presentations were recorded so you can watch those videos here. If you’re interested in attending the next IPFS Community event, check out IPFS Camp (more details below) and get registered here.
Meet Jia Le Dai
Jiale Dai used to work on mapping applications as a backend engineer at Baidu. In 2017 he became interested in IPFS, libp2p, and multiformats. Jiale eventually started organizing IPFS meetups for Chinese developers and enthusiasts. His goal is to get more Chinese developers interested in distributed web technologies like IPFS. Jiale joins the IPFS Weekly Call next Monday at 5pm UTC to present on IPFS in China.
IPFS in the wild
- How to Deploy an Unstoppable Angular App to IPFS, GoChain, 26 Mar 2019
- Sunsetting Mist: What’s ahead for our team, 22 Mar 2019
- IPFS Encryption, 21 Mar 2019
- Numerai raises $11M with ICO & prepares to launch prediction marketplace, 22 Mar 2019
- Hugo and IPFS: how this blog works (and scales to serve 5,000% spikes instantly!) 20 Mar 2019
- Textile Notes: A minimalist tool for your creative ideas, 19 Mar 2019
- PODCAST: WR 79: Another internet is possible: IPFS, Web Reactiva, 19 Mar 2019
- Society Desperately Needs An Alternative Web, Forbes, 15 Mar 2019
- A picture is worth a thousand crypto, The Creative Crypto, 1 Jan 2019
Updates and new releases
See the latest releases of IPFS tools and projects across the ecosystem.
- Pony version 0.28.0 has been released. Pony is the type safe, memory safe, exception-safe, data-race free, deadlock-free, open-source, object-oriented, actor-model, capabilities-secure, high-performance programming language.
- DTube IPFS Discord Bot March 2019 Update!
- Radium 2.0 Development & Expansion Roadmap
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.
- Our friends at Qri, the global dataset version control system, were on the front page of Hacker News!
- IPFS-Lite is an embeddable, lightweight IPFS-network peer for IPLD applications
- Happy 5th birthday, 18F!
Join us at the first ever IPFS Camp
IPFS Camp is taking place June 27th-30th in beautiful Barcelona. Meet the core developers and contributors to the IPFS project, community leaders, and builders on of the Distributed Web, but only if you register to attend. Registration is open now!
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.
- 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.
- 28 Mar 2019: Creating a Decentralized App! Jude Nelson from Blockstack will come and explain in a light and friendly way how to build a decentralized app on Blockstack, 6pm, Newark (NJ), US.
- 4 Apr 2019: Where is the data bazaar? Join Brendan O’Brien of QRI as he presents his thoughts on this and dataset versioning with QRI. AWS Pop-up Loft, NYC.
- 24 Apr 2019: Introducing Hackboat, an afternoon cruise along the beautiful Willamette river while enjoying awesome infosec presentations, Portland, Oregon.
- 2 May 2019: Munich IPFS User Group: Pierre Krieger from parity talks about Rust libp2p.
- 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.