# Welcome to the IPFS Weekly. 👋
The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) (opens new window) 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.
# IPFS in the wild
Do you follow IPFS on Twitter (opens new window)? For the latest mentions of IPFS in the news, check our Twitter feed or see the latest articles on Awesome IPFS (opens new window).
- Efficient, Usable, And Cheap Storage of IPFS Hashes In Solidity Smart Contracts (opens new window), Alexandre Trottier, 29 Apr 2019
- Flowchain Foundation Releases Video about its Distributed Leger Technology (opens new window), Flowchain Global, 29 Apr 2019
- VIDEO: What is IPFS? Explaining The Interplanetary File System (opens new window), A Chain of Blocks, 26 Apr 2019
- Unstoppable Domains and the End of Internet Censorship (opens new window), HedgeTrade, 22 Apr 2019
- VIDEO: Vaibhav Saini of Towards Blockchain - InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) (opens new window), Let’s Talk ETC! 19 Apr 2019
- VIDEO: Where is the data bazaar? (opens new window) Kris Skrinak, 10 Apr 2019
# Questions from the community 🤔
Here are some questions folks are discussing in the IPFS ecosystem.
- I tried to upload a file from local system to IPFS using Script CDN link but can’t (opens new window)
- In the GNU/Linux repos, do we have any IPFS clients? (opens new window)
- What would be a smart way of integrating IPFS into PeerTube? (opens new window)
# Tools and projects we ❤️
Awesome IPFS (opens new window) 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 (opens new window).
- Matters.news (opens new window) is a news publishing site hosted on IPFS with approximately 10K+ active users!
- galacteek (opens new window) is an experimental multi-platform Qt5-based browser/toolbox for the IPFS peer-to-peer network.
# Join us at the first ever IPFS Camp
IPFS Camp (opens new window) 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! (opens new window)
# Coming up in the Community
Did you know IPFS has a community forum at discuss.ipfs.tech (opens new window)? Sign up to participate in discussions about coding, tutorials, see announcements and learn about upcoming community events.
- 2 May 2019: Munich IPFS User Group (opens new window): Pierre Krieger (opens new window) from parity (opens new window) talks about Rust libp2p.
- 2-3 May 2019: Uphill Conf (opens new window) – The inspiring frontend conference on top of beautiful mount Gurten, Bern Switzerland.
- 17-18 May 2019: Data Terra Nemo (opens new window) is a technical conference about decentralized protocols and the software built on top of them, Berlin, Germany.
- 22 June 2019: Commit Porto '19 (opens new window) is a tech conference that brings together professionals who tackle challenges in software development with the latest technologies, Porto, Portugal.
- 2-5 August 2019: Offline Camp (opens new window) is a 4-day retreat to explore Offline First development and design in Grants Pass, Oregon. Learn more about the event here. (opens new window)
# 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.