Welcome to IPFS Weekly 111

by Jenn Turner on 2020-10-28

Here’s what’s happening in the InterPlanetary File System galaxy! 🚀

The evolution of IPFS + Filecoin

In preparation for Filecoin’s Liftoff week, some of our ecosystem’s leaders shared their reflections on the motivations and growth of the Web3 ecosystem that we’ve been building with IPFS and Filecoin. IPFS and Filecoin founder Juan Benet, and Textile co-founder and CEO Andrew Hill both took to Twitter to share their thoughts.

Read Juan’s journey and read Andrew’s path

The Future of the Internet will be decided by tech innovators

Web3, IPFS, and Filecoin were recently the focus of an opinion piece arguing the merits of decentralization in response to the uneven balance of power held by five major tech companies, written by Marvin Ammori. Read on to learn about the legacy of Web 2.0 and how regulation can be helpful, or harmful.

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Quote of the week

Infura ships support for Filecoin devs

Our friends at Infura recently shipped support for Filecoin via the Filecoin Network API Beta, which select users can join now. The Beta allows developers to connect to the Filecoin Mainnet and build Filecoin-based applications using the Infura dashboard. Connecting your application to Filecoin has never been easier!

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Brand new on IPFS

People are building the coolest things with IPFS

What is Cyber’s consensus computer on top of IPFS? An overview in 45 seconds. The IPFS link on Cyber’s decentralized search engine. View source code here.

Check out the Unity Engine + MetaMask Wallet. Automagically connect your Unity game with a MetaMask (or any) wallet!

LiquidApps introduces a cross-chain bridge guide for experts

The Block shares an introduction to The Graph — Web3’s query protocol

The Sandbox is a community-driven platform where creators can monetize voxel assets and gaming experiences on the blockchain, built on IPFS.

IPFS and Filecoin got some love in the last GiD Report #131

VIDEO: Learn about the new and improved Collection View, where you can filter, sort, update, export, and remove datasets from your Qri repo.

See how easy it is to verify your Twitter handle on the blockchain with Chainlink and Unstoppable Domains.

Infura asks, what does it take to handle two billion eth_calls per day?

Job hunting? Work on IPFS!

Support Engineer, Full-Stack: As a support engineer, you’ll write code examples, documentation, build applications, and support our growing community of developers. Contract role, Textile, Remote.

IPFS Engineer: This role is for someone with a deep understanding of IPFS and its ecosystem, and a passion for open source and scientific projects. Ideally they would have contributed to the IPFS project itself. Experience with Docker is also a plus. Arbol, Remote or NYC.

Technical Writer: who can primarily create high-quality technical content, but has some other adjacent skills as well in the form of graphic design and/or video editing. Contract, Remote.

Devops or SRE: The role is for someone with strong hands-on DevOps experience (cloud architecture, automated deployment, Kubernetes orchestration) that also likes to get their hands into the code (primarily written in Go). Textile, Remote.

Front-end Developer: Are you an experienced front end dev that understands IPFS and linked data and wants to make an impact on the future of Web3? Ceramic is looking for a contractor to work on Ceramic Explorer.

Remote Senior Software Engineer: We are looking for talented engineers to help us design, build, and architect the most difficult parts of the Audius protocol—high availability services for decentralized replication of data, latency-sensitive distributed file transfers, Ethereum smart contracts, infrastructure, tooling, and more. Audius, Remote

Take care of yourselves and each other. ❤️

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