Welcome to IPFS Weekly 112

by Jenn Turner on 2020-11-04

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

js-IPFS 0.51.0 shipped with TypeScript support

Thanks to a lot of community support, types are now a first-class citizen within the js-IPFS codebase! But the real headline here should be that install times can now be halved by installing ipfs-core. Check out the full announcement for details.

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Securing the public IPFS with DHT hardening

Thanks to the work of some researchers and a small crew of core devs, we were able to not only make several crucial fixes but with the availability of Testground, we were also able to verify the mitigations. Special thanks to Bernd Prünster and Alexander Marsalek at A-SIT and the Graz University of Technology for their assistance.

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Honey, I shrunk the Libp2p streams 😱

Last week, the Protocol Labs’ ResNetLab team shipped an exploration of compression for libp2p streams and ended up achieving up to a 75% decrease in bandwidth use when performing an IPFS file exchange. Discover how in their latest blog post.

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Brand new on IPFS

People are building the coolest things with IPFS

Agregore has added IPFS support! 🎉

A detailed explanation of the BitCherry (BCHC) technological innovation mechanism and framework.

Built on libp2p, MAP-P2P allows different blockchain systems to run together on a large P2P network.

Protocol Labs launches the Filecoin Archives with digital library Internet Archive.

Infura has created a guide to keeping your Web3 Project secure with their dashboard.

Introducing Vapour — A Carbon Footprint Accounting System from Project Hydro.

Check out the new DeFi Meter Merch on their Origin Dshop!

📆 Upcoming in the community

17 Nov 2020: IPFS Monthly Meetup Mark your calendars for this month’s virtual community meetup, and reach out to ipfs-community@protocol.ai to speak at future events!

19 Nov 2020: Munich IPFS Meetup Speakers include David Craven from the Sunshine Foundation talking about ipfs-embed, and Volker Mische presenting on IPLD and Multiformats.

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.

Take care of yourselves and each other. ❤️

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