Here’s what’s happening in the InterPlanetary File System (opens new window) galaxy!
# Does IPFS have a blockchain?
One topic of discussion we see from time to time, that seems to be gaining popularity is the question of whether IPFS has a blockchain. It’s been integrated with blockchains, and it deals with the complexities of storage. Luckily, this recent post highlights the various answers you can feel empowered to use when someone asks you this important question.
# A letter to my high school self about IPFS ❤️
Recently, to the benefit of our community, Henry Quinn discovered IPFS. But unlike some pieces of code one finds perusing the web, this experience reawakened a curiosity he remembered from a very specific time period. Recommended reading for all of the curious tinkerers.
# Catch up on January talks from Peergos and more
If you missed our January virtual meetup, or want to revisit something you heard there, now all of the presentations are available for your viewing! Last month we had talks from the IPFS planning team, Peergos, Humanode, and Vault74, so be sure to check them all out.
# Brand new on IPFS
- Now you can build with Clay (opens new window), the official testnet for the Ceramic Network!
- Discover the Multiverse (opens new window), a decentralized version control system for p2p development.
- Humanode (opens new window), a public permissionless network of biometrically encrytped human nodes built on IPFS.
- This design combines RSS and IPFS (opens new window), titled IPIS, the InterPlanetary Information Syndication.
# People are building the coolest stuff with IPFS
Read the 2020 Retrospective for ENS (opens new window) by Brantly Millegan.
Five of the most secure ways the Bitcoin whitepaper (opens new window) is hosted globally.
Introducing Phala (opens new window): the transparent and private global computation cloud.
Check out the Thor Android browser (opens new window), a web browser that supports Tor and IPFS, IPNS, and magnet urls.
Read up on Bitcoin scales (opens new window): how to store the blockchain using IPFS.
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# Job hunting? Work on IPFS!
Senior Integration Engineer (opens new window): You will be responsible for providing technical leadership and guidance to our users while they are integrating with libp2p, IPFS, Filecoin, and Textile. Textile, Remote.
Technical Project Manager (Infura) (opens new window): Track active projects, remove roadblocks, and support the development team in identifying and keeping up-to-date all project requirements. Manage project, feature, technical debt, and bug backlogs working across teams in prioritizing work and planning out sprints. ConsenSys, Remote.
Ecosystem Developer (opens new window): We are looking for a technical community manager to help us create a world-class developer ecosystem and experience around our open source community. 3Box, Remote.
Sr. Backend Engineer (opens new window): Have built systems at scale in the past and can discuss the architectural tradeoffs that went into them. Experience with data lakes, data warehousing, and OLAP technologies. Self-directed. We want you to own the systems you build. ConsenSys, Remote.
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