Here’s what’s happening in the InterPlanetary File System (opens new window) galaxy!
# Congratulations ION for launching v1.0!
We’re so excited to see a new decentralized identity service launch which stores its data on IPFS. We’ve been working with ION to support their use of IPFS since 2019. IPFS comes into the picture at the storage layer, where ION aggregates transactions into batches, adds those batches to IPFS, and then writes the IPFS content identifier (CID) of the batch to the blockchain. Try ION v1.0 today and share your feedback in the ION repo (opens new window) or let @IPFS know on Twitter (opens new window).
# IPFS & Friends at Chainlink Spring Hackathon!
Last week the Chainlink Hackathon (opens new window) hosted Dietrich Ayala from Protocol Labs and Textile's Andrew Hill for some amazing tutorials and talks about building on IPFS. Andrew’s presentation (opens new window) included a workshop featuring Buckets, an introduction to Powergate as well as the Miner Index. And be sure to check out Dietrich’s talk (opens new window) for an overview of IPFS, its users, how to start up a IPFS Space Daemon or command line interface, the various IPFS software integrations, and resources that will guide you through building on the IPFS ecosystem.
# March Meetup Videos: Identity & IPFS
At this month’s IPFS Meetup, we hosted experts from the web3 community discussing the intersection of identity and IPFS. The meetup featured The Scala Project, Daniel Buchner from ION, Michael Sena from IDX, and Joel Thorstensson from Ceramic. ICYMI, catch up on all of the recordings (opens new window) from the March IPFS Meetup!
# Brand new on IPFS
- Release update - Handshake Domains, now supported on Fleek! Read the update (opens new window).
- Watch this tutorial (opens new window) on how to upload and play Unity WebGL games on IPFS using Slate in 4 simple steps.
- Molecular Data, leading technology-driven platform, gears up its data services with IPFS. Learn more (opens new window).
- Wikipedia is now available in Chinese on IPFS via Kiwix! Check it out (opens new window). Expect more translations soon!
# Around the ecosystem 🌏
NFTs are everywhere! Check out this writeup in The New York Times (opens new window) featuring NFTs.
Berty News is back! (opens new window) Read up on all you’ve missed in the ecosystem and see a special shoutout to gomobile-IPFS.
Can IPFS fight against content censorship? The short answer is yes - IPFS can be part of the solution to protect you from content censorship, find out why (opens new window).
IC Action - an open source GitHub action to deploy canisters to the Internet Computer! Check it out (opens new window).
Ceramic just released an update for Identity Index which makes it even easier to load user data given an Ethereum address. Try it! (opens new window)
Introducing Zentavault, a proprietary data storage format that offers a unique solution in the field of cloud storage service, fully encrypted and stored on IPFS indefinitely. Learn more (opens new window).
Looking for a quick and dirty way to tell your friends about IPFS? Look no further, send them this article (opens new window) that explains IPFS in 2 min!
Meet Quanta (opens new window), a new kind of platform for the Fediverse, Web 3.0, and IPFS. Quanta is the only Fediverse-capable app that has IPFS uploading as a core feature.
# Upcoming 📅
The April IPFS meetup will be an opportunity to showcase what the community has been building with NFTs! Sign up here (opens new window) to present, or register to attend (opens new window) the April 27th event and learn more about the world of IPFS x NFTs!
# Want to help build the new internet?
Consensus Protocol and DLT Engineer (opens new window): Consensus is looking for a Lead Engineer with solid experience in building or working with consensus mechanisms such as Snow family, Clique, Aura, pBFT. Knowledge and experience with Ethereum, EVM and Smart Contracts is crucial as EVM-compatibility is key in the market. Consensus, Humanode, Remote.
Senior Go Engineer (opens new window): As a Senior Go Engineer, you will be responsible for writing and maintaining code on the Textile Go libraries, including Threads, Buckets, Hub, and Powergate. This role is for someone with solid coding experience and the ability to lead new features. Textile, Remote.
Full Stack Engineer (opens new window): Fleek is looking for an experienced and dedicated Full Stack Engineer to help us build the leading Open Web developer platform, products, and tools. Fleek, Remote.
Partner Engineering Lead (opens new window): Protocol Labs is seeking a Senior Partner Engineer who will help us support, connect, and grow IPFS’s many online and offline communities. Protocol Labs, Remote.
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