Here’s what’s happening in the InterPlanetary File System (opens new window) galaxy!
# Introducing NFT.Storage: Free Decentralized Storage for NFTs
We are excited to introduce NFT.Storage (opens new window), a service backed by Protocol Labs and Pinata specifically for storing NFT data. NFT.Storage allows developers to protect their NFT assets and associated metadata through content addressing and decentralized storage – ensuring that all NFTs follow best practices to stay accessible long-term.
NFT.Storage lets developers store NFT data on decentralized networks easily, securely, and for free! With just a few lines of code, anyone can leverage the power of IPFS and Filecoin to ensure the persistence of their NFTs. Learn more about how it works, how to participate and what’s next. (opens new window)
# All Things Hackathons - a look back at March 2021
In the past two months Protocol Labs participated in five different hackathon events, ranging in audience from university builders, to game designers, to blockchain hackers all building on IPFS and Filecoin. Chainlink’s spring hackathon, which kicked off earlier in March, wrapped up mid-month, followed closely by the start of Gamedev.js JAM 2021 where IPFS sponsored a special decentralized track. Cal Hacks’ hello:world event, a weekend-long endeavor, began the same day at Scaling Ethereum, an event hosted by ETHGlobal focused on developing robust infrastructure for the Ethereum blockchain.
Rounding out the month was ASUC’s CivHacks event, another weekend-long university event with the goal of using technology to accomplish social good and civic outreach. Check out the IPFS blog for details on these events and for updates and announcements of future hackathons.
# Brand new on IPFS
- We have four new videos on IPFS and NFTs up on our YouTube channel! Watch the content. (opens new window)
- Opera browser or desktop users can now directly access decentralized websites that are hosted on IPFS! Read the full announcement. (opens new window)
- Audius is a music and audio sharing platform that uses IPFS and is designed to provide artists a direct link with their listeners. Learn more. (opens new window)
- The IPFS & Filecoin Chainlink Hackathon winners have been announced! Check out this post (opens new window) to learn about them.
# Around the ecosystem 🌏
Fleek just released a new batch of updates and enhancements to make it even easier to build your own personal website or app. Get the details (opens new window).
New to ZKPs? This livestream presentation (opens new window) will give you the full download.
Congratulations to MetaMask on their milestone of 5 million active users! Learn more. (opens new window)
The Scaling Ethereum hackathon is happening now through May 13th with ETHGlobal, so there's still time to build with IPFS and Filecoin for prizes! Get the details. (opens new window)
Applications for Filecoin Launchpad Accelerator II are now open and close at midnight EST on May 9. Apply now! (opens new window)
Unstoppable Domains host a weekly “Crypto Pop recap” YouTube series where they chat about what’s trending. Watch last week’s episode. (opens new window)
The Graph is hosting a series of migration workshops with different Web3 themes. Save the dates to join. (opens new window)
If you haven’t yet, check out the 11 teams who graduated from the Filecoin Frontier Accelerator with Longhash. Themes include NFTs, education, media, and more. Watch (opens new window)!
# Want to help build the new internet?
Backend/Platform Engineer: (opens new window) 3Box Labs is looking for a Backend Engineer who will build key infrastructure components and support reliable deployments for us and the community. 3Box Labs, Remote.
Protocol Engineer: (opens new window) 3Box Labs is looking for a Protocol Engineer to extend the security, privacy, functionality, and performance of the Ceramic Protocol. 3Box Labs, Remote.
Multiple Positions Open (opens new window): Protocol Labs has updated their job board with openings across positions in Administration, Business Development, Business Operations, Communications, Community, Engineering, Finance, Legal, Talent, Product, Project Management, Research, & Security. Protocol Labs, Filecoin, IPFS. Remote.
Software Engineers (opens new window): Seeking seasoned software engineers with specializations in cryptography and systems, distributed systems, and peer-to-peer networks to help shape the next generation of network protocols. Filecoin, IPFS, lib2p2, Remote.
Senior Full Stack Engineer (opens new window): This role is for someone with solid coding experience who likes to experiment, design, and learn new things. We are looking to fill this position soon. We are looking for someone who can rapidly scope and build new web applications and work with APIs and backend services. Textile, 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 (opens new window), Buckets (opens new window), Hub (opens new window), and Powergate (opens new window). This role is for someone with solid coding experience and the ability to lead new features. Textile, Remote.
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