Here’s what’s happening in the InterPlanetary File System (opens new window) galaxy!
# OpenSea stores NFTs with IPFS and Filecoin
Our friends at OpenSea (opens new window) recently launched (opens new window) a feature to “freeze” NFT metadata, enabling NFT creators to properly decentralize their NFTs using IPFS and Filecoin. OpenSea is one of the largest NFT marketplaces in the web3 space, creating a market for millions of NFTs today. Using IPFS and Filecoin, NFT creators that use OpenSea can now create immutable NFT metadata using IPFS content addressing (opens new window) and provable and decentralized storage with Filecoin (opens new window). Learn more! (opens new window)
# NFT Development User Experience
We're interested in better understanding the user experience of people interested in NFT development. We're identifying candidates to participate in a 30 minute long user testing session between June 21st and June 24th. Participants who are selected and successfully complete these sessions will receive an Amazon gift card valued at $100 USD as compensation for their time. You don't need any previous experience with NFTs to participate in this study. However, you will need a strong internet connection to participate in a video conference over Zoom and share your screen. If you're interested in participating, please take a few minutes to fill out this short survey (opens new window). *You must be 18 years old or over to participate.
# Brand new on IPFS
- Infura launched their premium IPFS private beta! Connect to IPFS now (opens new window).
- HackMoney with ETHGlobal runs now through July 9th & has $300k in prizes up for grabs. Start building today (opens new window)!
- There's a new feature (opens new window) on IPFS in 'The New Stack' on paving the way for a distributed permanent web!
- Missed the latest IPLD sync? You can watch the full video with updates on the IPFS YouTube channel (opens new window).
# Around the ecosystem 🌏
ChainSafe launched their Gaming SDK, the first open-source library of its kind that supports multi-wallets, multi-marketplaces & multi-blockchains. Dive in (opens new window).
Outlier Ventures launched Filecoin Base Camp to accelerate 40 exceptional startups who are leveraging Filecoin, IPFS & libp2p to build & drive adoption of projects in decentralized data protocols & applications. Learn how to apply. (opens new window)
Pinata makes it easy to add your OpenSea NFT collection to Squarespace websites. See for yourself. (opens new window)
Last week CloudflareTV celebrated its first anniversary with a broadcast spanning everything from the keynotes of Cloudflare Connect, to a day-long virtual career fair, to their flagship game show Silicon Valley Squares. Learn where to watch. (opens new window)
Berty Alpha is now available for Apple users. Try it here (opens new window).
The next IPFS meetup is Friday, June 29 at 10am PT/5pm UTC. Register to join us for a series of lightning talks (opens new window)!
# Want to help build the new internet?
Backend/API Engineer (opens new window): As a Backend/API Engineer, you will research, contribute to the product vision and help define the roadmap of multiple products. You will build and maintain features on the Textile Hub (opens new window), and build new services and systems to integrate with blockchain networks 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.
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 Backend Engineer (opens new window): Pinata is looking for a Backend Engineer knowledgeable in NodeJS to help build the future of our platform. As a dedicated Backend Engineer, you will work directly with our CTO and engineering team to build products and features that accelerate our traction. They need somebody that’s experienced with building NodeJS based APIs and working with relational databases. Experience with file storing technologies is a big plus for this position. Pinata, Remote.
DevOps (opens new window): Pinata is looking for somebody with a background in dev-ops to ensure everything runs smoothly as we scale into the future. As the first dedicated DevOps engineer, you will play a key role in helping Pinata design and build a world-class dev ops pipeline. They need somebody who knows how to create systems that monitor their infrastructure and help deploy new updates in an automated fashion. Pinata, 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, libp2p, Remote.
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