Here’s what’s happening in the InterPlanetary File System (opens new window) galaxy!
# Decentralizing the Internet's Root
Domain names are things most users don’t think about much, but they are part of the directions to finding any content on the web, and they’re controlled by a centralized resolution system. In a decentralized internet, however, controlling the top of the domain hierarchy would no longer be in the hands of a centralized entity. Top-level domain names would be peer-based and would no longer exist under a single point-of-failure. Find out how Namebase offers new solutions to resolving hostnames in the web3 future with its Handshake project (opens new window).
# Brand new on IPFS
- IPFS and Filecoin are a match made in blockchain heaven. **Learn more ** (opens new window)about the relationship between the two.
- The Mercury Hackathon kicked off yesterday but there is still time to register to build (opens new window) with IPFS, Filecoin, and Flow.
- There is now a fully searchable decentralized library (opens new window) hosted on IPFS, which is truly a “breakthrough in the field”!
- Applications for the Filecoin Techstars Accelerator (opens new window) are officially open! Apply now (opens new window) for this new accelerator that focuses on startups building in the IPFS and Filecoin ecosystems.
# Around the ecosystem 🌏
Attending Messari Mainnet 2021 (opens new window) in NYC? Make sure to tune in to Juan Benet’s keynote speech at 9:30am ET on Wednesday, September 22nd.
In support of the Crypto Climate Accord (opens new window) (CCA), Protocol Labs and Energy Web (opens new window)completed the first showcase of an open-source solution to decarbonize Filecoin (opens new window)!
The Browsers3000 (opens new window) hackathon is complete! Thanks to all who joined and built your visions — stay tuned for a full event recap and a feature on the winning projects.
Remember that the Filecoin Launchpad Accelerator Demo Day is right around the corner! Eleven teams from 20 countries are presenting their projects after weeks of work with Tachyon (opens new window) and other leaders in the Filecoin and web3 communities. Register to attend (opens new window).
Protocol Labs, Filecoin Foundation, Ethereum Foundation and Electric Coin Co. are collaborating to unlock recursion in Halo 2 and explore the future of proofs. Read more about the collaboration (opens new window).
# Want to help build the new internet?
Fullstack Developer (opens new window): By combining blockchain technologies such as Ethereum and the Interplanetary File System (IPFS), AKASHA has the potential to change the way ideas, thoughts, and experiences are shared and stored on the Internet. As part of the remote team distributed across the globe, you will work with some of the brightest minds in the blockchain tech space on unique and challenging ideas. You will also be in direct contact with the development and user community at large, actively participating in open discussions and brainstorming sessions. AKASHA Foundation, Remote.
ARG Software Engineer (opens new window): The Protocol Labs Application Research Group (ARG) (opens new window)is seeking a proactive and autonomous builder that can draft a roadmap forward and execute with code. You will need to have both a passion for hands-on development of distributed systems as well as problem solving within a complex system. Protocol Labs, Remote.
Developer Relations (opens new window): Textile is seeking someone to run large-scale community projects. These include amplifying our grants program to fund community projects, curating governance groups where we bring community stakeholders into our technology planning, engaging with external teams like Gitcoin and EthDenver to support large-scale developer events, and giving technical presentations at events. This position also includes day-to-day engagement with our Slack group, helping to triage GitHub issues, hacking on demos, writing blog posts and technical guides, and more. We are looking for a self-directed leader who wants to build a developer community while staying hands on with technology. Textile, Remote.
Senior Software Engineer (opens new window): Distributed systems engineering lies at the center of many projects at Protocol Labs. With IPFS, libp2p, Filecoin, and other related projects, we are laying the foundation for a more resilient, more secure, distributed version of the web. This requires rigorous engineering from protocol design through all the phases of implementation. We strike a balance between pragmatism (put it on a ship ⛴), deeply informed protocol design, and strict application of strong engineering principles. All of this happens in an environment defined by curiosity, passion, and a love for open source. Protocol Labs, Remote.
Fullstack Engineer (opens new window): Textile's web products and services are written primarily in Golang and TypeScript, and communicate with Textile's core gRPC services. You will own the end user experience and have full ownership over the product stack, from research and development to implementation and production monitoring. Textile, Remote.
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.
Product Manager, Developer Experience (opens new window): As a Product Manager on the Developer Experience team at 3Box Labs, you'll be in charge of delivering a best-in-class experience for developers building on the Ceramic platform. 3Box Labs created the leading identity and data solution for Web3, and alongside the open source developer community. They’re looking for impact-driven, intentional, and fast-learning teammates. 3Box Labs, Remote.
Community Lead (opens new window): As a Community Lead at 3Box Labs, you’ll have the opportunity to create an incredibly engaged, welcoming, synergistic community around the technology and values that can help catalyze a global movement for a better web. 3Box Labs created the leading identity and data solution for Web3, and alongside the open source developer community. They’re looking for impact-driven, intentional, and fast-learning teammates. 3Box Labs, Remote.
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