Here’s what’s happening in the InterPlanetary File System (opens new window) galaxy!
# How to Store and Maintain NFT Metadata
What is NFT metadata, what are the risks affecting it, and how does IPFS help NFT holders secure their digital assets for the long term? Non-fungible tokens are among the most exciting recent developments in the cryptoverse. NFTs are like digital collectibles, each unique in its own way and linked to a particular user. Ownership aside, what also makes an NFT valuable is its metadata. Learn about NFT metadata (opens new window), metadata storage, and where to store your NFT metadata for free!
# Brand new on IPFS
- Jimmy Lee of Protocol Lab’s Application Research Group (opens new window) made an appearance at the Mercury Hackathon track of Asia Hackathon Season (opens new window) to give an informative 30-minute deep dive (opens new window) into the history behind creating Estuary (opens new window).
- Listen to the 100th episode (opens new window) of the Epicenter (opens new window) podcast, featuring guest Juan Benet speaking about the possibilities for IPFS, ranging from distributed cloud hosting to websites without central servers to possibly being a replacement for HTTP.
- The winners of the js13kGames 2021 Hackathon were announced last week. One highlight was Go Away (opens new window), a planet-defending card game built with IPFS and NEAR. Check out the full winners lineup (opens new window).
- Also from the Mercury Hackathon: “Introduction to Dapp Starter | Building an NFT App Demo using IPFS” with Jacob Tucker of Decentology. Watch here. (opens new window)
# Around the ecosystem 🌏
Nearly one year ago, the Filecoin mainnet launched! From October 18 - 22, the Filecoin, IPFS, and Protocol Labs ecosystems are coming together to celebrate with Filecoin Orbit. Check out the event and register to join in (opens new window) for a week of talks, demos, workshops, and more.
Decentralized cloud drive IPFS Drive (opens new window) is now live: a storage application used for file management, data encryption, and cloud drive mounting on the IPFS network. It has the characteristics of high-speed transmission and high security, and can obtain long-term free storage space from storage providers with support for Filswan (opens new window) and Web3.Storage (opens new window).
Couldn’t make it to Prague for the Nonfungible Castle event? Well you can watch all of the action in the livestream (opens new window) starting on October 16th.
The new release of CID Gravity (opens new window), version 1.0.9, is now live and features an integration with Bidbot from Textile (opens new window), a Filecoin network sidecar for storage providers to bid in storage deal auctions. CID Gravity enables storage providers to enter the storage-market and aims to allow any size of deals on the network.
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# 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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