Welcome to IPFS News 169!

Welcome to IPFS News 169!

# Web3 Browsers for Decentralized Storage

Browsers are still most users’ primary interface when they interact with the internet. In most cases, however, they’re still stuck with Web 2.0 infrastructure. This has started to change thanks to recent integrations by browsers like Brave (opens new window)and Opera (opens new window) who’ve added native support for IPFS as the default protocol for decentralized storage. These developments eliminate the need for centralized gateways and pave the way for the slow but steady ongoing migration from HTTP to Web3.

Read more (opens new window) and be sure to watch (opens new window) IPFS Growth Engineer Dietrich Ayala and Brave Wallet Engineer Anirudha Bose’s conversation on the topic.

# Brand New on IPFS

  1. 4EVERLAND became (opens new window) the latest recipient of the Filecoin Foundation’s Dev Grant (opens new window). The cloud computing company helps developers build Web3 applications by leveraging IPFS for stable and efficient content storage and distribution.
  2. Introducing the Faber Web3 Hackathon! The event and accelerator will run from mid-February to mid-March and is welcoming IPFS builders. Learn more (opens new window)about the event and apply (opens new window) today.
  3. Fleek’s Eth.Limo (opens new window) gateway is a new decentralized alternative for resolving IPFS and ENS domain sites.
  4. Read Chris Anderson’s take on NFTs and their value in this article (opens new window) for The New Stack.

# Around the Ecosystem

Check out Libre Space Foundation’s interesting video (opens new window) explaining IPFS-tiny and how it enables new concepts at OSCW 2021.

The DINPS 22 workshop at ICDS 2022 is interested in your research! Submit your proposals here (opens new window) by March 5th.

HashLips NFT shared a guide on how to upload larger and multiple files to IPFS. Be sure to watch their video (opens new window) to learn how to do this and then pin the files using Pinata.

Protocol Labs announced (opens new window) Dennis Trautwein as a new Ph.D. fellow. Along with his advisor Bela Gipp, they will investigate if and how a super-peer architecture can complement the IPFS network from a content discovery and content retrieval perspective.

For a great rundown on the basics, watch gp_sec’s video (opens new window) on how to host files on IPFS. They cover the process from installation to pinning.

Blok Scout has also shared a great explainer (opens new window) on distributed file storage for anybody who’s new to IPFS.

# Want to help build the new internet?

Filecoin Green Program Administrator (opens new window): We are searching for a Program Administrator who will help to track, manage and direct a team developing tomorrow’s environmental accounting tools. Filecoin Green (opens new window) is a fast-growing initiative dedicated to measuring, reducing and mitigating environmental impacts within the Filecoin ecosystem and beyond. The team aims to catalyze this by enabling teams across the Filecoin ecosystem to verifiably report their emissions, and to use these data as the basis for impact reductions. Protocol Labs, Remote.

Community Manager (opens new window): Valist is hiring a community manager to help expand outreach, community, and brand awareness. In this role, you will have a strong influence on our growth strategies, forge and develop great relationships with our community members and key partners, and create high quality content. You will be working closely with technical co-founders and engineers. Valist, Remote.

Blockchain Engineering Lead (opens new window): As 3Box Labs’ first Blockchain Engineer you will lead engineering, implementation and optimization of the Ceramic Blockchain and contribute to the overall cryptoeconomic design of the network. You'll tackle some of the most novel challenges in decentralized tech, work closely with our rapidly growing open source community and many of the best technologists in the world, and help reinvent how data is managed online. 3Box Labs, Remote.

Head of Content (opens new window): Protocol Labs is seeking a Head of Content to develop and execute effective content deliverables for our portfolio and ecosystem projects including Filecoin and IPFS. The ideal candidate is an exceptional writer with a proven experience in communicating blockchain and Web3 concepts to developers, non-developers, enterprises, and newcomers. 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, 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.