Welcome to IPFS News 189!

Welcome to IPFS News 189!

# The State of the IPFS Ecosystem

Since the last IPFS Camp in 2019, we have seen tremendous growth throughout the entire IPFS ecosystem (opens new window)! This year’s three-day event had over 550 attendees, but the growth of the community goes beyond that.

Active monthly users of IPFS-based dapps and tools has grown from 5 million to 50 million. The number of unique nodes continues to grow, making the network more resilient and distributed, and content more available. Meanwhile, performance is improving even as the network grows: it’s now 50x faster to find content across the network.

Thank you to everyone who has become a part of the growing IPFS community! Learn more about the state of the IPFS ecosystem, the new IPFS Implementations Fund, and check out the full list of panels and presentations in the IPFS Camp 2022 Recap (opens new window)!

# Brand New on IPFS ✨

  1. Kubo 0.17.0 is out! TAR Response Format on Gateways provides a vendor-agnostic way of downloading entire directories using HTTP. This and more are all highlighted in the full release notes (opens new window).
  2. 3S Studio is a game development project that has implemented an IPFS plugin for the popular and widely-used Unreal Engine (opens new window) for 3D computer graphics.
  3. Learn how you can now build Chromium (opens new window) - the open source browser code used for Chrome, Brave, Edge, Opera and more - with support for "ipfs://" addresses.
  4. Estuary v0.2.0 is now live! The release includes (opens new window) major fixes, improvements, and the first official feature-complete release of Autoretrieve.

# Around the ecosystem 🌎

Last month, libp2p users and contributors gathered together for the first-ever libp2p Day (opens new window)! The day included talks from maintainers, contributors, community members, and users.

What role does the Filecoin community play in the trajectory of decentralized AI? Juan Benet and Illia Polosukhin spoke about the convergence of AI and Web3 (opens new window).

Where is big data heading next and how are data engineers going to process it? Learn more (opens new window) about how projects like the Bacalhau Project are revolutionizing the big data age with compute over data.

FVM (opens new window) delivers on-chain programmability to the Filecoin network. Learn more about the Filecoin Virtual Machine from the FVM Keynote at the FEVM Summit!

ConsensusLab is proud to announce its first deployment of Spacenet (opens new window), the new generation Filecoin testnet. It is based on the Trantor BFT-style ordering protocol implemented using the Mir framework, cutting down transaction latency from 30s to around 1s.

The upcoming Filecoin upgrade to network version 17, Shark (opens new window), will bring a range of improvements and simplifications that set the stage for programmable storage: smart contracts that interact with storage deals and providers.

The Filecoin community is sponsoring the first-ever blockchain gaming conference in Bengaluru. Join builders and ecosystem partners at The Den on December 5th and participate in workshops (opens new window) designed to educate developers on the advantages of blockchain technology for game development.

Protocol Labs’ mission is to drive breakthroughs in computing to push humanity forward, but what does that actually mean? Protocol Labs Founder Juan Benet explained the vision for the company, touching on securing the internet and establishing digital human rights (opens new window).

The Protocol Labs Network is a hub for over 500 startups at various stages of funding designed to turbocharge Web3 projects. Learn more (opens new window) about how founders can get involved!

# Want to help build the new internet? 💼

Senior Software Engineer, Backend: (opens new window) Pinata Technologies, Inc. is building the tools and infrastructure for a more free and empowering Web3 generation through IPFS. Their vision is to foster a sense of place for every creator on the internet that is uniquely theirs. Pinata is looking for a Senior Backend Software Engineer to join their team! You will report to their Engineering Manager while working with the Engineering team to make the experience of creating and distributing content easier through client-side tools and applications. In this role, you will largely be responsible for backend development using Node.js. Pinata, Remote.

Backend/API Engineer (opens new window): Textile's mission is to accelerate the exchange of information on the Internet. We are a technology company focused on building tools that help developers leverage open networks, protocols, and blockchains. We are a small, fully remote team aligned in our vision to experimentally change the relationship between technology and data. You can learn more about our products and services through our documentation and our GitHub organization. We are a fully open source company.
Textile's infrastructure is written primarily in Golang and sits at the heart of Textile's products and gRPC services. It is built on top of protocols like Libp2p, IPFS, and Filecoin and is deployed to Google Kubernetes Engine. Your role will interact with layers throughout the stack and own responsibilities from research and development to implementation and production monitoring. Textile, United States.

Content Writer: (opens new window) Edge & Node is a core development team behind The Graph, working to build a vibrant decentralized future. The team is dedicated to the proliferation of web3 applications that share value, utilize dynamic incentives, and build for human coordination. The Digital Content and Social Media Writer will be responsible for the conceptualization and production of at least 3-5 long form pieces each month about The Graph, Edge & Node and House of Web3. Topics may vary but will focus on The Graph and Edge & Node updates, announcements, education, events, innovations, and more. The Content Writer will create and publish content on social media platforms multiple times per day. In addition, they'll partner with the Marketing team to create messaging around company OKRs, and more. Edge and Node, Remote.

NodeJS developer | FinTech: (opens new window) Super Mojo is an embedded finance checkout experience for NFT marketplaces. You will build a distributed financial platform which executes transactions in milliseconds and enables a magical checkout experience for Super Mojo users. You will help with designing and heavily contributing to the product architecture and foundation and work with teams across the organization, including product, legal, and business development to think beyond the technical implications of your design decisions. Super Mojo, San Francisco, CA.

Sr. Software Engineer, Distributed Systems (opens new window): Protocol Labs is hiring a Sr. Distributed Systems Engineers to work on the JavaScript and Go implementations of protocols like IPFS, Filecoin and libp2p. Enthusiasm about the decentralized web and blockchains has brought an influx of people who want to use distributed systems but who don't know how to build the necessary infrastructure. Protocol Labs is building that infrastructure. To continue that work, they’re looking for people who thoroughly understand the principles of distributed systems and who will lean into the challenges of applying those principles in open-source code that will be deployed worldwide. Protocol Labs, Remote.