IPFS Weekly 71
by Jenn Turner on 2019-12-10
Welcome to the IPFS Weekly. 👋
The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) is a new hypermedia distribution protocol, addressed by content and identity. IPFS enables the creation of completely distributed applications. It aims to make the web faster, safer, and more open. Since that’s a pretty large scope, we track development across the ecosystem in this weekly dispatch.
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Here are some of the highlights since the last IPFS Weekly.
IPFS on Zero Knowledge
Last week, @jbenet was featured on Zero Knowledge, a podcast focused on the emerging Web3 and the community researching and building it. Check it out to hear more about IPFS, libp2p and what’s new with the Filecoin project lately.
DAppNode’s IPFS Pinner Package Demo
In case you missed it, DAppNode created an IPFS-pinner! Watch this demo on the creative combo of IPFS Cluster, ENS, and IPFS for collaborative community mirrors of your favorite package registry.
Catch up on the IPFS Weekly call, Mondays!
Yesterday, @parkan was on hand to walk us through a demo of EthDNS, and @alanshaw covered some highlights of the recent js-ipfs v0.40.0 release. Catch up on the call recording, and join us next Monday, December 16 when @ianopolous shares about Peergos. Peergos is a peer-to-peer encrypted filesystem with secure sharing of files designed to be resistant to surveillance of data content or friendship graphs.
IPFS in the wild
- VIDEO: How to Host Your Website Using ENS+IPFS, Yahsin Huang, 5 Dec 2019
- On Video Content Monetization and Blockchain, Dmitriy Kim, 5 Dec 2019
- VIDEO: How & Why You Should Get An .ETH Address With ENS, Scott Cunningham, 5 Dec 2019
- Hydro dApp Store — 3rd Party Partner Developer Tools, Hydro, 5 Dec 2019
- Community Spotlight: Meeting Merwane, The Arweave Project, 5 Dec 2019
- TUTORIAL: 3Box Edit Profile Plugin, 3Box, 4 Dec 2019
- China’s Ban on EtherScan Is a Sign of Things to Come, BTC Manager, 4 Dec 2019
- Distributed workflow on file-based blockchain, EVEN Foundation, 3 Dec 2019
- Temporal Kubernetes Stack — Scaling IPFS Clusters & Sharding the Pinset, RTrade Technologies, Ltd., 2 Dec 2019
- Video streaming from IPFS for Property tokens media content by GeeSome, Galt Project, 2 Dec 2019
- Host a website using IPFS, IPNS, and DNSLink, Simple as Water, 2 Dec 2019
- TUTORIAL: NixOS, ROS and p2p tech on Raspberry Pi 4, Airalab Robonomics, 1 Dec 2019
- OpenAPI: connect to any public API with Band Protocol, Band Protocol, 20 Nov 2019
- PAPER: Incorporating Blockchain into RDF Store at the Lightweight Edge Devices, Anh Le-TuanEmail authorDarshan HinguManfred HauswirthDanh Le-Phuoc, 4 Nov 2019
Take a look at these open issues 👀
ipfs/docs, should we include pointers for “non-official” ways of installing IPFS?
- Help create a short concept doc about what a “swarm” is in IPFS.
- Take on the herculean effort of making sure every repo has a description and a README!
Open Positions working on IPFS
- Tech Lead, Distributed Systems Test Infrastructure, Protocol Labs, Remote
- Distributed Systems Engineer, IPFS Cluster (Go), Protocol Labs, Remote
- Distributed Systems Technical Lead, IPFS, Protocol Labs, Remote
Tools and projects we <3
Awesome IPFS is a community maintained and updated list of projects, tools, or pretty much any things related to IPFS that are totally awesome. To see more, or add yours to the list, visit Awesome IPFS on GitHub.
- data,together.org. Exploring Community-Driven Data Stewardship!
- radicle launched their community forum, where several interesting discussions about IPFS are going on. 👀
- Denarius Jupiter POD — IPFS Timestamping
- GruPur.com, an uncensored permanent public record, is now running on IPFS and supports IPFS file uploads.
Coming up in the Community
Did you know IPFS has a community forum at discuss.ipfs.io? Sign up to participate in discussions about coding, tutorials, see announcements and learn about upcoming community events.
- 11 December 2019: Lyon P2P is a meetup to discuss the topics of peer-to-peer (P2P), decentralization, offline-first applications, networks, confidentiality, anti-surveillance, anti-censorship, security, and more! Lyon, France.
- 8 January 2020: Paris P2P Festival is an opportunity to federate and allow the meeting of Peer-2-Peer actors in all its forms to meet around all themes related to Peer-to-Peer. For more information on the free four day festival, visit p2p.paris.
Thanks for reading ☺️
That’s it for this week’s news on all things IPFS. If we missed something, send us an email and let us know! That way we can feature you in next week’s edition.