IPFS Weekly 86
by Jenn Turner on 2020-04-21
Welcome to the IPFS Weekly
Here’s what’s happening lately in the InterPlanetary File System galaxy and beyond! 🚀
The IPFS Mobile Design Research project
The IPFS Mobile Design Research project started earlier this year, and recently Jim Kosem presented the goals, methodology and findings of his in-progress research into IPFS and p2p on mobile. Check out the blog post and the Local Offline Collaboration recording for more information.
Announcing the IPFS Pinning Summit
On May 7-8, 2020, we are hosting the first-ever IPFS Pinning Summit, and we would love for you to attend! This virtual event is geared toward groups that provide pinning or other web/dweb infrastructure services. We plan to discuss the current state of distributed web infrastructure—including some of the challenges and operational lessons—and several exciting future opportunities (grants, integrations, potential new markets, etc). Register to attend here.
Introducing the IPFS Grants Platform
Earlier this week, the IPFS Grants Platform was officially launched. After a very successful pilot run in Q1, we are very excited to offer a platform for grants that help support and accelerate the ecosystem of developers building on IPFS, and contribute to our mission to create a resilient, upgradeable, open network to preserve and grow humanity’s knowledge.
Create NFTs with IPFS and Digital Art
What do Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have to do with IPFS? Pinata explains how these unique tokens create digital scarcity for digital artwork. Learn how artists (and creators more broadly) can use IPFS when minting NFTs.
Top highlights this week
- Getting help for IPFS has never been easier: ipfs.io/help/
- Upload to IPFS Directly from the ENS Manager with New Tool from Temporal Cloud
- Check out this creative use of IPFS to publish a restored audio version of Michel Foucault’s lessons! The most cited philosopher in the world whose audio lessons were previously closed, now live on IPFS.
- 1,000+ .crypto and 500+ .zil websites are now live on IPFS courtesy of Unstoppable Domains
- What’s in a CID? Multi, Multi, Multi…](https://codeclimbing.com/whats-in-a-cid-multi-multi-multi/)
People are building the coolest stuff with IPFS
- Qri got a new homepage design!
- An in-depth guide to reading and writing requests to the Ethereum blockchain, using Infura.
- PODCAST: Michael Sena, of 3Box, appears on Fork the Product podcast
- The test version of the Tezos IPFS blog platform is now available for testing and feedback.
- Learn how Numbers is using IPFS to give readers confirmation that news sources are trustworthy and traceable.
- Berty, libp2p and Bluetooth Low Energy
- Brave recently hosted a Guest AMA with Matthew Liu & Nick Poulden of Origin
- The first go-ds-crdt user apart from IPFS Cluster is officially RTrade!
Quote of the week
I just gave @FleekHQ a try— Mayas Haddad (@mayas__h) April 13, 2020
It truly makes deploying a website to the IPFS a breeze 💯❤️
Calls for contributors
Unstoppable Domains launched a 💰bounty💰to build a Decentralized Search Engine on IPFS! Submit by May 7.
Resilient Networks Lab has two open RFPs for building next gen DHTs and P2P PubSub. Interested? Apply and work on solving some of the Open Problems to scaling DWeb to billions of users!
The Ceramic Protocol is looking for collaborators to work on a Ceramic Explorer UI.
Coming up next for IPFS
- Work is currently being done on a Git Remote Helper to Push/Fetch from IPFS
- Good news for the new 0.5.0 release candidate
- New labeling standards are coming to the IPFS org in GitHub!
Job hunting? Work on IPFS!
- Software Engineer, the Underlay Project: Strong full-stack web developer with an interest in semantic web and decentralized web technologies. The Knowledge Futures Group, Remote
- Technical Product Manager, 3Box: Own the delivery of new technical products and features across the 3Box suite of developer APIs, SDKs, and plugins, and manage the onboarding, engagement and partnership activities to ensure a thriving community and network. 3Box, NYC, Berlin, or Remote
- Project Operator, IPFS: Tackle some of IPFS’s highest priority initiatives using flexible problem solving abilities. Also responsible for identifying the project’s most important problems, structuring them, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to come to a solution. Protocol Labs, Remote
- Specifications Engineer, libp2p: Help write clear specifications for libp2p, and thus aid in new languages being able to implement the libp2p specs correctly. Protocol Labs, Remote
- Senior Software Engineer, IPFS or libp2p: Experienced in distributed systems design and implementation? Join our full-time open-source team where we value experience independently designing and implementing significant components of complex systems, and the execution focus and discipline to carry projects to completion. Protocol Labs, Remote
Take care of yourselves and each other. ❤️
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