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

People are building the coolest stuff with IPFS

Quote of the week

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

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