IPFS Weekly 90
by Jenn Turner on 2020-05-20
Welcome to the IPFS Weekly
Here’s what’s happening lately in the InterPlanetary File System galaxy and beyond! 🚀
The path to decentralization and go-ipfs 0.5 on the Zero Knowledge Podcast
IPFS Project Lead Molly Mackinlay was recently a guest on the Zero Knowledge Podcast talk about her experience guiding the IPFS project, as well as libp2p, Bitswap, Testground, the use cases and projects working with these tools, and the specific upgrades made with the recent 0.5 IPFS release. Enjoy!
Experience the IPFS Pinning Summit, again!
Are you using (or plan to use) js-ipfs in browser?
Then we want to hear from you! Your input would really help to shape the plan for changes that we hope will improve your and your users’ experience. Check out the discussion on reducing js-ipfs overhead by sharing node across browser tabs now!
Top highlights this week
- Hot on the heels of go-ipfs 0.5.0 is version 0.5.1 with some important but small bug fixes!
- Explore the libp2p PubSub protocol implementations in this post from Hackernoon
- Pinata shared how to create a Vox file for Cryptovoxels
- Learn all about publishing IPFS and IPNS links from React Native using Textile Buckets
- Fleek announced the Fleek Storage SDK: store NFT assets on IPFS!
Quote of the week
People are building the coolest stuff with IPFS
- Airalab introduced pollution monitoring dapp service over IPFS pubsub protocol with IoT sensors network built on the Robonomics platform
- The latest version of the Elrond Network testnet recently updated their libp2p libraries, so take a look!
- ipfstagram: A blockchain powered version of Instagram
- cyb~Virus: a Firefox extension for cybers search engine that allows users to download web pages to IPFS. New v0.2.0 release. Firefox addons.
Have you shared your thoughts on IPFS GUI Tools?
In order to help prioritize future improvements to IPFS tooling and interfaces, we’d appreciate learning more about how the IPFS Desktop app and the in-browser IPFS GUI (also known as Web UI) fit into your overall workflow. This survey should take no more than 5 minutes, and will make a big difference—so thank you in advance for your time!
Job hunting? Work on IPFS!
- Community Engineer, libp2p: Help introduce new open source projects to libp2p and clear hurdles for them to adopt the libp2p stack for the networking layer of their system. Protocol Labs, Remote
- Engineering Manager, IPFS: Engineering managers have the challenging and exciting task of supporting and empowering engineering teams to deliver complex internet-scale systems in an environment defined by curiosity, passion, and a love for open source. Protocol Labs, Remote
- IPFS Community Lead: Provide tactical support for the IPFS community, creating a global community strategy, and executing this strategy on the ground! Protocol Labs, Remote
- Senior Software Engineer Rust/Go: You would be working with our distributed team of engineers on new products, core protocols or client projects. Most of the work we do is or will eventually be open source. Equilibrium, Remote.
- 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
Take care of yourselves and each other. ❤️
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