Article: Interplanetary File System Could Pave the Way for a Distributed, Permanent Web

Data, Decentralized Internet, Open Source, Web 3.0

Interplanetary File System Could Pave the Way for a Distributed, Permanent Web

“IPFS is general purpose, and has little in the way of storage limitations,” wrote Neocities founder Kyle Drake in a blog post announcing his company’s decision to become the first major website to implement IPFS. “It can serve files that are large or small. It automatically breaks up larger files into smaller chunks, allowing IPFS nodes to download (or stream) files from not just one server like with HTTP, but hundreds of them simultaneously. The IPFS network becomes a finely-grained, trust-less, distributed, easily federated content delivery network (CDN). This is useful for pretty much everything involving data: images, video streaming, distributed databases, entire operating systems, blockchains, backups of 8-inch floppy disks, and most important for us, static web sites.”

Ultimately, these core notions behind IPFS may be one solution to build a distributed, permanent web. It’s one possible alternative to the brittle and hypercentralized system that we’ve now arrived at with outdated protocols like HTTP — and potentially a useful hedge against an uncertain future.

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Article: FileCoin: Decentralized Cloud Storage Competitor To AWS, Microsoft Azure, And Google Cloud

Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

FileCoin: Decentralized Cloud Storage Competitor To AWS, Microsoft Azure, And Google Cloud

Worldwide cloud data storage is increasing at a dizzying pace. Some of today’s most valuable companies are getting rich off of their high margin cloud computing units such as Amazon’s AWS, Microsoft’s Azure, and Google Cloud. Protocol Labs IPFS which allows cryptographic hashing and the scaling of level 2 blockchain protocols, along with the dApps that sit on top of them, are likely to grow exponentially over the next decade. Additionally, users from around the globe will look to and for a Web3 cloud storage solution that can safely, cheaply, and reliably store their data. FileCoin and IPFS are likely to be the go to solution for Web3 data storage and retrieval going forward thanks to the many early adopters who use FileCoin and to the opensource platform that allows developers to integrate applications and innovate with the protocol.

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Penguin: Swarm – Ethereum’s 3rd Shot at Decentalized Internet

Advanced Cyber I/O, Autonomous Internet, Civil Society, Cultural Intelligence, Ethics, Peace Intelligence

Swarm: Inside Ethereum’s Push to Create a Decentralized Internet

The Lead Developer of the Swarm team, Viktor Trón, has announced the immediate release and deployment to the public testnet of Ethereum’s Swarm client v0.3, which represents the third proof-of-concept (POC3) installment of this tool.

Decentralized Technologies like Ethereum, Swarm, and Whisper, which Trón calls “The Holy Trinity”, will revolutionize how we share information, who owns it, and who can profit from it. However, there is still a lot to accomplish before this is possible.

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