IPFS want’s to replace HTTPS as the web’s content delivery protocol. However, it can’t do that without improving on user privacy. Hypercore has the solution.
The Brave browser beta has added support for the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), a peer-to-peer protocol alternative to the traditional centralized web server.
In 2015, BitTorrent Inc introduced a P2P-revolution for website distribution. But it got side-tracked by investors ogling the “content” business along the way.
A decade ago, the Opera web browser shipped a virtual fridge and a built-in web server right inside its web browser. Why did it fail to decentralize the web?
An investigation into the legal-side and international copyright law when publishing on distributed peer-to-peer internet alternatives.
Russia to test disconnecting from the global Internet. Peer-to-peer distributed internet alternatives won’t survive after the Runet cutoff.
I compare the resilience of DNS Service-Discovery vs HTTPS Well-Known URIs when routing distributed internet traffic around censorship.
IPFS is a globally deduplicated file system. However, hosted pinning services bill you for the original file size rather than deduplicated size.
Garbage collection in ipfs-go isn’t enabled by default. The cache can grow to fill all your storage. However, you won’t want to turn it on either.
I surveyed millions of websites to discover which domains were set up with an DNSLink address for the IPFS peer-to-peer alternative to the internet.
The web has become too centralized. The distributed peer-to-peer (P2P) web can help tear down the walled gardens erected by big tech companies.