The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) | Simply Explained & Illustrated

The Internet is the most important tool in our everyday lives. It’s how we consume media, conversate with friends and family, interact with colleagues, learn new skills, and handle our finances.

However, the internet that we know and love has flaws. The biggest of those flaws is that the information on it is mostly centralized. This means that the information we access every day is held on servers that are under the control of a central company.

The Interplanetary File System Mission

2 ‘Central’ Problems

Why Do We Use a Flawed System?

IPFS → The Good Alternative

Where did the name InterPlanetary File System Come From?

Server Down, We’re All Down

All About the Content

Change is Good…

How IPFS Really Works

How Can I Update My Data?

No System is Perfect

Filecoin

InterPlanetary Linked Data (IPLD)

Additional Thoughts

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