Originally published on our new blog https://blog.textile.io/announcing-the-textile-protocol-hub/

Today, we’re announcing the Textile Hub, a collection of libraries and services that connect and extend IPFS, Libp2p, and Filecoin so that you can build apps, secure data, and delight users. This release includes brand new services, exciting Bucket updates, a new ThreadsDB release, and a simple pathway to future Filecoin support.

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Our goal is to make it easy for developers to experiment quickly and then scale successful experiments efficiently. The Hub is an open-source portal to the protocols we love and offers simple and lets developers can access hosted resources on…


Originally published on our new blog https://blog.textile.io/early-stage-startup-planning-in-uncertain-times/

This morning I wanted to update the Textile team on how the coronavirus is going to impact planning and development at Textile. In the face of all the change that is coming, it’s more important than ever to protect a healthy runway, remain vigilant of market shifts, and be creative and adapt as the world changes around us.

Below are some notes I collected to prepare this internal meeting. I wanted to share these notes with other startups trying to figure this out. While the notes may come across a bit gloomy, our…


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Coronavirus is forcing the US technology workforce to become remote-first in one week. The message is clear: the coronavirus is here to stay, and in the US, it will get worse. Reducing disease propagation by limiting the use of shared spaces (e.g., offices and classrooms) is a critical measure that can help flatten the c [https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/11/science/coronavirus-curve-mitigation-infection.html] urve of coronavirus [https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/11/science/coronavirus-curve-mitig

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Summary Today, we’re excited to announce a new name for our development library, the Powergate 💥. Previously known by the codename fil-tools, the library has matured to the point that we felt it needed a more fitting name. As part of the renaming, the Fast API has become simply the API. We’ve changed all binaries and docstrings in the project to reflect the changes. We are excited to take the next steps to deliver the Powergate to many new projects. Below, we’ll share our progress and componen

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Summary We’ve been hard at work developing the Threads database and networking protocol. If you aren’t familiar with Threads, please take a look at our whitepaper release post from December [https://blog.textile.io/introducing-textiles-threads-protocol/]. TLDR; Threads are databases that run on IPFS with built-in support for decentralized applications, meaning multi-user, standardized encryption, and multi-protocol data exchange. Today, we wanted to give an update on our progress in developing T

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Summary This sprint was a mini-sprint, cut in half by our team retreat last week in Denver. Our team retreat still proved a productive venue to workshop ideas, refine our planning, and review progress on our Filecoin mission. We’ll share a few of the retreat outputs here on our Blog over the next few days. Our spring goal for the Filecoiin initiative was to finalize the planning of the Fast API [https://blog.textile.io/filecoin-developer-tools-concepts/] in the fil-tools stack. Progress was fast

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Static Bucket URL for exploring dynamic IPFS folders.Today we are excited to add Buckets, simple IPFS [https://ipfs.io/] dynamic folder management, and remote pinning to the Textile suite of tools. This tool, called Textile Buckets, gives you team- and project-level management of folders on IPFS. With it, individual developers or teams can easily manage remote Buckets, where dynamic data can be pinned easily to remote IPFS nodes. Here are a few features that make Buckets magical:

  1. Buckets ar

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Okay, submissions are in and winners will be announced soon. But just because the competition is over, doesn’t mean your hack needs to stop improving. In my previous two posts I showed you,

  • How to manage dynamic folders on IPFS using Textile Buckets [https://blog.textile.io/ethden-come-learn-how-to-publish-dynamic-ipfs-buckets-on-textile/]
  • How to update your buckets automatically from your GitHub Pushes [https://blog.textile.io/ethden-2-pin-projects-to-ipfs-right-from-github/]

Now,

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In our post yesterday [https://blog.textile.io/ethden-come-learn-how-to-publish-dynamic-ipfs-buckets-on-textile/] , we shared with you how to post dynamic directories to IPFS using Textile Buckets. Today, to keep your EthDen projects moving along quickly, I’ll share with you the fastest way to add IPFS Pinning to your team’s project. You can use this to maintain a folder of images or publish an entire website. Here’s how.

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If you are working with a team this year at EthDen, one of the easiest ways for you to pin and manage folders of assets, entire websites, or data on IPFS is by using Textile’s new Buckets API and Dashboard.

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Andrew Hill

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