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IPFS: The Filecoin Hyperdrive update is coming, The Graph expands to rollup L2 rollup Arbitrum, Ceramic and IDX now available on NEAR, Brave growth up from 30M MAU in May, ENS joins forces with IPNS, Paris Hilton joins Origin as investor and advisor, DI2F workshop soon, and more!

IPFS ecosystem biweekly vol.10, 26th May — 9th June

TL;DR

  • The internet today has long exposed critical weaknesses in the way it stores & maintains data. Learn how IPFS & Filecoin solve the issues of addressability & persistence, making sustainable, decentralized storage possible
  • The Filecoin HyperDrive Network Upgrade is coming soon. It will unlock a 10–25x increase in storage onboarding rate to enable faster network growth
  • Distributed Wikipedia Mirror update: updated English and Turkish mirrors, along with new languages of Arabic, Chinese, Myanmar, & Russian
  • The Graph Foundation expands to rollup L2 rollup Arbitrum and adds Indexing and Querying Support
  • 3Box Labs has partnered with NEAR to bring streaming data and cross-chain identity protocols to their fast-growing ecosystem
  • Now on Fleek, ENS joins forces with IPNS to make IPFS hash record updates scalable and inexpensive to all users, using static IPNS addresses per site, updated on IPFS’ Distributed Hash Tables
  • Brave growth was strong in May (up from 30 million MAU and 10.6 million DAU in April). Also, Brave and Origin collaborate on exclusive NFT drop in celebration of their ongoing partnership
  • New Opera GX Mobile joins rapidly growing Opera GX desktop browser used by over 9 million gamers
  • Infura Transactions (ITX) now in private beta
  • Useful ‘how to’ article by Pinata on how you can share your Dropbox files using your own domain by automatically adding them to IPFS via Zapier
  • Part one of a new series of posts on market dynamics for Handshake top level domains
  • An update about Unstoppable Domains Ethereum gas fee policy
  • Paris Hilton joins Origin as investor and advisor. Moreover, 3LAU joins as formal Origin advisor
  • Fission’s Tools For Thought Interchange event took place
  • Cloudflare Connect, an event focused on product leaders, is on
  • Berty open-beta soon
  • Web3 Weekend highlights
  • DI2F workshop on June 21
  • The next IPFS meetup on June 22
  • And more!

Why IPFS?

IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) is a peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol designed to make the web faster, safer, and more open. It utilizes DHT (distributed hash table) and Merkle DAG (directed acyclic graph) data structures. IPFS uses a protocol similar to BitTorrent to decide how to move data around the network. One of the advanced features of IPFS is that it supports file versioning. To achieve file versioning, it uses data structures similar to Git.

IPFS forms the Content Centric Internet where you access data directly from any server in the world, and works in closed environments disconnected from the Internet. Interplanetary Linked Data makes it possible to access data from any public Merkle-tree like Ethereum.

Here’s how IPFS works

Latest IPFS News

IPFS, Filecoin, and Content Persistence

There are two fundamental problems facing the sustainability of content on the internet: addressing and persistence.

Addressing refers to the way in which internet users can find the content that they’re looking for online. Today, the Web leans into location addressing, or finding content by where it is located, as opposed to content addressing, which allows network participants to confidently and consistently ensure their content does not change over time without a clear record of that change. Persistence refers to the ability of those network participants to continue accessing content in perpetuity, without worries of the content disappearing or becoming unavailable for any reason.

The consequences of these problems are not theoretical; internet users experience them every day. As the Web has evolved in the past few decades, the fragility of location addressing and persistence has become more apparent. Try to access your favorite sites as a child — GeoCities, Blingee, Myspace, and more. You’ll find many of those sites difficult to find or altogether removed. When internet users are faced with error messages such as 404 page not found, they are experiencing the downsides of location addressing and lack of content persistence on today’s internet. If the content (the image, text, webpage, video, etc.) has been changed, removed, or abandoned, it becomes irretrievable.

This isn’t how it should be. Content on the public Web should be available to anyone, anytime — even a thousand years in the future.

The solution is a decentralized storage stack that addresses the issues of addressing and persistence to enable a more complete and resilient internet experience for all users. Together, IPFS and Filecoin provide these assurances for the Web and its users.

Distributed Wikipedia Mirror Update

Status update for 2021 Q2, usage instructions, current build process, and open problems + updated English and Turkish mirrors, along with new languages of Arabic, Chinese, Myanmar, & Russian

Awareness and Events

These weeks’ events:

Upcoming events:

  • The next IPFS meetup is Friday, June 22 @ 9am PT/5pm UTC .
  • June 21–24: Decentralising the Internet with IPFS and Filecoin (DI2F) workshop: The workshop will be hosted at IFIP Networking 2021, a top academic conference in networking research. The workshop sessions will focus on protocol and architecture extensions, Decentralized Identity and Web 3.0 services.It will run from 13:00–18:30pm UTC+3 on June 21st. You can find the workshop program here and registristration for the conference and workshop here.

Projects’ Updates

The IPFS Ecosystem Diagram

Data Storage and Management:

Filecoin

The Graph

  • More news:

3Box Labs & Ceramic Network

Fleek

  • Fleek 🛠 The Fleek NFT Toolkit:

NFT Storage

  • NFT.Storage has officially launched on Product Hunt, a platform featuring all the best new products in tech. In case you missed it, nft.storage is a brand new service in BETA, built specifically for storing off-chain NFT data, decentralized on IPFS and Filecoin. Check it out.

Integrations/ Collaborations:

Brave

  • Brave growth was strong in May (up from 30 million MAU and 10.6 million DAU in April):

TABONG runtime in different time zones on Wednesday, 9 June:

12:00 p.m. — 12:30 p.m. Pacific (Los Angeles)

3:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m. Eastern (New York)

8:00 p.m. — 8:30 p.m. Europe Central European Time (London)

12:00 a.m. — 12:30 a.m. GMT+8 (Hong Kong)

1:00 a.m. — 1:30 a.m. GMT+9 (Seoul)

  • THEMIS RFC&C Wrap Up: Bave received 10 RFC&C proposals from teams focusing on both L1 and L2 tech that brought practical insights on how to improve the original THEMISv2 protocol spec. In this blogpost, the team will dive into each of the received proposals and provide pointers for the material each team submitted for the RFC&C.

Textile

  • Textile CI Buckets are now on Gitlab. Learn more.
  • Textile: Building with IPFS & Filecoin — an intro to Textile’s developer tools: Join Andrew Hill and Carson Farmer of Textile for an introductory workshop on building with IPFS & Filecoin. This workshop is part of Web3 Weekend, a 2-day hackathon for passionate creatives and engineers interested in Web3.

Pinata

Identity:

Handshake

The Shake: June 6, 2021: Fresh weekly recap of the Handshake ecosystem and protocol:

  • TLD Market Dynamics Community member blockdomains/ published Part One of a new series of posts on market dynamics for Handshake top level domains.
  • The Future of Browsers Yuriy Dybskiy of Puma Browser spoke on Handshake and new decentralized web protocols at the Future of the Browser Conference.
  • Economies of Scale The Handshake ecosystem is made up of several economies — mining, naming, and speculating. Understand the value capture and expansion mechanisms present in HNS with this graphic from Steven McKie.
  • Learn HNS The Handshake resource website that features educational graphics, articles, podcasts, and more has been revamped with fresh content and design.
  • Web3 HNS covered Handshake analytics for Our Network’s Web3-focused issue highlighting on chain auction data, secondary markets and network security.
  • ShakeDex Listen to Handshake developer Kurumi discuss their vision for HNS and building robust, stable software to get there — from ShakeDex, a decentralized exchange protocol, to a second HNS client. And on their choice to go anonymous, Kurumi put it simply:
  • Akash Handshake nodes are coming to Akash Network, the protocol for decentralized compute. The dWeb comes together emergently through these sorts of interoperable integrations.
  • HNS Metrics:

Primary Name Markets:

Unstoppable Domains

50 — How DAOs are Changing Business with Simon from Index Coop

49 — What Happens to the US Dollar When Crypto Takes Over? In this episode of The Unstoppable Podcast, Matthew talks about how crypto will work alongside the US Dollar in the future — and if it will ever replace it.

48 — Making DAOs Legal with Aaron Wright from OpenLaw: In this episode of The Unstoppable Podcast, the hasts are talking to Aaron Wright. He’s the co-founder of OpenLaw and other projects like The LAO and Flamingo DAO. He’s also a law professor at Cardozo School of Law.

47 — Helping Developers Build Decentralized Apps with Yaniv Tal from The Graph: Yaniv Tal is the co-founder of The Graph, an indexing protocol for blockchain that allows decentralized applications to have open APIs.

46 — Building a Digital Fashion Marketplace with Emma-Jane MacKinnon-Lee from DIGITALAX: Emma-Jane MacKinnon-Lee is the founder and CEO of DIGITALAX, the first digital fashion project on Ethereum.

  • Last week’s POP CRYPTO RECAP:

Marketplace:

Origin

Social Media:

Berty

News #59

On the schedule:

  • The organization of the next builders meeting.
  • A generous donation that will keep Berty safe for a while
  • And the imminent release of Berty beta

Other:

Fission

MISC

  • GameStop is venturing into the NFT space and will use IPFS for storage. Read more.
  • Check out Proto School interactive tutorials:
  • The IPFS Primer series of tutorials are here:

That’s all for today! Your feedback is highly appreciated! Let us know what you think about the format & content.

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