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
- 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!
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
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.
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:
- Decentralizing infrastructure during Scaling Ethereum: The winners from ETHGlobal’s Scaling Ethereum hackathon event.
- May 28–30: Web3 Weekend, sponsored by Protocol Labs, Audius, and the Ethereum Foundation, brought together a virtual collective of passionate creatives and engineers for a weekend of exploring and building on Web3. Check out the highlights.
- Base Layer Episode 211: Colin Evran from Protocol. Labs on the role of decentralized storage in Web 3.0: Colin from Protocol Labs joins the show to discuss all the work they are doing there in enabling Web 3.0.
- 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.
Data Storage and Management:
- Filecoin v13 ‘HyperDrive’ Network Upgrade Unlocks 10–25x Increase in Storage Onboarding: The Filecoin v13 ‘HyperDrive’ Network upgrade coming in just a few weeks will unlock a 10–25x increase in storage onboarding rate* due to innovations in Filecoin Proofs system (*depending on how miners take advantage of the new aggregation limits).
- IPFS, Filecoin, and ‘Content Persistence’: The value of content persistence for the information era, and the role IPFS and Filecoin play.
- VideoCoin, which uses IPFS and Filecoin, was featured in Forbes’ latest NFT piece on movies and streaming. Read it.
- Arbitrum Integrates The Graph, Indexed Open Data Now Live on Arbitrum L2 Rollup: The Graph Foundation expands to rollup L2 rollup Arbitrum and adds Indexing and Querying Support.
- POAP Creates 11 NFT Art Designs for The Graph Community: The Graph grant recipient POAP designed 11 NFTs representing participation in The Graph Network.
- Indexer Office Hours #16
- Building Truly Decentralized Apps with Yaniv Tal from The Graph | Ep #47
- More news:
- Ceramic and IDX now available with Moonbeam: Developers building on Moonbeam’s Ethereum-compatible smart contract Polkadot parachain can now use Ceramic’s streaming data and cross-chain identity protocols.
- Ceramic and IDX now available on NEAR: 3Box Labs has partnered with NEAR to bring streaming data and cross-chain identity protocols to their fast-growing ecosystem.
- Release Update — Fleek Hosting Now Uses IPNS for Updating ENS Domains: 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.
- Over 700 Internet Computer site deploys and counting in the 2 weeks since launching mainnet Fleek IC hosting
- The Decentralised Web On Fleek Mixdown:
- Fleek 🛠 The Fleek NFT Toolkit:
- 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.
- Brave growth was strong in May (up from 30 million MAU and 10.6 million DAU in April):
- Brave and Origin Collaborate on Exclusive NFT Drop in Celebration of Their Ongoing Partnership: Last year, Brave and Origin announced their partnership. Now, they announces their latest collaboration with Origin, TABONG: a series of six digital Brave x Origin NFT collectibles created in celebration of Brave and Origin’s partnership.
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.
- QUIC Version 1 is live on Cloudflare
- Modify HTTP request headers with Transform Rules
- Network-based policies in Cloudflare Gateway
- Syria’s exam-related Internet shutdowns
- Building real-time games using Workers, Durable Objects, and Unity
- Don’t miss this Cloudflare Connect, an event focused on product leaders. Register here.
- Opera recently launched on mobile. Test out their beta.
- Opera GX partners with Challengermode to set up world’s first grassroots esports organisers fund
- My (Seemingly) Random Walk to Netflix: Part of the Netflix series on who works in Analytics at Netflix — and what the role entails.
- How Netflix uses eBPF flow logs at scale for network insight
How Netflix uses eBPF flow logs at scale for network insight
By Alok Tiagi, Hariharan Ananthakrishnan, Ivan Porto Carrero and Keerti Lakshminarayan
- Infura Transactions (ITX) now in Private Beta:
- 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.
- Why You Should Stop Sharing Your Creative Work Through Dropbox: Dropbox Is For Storing Not Sharing
Why You Should Stop Sharing Your Creative Work Through Dropbox
Dropbox Is For Storing Not Sharing
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:
- Upcoming Update to the Ethereum Gas Fee Policy: An update about Unstoppable Domains Ethereum gas fee policy
- How Decentralized Apps Will Make Web3 a Reality
- Unstoppable Podcast latest episodes:
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:
- 3LAU Joins As Formal Origin Advisor
- Origin Announces $1.3M OGN Buyback
- May 2021 Origin Token (OGN) Holder Update
- Mike Dean & Shepard Fairey Launch Exclusive NFT Auction on Origin
- Brave x Origin to Launch Exclusive TABONG NFT Drop
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
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- Reflections on Write the Docs Portland 2021: Docs as code, evolutionary documentation, and Vale were highlighted at this year’s Write the Docs Portland conference.
- Tools for Thought Interchange: Part 1: May 27th Tools for Thought Interchange Part 1 event, with full video, and slides and links for all presenters: Blaine Cook, Jeremy Ruston, Gordon Brander, and Christina Bowen.
- Tools for Thought Interchange: Part 2: June 3rd Tools for Thought Interchange Part 2 event, with full video, and slides and links for all presenters: Iian Neill, Frode Hegland, and Brian Rubinton.
- GameStop is venturing into the NFT space and will use IPFS for storage. Read more.
- Check out Proto School interactive tutorials:
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- 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.