IPFS Privacy

How Private is IPFS?

Matt Ober
Matt Ober
Apr 5, 2019 · 5 min read

A Misconception of Privacy

Unfortunately this isn’t the case.

How IPFS Hashes Become Public

IPFS node announcing content

Logging Hashes

Modified nodes logging content announcements

Users Can Be Tracked Too

How Can IPFS Be Private?

Private IPFS Networks

Content Encryption

Gateway Usage

Key Takeaways


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