PowerPool’s UI/UX update: ETH.LIMO + Filecoin for robustness and decentralization
The main problem with centralized infrastructure is that there will always be a single point of failure within the system; when the centralized service provider goes down, the platforms and products that rely on the service provider become unusable and inaccessible.
Of course, smart contracts are always available while the Ethereum network operates correctly, but without UI/UX the majority of ordinary users cannot really use them.
How does the PowerPool website work now?
PowerPool’s website is hosted on IPFS, which means that all the files needed for the webpage’s UI/UX are stored in IPFS. However, we needed to link it to the domain name to provide easy browser access to the webpage based on these IPFS-hosted files. We originally used Cloudflare IPFS Gateway as the ‘link’ between the two.
However, after the latest issues with Cloudfare, we decided to move to a more decentralized alternative such as ETH.LIMO. The main feature of ETH.LIMO is that it has the ability to bond IPFS-hosted content with ENS domain names, which allows it to host the UI/UX of dApps without relying on centralized infrastructure.
However, IPFS isn’t the ultimate solution for hosting data since it has the persistency problem that comes down to the issue that storage and replication aren’t guaranteed.
So, we decided to improve the storage option and began using Filecoin’s Nftstorage service. It is available for storing NFT-related content and other data, including website files, with up to 31GB of free storage.
Who else uses decentralized solutions for UI/UX and websites?
As the Web3 economy and solutions continue to emerge and evolve, more blockchain-based individuals and companies are going to move away from centralized solutions like Cloudflare and opt for decentralized alternatives like ETH.LIMO.
For DeFi products and services as well as web3 companies to truly encompass decentralization, a pillar of blockchain philosophy, then they are going to have to eliminate centralized components and single points of failure from their architecture.
Unfortunately, a majority of blockchain-based businesses and web3 companies are still using centralized solutions at the moment.
PowerPool protocol develops and maintains a decentralized and robust on-chain automation network and creates gas/capital-efficient, structured DeFi products.
ETH.LIMO is a decentralized alternative to Cloudflare’s unreliable eth.link service. ETH.LIMO operates as a reverse proxy for ENS names and IPFS content to give both enterprises and consumers a secure and reliable web3 content delivery experience.