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Protocol for storing and sharing hypermedia in a distributed file system

What is IPFS ?

It is a protocol and network designed to create a content-addressable, peer-to-peer method of storing and sharing hypermedia in a distributed file system.
IPFS is a tool in the Blockchain category of a tech stack.

Who uses IPFS ?

6 companies reportedly use IPFS in their tech stacks, including Gitcoin, pulse, and Seedess.

5 developers on StackShare have stated that they use IPFS .

Why developers like IPFS ?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use IPFS
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IPFS 's Features

  • IPFS is a peer-to-peer distributed file system that seeks to connect all computing devices with the same system of files. In some ways, IPFS is similar to the World Wide Web, but IPFS could be seen as a single BitTorrent swarm, exchanging objects within one Git repository. In other words, IPFS provides a high-throughput, content-addressed block storage model, with content-addressed hyperlinks.[11] This forms a generalized Merkle directed acyclic graph (DAG). IPFS combines a distributed hash table, an incentivized block exchange, and a self-certifying namespace. IPFS has no single point of failure, and nodes do not need to trust each other not to tamper with data in transit.

IPFS Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to IPFS ?
A decentralized platform for applications that run exactly as programmed without any chance of fraud, censorship or third-party interference.
Hyperledger Fabric
It is a collaborative effort created to advance blockchain technology by identifying and addressing important features and currently missing requirements. It leverages container technology to host smart contracts called “chaincode” that comprise the application logic of the system.
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IPFS 's Followers
3 developers follow IPFS to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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