IPFS is a peer-to-peer network and protocol designed to make the web faster, safer, and more open. IPFS upgrades the web to work in a decentralized manner, addressing data by what it is instead of where it’s located on the network or who is hosting it.
Filecoin, the world’s largest decentralized storage network, allows users to store, request, and transfer data via a verifiable marketplace. Filecoin is an entirely open-source alternative to costly cloud storage, where a blockchain network offers efficiently priced and geographically decentralized storage that ensures the persistence of user’s data.
If you would like to get started now and learn about the key concepts behind IPFS and Filecoin, please check our Resources page here. We prepared this content to help you build with them, including developer tools that help you store data on both IPFS and Filecoin quickly and easily.
🏆 IPFS and Filecoin is offering:
Challenge: 'Best use of IPFS for content-addressing and/or Filecoin for decentralized storage or anything that builds on top of either'
🏊 Prize Pool - $5,000 - for anyone building on IPFS or Filecoin; distributed equally among all qualifying submissions.
You must explicitly apply for this prize during the submission process to be eligible to win