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January 13, 2018, 12:51:57 PM
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I was doing a research on uploading large files such as videos on Blockchain...many informations I got were really discouraging until  I came  across  a great solution that is a little different from Blockchain —  IPFS.   Data storage on IPFS  is Distributed/Decentralized and uncensorable.. .  it works abit like Bitorrent (I see no difference?).  Nodes and Content creators on IPFS are incentivized. Seems like this Decentralized video platform: https://d.tube/  uses IPFS and I honestly like the site. Its Video thumbnails load way quicker than YouTube.
My frustration with Blockchains as regards to Large file hosting is their tendency to become  Centralized and quickly too. So I think this might be a wonderful option?


 I also learned that IPFS could replace https in the future.  But i doubt governments would like the idea.
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January 13, 2018, 01:41:10 PM
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I might be prepared to add a 2Tb HDD to the network, but I'm not sure if that would help much. It would probably be useful for my education though.
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January 13, 2018, 06:08:05 PM
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It's great idea, but i doubt it would works well if the web have huge content (such as videos or high-res images) or in huge scale.
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January 13, 2018, 06:13:58 PM
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It's probably worth supporting if it helps to preserve a free and independent press.
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January 17, 2018, 02:26:34 PM
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with what do IPFS users get incentivized?
I've been reading about it but it is still not clear to me.
i've also thought that IPFS works like a torrent network, but i like how they said that
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January 17, 2018, 10:06:30 PM
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This project seems absolutely brilliant. Literally a distributed Git system without having a "trusted" PKI, "trusted" DNS, or any of the other centralized authority bullshit we have on the Internet today.



with what do IPFS users get incentivized?


What incentives are there for torrenting files? Sharing is caring.

Also, if you're a content producer, you can deliver to a world wide population fairly easily and quickly... this is a problem that can costs individuals tens of thousands of dollars to solve currently... or relying on an untrusted third-party entity (looking at you Alphabet).

I've been reading about it but it is still not clear to me.


Check out the Wikipedia page and the git repo. I bet IPFS released on the IPFS network too... which is pretty neat.

i've also thought that IPFS works like a torrent network, but i like how they said that
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Each file and all of the blocks within it are given a unique fingerprint called a cryptographic hash.

Torrents use hashes per block too. You really should read the Wikipedia page and check it out.


It's great idea, but i doubt it would works well if the web have huge content (such as videos or high-res images) or in huge scale.

That's actually a good point I hadn't given much thought. I'm willing to bet large blobs are split into smaller blocks and distributed. It'd be interesting if that were not the case, there could be a lot more optimization for that.
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Today at 07:56:42 AM
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IPFS and LBRY is pretty similar, is it not?
I haven't done too much research about IPFS, but I don't think they have any financial incentive model to get people to seed/host the content. LBRY has this in their agenda though.

I'd like to know more about IPFS though.
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Today at 09:08:32 AM
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yes i saw this recently as well and thought that it could be a game changer, filecoin and guys at Protocol Labs are seeking to ensure we move from HTTPS to IPFS. you can also check out this article which i think is well thought out https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/magazine/beyond-the-bitcoin-bubble.html

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