Welcome to the IPFS Weekly. 👋

The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) is a new hypermedia distribution protocol, addressed by content and identity. IPFS enables the creation of completely distributed applications. It aims to make the web faster, safer, and more open. Since that’s a pretty large scope, we track development across the ecosystem in this weekly dispatch.

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Here are some of the highlights since the last IPFS Weekly.

The latest

js-ipfs 0.38.0 is out now!

The latest version of the JavaScript implementation includes support for garbage collection, gossipsub & IPNS support for ipfs resolve! Also a new release process! Check it out!

Watch this short documentary: The Decentralized Web Is Coming

Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Twitter are in the federal government’s crosshairs, but the technology necessary to undermine their dominance may already exist. See how IPFS plays a role in the internet of the future.

At Grace Hopper in Orlando this week? Swing by the PL booth

Stop by the Protocol Labs booth at Grace Hopper this week to chat with the team, learn more about our open positions, and sign up for a complimentary professional-grade headshot!

IPFS in the wild

Do you follow IPFS on Twitter? For the latest mentions of IPFS in the news, check our Twitter feed or see the latest articles on Awesome IPFS.

Updates and new releases

See the latest releases of IPFS tools and projects across the ecosystem.

  • Introducing Qri Desktop: As an open-source project, Qri is both the resource and product of a community of contributors and data enthusiasts - many of whom share feature ideas, help find and squash bugs, or contribute code and datasets.

Open Positions working on IPFS

Tools and projects we <3

Awesome IPFS is a community maintained and updated list of projects, tools, or pretty much any things related to IPFS that are totally awesome. To see more, or add yours to the list, visit Awesome IPFS on GitHub.

  • The PageSaver saves pages of the web onto ipfs, and gives you links to the public gateways.
  • DFile: How to use IPFS as a file storage by python+flask

Coming up in the Community

Did you know IPFS has a community forum at discuss.ipfs.io? Sign up to participate in discussions about coding, tutorials, see announcements and learn about upcoming community events.

  • TONIGHT! 1 October 2019: DWeb SF Meet Up– October, we loved the community and sharing at DWeb Camp 2019 so much, so let’s keep the momentum going! Come meet others interested in building a decentralized web, the web we need and deserve. San Francisco, CA, US.
  • 2 October 2019: Paris P2P Monthly Peer to Beer is a meeting organized by and for the community of P2P and cryptography enthusiasts. Paris, France.
  • 7 October 2019: Get Ready for Mars, an IPFS Workshop in Osaka invites you to dive deeper into how IPFS works under the hood, and how to practically use IPFS in new projects. Osaka, Japan.
  • 16 October 2019: IPFS Colorado User Testing Day: Help make an impact on the UX of the peer-to-peer internet and get a day of free coworking and coffee in return! Boulder/Denver, Colorado USA.
  • 16 October 2019: IPFS Colorado Basics Night: Collab between IPFS Colorado and Ethereum Boulder! Join us for an awesome IPFS overview plus an interactive tutorial on IPFS basics. Boulder/Denver, Colorado USA.
  • 19-20 October 2019: Diffusion 2019 Join and connect to some of the world’s most exciting Web 3 protocols in blockchain, AI, IoT and Big Data from across The Convergence Stack, for a 2-day dev con made up of hacks, exclusive product launches, and live demos. Berlin, Germany.
  • 28-30 October 2019: Open Source Summit + ELC Europe 2019 will feature Trevor Conn of Dell Technologies presenting “Securely Store IOT Edge Data with IPFS and Distributed Ledger.” Lyon, France.

Thanks for reading ☺️

That’s it for this week’s news on all things IPFS. If we missed something, send us an email and let us know! That way we can feature you in next week’s edition.