First date with IPFS
In today’s digital age, storing and sharing data has become a crucial aspect of our lives. With the increasing amount of data being generated every day, traditional cloud storage solutions are struggling to keep up with the demand for efficient and secure data storage. This is where InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) comes in, offering a decentralized and distributed storage solution for the modern web.
What is IPFS
IPFS allows users to store and access content without relying on a centralized server. Instead, files are distributed across a network of nodes, making them more resilient to censorship, and improving the overall speed and availability of the content. When a user uploads a file to IPFS, it is divided into smaller pieces called blocks, which are then distributed across the network. Each block is assigned a unique cryptographic hash, which serves as its identifier.