This technology didn’t just pop up overnight! In this section we’ll cover the background of decentralized storage from torrents until now, and go through some basics terminology to get you up to speed.
Using IPFS in the Browser
Visit try-ipfs.theblockchaininstitute.org to explore IPFS from your browser. No download required!
Using the IPFS Command Line
In this module, we cover how to set up your own IPFS node, and how to push and pull files from the network. We’ll also go over the addressing structure and get you caught up on the background of this technology.
State of the Industry
IPFS is just the beginning - in this module we'll catch you up on the developments currently affecting the space, and cover the various cryptocurrencies and tokens that have proposed incentive models for peer to peer storage.
The really neat thing about using IPFS in the browser is that your files are downloaded directly from other people hosting the network. There’s no central server sending you the file and no one tracking which files you view or when. You get all the benefits of decentralized storage without even having to download anything.
When you reach the page, you’ll be able to upload and download files from IPFS using the browser window.