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.
Currently, the only token using IPFS is Filecoin, which promotes a unique Proof of Spacetime and Replication algorithm. While Filecoin is still in development, it has the potential to lead a revolution in the way that we share value and exchange information online. The graphic below depicts how a token can be used as an incentive mechanism in a storage network.