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.
Using the Interface
Once the node has finished initializing, you’ll see the node details appear in the upper left corner as so:
The IPFS client has set up a new node running in your browser window. The Logs output shows the last event, which in this case is telling us that the file with ID
QmT6s9dZXRFbxGhvSW68BdZEFF9mHaTW6erH3TNMrRGZfX (a photo of Alex’s dog) has been downloaded successfully to your node.