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Friday, August 19 • 15:00 - 15:25
IPFS: What is it and Why Should I Care?

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IPFS is a protocol which allows data to be distributed for storing and accessing files, websites, applications, and data. In contrast to traditional location-addressed schemes, where accessing a photo requires you to specify the image’s exact location (e.g. https://my-server.com/koala.jpg), IPFS allows users to provide a global network with a Content Identifier (CID), and receive a list of anonymous peers that the image can be retrieved from. The user may then provide the image back to the network, increasing the amount of available concurrency for future downloads. In other words, the more popular something is, the quicker it will be to download. This also allows the content to be verifiable, since we can recalculate the downloaded content’s CID to confirm it matches what we asked for. Currently, IPFS has a strong foothold with Web3 projects, as it allows data to be easily stored in a decentralized manner. The audience will gain an understanding of how IPFS works, and how it can be used to efficiently distribute data.


Friday August 19, 2022 15:00 - 15:25 EDT
East Balcony