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Recapping IPFS in Q4 2019 🎉

by Jenn Turner on 2019-12-17

We’ve put together a very special issue looking back on all that you, the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) community, accomplished over the past few months of 2019. From milestones like releases, projects like ProtoSchool, to the many new (and awesome) contributors who have joined us, and what’s to come for the rest of this year, we hope you enjoy this quarterly recap.

Thanks for being part of our community, we truly couldn’t make IPFS what it is without you. ❤️


As far as shipping goes, yeah we did that.

IPFS Browser Update

Read about the ongoing collaborations with Firefox, Brave, Opera, and other browsers we have going on, and learn about our progress so far.

Loads of IPFS Camp content to catch up on!

From the keynotes to the developer interviews, to the Sci-Fi Fair videos, there’s a ton of great IPFS Camp videos to watch!

js-ipfs 0.39.0 and 0.40.0 released

The js-ipfs team has been hard at work figuring out the foundations to switch to a hash format in the future, and much, much more. Check out the updates from both version 0.39.0 and 0.40.0.

Learn how to use go-ipfs as a library

The title says it all! Learn how to use go-ipfs as a library with the new tutorial and take full advantage of the go-ipfs core API.

Explore the Files API on ProtoSchool

This new tutorial explores the methods at the top-level of js-ipfs (add, get, cat, etc.) that are custom-built for working with files. Check it out!

Presenting on IPFS? We got you

Feel free to use these materials, like How IPFS Works and IPFS Deep Dive Workshops, to make your event(s) awesome!

Q4 by the names and numbers

All told 83 contributors produced approximately 1607 commits across 91 repositories in the IPFS project this past quarter. Thanks to the following folks for helping make this such an amazing end to a fantastic year. 👏

@0x6431346e @aarshkshah1992 @achingbrain @agowu338 @alanshaw @alexander255 @Alexey-N-Chernyshov @AliabbasMerchant @alzuri @andrewxhill @aschmahmann @AuHau @autonome @ay2306 @carsonfarmer @csuwildcat @cwaring @daviddias @dirkmc @djdv @doctorrobinson @dreamski21 @ericronne @erlend-sh @Frijol @frrist @fulldecent @gjeanmart @hacdias @hannahhoward @hcg1314 @hinshun @hsanjuan @hueg @hugomrdias @ianopolous @iiska @jacobheun @jessicaschilling @jimpick @jkosem @johnnymatthews @Jorropo @jsoares @kaczmarj @khinsen @kishansagathiya @kpp @Kubuxu @lanzafame @lidel @martin-seeman @mboperator @meiqimichelle @MichaelMure @mikeal @mikedotexe @mkg200001 @momack2 @moul @moyid @nijynot @nonsense @olizilla @parkan @PedroMiguelSS @pranjalv9 @raulk @reasv @renrutnnej @sarthak0906 @Seenivasanseeni @serejandmyself @starmanontesla @Stebalien @stongo @tapaswenipathak @terichadbourne @TheBinitGhimire @vasco-santos @vincepmartin @whyrusleeping @xiegeo @yiannisbot

Please help us in welcoming these new contributors 👋

IPFS wouldn’t be the same without your help! We’re so grateful to have you onboard. Thank you.

@0x6431346e @aarshkshah1992 @Alexey-N-Chernyshov @alzuri @ay2306 @csuwildcat @dreamski21 @erlend-sh @Frijol @fulldecent @hcg1314 @iiska @jkosem @johnnymatthews @jsoares @kaczmarj @kpp @mboperator @mikedotexe @mkg200001 @moul @nijynot @nonsense @pranjalv9 @reasv @sarthak0906 @Seenivasanseeni @serejandmyself @starmanontesla @stongo @TheBinitGhimire @vincepmartin @xiegeo @yiannisbot

Contributors by the numbers

Here are the 10 contributors who touched the most repos in the project so this quarter:

Once again, thanks for all of your hard work and contributions in 2019. Keep up the great job!

Awesome content

The Decentralized Web is coming

Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Twitter are in the federal government’s crosshairs, but the technology necessary to undermine their dominance may already exist. See how IPFS plays a role in the internet of the future.

IPFS + ENS Everywhere: Introducing EthDNS

EthDNS bridges the traditional web world to the new universe of ENS-named, IPFS-backed decentralized sites and dapps through the ancient, yet indispensable, 🧙‍♂️ Domain Name System 🧙‍♂️.

Exploding IPFS data 💥

Enabling single use links, expiring links and more through a simple link shortening service.

Presenting Building Web3 at Web3 Summit 2019

Catch up on Juan Benet’s talk from Web3 Summit 2019 on Building Web3.

Tim Berners-Lee seems to be a fan of IPFS and libp2p

OMG senpai noticed us!

Brave Browser in 2020: New Ad-Blocks, Filters, SDK, and IPFS

Back in November, Brave announced plans to launch and implement IPFS, a cutting edge approach to decentralization. 💁‍♀️

GeoHot hacks on IPFS during “Simple Skills Sunday”

Recently George Hotz, or GeoHot, got the chance to hack on some IPFS while creating Tic Tac Toe in React for Simple Skills Sunday. Check out the full video, or skip to 2:45:00 to get straight to the IPFS bit.

DAppNode’s IPFS Pinner Package demo

In case you missed it, DAppNode created an IPFS-pinner! Watch this demo on the creative combo of IPFS Cluster, ENS, and IPFS for collaborative community mirrors of your favorite package registry.

Coming up in 2020

Thanks for reading ☺️

That’s it for this special edition of the IPFS Weekly. If we missed something, send us an email and let us know! We’ll return with all the ecosystem news you love to read about on January 7, 2020.

If this is your first time reading the IPFS Weekly, you can learn more or get involved by checking out the project on GitHub, or joining us in chat.

See you next year! 👋