The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS)) a decentralized peer-to-peer protocol was integrated, with which the web is less centralized and censorship is to be avoided the Brave desktop web browserThis makes it the first browser with a native IPFS integration.
The move continues to increase the accessibility for IPFS, allowing brave users to access contents of the protocol by “resolving ipfs: // URIs through a gateway or installing a full IPFS node with one click,” as stated in a statement published in the enclosed with the announcement.
“IPFS is important for the blockchain and for the self-described data integrity,” said Brian Bondy, CTO and co-founder of Brave, in an email to CoinDesk. “Previously displayed content can even be accessed offline with IPFS. The IPFS network provides access to content even if it has been censored by companies and nation states, such as Parts of Wikipedia. ”
What a really decentralized access to information can look like
According to Dietrich Ayala, technical product manager for browser integrations at IPFS, while the protocol is still under development, it is important to make it easily and directly available so that users can have real problems in their daily online life regarding internet access, data trust and having censorship and addressing data from blockchains for web 3.0 apps.
One goal of this integration is to take an early look at what truly decentralized access to information can look like and to get feedback from developers and users so that IPFS can take advantage of more features and functionality in Brave, Ayala says.
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Brave users who activate the IPFS node will have a network that will continue to function in the event of internet outages and shutdowns, for example having access to vital information such as COVID-19 messages, which are censored in some countries.
IPFS keeps what you browse so it can be used offline. This is critical in locations with expensive internet access or spotty networks.
“IPFS also offers the ability to share and collaborate in offline or separate environments. Nodes can discover each other over local area networks even when they are not connected to the Internet,” said Ayala. “The simple and direct availability of IPFS via the Brave browser radically lowers the bar for developers to be able to use these functions in the applications.”
IPFS: how it works
As CoinDesk reporter Daniel Kuhn wrote last year, IPFS is “a radical reshaping of the way people navigate and use the Internet”.
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“The current paradigm of web search is HTTP, which sends requests for online content to a single server that stores information. So if something is changed or blocked, there is no reliable way to access it again,” he wrote.
“IPFS, a peer-to-peer protocol, instead allows users to download web pages and content stored on multiple servers and provides“ historical versioning ”that shows how documents have been tampered with. “
With this new integration, brave users get easier access to the log, while relieving server costs for the content publisher and improving the general resilience of the Internet. There are currently over 4,000 IPFS employees worldwide. The Brave browser is used by 24 million people, potentially extending the reach of IPFS.
A Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is a unique web ID made up of a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) or Uniform Resource Name and used to obtain information on a network.
“Brave users can load ipfs: // and ipns: // URIs, which allows users to load a lot of new content that they cannot access in other browsers,” said Bondy. “Dapps are ideal candidates for hosting on IPFS, and some dapps use IPFS content referencing.”
The news comes less than a week after Internet hosting giant Cloudflare announced that it could connect to domains hosted on the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) and IPFS, further increasing the reach of IPFS.
“At Cloudflare Research, we looked for alternative ways to solve queries on responses that matched these attributes. We are proud to announce a new resolver for the distributed web that will index IPFS content from the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) can be accessed ”, says the blog.