"IPFS uses “content-addressing,” an alternative way of indexing and
browsing data that is based, not on where that data is, but on what it
is. On a content-addressable network, I don’t have to ask a central
server for data. Instead, the distributed network of users itself can
answer my data requests by providing precisely the piece of data
requested, with no need to reference any specific storage location.
Through IPFS, we can cut out the data intermediaries and establish a
data sharing network where information can be owned by anyone and everyone."
Yes, IPFS looks useful. This kind of decentralised content-addressable
storage has been a core precept of the Xanadu project since the 1960s.
Share and enjoy,
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics