The Interplanetary File System (IPFS) is a protocol and network designed to create a content-addressable, peer-to-peer method of storing and sharing hypermedia in a distributed file system. That’s quite a mouthful, but it basically it boils down to a re-imagining of the Internet, where everyone participates in the storage and sharing of content. Peers connect and share content or data via protocols designed to ensure the actual location of content on the web is less important than the content itself. We’ve talked about this before, and it has huge implications for the future of the Internet.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.textile.io/easy-personal-ipfs-pinning-service-with-textile/