The month of May was packed full of new blog posts, þing 2023 recaps, and exciting milestones in the continued growth of IPFS. This edition of the newsletter covers everything from the launch of a new mobile app called Durin to a blog post explaining how to host dynamic content on IPFS using Helia.
Let’s dive in…
# Brand New on IPFS ✨
- Durin is a new experimental app designed to make IPFS more accessible on mobile devices. Whereas in the past interacting with IPFS on mobile was difficult, you can now read and share to IPFS from iPhones and Android devices. Learn more and download here! (opens new window)
- The new JS implementation of IPFS called Helia is finally here and you can do lots of things with it (like connect to the DHT)! In a recent blog post, @tabcat00 (opens new window) presented a way to host dynamic content on IPFS that utilizes Helia. Check it out! (opens new window)
- John Turpish of Little Bear Labs goes over a new approach to implementing ipfs:// and ipns:// support natively in the browser, using a client-only approach and fetching verifiable responses from multiple HTTP gateways. Dive in here (opens new window)!
- js-IPFS is in the process of being deprecated so you should port your apps to Helia to receive bug fixes, features, and performance improvements moving forwards. Read more on the IPFS blog (opens new window)!
- If you're interested in IPFS Network performance metrics and network cartography, make sure to check out ProbeLab's Weekly reports! The reports are posted every Monday at the network-measurements repository on Github (opens new window) with commentary and discussion happening on the IPFS Discussion Forum (opens new window). Make sure to get involved in the discussion and reach out through the discussion forum, the network-measurements repository (by opening an issue), or at the #probe-lab channel in the IPFS Discord, or FIL slack.
- In 90% of networks, or networked systems, this is a grand-scale disaster... but for IPFS it's a very different story. Find out what happens in a recent incident report published on the blog (opens new window)!
- A thin library embedding Lassie via CGo and FFI. With Rusty-Lassie, you can easily embed Lassie in your Rust project, start a Lassie HTTP server in a background thread, and retrieve CAR content using any HTTP client. Learn more about the project here (opens new window)!
# IPFS Thing Track Recaps 📝
# Around the Ecosystem 🌎
- In this talk from LabWeek22 last November in Lisbon, Juan explains the importance of R&D, the lack of funding it receives, and how he hopes to solve this problem with the Protocol Labs Network, an ecosystem of teams based on open source, working together bridge what he calls the innovation chasm — the separation between research and deployment of product. Watch it on YouTube! (opens new window)
- In this revamped monthly public video we give builders and community members a platform to share how they’re making web3 work better for all of us. Please fill out this form (opens new window) to nominate a Team/Project to be featured as a 'Win of the Month'! Join us live the first Thursday of every month, and watch the May round up now! (opens new window)
- IPNS support is now live on Lighthouse. Now build creative dapps with the world's best p2p tech for mutable data. Edit and upload your data and build dynamic NFT collections, mutable file systems, and much more with this IPNS support. See the announcement on Twitter! (opens new window)
- We're thrilled to announce the teams making up the latest IPFS Open Metaverse Base Camp accelerator cohort. This 12-week program will accelerate teams leveraging IPFS, Filecoin & @fvmdev (opens new window), paving the way forwards in the open data economy. Read all about in this Twitter thead! (opens new window)
- Filebase now has a program that offers complimentary IPFS storage and dedicated gateways for startups to scale with. You can learn more about it on their website (opens new window).
- Launchpad is a blend of two key components: a dynamic four-week virtual learning cohort, where residents actively participate in remote learning seminars, and an unforgettable one-week in-person “colo” Summit. Learn more on the Protocol Labs blog (opens new window)!
- Late last week, EthGlobal and Protocol Labs kicked off HackFS 2023 with an incredible summit featuring fireside chats on FVM, presentations on the Protocol Labs builders funnel, and even a talk from a surprise guest. Check out the event's website to catchup (opens new window)!