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IPFS Peer-to-Peer Nodes

InterPlanetary File System

– A peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol designed to make the web faster, safer, and more open –

ADA Ocean Australia is part of the InterPlanetary File System​ (IPFS) and is helping to spread the decentralisation of file storage. Our Global Load Balanced Gateway (ipfs.adatools.io) has servers in Australia and Germany.

What is it?

Peer-to-Peer File Storage

Your file, and all of the blocks within it, is given a unique fingerprint called a cryptographic hash.

Nodes

Each network node stores only content it is interested in, plus some indexing information that helps figure out which node is storing what.

Peer-to-Peer

When you look up a file to view or download, you're asking the network to find the nodes that are storing the content behind that file's hash.

Easy to Use

You don't need to remember the hash, though — every file can be found by human-readable names using a decentralised naming system called IPNS.

No Duplicates

IPFS removes duplications across the network.