Articles tagged “Dweb”
The Interplanetary File System (IPFS) is a new protocol powered by individuals on the internet. Its goal is to “re-decentralize” the web by replacing location-oriented HTTP with a content-oriented protocol that allows websites and web apps to be “served” by any computer on the internet with IPFS support. IPFS and the distributed web decouple information from physical location and singular distribution, with the aim of creating a more affordable, available, and faster web for all.
Publishing and sharing is core to the Web’s ethos, yet to publish your own website or even just share a document, you need to know how to run a server, or be able to pay someone to do it for you. Peer-to-peer protocols like
dat://make it possible for regular user devices to host content, so Beaker uses
dat://to enable publishing from the browser, where instead of using a server, a website’s author and its visitors help host its files. It’s kind of like BitTorrent, but for websites!