Technology, Business

January 20, 2021

Brave browser adds support for IPFS

Source: Flickr (Alex Curylo) 

The Gist

The privacy focused browser has opened the door to a decentralized, un-censorable web. 

The List

  • The internet currently runs on a protocol called Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), which relies on centralized servers to host web content. 
  • Interplanetary File System (IPFS) is a decentralized alternative, storing web content across multiple nodes, making IPFS websites impossible to censor or shut down.
  • Brave is the first browser to integrate IPFS. 
  • Brave is a privacy focused browser based off Google Chrome and was created by Mozilla founder, Brendan Eich. 
  • Brave has seen exponential growth since launching in November 2019 having gained over 24 million users and 1 million advertisers since then. 

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