Cloudflare to launch a new crypto technology to easily access IPFS
IPFS is a decentralized storage protocol developed by Protocol Labs.
As a part of its “Crypto Week”, Cloudflare announced in a blog post on Monday that it will be launching a new technology using cryptography to improve the everyday quality of the internet. One of its technology is a portal to access IPFS easily as well as build websites with the aid of some of the best technology.
Since the centralization of the normal protocol makes it impossible to keep online content any longer than the origin servers that host it, Cloudflare has introduced the Inter-Planetary File System which stores a lot of information.
The blog post reads:
“Usually, when you access a website from your browser, your browser tracks down the origin server (or servers) that are the ultimate, centralized repository for the website’s content. It then sends a request from your computer to that origin server, wherever it is in the world, and that server sends the content back to your computer. This system has served the internet well for decades, but there’s a pretty big downside: centralization makes it impossible to keep content online any longer than the origin servers that host it. If that origin server is hacked or taken out by a natural disaster, the content is unavailable. If the site owner decides to take it down, the content is gone. In short, mirroring is not a first-class concept in most platforms.”
According to the post, they clearly believe that the decentralized IPFS will change the situation as it has already stored 5,000,000,000 files to itself.
“The InterPlanetary File System aims to change that. IPFS is a peer-to-peer file system composed of thousands of computers around the world, each of which stores files on behalf of the network. These files can be anything: cat pictures, 3D models, or even entire websites. Over 5,000,000,000 files had been uploaded to IPFS already,” it further stated.”
Even as Cloudflare’s product is allowing access to a decentralized protocol, it has been under the eyes of the company that many users can report any abusive or harmful content, showing that it may be able to repeal its portal to the websites showcasing such content.
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