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Published: Nov 14, 2018
Nov 2018

In most cases, blockchain is not the right place to store a blob file (e.g., image or audio). When developing DApp, one option is to put blob files in some off-chain centralized data storage, which usually signals lack of trust. Another option is to store them on InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), which is a content-addressed, versioned, peer-to-peer file system. It’s designed to distribute high volumes of data with high efficiency and removed from any centralized authority. Files are stored on peers that don’t need to trust each other. IPFS keeps every version of a file so you never lose important files. We see IPFS as a good complement to blockchain technology. Beyond its blockchain application, IPFS has an ambitious goal to decentralize the Internet infrastructure.