IPFS on trending GitHub repositories

To me, that’s a good indicator of the “decentralized networks” saleability and potentials. People love the idea as soon they see it in action.


Shouldn’t this be in “Other projects”?

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no, this is marketing research

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IPFS is a good tool with low barrier to entry…

People can adopt it one command at a time and it is easy to integrate into existing projects. I think SAFE will have a hard time competing with it on most fronts. SAFE is far more secure-- so where security is essential, it may be easier to implement SAFE than it is ti implement IPFS plus several add -ons…

As far as I have heard IPFS doesn’t have a built in storage mechanism as of now – everything must be saved intentionally and voluntarily – so it is different on that front as well – although storage mechanisms will certainly be added.

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Worth listening to the founder explain the IPFS system at Stanford…didn’t realize how much traction they have in Open Source land.

Edit: So, they have a ‘slider’ whereby the user can choose between Privacy and Speed…because of all the overheads associated…cant touch SAFE on privacy it seems.

Has seen wide adoption for moving container images around data center for speed.

Bundled with FreeNAS and is used in package management.

6 core devs with around 200 individuals who have submitted code.


Lol yeah related to researching anything what way?
Like when my wife catches me browsing porn and I say I am doing research for my blog.
But okay, at least it’s related to marketing, as this topic has turned into a marketing topic for IPFS.

Definitely belongs in ‘Other Projects’ …I made sure of that :smile:

Thanks for that, I had not noticed it was in marketing. It does belong in other project, so I am moving it there now

I am not sure — there is no reason you couldn’t Port MaidSAFE’s self encryption onto IPFS… The routing isn’t nearly as super secret - but A slider hard coded to 100 is probably going to come at great cost compared to one that can run at 10 for trivial things and 90 for most serious security applications. 100 is probably usually only needed for protection against governments.

The way I see it SAFE is building the whole elephant, while IPFS is building it one bite at a time. IPFS is a simpler more modular system, but it can solve many of the same problems SAFE does.

In everyday work, I often think “I could use IPFS for this” SAFE isn’t out, so I cannot think the same thing… But moreover, I can type “IPFS add” on a command line and accomplish my goal. SAFE it would be logins, Cryptocurrencies, browser plugins etc… The one bite at a time Linuxlike modularity has some pretty big appeal.