Brave Becomes The First Browser to Support IPFS Protocol

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Brave was the first browser to support the IPFS protocol developed as an alternative to the HTTPS protocol that requires central servers. With Brave, all computers that enable IPFS are also temporary servers.

Although not as popular as Chrome or Firefox, it has a loyal user base Brave The web browser has gained an important feature in the name of “free internet”, which has been the subject of much discussion. Brave, HTTPS alternative as of version 1.19.x IPFS communication protocol It was the first web browser to support it.

Opening InterPlanetary File System the one IPFSunlike HTTPS, today’s most popular communication protocol, to receive content to central servers does not need. This important difference means that possible censorships or server downtime can be avoided.

In a sense, we can compare the IPFS protocol to torrent files; computers are nodes that live in a peer-to-peer network, each distributing a copy of the content. If it is not possible to access one node, it can be skipped to the other, and content will continue to exist as long as even a single node exists. Moreover, IPFS, Since it is not a DNS based protocol it is more resistant to attacks or interruptions.

When you first visit an IPFS address like in the screenshot above, the browser will open the URL over the standard HTTP protocol. But just below the address bar is an info bar asking if you want to use a local node to load the website with IPFS.


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Your browser displays when you enable IPFS. a temporary host of content IPFS is currently only supported on Brave’s web version, but developers say the Android version of the app will get the same support.

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