IPFS: the replacement for HTTP

HTTP the most known and used web protocol has served us since the beginning of the internet, but as the time goes on and the internet changed but HTTP did not, and this lead to a few problems including bandwidth and latency. This is what IPFS (Interplanetary File System) trying to solve.

IPFS is decentralized internet where each user stores data and with the help of this, it solves every problem with HTTP. The bandwidth will be lower thanks to the higher number of providers, and also thanks to this the latency should be also lower.

IPFS combines a few popular ideas from computer science to achieve this, for example, BitSwap(BitTorrent protocol) and HASH function.

IPFS has a big future it can make the internet even faster and more efficient with lower costs.

 

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