Blockchain Glossary

InterPlanetary File System

Published on August 30th, 2021

IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) is a peer to peer, version controlled, content-addressed file system. It makes use of Computer Science concepts like Distributed Hash Table, BitSwap (Inspired by BitTorrent), MerkleDag (Inspired by The Git Protocol). IPFS was created by Juan Bennet at Protocol Labs in 2015. There are multiple applications currently being built on top of IPFS.