Blockchain Glossary

InterPlanetary File System

InterPlanetary File System

August 30th, 2021   |   Updated on March 8th, 2022

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.