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Category: ipfs

IPFS Firefox Companion

If you know about the IPFS project and wondered how to get the address requests to work seamlessly within your browser, there is a Firefox Add-on called IPFS Companion. From the add-on’s description:

This add-on enables everyone to access (or any other public gateway) urls the way they were meant: from locally running IPFS daemon đŸ™‚

To get things running, all you have to do is start your IPFS daemon and then start the add-on. By default both attach to Make sure they both are using the same address. And that’s all! Now every time you visit a site pointing to an IPFS gateway, for instance:, it will automatically send the request and receive the response via your IPFS daemon. Pretty awesome! I can’t thank the developers enough – Marcin Rataj and David Dias. You can try it with my own IPFS site: LPPL Market Watch


One of the new platforms promising to change the framework of the internet is IPFS. As an example, I have downloaded IPFSDroid and turned my cell phone into an IPFS node. You can see a test file hosted on my Android cell phone via the IPFS gateway server:

Alternatively, if you have IPFS on your computer, navigate to the WebUI and enter:


A Few Interesting Projects

This post is aimed at people who are perhaps unaware of some new technologies and platforms. I have listed the ones I think have great potential to benefit an open society.
If you have any others which are of similar scope, please let me know. Will add to these links as I continue to research.

Update (06-12-2016):

Sia – Will someone develop a MySQL version to run a database that exists on Sia? I imagine hosting a WordPress site on IPFS, and the database for the site will be on Sia, I think that is a correct way to view the future of WordPress…?


IPFSDroid – IPFS for Android, eventually I imagine it will support a full node on a cell phone!

Update (05-11-2016):



InterPlanetary File System and IPFS Blog

Juan Batiz-Benet slide deck


Ethereum and Ethereum Blog

Developing Dapps


Synereo and Synereo Blog


Follow My Vote

Kim Dotcom’s MegaNet (link and status pending…)


Juan Batiz-Benet at DEVCON1:

Ethereum for Dummies – Dr. Gavin Wood at DEVCON1:

MegaNet Kim Dotcom on RT:

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