What is the IPFS?
Who invented it?
Why was it necessary and what makes it so unique?
A World without HTTP?
The peer-to-peer concept has been around for a while, but Juan truly believes that IPFS truly could replace HTTP. Here are a few examples of the p2p based platforms that have evolved in parallel with the IPFS:
- Kazaa & BitTorrent, which are P2P file-sharing networks
- Skype, which is a p2p communication platform owned by Microsoft
- Bitcoin, which is an open source payment network invented by Satoshi Nakamoto
Conceptually, the IPFS is a force to be reckoned with. You could say it is a revolutionary attempt to solve the problem of HTTP being too dependent on the internet backbone. Operationally though, it has to be groundbreaking to replace HTTP because our whole infrastructure is dependent on it.
Potential Impact on the Web Service Industry
As explained in the above paragraph, it is an interesting concept but it is only used by a fringe minority. IPFS is still not that prominent to the tech folk in the Valley. Until its adoption peaks, there really is no urgency to make any changes. Change is change now, and we are ever ready to welcome it. So keeping an eye on emerging technologies goes without saying. If and when the basic protocol of the web changes, the entire architecture like routing, hosting, data transfer and internet security will undergo radical changes and we at ResellerClub would like to see ourselves as the vanguard of it all. Feel free to express your enthusiasm on the same, I’m sure the IPFS has got you to put your thinking cap on.