Brave, a privacy-oriented browser for users, publishers, and advertisers, has integrated IPFS, a peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol designed to make the Web faster. Brave desktop browser’s latest version, 1.19 now allows its 24 million active users to access content directly from IPFS by resolving ipfs:// URIs via a gateway or installing a full IPFS node in one click. It allows Brave users to IPFS’ p2p network, hosted on their own node when installing a full node.
IPFS node in one click
The integration also provides Brave users with a significantly enhanced browsing experience, increasing the availability of content, offloading server costs from the content publisher, and improving the overall resilience of the Internet. Brian Bondy, CTO and co-founder, Brave, said,
“We’re thrilled to be the first browser to offer a native IPFS integration with today’s Brave desktop browser release. Providing Brave’s 1 million+ verified content creators with the power to seamlessly serve content to millions of new users across the globe via a new and secure protocol, IPFS gives users a solution to the problem of centralized servers creating a central point of failure for content access. IPFS’ innovative content addressing uses Content Identifiers (CIDs) to form an address based on the content itself as opposed to locating data based on the address of a server. Integrating the IPFS open-source network is a key milestone in making the Web more transparent, decentralized, and resilient.”