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IPFS Lab: Create Local IPFS Node

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6
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Lab description

IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) is a decentralised and peer-to-peer protocol designed to create a global, distributed file system that is more resilient and efficient than traditional centralised approaches, using content-based addressing to retrieve and share data across the internet. It enables users to store and retrieve content based on its unique cryptographic hash, making it censorship-resistant and capable of reducing reliance on centralised servers.

This lab will walk you through steps needed to create a local IPFS node. We will also learn how to upload some files to IPFS using a simple script.

 

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this beginner-level lab, you will be able to:

  • Create your local IPFS node.
  • Use a custom Javascript application to connect to that node and upload some files.

Intended audience

  • Individuals studying studying software Engineering.
  • Individuals who have an interest in crypto technologies.

 

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Lab steps
Create Local IPFS Node
Overview of ipfs-upload-helper
Upload data to IPFS