Brave the first browser with Peer-to-Peer IPFS protocol
Brave becomes the first web browser to add the Native Peer-to-Peer IPFS protocol to its engine.
Although primarily focuses on privacy and securityThe Brave Browser for desktop adds every now and then many innovative features. Most of the time, these features help customers overcome the limitations of today's internet.
However, this time, developers have taken the extra step of protecting users' privacy by allowing decentralized and censored content on the Internet. Brave has become the first bowser to integrate the InterPlanetary File System. This new peer-to-peer transfer protocol aims to re-imagine how the internet should work and manage content.
What is IPFS?
The InterPlanetary File System (if we try to translate it we might say so Interplanetary File System), better known as IPFS, differs from HTTPS , which is currently considered the basic internet standard. Compared to HTTPS, IPFS is designed and optimized for decentralized data. IPFS uses multiple nodes to store content instead of relying on a single web server.
The process is similar to sharing files via the BitTorrent protocol, but IPFS implements a better line of security and privacy. The new emerging process provides the Internet with benefits such as additional DDoS-based attack protection and an advanced caching system. In short, the IPFS protocol may change the way we view the Internet in the future.
"Innovative IPFS Content Addressing" uses content identifiers (CIDs) to form an address based on the content itself as opposed to locating data based on a server address. "The integration of the IPFS open source network is a key milestone in making the Web more transparent, decentralized and resilient." said Brian Bondy , CTO and co-founder of Brave.
The Brave team says the implementation of IPFS will allow users to circumvent geographical restrictions and many censorship methods. Native protocol support means that users do not need an extension when they want to access content stored through the IPFS protocol. Instead, they can enter URLs starting at ifps: // and locate those files.
It should be noted that the IPFS system prioritizes content over HTTPS, which uses a data host as the unique identifier.
Protocol Labs is developing the IPFS protocol and aims to reverse the central status quo of the internet. This project is often discussed with blockchain and cryptocurrency, but they are not the same. Both technologies use peer-to-peer technology as a basis, but that's where the similarities end and the differences begin.