Ever since learning about Skiff and their, optional, use of IPFS for cloud storage, I’ve been trying to look into how it operates and if there is a meaningful improvement or difference using IPFS.
It seems like a pretty cool idea to have a decentralized model for storing data in the cloud, however I’ve heard mixed things on actually using it on a daily basis.
Does anybody have some experience or understanding of the subject they could provide?
IPFS is similar to torrents as in there is a swarm of uploaders (seeders), its a protocol more than a cloud storage solution.
the best improvement is the content identifier (CID) that gave us file indexing - pretty cool.
Can you explain the CID thing for me and why it was particularly an improvement?
From what I read the identifiers are converted into a Hash. To simplify it in my terms, imagine you have a duplicate file finder, each variable that allows the duplicate file finder to uniquely identify a file creates a Hash which would allow you to find the file any where else.
That sounds pretty cool in all honesty