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SXSW 2022

IPFS & Filecoin for the Long Haul

Put the NFTs in a peer 2 peer hypermedia space-themed storage system for the long haul. An all thrill journey where you'll learn the easy way to use the Interplanetary File System (IPFS) and Filecoin to store precious NFT data that will maybe even span multiple planets one day because, why restrict ourselves to just one? We'll muse over content addressing and specifics of the longevity (or not) of content stored in the IPFS network. We'll talk about "NFT.Storage", how it works, and how to use the JS client or HTTP API as part of your NFT minting flow. We'll do a whole bunch of live coding and explore in depth a new feature called DAG splitting, which enables chunked uploads of BIG files, or more accurately, BIG DAGs - woof. Come for the NFTs, but stay for the space dog themed lolz.

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  1. A basic understanding of how IPFS stores and distributes content.
  2. What the NFT.Storage service is, how it works and why it exists.
  3. How to use NFT.Storage JS client or HTTP API as part of your NFT minting flow.



Emily Vaughan, Head of Marketing Operations, Protocol Labs

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Presentation
  • Track: 2050
  • Track 2 Tech Industry
  • Level: Intermediate
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