decentralization

IPFS and Docker

With IPFS, you can share files without the need for a centralized product such as Dropbox, Google Drive and Co. That means that you need no account, you have no size or bandwidth limits…​ It makes sharing files convenient and very secure. Indeed users cannot modify a file after submitting it. This is due to the fact that IPFS references content using hashes of the content itself and not urls.

Docker for Polkadot & Decentralization

Docker is a powerful virtualization tool. While this is not the only virtualization solution available today, it remains one of the simplest to use. Let’s see if and how it plays a critical role in decentralized systems. Figure 1. Polkadot Runtime Not using Docker Before going any further, it is probably worth mentioning that many people are using Docker to run nodes and validator nodes. The option is totally valid and (I may argue) even better.

The Brave browser and what you missed

Google Chrome needs no introduction and most people who visited an internet page within the last 5 years likely used Chrome or one of the Chromium based browsers. Figure 1. Chrome Market Share since 2013 Chrome is the browser developed and maintained by Google and it is a great browser. Chrome brought speed to the internet, a fast and slick interface, themes, extensions, excellent Javascript support, great tools for developers.

dApp browsers of 2019

Your account as an id, custodial wallets and dApp browsers. How to leap forward decentralized services. The (no longer so) “inter” net of 2019 In 2019, the typical workflow for a traveler through the internet looks most of the time as: open your favourite web browser browse to your favourite site directly or through a search select your auth provider, which mostly mean clicking on on of the button below.

Project Spotlight: Universal Login

If you ever used decentralized platforms such as Bitcoin or Ethereum (to name only a few), you probably installed a few Apps on your Desktop, on your Mobile, etc… Those includes so called wallets, dApps, etc… The on-boarding process varies a little bit but mostly boils down to making a new account or set of accounts on the device . This new account is in fact a key pair (private key + public key) or a seed allowing the deterministic generation of multiple key pairs.