Goodbye HTTP: A Faster, Safer, Decentralized Internet With IPFS

Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is the technology that underpins data communication across the entire Internet. It establishes how messages are transmitted, what actions browsers should take in response to certain commands, and how servers deal with requests. In short, HTTP is how we browse the web. The earliest documented release of HTTP dates back to…

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Meet the men who have rewritten the internet

Given Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s oft-stated worries about internet privacy you’d have to wonder whether he’d do things differently if he had his time over again. David Irvine, CEO of “the oldest startup in the world”, MaidSafe, is sure that he would.”

If you taught a computer engineering graduate all about IP networks and computers then said ‘here are a bunch of cables and routers now go away and design a network where we can all store data and communicate securely’, the very last thing they’d do is design a server,” he said. “The only reason we did it that way because disk drives were invented before the internet.”

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