Brave has announced that it added support for the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), a peer-to-peer network protocol for distributed file storage and sharing. Brave, a privacy-focused browser with over 24 million monthly users, is the first to offer this functionality. IPFS will provide users with “a significantly enhanced browsing experience,” according to the press release; users who choose to install an IPFS node will be able to access content from the network even in cases of internet outages. This marks a step forward in building a more decentralized and censorship resistant internet.
Brave CTO and co-founder Brian Bondy said, “Integrating the IPFS open-source network is a key milestone in making the Web more transparent, decentralized, and resilient.”