As the incentive layer of IPFS, the Filecoin mainnet has only been online for 6 months. So far, it has developed more easily interoperable and open programming tools, applications and infrastructure in the distributed network. The developers of these tools, applications, and infrastructure connect the IPFS, Filecoin, and Ethereum communities. Today, i will introduce more interoperable and open programming tools, applications and infrastructure in Filecoin.
1. "Social" start-up projects
1) Huddle : Use Huddle 01 to make online classroom video conferences more attractive. Speak better, listen better, work better.
Huddle is the first video conferencing solution built using Web3 and blockchain technology. Huddle 01 has been carefully designed to avoid video and audio delays, loading times and interruptions.
Human social interaction is very complicated . In order to have a good online experience, video conferencing products tailored to different scenarios are required . Huddle 01 hopes to solve this problem for the education industry and give people an overall classroom experience. Educators need a tool to achieve seamless teaching in a remote environment, and students need to maintain classroom interaction, collaboration and learning fun under this program.
2) Voodfy : A decentralized video platform that allows creators to host content and make money in their own way. Easily upload, manage and securely distribute your video content.
Voodfy is a powerful and private distributed video hosting platform . This is an integrated security solution for streaming media, you can give users control over their content.
3) MintGate : MintGate turns any online content into exclusive rewards.
Token gateway refers to setting up a side* in front of your network content with your own cryptocurrency, and requiring fans to have a "token unit" (your cryptocurrency) in order to obtain the exclusive digital experience you provide. They rewarded these tokens to participating fans through their Twitter account. Then, they can set a gate or * on any Web2 content, requiring fans to hold a certain amount of these tokens to access.
4) Underscored Labs (_dLabs) : Plug and play SDK for cryptocurrency games .
One problem with the current development of Web3 games is the lack of tools for building cryptocurrency games. The bridge between game engines such as Unity and the blockchain protocol does not exist. The status quo is that developers are mixing various technology stacks together to create novel yet patchy encrypted games. _dLabs has established an SDK with a complete technology stack that can connect any game to the Web3 ecosystem. The SDK works out of the box and supports ERC20, ERC721, and ERC1155--and any additional custom contracts, such as leaderboards.
2. Start-up projects in the "enterprise application" category
1) Myel : Community-driven content distribution network ( CDN) .
Myel provides a distributed CDN for Web3 applications, allowing applications to obtain content on Filecoin from the secondary market at a faster speed.
The demand for bandwidth in web applications continues to grow. For emerging technologies such as VR, the expensive infrastructure they require is slow to expand, making it difficult to meet future needs. In addition, to use Filecoin in addition to cold storage, a secondary market is needed to accelerate content acquisition. Currently, there is no decentralized CDN for Web3 applications. Most applications rely on Web2 CDN, which is a potential single point of failure source.
The Myel make application easier access to content stored on the Filecoin , without having to build expensive infrastructure. Binding the CDN service and storage together, users can pay FIL directly.
2) Valist : Make secure code signing and global software distribution easy.
Valist allows developers to publish software and firmware to a distributed storage network, supplemented by strong access control. At the same time, Valist extensively supports the integration of existing package managers, such as NPM and Pip, as well as Docker .
Currently, most Web3 tools are still distributed via Web2, and Valist is changing this situation while still providing a bridge back to Web2. This will eliminate single points of failure, such as certificate authorities, centralized access control systems, and cloud providers.
Valist supports "multi-factor release"-that is, multi-signature for software release, that is, the release of a package requires multiple developers or build servers to sign before release. This reduces the chance of attacks on the software supply chain, such as the build server being hacked, or the developer's key being stolen to release malware. At the same time, Valist enables you to use Web3 infrastructure to distribute software securely instead of relying on centralized cloud providers and fragile access control systems.
Valist is bringing many of the most popular Web3 and Web2 software packages to the Filecoin ecosystem. Some of the software that today's world relies on is maintained by a specific third party. Valist will reduce this dependence.
The PowerLoom protocol aggregates on-chain and off-chain data to generate snapshots with encrypted proofs in a decentralized manner. By incentivizing ecological participants and stakeholders to join the agreement, PowerLoom aims to build trust and provide insights into needs.
For most DeFi protocols, there are many flexible components, abstraction layers, and stakeholders, and this is very complicated. For the blockchain industry to develop sustainably, seriously, and on a large scale, we must adopt verification-based trust. The snapshot data of the PowerLoom protocol, according to the design, is stored hot on IPFS and anchored on the Filecoin network. This makes it affordable and easy for nodes to store/retrieve data instead of using centralized services. As an extension, others in the Filecoin ecosystem can also use these data sets to build on them.
Kotal is an open source, multi-client, cloud-less vendor-bound blockchain Kubernetes operator. It can easily deploy a highly available, self-managed and self-healing blockchain infrastructure (network, node, storage cluster) on any cloud.
Blockchain operation and maintenance is very difficult, expensive, and time-consuming, with a lot of overhead and risks. Therefore, dapps rely heavily on centralized services to integrate blockchain protocols. Kotal makes blockchain operation and maintenance simple, achieving faster development and sustainable decentralization.