AMA with Brave and IPFS
Welcome to the latest post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs.
The ongoing AMA series is an opportunity for our users and fans to get to know the Brave team, and, as of recently, guests from Brave’s partners.
Brian Bondy, Brave’s CTO & Co-Founder, and Dietrich Ayala, Ecosystem Lead at IPFS, participated in the latest Ask Me Anything on r/IAmA, a sub-community of Reddit (known to Redditors as “subreddits”) made up of over twenty million members and dedicated to interactive question-and-answer interviews (AMAs) of all varieties. The AMA received 4.6K upvotes and 17 awards from Redditors, ranging from “Helpful” to “Platinum”.
Recently, Brave and IPFS announced a partnership, and together unveiled a native IPFS implementation in the Brave desktop browser. IPFS, or InterPlanetary File System, is a peer-to-peer network and protocol designed to make the web faster, safer, and more open. With this integration, Brave is the first web browser to offer native IPFS Support to its users, which it considers a key milestone in its quest to make the Web more transparent, decentralized, and resilient.
Brian and Dietrich marathoned well past the AMA’s scheduled end time, fielding questions from Redditors about how the native IPFS integration works in Brave, the ways IPFS can inhibit data manipulation and censorship on the web, and future capabilities that could integrate IPFS and Basic Attention Token (BAT). Highlights can be found below, with a link to the full AMA at the bottom of this post.
Read the full AMA here.
Listen to Brian and Dietrich’s recent interview on the BAT Community Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6aBrmmJKgo&t=5s
See our recent AMA with Brian Clifton, VP of Engineering at Brave, here.
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