Brave web browser integrating peer-to-peer InterPlanetary File System support

11 months ago by IanDorfman

The latest release of Brave is adding another piece of useful functionality: support for the decentralized web through the InterPlanetary File System.

Starting with version 1.19, the Brave web browser will support InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) content loading. As the announcement blog post describes, Small IPFS iconIPFS dWeb content can be accessed via a gateway or 1-click install of a full IPFS node.

This support will allow for Small Brave iconBrave to resolve ipfs:// uniform resource identifiers. According to Brave, this will provide the web browser with an increase in content availability and offloading the costs of hosting content on traditional World Wide Web connected servers. This dWeb access is also more resilient to censorship from public and private entities.

Though this support starts with version 1.19, Brave concluded its announcement with a commitment to furthering IPFS support in the browser, including automatic redirects from the World Wide Web to any content natively hosted on IPFS, the ability to co-host IPFS content, and features that can allow you to publish to IPFS right from the web browser.

Brave with IPFS support is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux via

Further coverage:
Brave blog (1 | 2)


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