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IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines good ideas from Git, BitTorrent, Kademlia, SFS, and the web. It is like a single bittorrent swarm, exchanging git objects. IPFS provides an interface as simple as the HTTP web, but with permanence built in. You can also mount the world at /ipfs.IPFS could become a new major subsystem of the internet. If built right, it could complement or replace HTTP.
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It's how the web should have been built, decentralized and thus not dependent on a client-server model, with each file having its own unique address so it can survive and be easily located or archived even if the original web site is lone gone.