Flexible networks need flexible addressing systems. Since libp2p is designed to work across a wide variety of networks, we need a way to work with a lot of different addressing schemes in a consistent way. A multiaddress (often abbreviated multiaddr), is a convention for encoding multiple layers of addressing information
In this tutorial, we will go through how IPLD works and build an online publishing platform. * Understanding IPLD * Creating an IPLD node * Connecting IPLD objects * Reading Nested data using Links * Creating a Publication System You can check out the complete code for the tutorial here. If you want to follow
As we've seen, the centralized web relies on trustworthy authorities to host our data and uses location-based URLs to access it. But there's another option. On the decentralized web, we can all host each other's data, with a different kind of linking that'
In the content addressing section, we learned that different IPFS peers store the data(for example, wiki web pages) that they can share with other IPFS peers too. But as you can imagine there is a limit on how much your device can store. Let's say an IPFS
Content addressing and linked data Content addressing is a way to find data in a network using its content rather than its location. To understand this let's take an example of a library with a lot of books. When you look for a book in the library, you