WG 11.2: IPFS and Decentralised Storage

Like other NFT platforms, the media for hic et nunc NFTs is stored on IPFS, a peer to peer form of decentralized storage. This allows the NFT to exist outside of hic et nunc but the media could also disappear if it is no longer seeded by IPFS nodes. Dealing with the implication of losing unpinned files and governance of copyright-infringing artworks, WG 11.2 suggested an IPFS collaborative cluster to replicate HEN pins except those in the block list. The group also tested the minting of very large files (~600MB) into IPFS from HEN and compared results with the speed and efficiency of minting from private IPFS gateways.

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