The Brave confidential browser has added support for the decentralized InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) storage protocol.
Now, Brave users can easily access the data stored in IPFS. To do this, insert a link starting with ipfs://in the address bar.
Users have two options for accessing the content — using public gateways in IPFS or by running their own node. The second option, thanks to the efforts of the developers of Brave, is fast and easy.
The developers of Brave emphasize that IPFS support gives users a “deeper experience” by accessing additional content through IPFS. In addition, support for a decentralized storage network will reduce the cost of server support to content providers.
“The integration of the open IPFS network is an important step towards creating a more transparent, decentralized, and reliable Internet,” wrote Brian Bondy, CTO and co-founder of Brave.
In mid-2020, it appeared
a fork of the Brave browser called Braver, which later changed its name to Bold.