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IPFS, CoinList, and the Filecoin ICO with Juan Benet and Dalton
45 points by craigcannonhttp://blog.ycombinator.com/ipfs-coinlist-and-the-filecoin-ico-w...oin-ico-with-juan-benet-and-dalton-caldwell/
Confiks - 29 minutes ago
I'm excited to see that the Filecoin project is getting an update.
It long seemed to be stale, with IPFS being the main priority.
While a new shiny website and this podcast is up, the new promised
Filecoin paper isn't yet public.It will be interesting to see how
it compares to Maidsafe. A notable difference is that Filecoin uses
a transaction ledger, while Maidsafe promises to use groups of
nodes 'close by' to maintain a consensus:
jzelinskie - 24 minutes ago
A lot of the early discussion about P2P dark periods is largely
ignoring the usage for internal networks rather than being the
basis of customer facing applications. Many large companies (fb,
twitter) use P2P protocols for internal distribution of resources.
They can make far more assumptions about network topology when they
control the network thus these aspects of P2P algorithms don't get
applied to the general internet. I'd argue this period was when
people really figured out the value of BitTorrent and decided it
was often too difficult to expose to the end user.FWIW, I built a
BitTorrent tracker "framework" (chihaya.io) that a few orgs use to
get the advantages of P2P with whatever extra middleware they need
for their use cases.