Hey I think that IPFS is very nice and all, but it seems that everyone who is developing IPFS or client software is involved in some kind of Crypto startup that ultimately wants to earn money through IPFS.

Have you noticed that as well and what are your thoughts on it?

@k_o_t
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no, not really, i would even say the contrary, most ipfs projects whose development i follow are very libre and often have no intention of earning money by any means at all

the only thing that i would slightly question is utilizing etherium…

may i ask what projects you meant in particular?

@couldbeanybody
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For example Filecoin is developed by protocol labs, the same people who develop IPFS. I feel like for them it’s an integral part of the use-case of IPFS.

@soloninja
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I thought filecoin was mainly going to appeal to miners for allowing storage solution and maintain the network. There is a use case

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@couldbeanybody
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IPFS is awesome but it has filecoin deeply woven into its use case, idk :/

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yes, i was very optimistic about it, learning hows CIDs are built etc, but when it came time to find content, the answer seemed to be that filecoin will incent developers to come up with realistic discovery services.

same thing happened to me. I read the whitepaper et all, played around with IPFS and thought wow this is super cool, but then couldn’t do much with it.

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