A recap of the summit and Infura’s plans to expand its current API and Gateway functionality.
Last week, Protocol Labs gave us the opportunity to participate in the first ever IPFS Pinning Summit to share the past, present, and future for IPFS as an essential component of Infura’s Web3 development suite. For those of you who are familiar with Infura, you will know we have a long history of support for IPFS and we’d like to thank Protocol Labs for the opportunity to share our progress. Here’s a quick recap of what we spoke about.
Infura was formed in 2016 initially as a project to provide shared Ethereum node infrastructure to support other projects within ConsenSys. By providing a connection to the Ethereum network via an API endpoint, Infura freed up developers from having to manage that infrastructure themselves. While at the time, running an Ethereum node wasn’t particularly difficult, scaling an application meant more nodes, more disk space, full-time infrastructure engineers, and ultimately more costs. We quickly realized that a service such as Infura would make building and scaling applications on Ethereum easier, and would be incredibly valuable for the ecosystem as a whole.
Originally published at https://blog.infura.io on May 11, 2020.