The Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) is pleased to announce a collaboration with Wolfram Blockchain Labs (WBL): with guidance from the MPDL, Wolfram® has developed a first application integrating Wolfram Language and IPFS. The integration between WBL's distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform and the open-source protocols of InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) and Filecoin is a step toward decentralized storage and analytics applications.
The implementation represents an extension of bloxberg's Certify & Verify service with a decentralized storage option. These provide researchers who do not have access to dedicated storage solutions via IPFS the ability to store the data and metadata which is associated with the data hashes stored on the bloxberg Blockchain.
The expansion of the service is another crucial step in enhancing the user experience of blockchain-based services, allowing more users to benefit from the unique features of blockchain technology in academia.
Wolfram is also using the integration with IPFS and Filecoin to develop features and use cases that can be integrated into decentralized applications by researchers.