A new era of WEB infrastructure that solves the problems of the existing Internet.
We are focusing on research and development of IPFS related businesses.
This is because IPFS is a technology that can solve the problems that the Internet faces today, that is, it is a technology that can solve the problems that we humans face.
Today’s Internet uses a familiar protocol called HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol).
This is also called address-base / location-base, and is a method of fetching data by specifying the URL in order to read the data stored in a specific server device in some country.
However, it has been pointed out that this protocol has some problems and is not suitable for the times.
What are the problems of HTTP?
In the mechanism of the HTTP protocol of the Internet that we take for granted now, the authority over the data stored on a server is entrusted to the owner of that server.
This owner can freely set the usage fee for access and even collect information on the person who accessed it.
In addition, the information on the Internet is not a fair source of information because it is possible to upload what kind of information and delete it at any time.
In addition, although the Internet is often used politically, it is possible to restrict access by specific people with the authority of the server owner, falsify information, and upload fake news, which has become a problem these days. It is also possible to do.
Moreover, the recipient of the information cannot know whether the information is correct or fake.
Companies and businesses whose “number of accesses” is profitable now have fake news whose information accuracy is unknown in order to create a site where people gather, and articles that convey facts but use some excessive expressions. It is still rampant at that point, hindering the accuracy of information on the Internet.
The current state of HTTP is not user-friendly, and it is one of the problems pointed out that it is not suitable for the times.
In addition, there is always the risk that the server will cause some trouble and the data accumulated so far will be lost in an instant, and in some cases it may be fatal damage that shakes the survival of the company.
Even if backup is taken as a risk measure against data loss, the risk of data leakage due to malicious external hacking is inevitable.
Maintenance costs and capital investment are required to manage these external and internal risks, and as the amount of data used worldwide is increasing explosively year by year, the amount of data held by companies is increasing. As a result, these maintenance costs are also increasing.
In this way, with the world’s data increasing at an accelerating pace, it has been pointed out that centralized HTTP may become a deadlock for server management in the near future.
IPFS is the solution to the future problems.
On the other hand, IPFS (Inter Planetary File System) is based on the idea of breaking away from the dependence on this centralized platform and building a mechanism optimized for individuals rather than some companies. A protocol developed by Labs.
It will be a project to build a huge network mechanism that can distribute and store files across locations by utilizing the free storage that sleeps on servers and devices around the world.
You only have to check the hash of the content without going through multiple servers, which makes the web faster, safer, and more resistant to tampering and fake, resulting in an explosive increase in the world’s data. It is attracting attention as one of the solutions of the times.
Furthermore, IPFS has a high technical affinity with NFT (Non-fungible token), which is attracting attention in the art and game industry, and DeFi (Decentralized Finance), which is attracting attention as a new financial system.
In this way, IPFS has the potential to create a variety of new services and businesses by utilizing this mechanism.
We believe that those services and businesses will brighten our future, and we are conducting research and development every day in collaboration with other companies so that companies other than us can utilize this technology.