Wolfram Blockchain Labs (WBL), a provider of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) ecosystems with the tools needed to develop a wide variety of intelligent contract-based applications, announced today the integration of WBL’s DLT platform into open source protocols known IPFS and Filecoin.
By integrating the decentralized storage network of IPFS and Filecoin into the WBL platform, new functions are added that complement the existing blockchain support. WBL already hosts nodes from ARK, Bitcoin, Bloxberg, Cardano, Ethereum, Tezos and others in its high-performance cluster. Providing direct connections for Wolfram Language integration for desktop (Mathematica) and in the cloud (Wolfram Cloud).
These blockchains already use the solutions from Protocol Labs for their transactions. The addition of new storage capabilities extends the general availability of decentralized technologies through the Wolfram language.
“We are very excited to be working with Wolfram to add Filecoin to the product line and bring resilient and decentralized storage to the scientific research community. This integration facilitates the storage and retrieval of very large amounts of data and opens up new possibilities for collaboration in research in order to protect the origin of the authors and ensure the long-term availability of data. “
– Molly Mackinlay, IPFS and Filecoin Engineering Lead at Protocol Labs
Under the guidance of the Max Planck Digital Library, Wolfram created the first app using the Wolfram language and IPFS integration. The application helps scientists hash data on the open, science-focused Bloxberg while storing metadata and data for sharing in IPFS.
WBL also uses IPFS and Filecoin integrations to create features and use cases that can be incorporated into decentralized apps used by researchers.
“With the addition of a decentralized storage option by WBL to improve bloxberg’s Certify & Verify service through the IPFS integration, users who do not have dedicated storage are given the opportunity to store their certified data anyway. We see the implementation as an important step to improve the usability of blockchain-based services and thus give more users the opportunity to benefit from the unique possibilities of blockchain technology in science. “
– Friederike Kleinfercher, Deputy Managing Director, Max Planck Digital Library
The collaboration between Wolfram Blockchain Labs, IPFS and Filecoin provides extensive Wolfram Language tools for the development of dApps. with an initial focus on data, storage and analysis. Anticipating the widespread use of these tools, WBL, IPFS and Filecoin aim to gradually expand their use to corporate, decentralized finance, academic research and education.
“Distributed storage is one of the fundamental elements that will drive the blockchain revolution. We are therefore very happy to be working with IPFS and Filecoin. Adding to the Wolfram language undoubtedly brings new functionality to developers and users of our growing ecosystem. We can’t wait to see what applications will emerge from this integration. “
– Johan Veerman, CTO, Wolfram Blockchain Labs