Estuary: Uploading Public Data On The Filecoin Network And Pinning It To IPFS.

This tutorial on web3 storage provides a simplified guide on how to upload and pin public data on the Filecoin network using Estuary as an IPFS implementation. It is divided into four parts, namely, the meaning of Estuary, an overview of Estuary, the background of Estuary and the steps to uploading and pinning public data.

(Estuary as an IPFS implementation)

An Overview of Estuary

Every data stored through Estuary is finally stored in an Estuary node. But the basic data flow is that all data are first stored in hot-storage via IPFS to enable each node go over a list of storage network providers. While they are stored, a node automatically can negotiate storage deals in a bid to move hot-storage data into long term cold storage.

(A screengrab of the tedious process of building a client)

As a solution for developers, Estuary was developed to provide a seamless and accessible interface for data storage and its retrievability.

(Log in, upload and retrieve)

Using Estuary is a five minute solution for hosting public data on IPFS and uploading them on the Filecoin network. The following steps are widely used by developers.

STEP 4: Files or data larger than the threshold of 3.57gb will first be hosted by Estuary on IPFS before making a storage deal with 6 storage providers. Once your files are uploaded, the bar turns green as depicted in the image below.




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Olayimika Oyebanji

Olayimika Oyebanji


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