IBF launches a new distributed website with IPFS 馃帀

19/10/18 09:00

Chairman of the Board

Kristjan Mikaelsson

Chairman of the Board

The Foundation is proud to announce that we have launched our newly crafted website with the help of聽IPFS! It was a significant effort by many great people, and we are happy to share the results at聽!

What is IPFS?

IPFS is a way of distributing data across the web with the help of the blockchain. Cloudflare recently聽introduced support for IPFS, that we took advantage of to make our page load faster. You can find our page on the IPFS network with /ipns/ We have set up a carbon offset IPFS node to pin our website, and the plan is to host that mirror indefinitely to support the IPFS network. We believe it is vital to support the blockchain and cryptocurrency solutions that exist by dogfooding them ourselves.

An Open Source Website

It was quite obvious from the start that we wanted to have our website open source. Everyone can suggest changes as a part of keeping the whole process open to the community. We welcome all pull requests and feedback.

The humans behind the effort

The creation of the IBF brand was a massive effort by multiple professionals. It has been a delight working with them all, and they left us flabbergasted with the results!

Brand Design by J茅r么me VADON

J茅r么me VADON聽is a French senior global designer and futurologist, with innovation, creativity process, HiTech & IT expertise.

The design cycle was far from anything I have experienced before (in a good way!). He asked me to fill out a personality test as well as a visual experiment test. The process was fast and yielded great results. Jerome came up with four concepts that could all have worked.

Web Design by Studio Yellow

Hugr煤n and Birgitta at Studio Yellow

Studio Yellow聽is a newly created design agency in Reykjav铆k, Iceland. It was founded in May 2017 by two powerful women; Birgitta R煤n Sveinbj枚rnsd贸ttir and Hugr煤n R煤narsd贸ttir. Their values are fun, fresh, ambitious, personal service, and quality.

We were fortunate to have worked with them. We loved their artistic approach, and they quickly came up with the concept that we ended up using. They designed a lot of additional pages that we will eventually build into the webpage.

Web Development by Aranja

Team members from Aranja

Aranja聽is a creative web studio that has worked with some of the world's leading brands like Facebook, Google, and Github.

The studio delivered results in record time, just in time for the massive Bitcoin anniversary week. We are looking forward to fleshing out the rest of the website!

We also had an army of people working on the website from the Foundation, and we want to thank everyone who helped out.