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Protocol Labs & Pinata: Scaling Storage Solutions
Protocol Labs & Pinata: Scaling Storage Solutions

Protocol Labs & Pinata: Scaling Storage Solutions

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Protocol Labs & Pinata: Scaling Storage Solutions
Learn how Protocol Labs is leveraging open-source tools and insights from Pinata to help make web3 storage easier to store and retrieve files on IPFS.

How Protocol Labs uses Pinata to help scale their latest storage solutions

Protocol Labs, the open-source research and development lab behind Filecoin and IPFS continues to build and elevate the web 3.0 space. With the addition of Web3.Storage, a tool to quickly store and retrieve files on IPFS and Filecoin, they’ve now built two open-source solutions for users, making file storage more accessible and easier to manage.

The most exciting part? They partnered with Pinata to help distribute content and make their storage decentralized across the IPFS space.

Why do the creators of IPFS need to use an outside source? Perhaps they don’t, but it’s an encouraging nod to the values held deeply in the web 3.0 community. By using an outside tool such as Pinata to power their platforms, Protocol Labs gives an example to larger companies of the world that a decentralized internet is possible when there’s collaboration of the best tools available.

“Protocol labs has been instrumental in advancing the capabilities of the web 3 space.”
- Matt Ober, CTO at Pinata

With the exploding growth recently experienced in the NFT space, IPFS storage has become a popular and reliable source for file storage amongst creators and builders. As the internet continues to evolve with web 3.0, brands and companies will be challenged to embrace some of these new technologies. The brands that do it sooner, will adapt and succeed much quicker.

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Second, there needs to be a big jump in user experience. Listeners know what to expect with Spotify and Apple Music: a smooth, intuitive experience that lets them listen to Lil Nas X with just a few clicks. Web3 platforms aren’t quite there. Music NFTs and related premium content require extra steps that most people don’t yet have an appetite for.

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QUOTE — Everyone is obsessed with making money and seeking alpha, which does a disservice to what [NFTs] can actually do. We have been instructing many bands that NFTs are a ticket for access to an exclusive club.” - M. Shadows, Avenged Sevenfold’s lead singer.

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