For example, I want to render some NFTs that have urls like this:


but when I try to fetch this uri in my react app, I get this error:

GET ipfs://QmZ5fD3UTRh8ALZCpMdypHkhMQSXyi4yyCz3Ea19kPmtXg/0.jpg net::ERR_UNKNOWN_URL_SCHEME

How can I fix this?

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Not all tools, browsers, etc. support fetching IPFS content.

In general, there are a couple of options for you to load IPFS content:

1. Use a browser that supports IPFS links

  • Brave browser started supporting IPFS in version 1.19
  • Opera launched IPFS support in Feb 2021

By installing one of these browsers, typing your IPFS uri into the search bar should load the resource.

2. Use a public IPFS gateway

Public gateways route your IPFS request through an HTTP server. So doing something like https://gateway.pinata.cloud/ipfs/bafybeie7tfuh4fkcp27xfrpftly732kjrr6ioj7ypa45ilv7lhpsadykh4/0.jpg would show your image.

In your case, since you are programmatically fetching content, you can parse the hash and append a public gateway url prefix to fetch the images.

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