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What is Swarm and what is it used for?

What is Swarm and what is it used for? And what is Swarm's relationship with Whisper?
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What is the difference between Swarm and IPFS?

IPFS seems a little slow on existing dapps. will Swarm load content more quickly? Also- is there a roadmap for swarm?
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Are Whisper and Swarm still being developed?

I know that both Whisper and Swarm were is early prototype stages, with Whisper already being included in the geth client. What is the current status of these project? I know Swarm has been largely ...
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What are Storj and Sia and how different are they from Swarm and IPFS

I have recently discovered some blockchain based storage technologies like Storj and Sia. I have vaguely understood that they rely on their own blockchain with their own cryptocurrency. But why are ...
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Question on the terms 'distributed' and 'decentralised'

I am writing a paper on distributed ledger technologies, an umbrella term I have borrowed to put everything that has any relation to blockchains and distributed consensus. Under this umbrella term I ...
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How can I store big files on the blockchain?

I can hardly create transactions larger than 100kiB. I am wondering, is it possible to store huge files (several MiB or GiB) on the blockchain? If so, how?
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What are some proposed ways of storing data in Ethereum?

I keep reading that swarm or ipfs would be used for storage, but how would that work exactly? Would an ethereum contract store its data in these data blockchains? I thought ethereum smart contracts ...
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Truffle framework with storage

How can I integrate truffle with swarm or ipfs for permanent document storage? Are there any libraries?
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How to access files hosted on swarm?

The swarm roadmap suggests that the orange paper series and a landing page is released on swarm. There is also an internet gateway for swarm: http://swarm-gateways.net/bzz:/theswarm.eth/ But how to ...
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How to develop large applications on top of blockchain?

I am trying to develop a social media platform on top of the Ethereum platform and integrate it with my currency (an ERC20 Token). This platform will allow users to post media files (articles/images/...
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How does the incentive system for Swarm work?

I have skimmed some of the documentation/white paper for Swarm, the decentralized storage system, but I'm having difficulty understanding how the incentive system works (i.e. motivation for people to ...
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How does one enable and use SWARM demon & Whisper messaging functionality provided by Geth 1.5?

The release notes for Geth 1.5 states that: The Swarm daemon (bzzd) and associated helper tools are included and somewhat functional. Whisper v5 PoC code is included in the repository, but not ...
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Status of Swarm vs IPFS

I have been studying ipfs for a few days.. still a newbie.. its a amazing protocol. So is Swarm. Correct me, if I am wrong, but right now ipfs cant be used for long term storage or even as a backup. ...
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Access Swarm content from a smart contract

Right now there is no instruction in the Ethereum VM to access resources stored on Swarm. Is there a plan to add such a feature?
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How to point a domain registered with ENS to swarm content?

I'm hosting my web site on swarm now. And I registered a .test FIFS domain to point to it: 5.test I can verify that I am the owner of that domain with the ensutils.js: > ens.owner(namehash('5....
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Run Swarm but don't store any data

I've just set up Swarm. It's amazing. My domain names now serve swarm pages. http://eth.ie/bzz:/75de632463a8ea86ce859945e74a502f4cea67e8cdf4c8ced5712621c38a7578/ http://ethereum.ie/bzz:/...
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How to run a swarm gateway?

I see there are web-gateways to enable early access to swarm hosted content. http://swarm-gateways.net/bzz:/swarm/ http://web3.download/bzz:/swarm/ I read they are more down then running, I am ...
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SWARM replication and partitioning

With SWARM, can ALL files be split/partitioned and/or replicated onto a Minimum Limit number of nodes whilst uploaded to the network? Could the Minimum Limit number be >50 nodes and the replication >...
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Is possible to transfer data between nodes using cpp-ethereum's whisper protocol?

Right now I am working on developing a standalone application in C++ using libraries of cpp-ethereum, I was looking at the source code for cpp-ethereum and an idea stuck into my mind that wouldn't it ...
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What are the differences between the incentivisation systems for Swarm, IPFS and STORJ?

Reading this comparison between IPFS and Swarm, I came across this section: Filecoin is a sister project of IPFS, it adds an incentivisation layer to IPFS and relies on its own altchain. Proof of ...
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Legal Implications of Running a Swarm node in a VPS / Server [closed]

I fully support Swarm and I would like to be part of it and provide a node/farm to the Swarm network, so my questions are. 1.-While many VPS providers are fine with you running an Ethereum node many ...
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How can I use swarm with metamask or parity node?

I want to use swarm, but I wan't to download the all blockchain data. Is it possible to use metamask or parity node instead?
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Is it possible to define a default index for directories hosted by swarm?

I've uploaded my homepage to swarm, using the --recursive flag, i.e.: 0 ✓ user@ursae ~/.src/github.com/5chdn $ swarm --recursive up co/ I0115 11:32:09.046878 upload.go:195] uploading file co/...
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Truffle SWARM and IPFS Integration

I am now able to use truffle to deploy my contracts in my private blockchain. Now I want to understand how to integrate truffle with SWARM and IPFS for web app deployment. It will be helpful if you ...
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How long do my files stay on IPFS when I upload it?

I'm trying to grasp the concept of how IPFS works. Say if I upload 1GB of data to IPFS. How long does it stay there? Or do I have to leave my computer on at all times for the file to be live on the ...
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Does the rinkeby test network have swarm?

Does the rinkeby test network have Swarm ? If so, how do I synchronise with it using Geth and Swarm binaries ?
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Swarm local node vs swarm-gateway.net

I've just uploaded through my Swarm node a very straightforward AngularJs app (index.html, app.css, app.js and lib.js) using this command: $ swarm --recursive --defaultpath /home/gjeanmart/workspace/...
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How to access Swarm content from ethereum smart contract using oraclize

I am trying to access the content in a file that I uploaded to Swarm using oraclize. I found a smart contract in https://github.com/oraclize/ethereum-examples/blob/master/solidity/Swarm.sol I was ...
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Running Swarm on AWS

After succesfully setting up a POA network on azure (hurray for 1 click deployment), i wanted to set up a private Swarm cluster (well , 1 node will do for testing). I took an AWS EC2 instance to save ...
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How do the ethereum components work together

hy i have been reading about the ethereum project and its components, i understand that there are 3 major components (EVM, swarm, whisper) Swarm is a peer to peer data sharing network in which ...
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Is it possible to delete files in SWARM?

If not what are some similar protocols to IPFS and SWARM that allow you to delete files?
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SWARM .ETH help

I got 3dhdwallpapers.eth name and set content resolve to a swarm hash 4197442eceb1c1d4a0c7af21e17cb48e990a07ba2d6f72d7e9c09efd172279cc and I run command publicResolver.setContent(namehash('...
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What is the position of Whisper and Swarm in the Ethereum 2.0 Roadmap

Back in 2015, Ethereum vision was to be a "World Computer" relying on three main complementary technologies: Ethereum for decentralized Logic Swarm for decentralized Storage Whisper for decentralized ...
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How the Ethereum Swarm connects nodes and several related questions

Read everything after https://swarm-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/usage.html and leave an article. Some questions about etherium swarm Where is the uploaded data stored? And how do you find it? I ...
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How to create a git repository on swarm?

I'm running geth --testnet on ropsten testnet and attached a swarm node to it. Now I should be able to use mango to host my git repositories on swarm. I installed mango-admin and git-remote-mango ...
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What is bzz protocol?

While studying about swarm, I came to know that every Swarm node exposes a local HTTP proxy that implements the BZZ URL schemes. What is BZZ protocol here?
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MongoDB vs Ethereum Swarm

I am designing a DAPP. I have two options available for storage MongoDB OR Ethereum swarm(OR IPFS). As MongoDB also replicates data to multiple shards fault tolerance is available in MongoDB. What ...
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SWARM : Running singleton mode

I am trying to get Swarm to run properly on my machine. I followed the instructions mentioned here and also saw this SE question, but couldn't get it to run with the necessary parameters. I'm stuck at ...
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about ethereum swarm download speed

Torrents also increase in speed as the number of peers increases. swarm Is the same? This is because dividing the data into chunks is the same.
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When should I use Whisper or PSS over Traditional Message Channel like AWS SQS?

What are the benefits using Whisper or swarm/PSS over using a centralized service like Amazon SQS? My use-case is: deliver information (to say to another party that they should do an action in a ...
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Does Swarm architecture supports streaming video files

Though the prototypes are less in number, swarm architecture is able to upload picture files (alpha tested in LETH android app).Is Swarm presently equipped to support streaming videos or pre-recorded ...
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What is the current state of Swarm and Whisper?

What is the current state of Swarm ? Are they decentralized as they claim they are or they are still in development ? I am asking this because I've seen that there is no incentive for the nodes to ...
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Backend on swarm

I am currently building a dapp on my server which I would like to port to swarm or ipfs and make it completely decentralized. The initial app will be these components - front end javascript app - ...
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Does Swarm incorporate the Git protocol like IPFS does?

Does Swarm use Git for updating documents, like IPFS does, or does it use something else? I couldn't figure this out from reading any of the documentation?
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Is it possible to revoke file access with Swarm?

A file must be uploaded to a decentralized storage network since it is too big for the blockchain. Only selected entities must be able to access it. Looking at the Swarm documentation, it says that ...
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Why download from Ethereum Swarm too low?

I have two 100mbps servers. On server #1 I execute: swarm up 50mb.testfile On server #2 I execute: wget -O 50mb.testfile http://localhost:8500/bzz:/.../ I see download speed 70KB/s In swarm log I ...
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Can we use Ethereum Swarm to store normal data other than blockchain or dapp data.

I want some basic data to be stored like name and city phone no etc.So just want to ask can I use ethereum swarm just to store file and make several node to create decentralized storage.
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Swarm web3 upload file from browser

Im following this documentation to implement an application that I pick a file with an input tag <input id="upload" type="file" /> and im tyring to upload using web3 js : document....
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Possible to search swarm or blockchain?

I'm getting my feet wet in this blockchain world and looking to build a dapp based on Ethereum for maintaining an inventory of products. About 400,000 items that can be updated, removed or added to by ...
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NodeSync - Node crashed while syncing? TypeError: Cannot read property 'timestamp' of undefined

Previously Mist wallet worked. Now it stops at 'Started Swarm' and writes this to console. I'm using Qubes with Debian-8 template. I start Mist by ./geth --synchmode "light" in the .config/Ethereum ...