ZeroNet VS ipfs

Compare ZeroNet vs ipfs and see what are their differences.

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ZeroNet ipfs
104 243
17,301 20,313
- 1.5%
0.0 2.0
about 2 months ago 21 days ago
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of ZeroNet. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-25.


Posts with mentions or reviews of ipfs. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-22.
  • 5 Reasons Why Web 3 Will Fail
    1 project | | 26 Jan 2022
    One of the web3 things that I recommend people check out is IPFS . Peer to peer sharing of data using immutable hashed chunks and merkle trees. What's not to love!
  • Every single person laughing at NFTs today will be using them in 10 years
    1 project | | 25 Jan 2022
    2) The image that it points to (best practice is to upload to IPFS so that it's permanent and decentralized)
  • Saying The Quiet Part out loud
    1 project | | 25 Jan 2022
    There are a ton of innovations happening that will decentralize the web. One is the free "Interplanetary File System." [ ]
  • NFT: even more stupid
    1 project | | 24 Jan 2022
    "What is stored on the blockchain is most often a link to a web page[6] that itself points to the associated object. Here again, we have lost all idea of decentralization"

    No where in the article did the author mention IPFS ( The trend with NFTs is that the digital assets are stored on IPFS, typically through a pinning service like Pinata ( With the asset being content addressable and not location based, and the address being a permanent part of the blockchain, how can the above statement be true?

  • Token_irl
    1 project | | 24 Jan 2022
    This is a link to a file stored in the IPFS network. If you want to access it without downloading an IPFS client, just replace the ipfs:// part with a link to an IPFS gateway such as
  • Mate I'm not even gonna say what is wrong with having komi-san as a NFT.
    1 project | | 23 Jan 2022
    There is no owner of the server it’s distributed hosting millions of people would need to die
  • What happens to NFT if markteplace provider goes bankrupt?
    1 project | | 22 Jan 2022
    After doing some more research, I can answer my own question. Rerible is actually using under the hood, so in theory, this is a distributed file system so should not depend on one company staying in business
  • [Bi-annual Repost] What's on your Linux server?
    8 projects | | 22 Jan 2022
    IPFS on many machines to host things.
  • They are so close to getting it
    1 project | | 21 Jan 2022
    Using URLs to represent digital assets is one of the major issues with NFTs as they are used today, because the information returned by a URL isn’t guaranteed the same immutability and longevity as the records that are stored on the blockchain. One way people are tying to compensate for this is by using IPFS (which is a peer-to-peer file hosting network), which does guarantee that content returned by a url is immutable (as urls in IPFS are essentially a cryptographic hash of the file they point to), but even that doesn’t guarantee that a file will be accessible forever.
  • ipfs:// URLs on OpenSea
    1 project | | 20 Jan 2022
    Does anyone know, whether OpenSea resolves ipfs:// URLs in NFT metadata and images? I've seen countless examples that use links, which I'm not a fan of, since you would again, commit to a centralized proxy, that you can't change.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing ZeroNet and ipfs you can also consider the following projects:

Freenet - Freenet REference Daemon

arweave - The Arweave server and App Developer Toolkit.

skynet-webportal - A webapp that makes Skynet accessible to web browsers.

GNUnet - GNUnet is an alternative network stack for building secure, decentralized and privacy-preserving distributed applications. Our goal is to replace the old insecure Internet protocol stack. Starting from an application for secure publication of files, it has grown to include all kinds of basic protocol components and applications towards the creation of a GNU internet.

orbit-db - Peer-to-Peer Databases for the Decentralized Web

Tox - The future of online communications.

ens - Implementations for ENS core functionality: The registry, registrars, and public resolvers.

RetroShare - RetroShare is a Free and Open Source cross-platform, Friend-2-Friend and secure decentralised communication platform.

libreddit - Private front-end for Reddit

qutebrowser - A keyboard-driven, vim-like browser based on PyQt5.

TextBelt - Free API for outgoing SMS

elza - Private, fast and minimal web browser based on electron with built-in tor.