A truly serverless peer-to-peer database for the distributed web, built on IPFS.



The InterPlanetary File System gave us distributed block storage and peer-to-peer primitives. The impact was strong and lasting, but the problem was mutability: how can we build dynamic applications that scale on this exciting new medium?

The answer is OrbitDB. Authored by @haadcode and maintained in part by the team at Equilibrium.

No Blockchain Required

Using CRDTs, a novel data structure for replication and consensus, OrbitDB achieves strong eventual consistency across a peer-to-peer network. It's not a blockchain, but it can handle myriad use cases. Check out all the projects, including decentralized Netflix, Spotify, and Dropbox at awesome-orbitdb.