IPFS combines good ideas from Git, BitTorrent, Kademlia, SFS, and the Web.
It is like a single bittorrent swarm, exchanging git objects. IPFS provides
an interface as simple as the HTTP web, but with permanence built in. You
can also mount the world at /ipfs.
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
To install ipfs, simply use the following command: