This is IPFS. This is the successor to Bitorrent.
Skycoin Merkle-dag system is based upon this.
- A directory is a list of nodes. The id of the node is the hash of its serialization
- Each node is either a folder or a file.
- The contents of files are hashes
- The owner signs the root hash with their private key
- The node metadata and files are replicated peer-to-peer
- The directory is referenced by a
This will speed up blockchain downloads, but has other applications. The Skycoin version is: - A stripped down version of IPFS using skycoin cryptography primitives - Tuns over Skywire