web3.storage is key for us to support our community-supported collaboration dApp and scale sustainably while keeping our focus on privacy-enhancing technology. Their approach involving IPFS and UCANNs to enable user-centric apps perfectly aligns with the self-sovereign, on-chain future we are building.

– Andreas Tsamados, Co-founder of Fileverse

About the business

Backed by 13,000+ donors from the Ethereum community and Gitcoin, Fileverse offers private file-sharing & collaboration in just a few clicks. It’s like Google Workspace but encrypted, private by design, and with on-chain functionalities. Try Fileverse Solo for file-sharing à la Web3 & Fileverse Portal for online coordination and collaboration. Use Fileverse to store and share any multimedia content (audio, video, image, document, and more) privately or publicly and with on-chain access management options. The Fileverse team is on a mission to offer end-to-end encryption, the right to exit apps, and data portability to anyone that wants to collaborate online, with or without a crypto wallet.

Problem to solve

Fileverse solves endemic issues that centralized services face: intrusive advertisement, server outages, privacy invasions, censorship, and opt-in (if any) content encryption. To achieve this, Fileverse offers the ease of use of Google Workspace but with robust p2p infrastructure (IPFS, Arweave) and on-chain data integrity. People control their own data, from how and where it’s stored, to how it’s accessed and shared. Fileverse offers a 3-clicks set-up collaboration tool that is privacy-preserving, introduces full data portability, composability with other apps, and end-to-end encryption.

web3.storage’s role in the solution

Fileverse chose web3.storage to host IPFS content because it offers the best possible user experience due to high performance and reliable operations, while also making verifiable content available to the IPFS peer-to-peer network. web3.storage APIs make it possible to offer encrypted file-sharing and access management to users, with only a few clicks. The combination of IPFS with web3.storage allows any l Web3 tool like Fileverse to be competitive without a huge team.

How it’s going

Fileverse is bringing the next billion users to Web3 by providing a simple-to-use tool to anyone – whether they use wallets or have no knowledge of Web3. IPFS and web3.storage have enabled the Fileverse team to quickly add features such as public, private, and/or token-enabled access management; wallet-enabled encryption; on-chain analytics; and privacy-enhancing, secure chat rooms. Fileverse provides a viable alternative to Web2 collaboration tools from a privacy-first standpoint, and as a result, they are seeing significant support from developers and anons, with over 13,000 contributors and thousands of files shared via Fileverse. Fileverse Portal, their next upgrade, will introduce to on-chain communities, and anons, private and token-enabled whiteboards, collaborative documents, polls, notes, 3D visualizations, and much more.