Open Collective
Open Collective

Search engine for the Interplanetary Filesystem (IPFS).

About, launched in 2016, is a dedicated, open-source search engine tailored for the Interplanetary Filesystem (IPFS), a beacon for a truly democratized internet. Our service bridges the gap, allowing users to navigate and harness the potential of this innovative system.

Starting as a centralized service, our journey has been focused on evolving into a fully decentralized platform. Our roadmap includes distributing our search index daily over IPFS, implementing search directly over IPFS, and advancing towards a decentralized crawler as trustless computing algorithms develop.

Our mission is simple yet impactful: to provide a truly neutral perspective on information, free from political or commercial sway. As advocates for a re-decentralized web, we stand against the control exerted by tech giants, championing networks that reflect authentic connections between people.

By significantly reducing resource usage, leveraging spare computing and disk space, we envision a future where search is a public utility. It is our belief that this service should be owned and operated by the very people who use it, fostering a true sense of community and shared ownership.

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Interplanetary Supporter

Contribute $1 monthly as an Interplanetary Supporter. Every dollar counts towards our monthly costs, aiding the maintenance of our privacy-focused,... Read more

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Interplanetary Explorer Sponsor

Pledge monthly as an Interplanetary Explorer. Your support aids in meeting our monthly costs, maintaining our privacy-centric, climate-neutral sear... Read more

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Interplanetary Pioneer - Corporate Sponsor

At $1000 monthly, become an Interplanetary Pioneer. Ideal for businesses supporting decentralized, eco-friendly web search. Your contribution signi... Read more

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$500 USD since May 2023

Gyuri Lajos

$250 USD since Aug 2019

Phillip Mackintosh

$25 USD since May 2023

Andras Fuchs

$20 USD since May 2021


$20 USD since Jul 2022

Ali Gonzalez

$20 USD since Dec 2022

Michael Schmid

$15 USD since Jun 2023


$15 USD since Jul 2023

Tim Dusser-Jolly

$10 USD since Aug 2023 is all of us

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Interplanetary Explorer Spo...

$500 USD

Gyuri Lajos

Interplanetary Supporter

$250 USD

A Re-(Decent)ralized Internet needs an open sou...


$20 USD

Michael Schmid

$15 USD


Interplanetary Supporter

$15 USD


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Urgent: Help Save

Dear Friends & Supporters, Since 2016, has been dedicated to providing neutral, privacy-friendly, open-source search for the Web3 comm...
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Published on May 23, 2023 by Mathijs de Bruin

Scaling the Horizon: Expanding Capabilities and Accelerating Search

Greetings, explorers of the Interplanetary Filesystem! We embarked on a thrilling journey, setting ourselves the ambitious goal of handling a staggering 1000 hits/s on our API endpoints. The aim was to showcase our readiness to scale with I...
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Published on May 16, 2023 by Mathijs de Bruin


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Today’s balance

$302.57 USD

Total raised

$730.83 USD

Total disbursed

$428.26 USD

Estimated annual budget

$1,467.93 USD