Open Collective
Open Collective
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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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Contributors is all of us

Our contributors 15

Thank you for supporting


Interplanetary Explorer Spo...

$700 USD

Gyuri Lajos

Interplanetary Supporter

$265 USD

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

Michael Schmid

$30 USD


Interplanetary Supporter

$25 USD


$20 USD


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from

Updates on our activities and progress.

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


Transparent and open finances.

Reimbursement #176750
Contribution #715299

Credit from Michael Schmid to

Contribution #667531
Today’s balance

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Total raised

$946.43 USD

Total disbursed

$946.43 USD

Estimated annual budget

$799.51 USD