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Decentralized Websites on Ethereum Aim to Solve Social Media Censorship

Key Takeaways MyEtherWallet has launched IPFS support, allowing users to host their own decentralized websites  Unstoppable Domains, which just recently partnered with MEW, revealed its decentralized blog (dBlog) service, also hosted on IPFS These efforts illustrate the growing need for decentralized, censorship-resistant services  The DeFi news category was brought to you by Ampleforth, our preferred DeFi partner Share this article

Alongside Unstoppable Domains, MyEtherWallet announced the launch of IPFS-powered web services on Ethereum. MEW will enable users to host websites on decentralized .crypto and .eth domains, while Unstoppable Domains launched a censorship-resistant blogging service.

MEW Enables Users to Post Uncensorable Content

There is growing frustration with Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter over increasing censorship. MyEtherWallet (MEW), an accessible Ethereum wallet interface, has announced the launch of “Host Your Own Site,” a new service that will enable its users to post virtually uncensorable content online. The new service uses the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), a peer-to-peer network for storing and sharing data in a distributed file system.

“Wallets don’t have to be just for payments anymore,” said MEW founder Kosala Hemachandra. By using smart contracts, these websites are stored as assets on the Ethereum blockchain.

When combined with decentralized domains such as the ones enabled by MEW’s partnership with Unstoppable Domains, the feature provides unmatched free speech protection. 

First .crypto Blogs Hit the Decentralized Internet

Unstoppable Domains, a company building blockchain-based domain names, recently partnered with MEW to enable its users to register and manage decentralized domains in the newly launched MEW app. Domains cost $40 for a one-year registration and have no renewal charges, unlike popular extensions like .com or .net. 

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