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I suspect that there's a way to identify the latest content built into IPFS, but if not, it's easy to build that on top of something like Ethereum. If you're new to Ethereum, it's a global, trustless, blockchain-based coordination platform—it gives us the ability to determine what "The New York Times" is, without having to trust someone else to tell you. The New York Times would have an Ethereum contract with storage space that only their private key can write to that would hold the hash of the latest state of the site. A site state would contain set of hashes that point to the day's articles and perhaps previous states of the paper.

In the very near future, the entire New York Times archives will be fetchable just by asking for it. Your computer will ask your neighbor for the front page for July 21, 1969, and they'll send it right over.




> I suspect that there's a way to identify the latest content built into IPFS

Yeah-- the IPNS records have a notion of recency, as well as being able to write version history datastructures (e.g. git)




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