Where are the ape attributes?

Off blockchain

Where is it stored?

The ape attributes are hosted on several computers via IPFS protocol.

What exactly is IPFS?

IPFS is a distributed system for storing and accessing files or assets. This is not a blockchain. You can see more information here.

Does it guarantee the availability of the ape attributes?

No. To be sure about the persistence of the data, you need someone to "pin" your data on IPFS nodes. In most cases, the NFT platform does it for you.

What if Bored Ape Yacht Club website is offline?

You keep your ape

Here are the elements you can retrieve

  • ape attributes
  • ape visual
  • other data

Good points 👍

  • Bored Ape Yacht Club chose to put the ape attributes, the ape visual and the other data on a distributed & decentralized protocol: IPFS. Even if this is not the best practice to guarantee data availability, this is better than choosing private storage.
  • If Bored Ape Yacht Club dies & IPFS survives, you will be able to retrieve this data.
  • Great to see that Bored Ape Yacht Club created a documentation on how we can retrieve our ape outside the platform.

Bad points 👎

  • The data hosted on IPFS needs to be "pinned" to be available. If not, it can disappear at any time. We recommend using a more robust solution like Blockweave.
This audit has been performed by a human and the grade is based on the Utility / Entertainment scheme.
Written on-chain Hosted on Blockweave Hosted via IPFS Hosted via CDN Hosted on a server Not referenced
Ape attributes (text) 60 50
5 5 0 Main data
Ape visual (computed media) 20 15
5 5 0 Secondary
Other data (text) 10 5
0 0 0 Other
A documentation that explains how users can retrieve the NFT assets is published. +10
total 55

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