Where are the surreals attributes?
Where is it stored?
The surreals 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 surreals 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 Surreals website is offline?
You keep your surreal
Here are the elements you can retrieve
- surreals attributes
- surreal visual
- other data
DD: Ok pour moi
Good points 👍
- Surreals chose to put the surreals attributes, the surreal 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 Surreals dies & IPFS survives, you will be able to retrieve this data.
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.
- It would be appreciated if Surreals would create documentation (article or video) that explains how users can retrieve the surreal outside the platform.
|Written on-chain||Hosted on Blockweave||Hosted via IPFS||Hosted via CDN||Hosted on a server||Not referenced|
|Surreals attributes (text)||60||50||
|Surreal visual (computed media)||20||15||
|Other data (text)||10||5||
|There is no documentation that explains how users can retrieve the NFT assets.||+0|