Taiwan uses Ethereum IPFS for cybersecurity measures against China

As relations between Taiwan and China heat up, Taiwan is taking cybersecurity measures to prevent data leakage to Chinese hackers. For this purpose, Taiwan's Ministry of Digital Affairs is using Ethereum IPFS technology.

IPFS or InterPlanetary File System is a decentralized peer-to-peer network storage and file referencing system for Ethereum. It is different from BitTorrent’s file storage system and more secure than any other up-to-date system.

According to Digital Minister Audrey Tang, the government launched a new project the day China began preparing for military drills after  U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan for the first time. He shared that as of now, the cyberattacks by China rose to 15,000 gigabits.

To battle against Chinese hackers, the Taiwan ministry decided to employ blockchain technology to protect itself.

Tang shared that China hasn’t been successful in breaching the system since they are using the Ethereum IPFS.  “If it can be taken down, everything from Ethereum to NFTs will be taken down, which is unlikely,”  Tang said.

The idea behind using Ethereum IPFS comes after Russia attacked Ukraine through cyberattacks on their valuable data. The ministry figured that the best way to defend itself from a tech-dominated country is to employ Ethereum IPFS.

The ministry has partnered with Cloudflare, a well-known platform security company to upgrade to the Ethereum IPFS.