The blockchain database network for the decentralized stack

IPDB is a ready-to-use public network with a focus on strong governance, all powered by BigchainDB.

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A planetary-scale blockchain database

The distributed, permanent web is evolving and needs a decentralized database. We are that database.

IPDB is a planetary-scale blockchain database built on BigchainDB. It’s a ready-to-use public network with a focus on strong governance. It shares all the features of BigchainDB to make developers’ lives easier.

IPDB Distributed
A single public database

A single public database

IPDB gives you easy access to a single public, decentralized database with added blockchain characteristics—all built on top of open source BigchainDB.

No installation required—just sign up and go

No installation required—just sign up and go

All you have to do is sign up to start using IPDB. IPDB Caretakers will handle running a BigchainDB network for you.

Store any data, permanently

Store any data, permanently

IPDB allows you to store data indefinitely. It provides blockchain-style tamper-resistance and database-style queryability to give you the best of both worlds.

Predictable pricing

Predictable pricing

Use of IPDB is not based on a cryptocurrency, so a spike in the price won’t make it too expensive to run your application. Usage of IPDB during the test net phase is free of charge.

Responsible governance

Responsible governance

The IPDB Foundation relies on its caretakers and elected board to navigate governance issues.

A Dashboard for your IPDB apps

A Dashboard for your IPDB apps

Manage your apps, give users access, and get statistical insights about your app’s API usage.

  • API usage statistics
  • Access control
  • User management

IPDB Foundation: human-scale governance

The IPDB Foundation is made up of members called caretakers. Our caretakers elect the management board and operate the nodes that validate blocks and store data.

IPDB Governance

Roadmap

The IPDB rollout plan is as follows: A test network for demos, then for invited users, and then the general public. When the test phase is complete, a production network will be launched in the same sequence.

Test network

Demo app

Q4 2016

Test network

Invited users

Q1 2017

Test network

General public

Q2 2017

Production network

Demo app

In progress

Production network

Invited users

Production network

General public

Get started with IPDB

You can get started with IPDB in no time:

BigchainDB

Want to send a transaction to IPDB right now?

Create your first transaction quickly and easily on the BigchainDB Get Started page, or the art of crafting a perfect transaction.

Send your first transaction

Community Tools

BigchainDB Explorer GitHub

Use BigchainDB's HTTP API to explore assets, accounts and transactions.

IPDB Explorer GitHub

Tool for exploring IPDB txs based on asset ids and public keys.

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