Module helia - v2.1.0

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An implementation of IPFS in JavaScript


Exports a createHelia function that returns an object that implements the Helia API.

Pass it to other modules like @helia/unixfs to make files available on the distributed web.


import { createHelia } from 'helia'
import { unixfs } from '@helia/unixfs'
import { CID } from 'multiformats/cid'

const helia = await createHelia()

const fs = unixfs(helia)'bafyFoo'))


$ npm i helia

Browser <script> tag

Loading this module through a script tag will make it's exports available as Helia in the global namespace.

<script src=""></script>

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