Enter Web 3.0: Blockchain and the global MLS | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
We can envision IPFS through the process of sending an email.

Using Gmail, the journey of your email today is from your computer to Google’s server to your recipient’s computer. With IPFS, that email will travel directly from your computer to your recipient’s computer (or the shortest possible route).

The blockchain secures this process. Imagine protecting a jewelry box in your home. If someone wants to rob you, they only need to bypass your security system. Now imagine you distribute each garment to a trusted neighbor. Now the thief has to break into the entire neighborhood.

The blockchain (and IPFS) provides the ability for us to create open communication channels between each other.