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Paula Author

hey! well, it's not the same. Let me explain. What TOR does is a layered (and ciphered) IP mixing, so the final IP of your connection is different from your original one, similar to proxies system. It actually works due to decentralized nodes (either final nodes or middle ones) and it aims to preserve privacy. Of course, it's only useful when used correctly (not signing up in sites and such). On the other hand, IPFS consist of data and information nodes that work using peer-to-peer system in order to decentralize information, but not quite aims to IP obfuscation. They both uses a distributed open philosophy, but the have different goals. I don't know if I'm being clear here :)