Could this kind of versioning include the possibility of "tagging" (v1.0.0, v. 1.1.0, etc) for each file in a hash chain?
One problem I have with Git right now is that, when versioning the history of a textual edition (rather than the history of a software program), I can only create version tags for an entire repo rather than for an individual file. Thus, if I want to create version numbers for an individual text file, I end up having create a new repo for each file. But I have over 15,000 texts that I'm trying to version and this would require 15,000 Git repos. This becomes very difficult to manage.
This isn't really GITs fault since Git was designed for versioning software and not texts.
But if ipfs allowed for creating hash chains for individual files rather for directories, this would be a kind of versioning system much better suited to the versioning of text editions than GIT currently is.