From @alexanderattar on Tue Apr 18 2017 21:12:32 GMT+0000 (UTC)
I just want to add that I have tried encrypting JSON via sha256 to get a hash such as 4f72333148622e4ae56e9c65d57aee47186cd6910ca080757ab72cc0c650f6bb and have prefixed this with 1220 and then taken the entire string with the prefix:
and after running that through a base58 encoding, I get a hash that resembles an IPFS hash with the prefixed Qm, but the hash is not consistent with was is returned from adding the same JSON to IPFS via the command-line. I am wondering if I am doing something wrong, or missing a step. Thanks again!