I uploaded a unique .txt via the IPFS UI after that I removed it and stopped my ipfs daemon (after 5 seconds) but now it’s still online since a week. Do you know why? Where is the data stored? I thought the data is only shared across active peers? Thanks!
IPFS has as a design requirement that nodes be able to only store and/or distribute content they explicitly want to store and/or distribute. This means that computers that run IPFS nodes do not have to host “other people’s stuff”, which is a very important thing when you consider that lots of content in the internet is – in some for or other – illegal under certain jurisdictions.