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Storj node with Mecana and extra drives 624x468

Cool project tutorial from Olivier Balais.

What is Storj?

Since a couple of months, a project grabs all of my attention. That’s Storj.io.

If you never heard about it yet, Storj presents itself as a decentralized and encrypted cloud storage system based on blockchain technologies. The press, always optimistic, even names it the Airbnb of cloud storage.

What is it, really? Storj is a network built on top of the equally named protocol, which aims to share extra disk space of individuals all around the world in order to provide a cloud storage system, cheaper and more resilient than Amazon S3 or Google Cloud Storage.

Of course, in exchange of its extra disk space shared accross the Storj network, the user (farmer) earns a couple of bucks each month, depending on the amount of megabytes stored on its disks and the amount of data downloaded and uploaded during the same period.

Read more.


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