Decentralized Storage: Disrupting Data Storage with Blockchain

Decentralized storage refers to the concept of storing files on the Internet by breaking them up into encrypted chunks and sending those chunks to multiple nodes on a distributed network.

What is decentralized storage?

An introduction of centralized data storage was first proposed in 2013-2015, by projects such as InterPlanetary File System, IPFS and Storj, the concept is introducing in 2013-2015. The concept is based on trying to take into account network-decentralized networks for improving file system privacy and security, in addition to this, it can be used as an alternative.

Using multiple copies of file fragments increases security and privacy: even if some nodes in the network are compromised, files can be retrieved from the remaining nodes.

Closed storage systems should not be confused with cloud systems. Cloud servers are remote file storage on servers managed by a single service provider, such as Google Drive or Amazon Drive.

Cloud companies’ data stores are centralized, which means they can experience downtime or be attacked by hackers, resulting in reduced availability or even loss of data. At the same time, they are managed by a private organization, which can limit access to specific customers and censor them.

Various storage systems fragment user files and transfer their storage to multiple members of the Blockchain network.

High resistance to censorship due to the fact that no single organization controls the network. Increased uptime as a result of the fact that data downloads are available from multiple nodes on the network, most of which are on the network.

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