The Storj Labs Blog

With the paint barely dry on our production release of the Tardigrade Platform, one of the areas where we’re seeing the strongest interest from customers and partners building apps is our security model and access control layer. The security and privacy capabilities of the platform are some of the most differentiating features and they give our partners and customers some exciting new tools. Distributed and decentralized cloud storage is a fantastic way to take advantage of underutilized storage and bandwidth, but in order to provide highly available and durable cloud storage, we needed to build in some fairly sophisticated security and privacy controls.
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During this time, when so many people are focused on simply surviving, it’s important to make sure a company’s ongoing efforts, especially in the areas of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), aren’t overlooked. Given that DEI initiatives strive to create an inclusive environment, these efforts become even more critical when employees may feel more isolated than ever. In the U.S. and throughout the world, people from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds experience a disparate impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Because of the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve taken a different approach for our Town Hall and Q&A. If you missed our Town Hall, you can watch it on our YouTube channel. Below are questions from our community members, and answers from the Storj Labs leadership team. Thanks to all those who submitted questions. 1. Is it possible to have more Nodes (different storage, different IP address) registered under one email address?
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We had our quarterly town hall on April 22. If you weren’t able to attend, you can watch the video on YouTube. As with every town hall, we provided some great updates and this one included a live (well, it was live when it was recorded) demo using our Go library bindings for Tardigrade. Beyond the town hall, the dev teams have been incredibly busy in the wake of our production release.
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The STORJ token is an integral part of the Tardigrade network. STORJ tokens provide a quick and easy way to transfer value between Storj Labs, those who provide storage capacity and bandwidth to the network, and those who use the network to store and retrieve data. We are pleased to publish our quarterly STORJ token report for Q1 2020. Please note below that, while we continue to explore technical mechanisms to perform the equivalent of our rolling token time-locks, we do not intend to relock the tranche that unlocks in Q3 of ‘20, as explained below.
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