Storj Blog

Hello Storjlings! We hope you are staying warm now that winter has arrived. We were ranked #2 on Consensys Top 20 blockchain - Developer Activity for October. Our team has been laser-focused and its showing as we finish features for our Pioneer 2 release. The network is more stable, performant, and user-friendly than ever before. We’re still looking for more Nodes to join ahead of our Voyager release, please sign up on the waitlist to get an auth token for your node!
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Hello Storjlings! It’s finally feeling like winter, but our team is only heating up as we get closer to our Pioneer 2 and Voyager launches. Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been focused on finishing the final remaining items before our Pioneer 2 release. Pioneer 2 is a major milestone because it means we’re code complete for Voyager launch. We’re also going to be measuring the network’s performance, retrievability, availability, and durability to ensure we can meet our SLAs.
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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 it to store and retrieve data. Today, we’re pleased to publish our quarterly STORJ token report for Q3 2019. Please note paragraph b below, announcing the planned closing of our SJCX-STORJ converter.
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GitBackup is a tool that backs up and archives GitHub repositories. The tool is in the process of backing up the entirety of GitHub onto the Storj network, which currently stands at 1-2 PB of data. As of today, October 18, 2019, the tool has currently snapshotted 815,200 repositories across more than 150,000 users. GitHub is the largest store of open source code in the world, with 20 million users and more than 28 million public repositories as of April 2017.
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Hello Storjlings, It has been just under a month since our last development update, so strap in, we’ve got a lot to share! If you missed our September quarterly town hall, don’t worry, we recorded it for your viewing pleasure. We also just announced a Storj IPFS integration that allows you to upload files to the Storj network via the IPFS protocol. If you’ve been waiting for us to release the native Windows installer, we’ve got some good news— your wait is over!
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Great news! If you’re using Windows Home, you can now run a Storage Node using our native Windows installer. The new installer includes an auto-updater so you never have to worry about whether or not your Node is up to date and it also includes our brand new Node Dashboard. The Node Dashboard can be viewed in your web browser, and it provides a ton of useful information about your Node’s performance (including your reputation).
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