Storj Blog

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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Hello Storjlings! As the summer comes to an end, we’ve been working hard on functionality for our next release, Pioneer 2. Pioneer 2 will contain all of the functionality we need to launch our production service, so it’s a major milestone. Our town hall this quarter will be heldon Wednesday, September 25th to give a company-wide update and share some exciting news, so please tune in. Recent Development Accomplishments: We finished implementing the initial version of the SNO Dashboard, it will be released soon, so be on the lookout for an announcement.
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Hello Storjlings, If you haven’t heard, Pioneer 1 is a go! We launched our first beta release last week while we were at Open Source Summit in San Diego. Open Source Summit has a special place in our hard drives because we love being a part of the incredibly talented, and diverse open source community. Here are some of the major items we have been working on over the last month.
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We’re already approaching the end of summer, but things are still heating up here at Storj Labs! We’ve been on fire adding the final features and improvements ahead of our Pioneer 1 beta launch in the next few weeks, and iced coffee and nitro cold brew are the only two things keeping us cool. Recent development accomplishments: We finished implementing the garbage collection feature but have disabled it on storage nodes for the time being until our testing efforts finish and we are confident that there are no bugs.
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As we get closer to launching Pioneer 1 (our first beta release), we’ve been burning the midnight oil finishing features and squashing bugs! We expect we’ll be launching this release in the next few weeks, so be on the lookout. From V0.14.3 to V0.15.3 releases we had over 200 PRs get merged into our V3 codebase. If you haven’t had a chance to watch our town hall from last week, please check it out, it has tons of information about where we’re headed.
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Today we crossed another major milestone off our list on the road to production. We’re happy to announce the release of Beacon. This is the last update ahead of our Pioneer 1 (Beta), which we’re planning to release mid-July. Beacon is a huge milestone for several reasons. In addition to general improvements, it adds three major updates. File sharing with macaroons: As we mentioned before, macaroons are cryptographic authorization credentials that enable decentralized encryption key management.
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