The Storj Labs Blog

The significant shift toward remote work brought on by the pandemic looks like it’s going to have a lasting effect mainly because of the long list of benefits, from increased productivity to general employee satisfaction. While the shift to remote work has a lot of great things going for it, one thing most newly remote workers will miss is the opportunity for face-to-face interaction. I’ve been fully remote for the last two years and for me, that was probably the biggest adjustment.
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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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With the production launch of the Tardigrade platform, we introduced our new billing system. The system allows all Tardigrade users to pay for the storage and bandwidth they use on the network. At launch, we’re accepting payments via credit card or with STORJ tokens. To view your latest bill, go to the billing tab on your Tardigrade account. Payments Methods and Credits You can pay for Tardigrade in two ways: credit card or STORJ token (our ERC-20 utility token).
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Our production release is right around the corner and this is fantastic news for developers on the waitlist and our community of Storage Node Operators. I’m going to share a little bit about what you, our dedicated and patient community members, can expect once we hit production in January 2020. Storage Node Operators First of all, let me take this opportunity to thank the early adopters and long-time supporters who run the Storage Nodes that make our network possible.
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During our Q2 town hall earlier this month, we received a couple of emails inquiring about pricing for the V3 network. We haven’t announced pricing yet, but we can share some information about the breakdown of the costs, and how pricing works in a decentralized network, along with some important details for partners and app developers in terms of the mechanics of billing and invoicing. Break it down for me Unlike traditional cloud storage, Storj Labs doesn’t operate a bunch of data centers, or even one.
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