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Hi! JT Olio here. We recently launched the white paper for our V3 network! The document offers 90 pages of detail about what we’ve built and are now working on for our near-term roadmap, and it’s wonderful to finally have it out!

I would have loved to go into this amount of detail during my conversation with David Vorick of Siacoin a few months ago. We were talking about how this V3 architecture is fundamentally better than other approaches, but I was unable to go into why at that time. Now, with the release of our white paper, we can finally dive into those reasons.

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Since Storj’s humble inception at the Texas Bitcoin Hackathon four years ago - you know, the one where our cofounder Shawn Wilkinson and his first Storj prototype won the main prize - our team has been through a lot. Our community has exploded, we released our production network and announced plans to pivot to a new platform that could better scale to support exabytes of data. Part of this pivot involves releasing the architecture of this new platform.
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In our recent town hall meeting, we took a quick look at our development team’s progress towards building V3 of the Storj Labs network. We kept it short because we realized that not everyone is interested in the fine, technical details of the platform’s inner workings. However, we know that many developers within our community love this kind of stuff. Because of that, we committed to delivering a longer presentation on network V3 that dives into how the new network will make improvements over the current version.

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By JT Olio, Director of Engineering Hello, I’m JT Olio! I’m excited to have the opportunity to introduce myself to you as Storj’s new Director of Engineering. This will be my fourth time building a distributed storage system, and each time I’ve been faced with new challenges and learned new things. Distributed systems are so cool. They’re a complex intersection of security, mechanism design, performance, game theory, engineering, distributed systems research, economics, and so much more.
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