Storj Blog

We announced Tardigrade.io earlier this year, and the Storj team has been hard at work preparing to launch our network Beta ever since. So what better way to gear up for launch than inviting a new friend along for the ride? Why Tardigrade.io needs a mascot We developed the Tardigrade.io logo to be a bold, geometric representation of the microscopic animal’s durable and distributed nature. We kept the logo simple using basic shapes, knowing we’d develop a charming, fun-loving companion to compliment the Tardigrade’s minimalistic brand mark, help tell our story, and hopefully spark a few smiles along the way.
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Join our next community town hall on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. EDT (see below for other timezones). Town hall attendees will hear from Storj leaders, including: Ben Golub, our executive chairman and interim CEO; Brandon Iglesias, product manager; John Gleeson, vice president of operations; Jon Sanderson, vice president of marketing; and myself, Jocelyn Matthews, community manager. Please register for the town hall here. During this town hall, we have a lot to cover.
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This week, we held our quarterly community town hall meeting where we shared the latest updates from the Storj Labs team. During this quarter’s event, we announced the Vanguard release for our new V3 network! We also shared other updates from the Storj Labs team including details around our new Tardigrade network and website; a look back at our Explorer release, which welcomed the first storage node operators to the network; our quarterly Token Flows and Balances report; a greeting from our new board member, Katherine Johnson; and of course, our live Q&A.
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The irony is that the internet, which we all use to search for billions of things, has itself, long been searching for something. Today we present to you that something. Introducing the New Storj Box, Shawn Wilkinson Signature Edition III It’s bold, it’s powerful, it’s essentially spun of gold. It makes all of your decentralized and distributed dreams come true. This confirms, once and for all, that Storj truly is the real Pied Piper.
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To keep the community apprised of our efforts here at Storj Labs, we like to hold quarterly town hall meetings. We are pleased to invite you to join our next community town hall on April 10, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. EDT (see below for other timezones). Town hall attendees will hear from Storj leaders, including Ben Golub, our executive chairman and interim CEO; JT Olio, director of engineering; John Gleeson, vice president of operations; and myself, Jocelyn Matthews, community manager.
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We’ve been onboarding V3 storage nodes for a week now and the feedback has been detailed and thorough. Our initial waitlist has been focused on the more technically proficient, but don’t worry, the onboarding process will continue to get easier as the weeks progress. There have been a number of frequently asked questions that we’d like to answer more broadly. We’ve published a couple of posts recently about the 99.3% uptime target for storage node operators.
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