Storj Blog

Over the last few months, we’ve published a significant amount of information about the launch of the Storj V3 network. We’re all thrilled with the progress we’ve made, and the feedback from the storage node operator waitlist members joining the V3 network has been very positive. We’re now starting to get questions about the plan for the transition from the previous V2 network to the V3 network—for both storage node operators and developers.
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The wait is over for storage node operators! We have launched the Storj network V3 Explorer release, which is the alpha that allows storage node operators to join the network! We know many of you have been waiting to join the V3 network as storage node operators to start earning STORJ tokens by sharing your unused hard drive space and bandwidth. Today we will be sending invites to the first folks on our waitlist.
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The Storj Explorer release, the public alpha for storage node operators, is rapidly approaching. And for waitlist members who are eagerly awaiting their chance to become storage node operators and share their excess hard drive space on the network, that day can’t come soon enough! It’s been quite a journey getting from V2 to V3, and the V2 storage node operators (who were previously called farmers) have played a critical part in making that journey possible.
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We asked and you answered! The results of the Storage Node Operator Survey are in. We have a long waitlist of storage node operators interested in sharing their hard drives and bandwidth on the Storj V3 network. We asked this group of future storage node operators some questions about their network environment, hardware, available storage, and a number of other data points that will help us understand what we can expect on the launch of the Explorer release.
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At our quarterly town hall that was held this week, the Storj team shared details about our progress building the new V3 network, timelines around upcoming releases, and specifics about our token governance and policies. We also had some great questions from developers in the community during the nearly-hour-long Q&A at the end of the presentation. If you missed the town hall presentation, you can watch the YouTube replay below. Closed captioning is available.
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Storj is a decentralized object storage network where data is encrypted client-side, broken into pieces, erasure coded, and spread across a network of fault-tolerant nodes. The goal for Storj’s V3 network is to provide developers with an object storage solution that is more secure, economical and performant than existing cloud storage options. This is made possible through protocol features like concurrency, parallelism, client-side encryption, and erasure coding (Reed-Solomon). The Storj test network (storj-sim) enables you to run all the components of the Storj platform (Satellite, Uplink client, and storage nodes) and test them on your local machine.
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