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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If you haven’t already heard, we launched the Explorer release! We are sending invitations out every day to our waitlist participants, so if you joined the list be on the lookout. We had an all company meeting in Atlanta mid-January where the entire team focused its efforts on completing the release. If you started running a storage node and have some ideas on how we can improve the experience, or would like to request features, please submit them through our Ideas portal.
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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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As we build the new V3 Storj network, we have to address many massive innovation challenges, some of which have never had to be addressed before. These obstacles go beyond the technology our engineering team is building and include us balancing all the uncertainty of emerging regulatory hurdles and challenges across various jurisdictions (particularly tax jurisdictions) all over the world. Rules for US-Based Storage Node Operators Earning over $600 in a Calendar Year We want to be transparent regarding one particular challenge with paying a small number of our unverified, US-based storage node operators.
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