The Storj Labs Blog

By now the whole world has felt the daily impact of COVID-19. Everyone at Storj Labs wants to try to help with pandemic relief efforts in any way we can. That’s why we’re proud to announce the COVID-19 Storage Program The last things people on the frontlines of COVID-19 research should have to worry about are cloud storage and egress costs, or data security, privacy, and availability. So, if you or your organization are working to fight the global pandemic, Storj will provide you with 1TB of free cloud storage and bandwidth per month on the Tardigrade decentralized cloud storage platform for one year.
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Today, we would like to announce a tech preview of two powerful developer tools you can now use on Tardigrade. We have now integrated and tested Rclone and Restic on the Tardigrade Object Storage Platform. We would love for the Tardigrade community to test out the integration and give us feedback around the tools, initial use cases, and ways we can improve these integrations. Rclone Rclone, often referred to as rsync for cloud storage, enables developers to directly map files and directories from their filesystem to Tardigrade through a command-line tool.
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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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The STORJ token is an integral part of the Tardigrade network. STORJ tokens provide a quick and easy way to transfer value between Storj Labs, those who provide storage capacity and bandwidth to the network, and those who use the network to store and retrieve data. We are pleased to publish our quarterly STORJ token report for Q4 2019. Please note that we closed the SJCX STORJ converter at the end of the year, and transferred those reserves to the operating supply, as described below.
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Hello Storjlings! We took a little sabbatical from our normally scheduled bi-weekly development updates, but during that time we did a few small things. We launched Tardigrade into GA production! Ok, it was a BIG thing. What this means is that anyone can start utilizing our decentralized cloud storage network by going to tardigrade.io/satellites and creating an account. We have over 5,000 users with accounts already and we’re hoping to continue to drive growth on our network with the next set of open source, partner connectors we’re building.
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Last week, Storj labs announced the production launch of Tardigrade, the industry’s first enterprise-grade, economically sustainable, decentralized storage service. We are really proud of our 99.99999999% durability, 99.95% availability, S3 compatibility, and upload/download speeds that are on par (or better) than the big three cloud providers. We’re proud of the fact that we’re able to price at a fraction of the price of large cloud providers while providing attractive economics to Storage Node Operators and partners, and setting ourselves up for economic sustainability as well.
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