BlockStorage is a protocol built to connect and abstract all communications with the blockchain, simplifying the user’s life.
The current state of cloud storage, with dozens of reports of security issues, the overall perception of lack of privacy, along with the usually high monthly fees calls for a new kind of storage service, one that guarantees data privacy at lower (or no) costs.
From those concerns we envisioned BlockStorage, a storage protocol based on the principles of ease of use and privacy. Built with the casual user in mind, it allows anyone to store and recover any type of file on any existing blockchain, without cost (besides the transaction fee to store the file).
BlockStorage leverages blockchain technology to ensure the safest and most transparent storage experience. Our protocol allows users to seamlessly upload files to the blockchain of their choice, while taking care of the data encryption and the respective blockchain protocol. And, because of the inherent nature of blockchains, it assures that the data will never be lost. In short, it will store the files for life without any recurring costs.
We are creating a protocol to solve the world’s biggest storage issues surrounding subscription plan, security and privacy.
In the information age, our biggest problem has been keeping our data safe. Statistics show that in 2017 about 5 million data records were leaked per day. That's right, PER DAY!
This year, the UK's Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) confirmed 30 organisations, including Facebook, were being investigated as part of a national inquiry into the use of personal data and analytics for political and commercial purposes.
It's expensive. In the short term, cloud services appear cost-effective – instead of paying upfront to buy your own equipment and software, you pay a low monthly fee. However, it's the long-term costs that bite you. It takes money to pay for server-cooling systems, bandwidth, fire-suppression systems, backup generators, security systems and patrols, and staffing for 24/7 network operations centers. And you'll pay for them every day, for years.
Service providers can be arbitrary and fickle. Users of cloud services can get caught up in complex policy and gatekeeping issues that can cause their accounts to be suspended or closed. One service shutting you down can cause a negative ripple effect across your entire business.
What we bring with BlockStorage is a new concept of cloud storage. No subscription fees to have your files accessible from anywhere, and no expiring date, either.
In addition, no one will have full access to your files. In fact, no one will get your files unless you desire.
Blocks token will be released on the basis of Ethereum platform.
May 31, 2018 (9:00AM GMT)
1 ETH = 10,000 BLOCKS
With the help from our team, contributors and investors, these are the milestones we are looking forward to achieving.
Start working on the concept, creating case studies to reach both users already familiar with crypto and those that aren't. Seeking to put together the best for both worlds. Start to put together a team.
Finish the BlockStorage protocol concept with the best way to store files. Start to draw the system and SDK architecture. Create a proof of concept with the access baseline, making use of various blockchains to store and recover files.
Keep up at the blockchain integration and develop our customer service.
Finish some ICO campaign details. Reach out to advisors, start seed round and plan crowdsale at the end of the month. Get some contracts ready, KYC and the proper tools to start the campaign.
With the SDK development finished at this point, integrate it with the community to add support for more blockchains. Start the development of "MyBlocks" (similar to "MyEtherWallet") to provide a simple way for customers to manage the sending and retrieval of files.
Continue with the SDK improvement, always trying to reach as many blockchains as possible. Development of "MyBlocks" halfway at this point. Search for more exchanges to list the BlockStorage token.
Finish "MyBlocks" and deliver to users. Start a new community vote to choose the next blockchains to be integrated.
Focus our efforts on clients to create a robust customer service. Integrate directly with Ethereum to enable the use of BLOCKS token on the Ethereum blockchain without ETH.
Keep up at the blockchains integration and making our customer service better.
Work on big integrations chosen by the community and look for partnerships to implement Blocks SDK, such as websites who need to store files and images without storage integration at this point.
Continue integrating more blockchains and start working with new partners to provide the best of our service.
We are a strong tech team of brazilian based entrepreneurs, talented software engineers and designers devoted to revolutionise cloud storage.
Here are the most frequently asked questions about Blockstorage:
Currently there are no other projects that enable you to write files in blockchains. Other projects out there use a concept called a sidechain, that uses the blockchain just to save an ID number for files saved on a CDN or S3. Blockstorage actually saves your file on the blockchain. Better yet – you can even select the blockchain you want to use (Doge blockchain, Universa blockchain, Dash, Ethereum, etc).
Yes! You can choose any file to send. Our process converts the file to bytes and then compresses, encrypts and runs other mandatory processes before it gets uploaded to the blockchain.
No! Using Blockstorage, you will just need pay a transaction fee to upload the file to the blockchain. You don't have to pay anything to recover your file. No subscriptions, no fees or taxes.
Yes, we do! Our product is currently running on "development" environment. Just ping us, and we'll provide you a link for you to test uploading and downloading files to and from the blockchain.