Decentralized Data Storage’s Only Competition Is the Public Cloud

Decentralized Data Storage’s Only Competition Is the Public Cloud


This week, the Filecoin mainnet finally went live. This is huge news, not only because of the anticipation following Filecoin’s large token offering in 2017, but because creating a vibrant ecosystem of decentralized cloud offerings is an important step in the maturation of the cloud.

I suspect my feelings on this development may surprise a few people, given that it means a high-profile organization is entering into direct competition with my company, Storj Labs. Instead, I see it as the further evolution of a necessary industry, one that we have helped lead for several years now. 

Ben Golub is the executive chairman and CEO at Storj Labs, an open-source, decentralized cloud storage provider. He is a serial entrepreneur and the former CEO of Docker, Gluster and Plaxo.

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