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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