Storage has long been centralized and inherently insecure. Blockchain may be able to change that.
By Matt Asay | September 19, 2016, 7:54 AM PST
In the traditional data center, enterprises managed their storage needs by adding racks of servers. In this world, storage was centralized, making it both inefficient and insecure. If a new open source project has its way, however, storage will be blockchain-based, offering end-to-end encrypted—and highly distributed—storage. Such storage would not be distributed to a few data centers, but rather distributed across hundreds or thousands (or millions?) of nodes, yet still offering superior performance because of its peer-to-peer nature. Read more.