Web 3, a decentralized internet is the future where you no longer use centralised server that was controlled and monitored by company instead you will be able to host your websites, files everything on numerous servers that was created and provided by individuals like you so that you will get better security and privacy.

You may probably know decentralized crypto currency and decentralized finance  DeFi which are based on web3 technology but have you heard of decentralised cloud storage? It is step towards decentralized web 3 internet where you can store your files on numerous servers around the world hosted by people.

If you're serious about security and privacy of your files then it is always suggested to use decentralised cloud storage platforms over centralized cloud storage platforms that are managed by single or multiple companies who can access your files and sell your data without your permission for advertising or share with law enforcement agencies to co-operate for legal issues.

Most centralized cloud storage platforms use single server to host user files so hackers were able to exploit and hijack centralised server to extract data, but hackers will face super difficulty even not possible to hack decentralized cloud storage platforms as user files are encrypted and splited into smaller files and then hosted on several servers by unknown individuals.

Fortunately, there are numerous decentralized cloud storage platforms out there on internet but you have to choose the best so that you won't face issues later in future, recently we found an reliable decentralized cloud storage platform founded by Shawn Wilkinson in 2014 named Storj.

Storj is an open source decentralised cloud storage platform aka DCS that not only applies AES-256 encryption on uploaded files but also give 150 GB cloud storage for free with additional affordable paid plans and useful features for users and developers with drop in S3 compatibility, so do you like it? are you interested in Storj? If yes let's know little more info before we explore more.

Storj official support •

Website : Storj.io

• How to sign up on Storj •

- Go to Storj.io and enter your email, password then tap on Start for Free.

- Now, check your email.

- Find email from Storj DCS then tap on Confirm your email. 

Done, you successfully finished sign up on Storj.

• How to use Storj with key features and UI / UX overview •

- Open Storj, here you see you got 150GB storage for free.

-  Tap on Get Started


- Save your encryption password which is required to recover your files, I completed  check ✓ then tap on Next >

- Tap on demo bucket, you can also new New Bucket but demo bucket works fine.

- Tap on Upload then select Upload File or Upload Folder from device storage.

- Once, done your file or folder will be uploaded.

- Bingo, your file or folder is uploaded on Storj decentralized cloud storage which you can download or share.

- Access Grants.

- Projects

- Project Members

- Payments

Atlast, this are just highlighted features of Storj DCS there may be many hidden features in-build that provides you external benefits to give the ultimate usage experience, so if you want one of the best decentralized cloud storage platform then Storj is worthy choice.

Overall, Storj comes with light mode by default and it has simple and clean interface on desktop that ensures user friendly experience, while on mobile Storj is neither optimised or adjusted so you will faced difficulty to reach features, so I hope Storj will fix it's website on mobile and as always in any project there is space for improvement so let's wait and see will Storj get any major UI changes in future to make it even more better, as of now Storj is fabulous for sure.

Moreover, Storj DCS has only one pro plan which costs $4 / TB for storage and $7 / TB for bandwidth which is 80% cheaper compared to centralized cloud storage platform, you only have to pay for the storage you use and there is no lock in on Storj DCS, yes indeed if you're searching for such decentralized cloud storage platform then Storj has potential to become your new favourite choice.

Finally, this is Storj a secure and private decentralized cloud storage platform for regular users and developers, are you an existing user of Storj DCS? If yes do say your experience and mention which feature you the the most on Storj DCS in our comment section below, see ya :)