On Dec. 31, 2022, the TON Foundation presented
to the community TON Storage, a technology that reliably stores data of any size on the decentralized TON network.
It’s important to note that every key component for a Web3 internet from TON’s roadmap
was released on schedule.
TON developers have published an article
on TON Storage, and we’re going to give a run-down of its most exciting aspects.TON Storage: What you need to know▪️
In the modern world, there’s only one safe way to store data: by spreading the information among as many storage devices as possible and saving it in various locations. ▪️
The technology behind TON Storage is akin to BitTorrent’s. Like torrents, users download files directly from one another’s devices without using servers or data centers.▪️
With a special utility, any user can upload a file onto The Open Network and make it available for download. The following user who downloads the file will automatically become a storage node and join in seeding, while the next person will download from the first two nodes (users) simultaneously. This way, file copies will be stored in various locations worldwide.▪️
Anyone can become a storage node on the TON network and receive Toncoin directly from users for storing files and data.▪️
Uploaded files on the network are immutable, and the integrity is confirmed via cryptography.▪️
On regular torrents, there are no guarantees of secure storage and no financial incentive. Files are available as long as one node on the network is storing them. TON Storage can provide data security by creating special smart contracts between users and storage nodes. The smart contracts guarantee that users will pay the node a fixed price for storing their files.▪️
TON Storage is integrated with TON Sites. Now you can host a TON site in TON Storage.▪️
TON Storage is a suitable option for storing NFT content. The TON NFT standard was designed with the possibility of migrating to TON Storage in mind, and now collection creators can use this feature.▪️
On TON Storage, you can upload private data, which will be encrypted beforehand with the help of your TON wallet keys. This will provide excellent security and allow users to avoid using log-ins and passwords.▪️
The TON Foundation encourages developers to create products based on TON Storage, from convenient apps similar to Dropbox to non-commercial torrent portals for file sharing.▪️
The TON Foundation will be concentrating on integrating TON Storage with TON Payments to enable rewarding storage nodes not only for storing files but also for quick sharing.▪️
We invite the community to download a file from TON Storage
in a regular web browser (you’ll have to know how to open TON sites
).Congratulations to the community for launching the final key Web3 component.
2023 will be the year we see the synergy of TON’s Web3 components and the dawn of the decentralized internet.