Opacity | The Future of Distributed Storage?


Anyone who uses the internet probably knows what Dropbox or Google Drive is, right? 

If you don't then they are major players in file hosting. As a blogger and a parent, I relied on these services to store many of my images and documents as USB's and computer storage just doesn't cut it. However, with the increase in demand, these companies have taken to charging for their services. The charges allow you to store more which is invaluable to any online user. You want to be sure the service you choose for the long term is suitable for your needs, allows you to upload and download freely and has large enough storage - but more so it's secure! 

Google Drive, Dropbox and Mega are centralised platforms, in simpler terms, this means that there is a main Governing body who controls all of the chips and with that, your personal data. How can you really trust who is accessing your valuable, personal data? Breaches are still very much an issue - we hear about it all of the time from Facebook and Google. Did you know that Dropbox is partnered with Google Cloud? 

So how can you protect your data, documents and images? 

The decentralisation that's how. 

When a company is decentralised it's not governed by one power. All aspects are delegated so power is held equally and far more securely. In a sense, the company or service runs transparently. This is not something you will get from companies like Dropbox or Google based sites. 

That's where the guys at Opacity come in. Opacity is an anonymous file storage solution with aims of decentralisation. Like it's competitors they will offer a range of packages to suit all needs, the lowest featuring 100 GB and the largest 2 TB. Packages are purchased using Opacity cryptocurrency (OPQ) ensuring that every aspect is kept anonymously.  Currently, Opacity can be purchased on exchanges, but there is a possibility of adding a fiat gateway in later versions. 

• Lowest Priced Package: 100 GB storage, unlimited downloads and anonymous. 
• Medium Priced Package: 1TB storage, unlimited downloads and anonymous. 
• Largest Priced Package: 2TB storage, unlimited downloads and anonymous. 

When using Opacity Storage you'll be surprised to find there's no email or password login. So, how can you use a service if there's no login? When uploading to the Opacity platform, the user will be issued with an "Opacity" handle, the handle is basically an encryption key comprising of various characters is used as a way to get into your account - the handle will not be made up of any personal data, but rather the first 8 characters of the file name of the file you are uploading. 

As for pricing, there's a pretty huge difference in comparison to centralised competitions, Opacity peg the price, this means that the price is pegged naturally to the storage value which ensures you're always getting the better deal in comparison to competitors. 

Here, take a look: 


Speaks volumes, right? 

It's pretty clear I'm more than excited about this. I'm a huge fan of cryptocurrency in general which is pretty evident from my Twitter but to team cryptocurrency and file storage in a decentralised manner at a super low price is pretty incredible. Surely it's not just me that's seeing it that way? 

They aim to launch in May this year. I'm sure it's going to be a huge hit, especially in the cryptocurrency and blogging communities but even if you are looking to save money in the long run and currently pay for the services shown above, it's one to consider as the pricing between the companies is so varied. You can't not save money by moving to Opacity. 

Let me know your thoughts on Opacity Storage or decentralisation in general, is this something you feel should be more common? 


You can check out the website yourself over on Opacity Storage and also find out more about the company and service over on their Medium 

Conor

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20 comments

  1. Thanks! I actually never heard about them until now. But its always good to have storage space and options!

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  2. Great post! I have not heard of opacity before, thank you for the info for more storage!

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  3. Yeah certainly ,I can't trust the centralized storage companies but then so far those were the best options. I came across Opacity for the first time.

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    1. Keep your eyes peeled for the release, it's not long now! :)

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  4. I have heard of Opacity from one of my colleagues here in NY but have not yet used it. I will go for it.

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    1. That's great news that you heard it about it before, all it needs is more exposure and we are good to go!

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  5. What an excellent post! I've never actually heard about Opacity before, so this is super helpful, thanks!

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  6. Thanks for the introduction as I've never heard of Opacity. Will definitely check it out.

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    1. Not a problem at all. Be sure to keep updated on the release dates etc. For anyone else interested, they have a telegram group that is very active (almost 3000 members) and the devs keep everyone up-to date on the development progress.

      Telegram:
      https://t.me/opacitystorage

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  7. I have never heard of this service before but nowadays we are doing so much on line we keep needing more and more secure storage so it’s good to know about other safe options.

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  8. That is unusual not to have a sign in. It sounds great though, I wouldn't be adverse to trying it for storage.

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  9. Google drive plays a huge role specially more on blogging. Majority are freelancers online. This post is really helpful.

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  10. I've never heard of this company, but you've definitely intrigued me to learn more!! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. It's my first time to hear about Opacity Storage. I'll look into it to see if it suits my needs

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  12. Wow sounds Amazing. I only have 16gb phone memory and I really need this now I should check this one thanks for sharing!

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  13. This is the first time I am hearing about Opacity. i will check further on this. Thank you for sharing man.

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  14. First time hearing about them but they are clearly worth checking out. Thanks for such an informative post.

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