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Storj

Storj

Storj is a blockchain based distributed cloud storage platform.

Storj is a blockchain and software development company founded by Shawn Wilkinson, James Prestwich, Jim Lowry, John Quinn, and Tome Boshevski on April 3, 2014 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

The company offers a blockchain-based, encrypted, distributed cloud storage platform designed to be sustainable and open-source. Key features of the Storj cloud platform include end-to-end encryption, peer-to-peer technology, and very high availability.

The Storj cloud storage platform uses the platforms native ERC20 cryptocurrency token called STORJ that allows users to be rewarded for renting their unused storage space for for purchasing services offered by the Storj platform.

Funding

Initial coin offering (ICO)

From May 19, 2017 to May 25, 2017 Storj held their initial coin offering (ICO) selling approximately $30 million worth of STORJ, their native cryptocurrency token for the Storj cloud storage platform.

Seed round

On February 23, 2017 Storj completed a seed funding round raising $3 million in funding from Tank Stream Ventures, BnkToTheFuture, Google Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Techstars, and Gabriel Jarrosson.

Partners

The following companies are open source partners with Storj

  • Couchbase
  • MongoDB
  • FZ
  • InflucDB
  • Kafka
  • Minio
  • Nextcloud
  • MariaDB
  • Plesk
  • Pydio
  • Zenko.io

Timeline

May 25, 2017

Initial coin offering (ICO)

From May 19, 2017 to May 25, 2017 Storj held their initial coin offering (ICO) selling approximately $30 million worth of STORJ, their native cryptocurrency token for the Storj cloud storage platform.

February 23, 2017

Seed round funding

On February 23, 2017 Storj completed a seed funding round raising $3 million in funding from Tank Stream Ventures, BnkToTheFuture, Google Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Techstars, and Gabriel Jarross

April 3, 2014

Launch of Storj

Storj is a blockchain and software development company that was founded by Shawn Wilkinson on April 3, 2014 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Ben Golub

Executive Chairman & Interim CEO

Bonnie Adams

Head of People & Culture

Dan Sorensen

Public Relations Director

Jocelyn Mathews

Community Manager

John Gleeson

Vice President of Operations

John Quinn

Founder & Chief Revenue Officer

Jon Sanderson

Vice President of Marketing

JT Olio

Director of Engineering

Kevin Leffew

Business Development Manager

Mathew May

Chief Financial Officer

Philip Hutchins

CTO & Principal DevOps Architect

Shawn Wilkinson

Founder & CSO

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

A brief overview of Kademlia and its use in various decentralized platforms

Storj Labs

Web

Nextcloud joins Storj Labs to deliver decentralized, secure storage - Nextcloud

Nextcloud

Web

Storj A Peer-to-Peer Cloud Storage Network

Shawn Wilkinson, tome@storj.io Tome Boshevski, josh@storj.io Josh Brandoff, Vitalik Buterin

Academic

Storj Launches Version 3 of Its Decentralized Cloud Storage Platform

Erik Kuebler

Web

What is Storj - An Ultimate Guide on STORJ crypto

Coinswitch

Web

What is Storj? | Beginner's Guide - CoinCentral

Bennet Garner

Web

White Paper

Shawn Wilkinson,Tome Boshevski ,Josh Brando, James Prestwich,Gordon Hall, Patrick Gerbes, Philip Hutchins, Chris Pollard

Academic

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Decentralized Web: Story of Storj

September 14, 2018

Storj Tutorial - How to Rent Your Spare Hard Drive Space

November 6, 2017

Storj update! Blockchain, crypto, decentralized file storage V3

February 2, 2019

Storj: Decentralizing Cloud Storage

July 18, 2014

What is Storj? - Decentralized Data Too Soon? - #REVIEW

April 15, 2018

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References