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Storj Launches Free Coronavirus Research Storage Program

April 27, 2020

The decentralized storage network, Storj has launched a program that provides free storage space for organizations participating in COVID-19 research..

The program follows the widespread contributions of the crypto community to the distributed scientific research platform Folding @ Home.

Organization examining COVID-19 qualifies for 2 TB in storage

April 22, the cloud-based blockchain network, Storj announced a program that will provide free online storage space for research organizations that contribute to the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Storj Launches Free Coronavirus Research Storage ProgramStorj Launches Free Coronavirus Research Storage Program

The Storj storage program offers qualified organizations one terabyte of free cloud storage. Qualified companies also receive a monthly bandwidth of one terabyte of storage on their decentralized Tardigrade platform for one year.

In total, Storj provided up to five petabytes of data and memory for the COVID-19 investigationand takes into account requirements for resources that exceed one terabyte.

Storj includes a decentralized open source file storage solution that uses encryption, file fragmentation and blockchain to store data in a peer-to-peer.

The crypto community gathers to fight COVID-19

In addition to financial and material donations The crypto community has joined forces to support the fight against coronaviruses by providing computing resources to the distributed research platform Folding @ Home or F @ H.

F @ H was founded by a worldwide consortium of scientific research laboratories to select the performance of computers for medical research. In response to COVID-19, F @ H has started a project to simulate the molecular structure of the virus to report on the development of possible treatments.

March 31st Bitfury announced that it has dedicated some of its nodes to F @ H. This message followed the mining company Ethereum (ETH), CoreWeave, which redirected 6,000 GPUs to the cause.

Other companies have tried to encourage computer donations from the crypto community, including Golem and Tezos (XTZ). Nvidia has also asked players to donate unused GPU computing resources to F @ H.

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