Crust Network provides decentralized storage networking and cloud solutions for the Web 3.0 and Web 2.0 ecosystems and is built on Polkadot's Substrate framework. It provides a unique level of incentives for the IPFS protocol and uses blockchain technology to improve data security, privacy, performance, and ownership. How is the roadmap? The core network was launched on September 1, 2021 and currently has a storage capacity of around 2,200 PetaBytes provided by more than 8,000 individual nodes. Crust Network is already integrated with many blockchains and provides a fully decentralized storage layer for Ethereum, BSC, Polygon, Solana, Near, Elrond, Heco, and others. In the future, Crust will roll out its storage services to even more networks to provide its storage solutions for each ecosystem. Some of the largest blockchain projects already use the Crust Network to store their data or host their websites and dApps through the Crust infrastructure. These, for example, are the Uniswap, AAVE or Polkadot apps. In the future, Crust Network will be able to provide even more services for Web3 and Web2 environment for projects and companies to use and develop.
Crust's architecture also has the ability to support a decentralized computing layer and build a decentralized cloud ecosystem. What are the use cases of the Crust Network? Provide the technical infrastructure for MetaverseMint, fully decentralized NFT storage and exchange Website hosting, dApps, video streaming and more Web 3.0 Decentralized gaming and social media Personal cloud storage to access your data from anywhere Streaming and usage services file sharing What are CRU utility tokens? Crust ($CRU) is a utility token within the Crust ecosystem that serves many different utilities. The most important utilities and features of the CRU token are listed below: Staking to maintain GPoS consensus Guarantees for storage providers to provide storage services Used to cover transaction fees Purchase of storage or other cloud services chain governance Can I test Crust Network storage? solution? Yes, there are many ways to enjoy the benefits of our networks. For example, you can upload files to a completely decentralized Web 3.0 cloud solution at crustfiles.io, where you can keep your data secure and accessible at all times. Login with your Crypto wallet and enjoy storing your files in the easiest and safest way possible. For NFT lovers, artists, and collectors, we also offer a decentralized NFT marketplace platform where users can mint, store, and view their NFTs on a 100% decentralized infrastructure. Feel free to try our dedicated NFT app at switchswap.io. How does the Crust network compare to traditional cloud services? Compared to traditional and centralized storage providers like AWS, Google, Azure or Alibaba Cloud, Crust Network offers many advantages thanks to its decentralized infrastructure: Availability: Crust eliminates the "single point of failure dilemma and risk of downtime which creates an average of 80 replicas distributed across individual network nodes.This maintains a high level of redundancy to keep your data always available and accessible.Security: High resistance against DNS hijacking attempts or DDOS attacks.In addition, all data is encrypted by the IPFS protocol and the Crust TEE mechanism. Not even node operators or any other centralized organization can access or manipulate user data. Performance: Thanks to numerous replicas on many nodes around the world, it is possible to recover files without server-side bottleneck Data can be acquired and processed by many nodes at the same time to get many benefits in terms of performance. Costs – Crust Network cloud storage costs are only 25-50% of the costs compared to traditional Web 2.0 products on a centralized infrastructure. (Compared to AWS S3 Cloud Server) Can I start Crust mining? The Crust network is a public and completely permissionless network that anyone can access at any time. Thanks to our MPoW (Meaningful Proof of Work) mechanism with no expensive, low-power GPU or high-end CPU. All you need is a reliable internet connection, a TEE-compatible CPU, and free storage.