Decentralized data storage platform Bluzelle is completing the final steps for its mainnet launch to take place on February 3. With the long awaited launch comes the opportunity for a new, safer, and censorship-resistant way for developers and users to store data.
Data storage capabilities determine whether a dApp (decentralized application) has enough bandwidth to operate properly and at scale. Bluzelle offers a new option for users, taking the power away from centralized authorities. With companies like Amazon Web Services (AWS) able to single-handedly decide whether an application will have access to server space, decentralized data storage is more important than ever.
Bluzelle Offers More Than Just Data Storage
Data storage is the primary product offered by Bluzelle, whose high throughput and low latency place it ahead of comparable networks. Alongside the fast transaction processing capacity is the coupling of a decentralized and anti-censorship network, the backbone that makes Bluzelle different and fundamentally stronger than its centralized counterparts.
Bluzelle has already implemented two incentivized testnets in 2020 to refine the network ahead of the mainnet launch. With the February launch of the mainnet being a hard fork from the testnet that emerged in December 2020, existing Bluzelle platform users and testers will be able to migrate over to the new network easily, with minimal disruption.
The Benefits of Decentralized Storage
One of the primary advantages of a distributed solution such as Bluzelle is data security, by eliminating single points of failure. Bluzelle mitigates the risk that a hack or vulnerability within the data center will wipe out user data, rendering applications unusable. The decentralized and distributed nature of Bluzelle provides a framework where this cannot easily occur.
Bluzelle’s anti-censorship qualities also make it a prime candidate for undertaking the heavy lifting for web3. In a highly polarized climate where cancel culture roams freely, censorship-resistance has become a prized asset. One recent example is Parler, the microblogging website and Twitter competitor. Parler has been systematically targeted by big tech, becoming deplatformed by the data centers it relied on, rendering the app unusable. With services like Bluzelle, users and developers do not have to live in a world where a small group of powerful people can dictate whether an app has the right to exist.
What to Expect Next From Bluzelle
As it prepares to take on big players in the data storage industry, there are many reasons to be excited about Bluzelle’s launch, whose mainnet debut is just the beginning of its journey. One of the next events to look for is Bluzelle’s full integration into the Polkadot ecosystem. Bluzelle has already started developing partnerships and collaborating with Polkadot based applications, but soon it will be able to offer its full range of services to any project built on the Polkadot network. Then, the onus will be on Bluzelle to convince developers to utilize its distributed storage solution to create dApps that have real utility, and which cannot be easily shuttered.