Blockstack-5: introduction to Gaia storage


The first four articles mainly talk about the registration, login, authorized login and viewing ID information of blockstack ID; if you have any questions, you can leave a message for discussion.

This article mainly introduces Gaia storage as a whole

When it comes to storage, at present, what can never escape is that decentralized storage has become the capital of discussion. If it is not decentralized, we can’t continue to talk about it, because it’s not qualified. It’s not decentralized. What else should we do? It’s better to use AWS S3 or Alibaba cloud’s cloud storage. For these views and opinions, I There’s no way to persuade, well, it’s persuasion;

So let me leave the point of decentralization and talk about Gaia storage, because Gaia is not really decentralized.

    1. Encrypted storage of data technical highlights

    The data stored in Gaia can be encrypted; the data stored in Gaia can be encrypted by using the private key (or public key) of blockstack ID. the encrypted data can not be viewed by anyone except blockstack ID itself.

  • 2. Data access authorization – not a technical highlight, but how to apply it

You can control whether you have permission to access data by setting; if you take a column: only wechat friends can access the content of my circle of friends; if you are not a friend, you can’t access my content.

  • 3. Customize Gaia storage service – a bright spot, with decentralization of options
    Currently Gaia has supported S3 storage based on AWS. According to the official introduction, you can build a Gaia storage service on AWS. When selecting storage, you can use your own storage instead of the default storage provided by the default blockstack;
    Gaia is in the process of improvement. How to install alicloud is also a natural thing. Maybe local computers as Gaia services will become a reality. (imagination ha ha)
  • 4. Users choose storage location – technical highlights
    It is basically consistent with the contents of 3,

The above four points do not involve the decentralization point of view, or would you like to add: the decentralization problem can be realized by the CDN function of S3 storage, and the acquisition can be improved by other methods;

Let’s take it as a left over thought: are we going to decentralize in order to decentralize, or is it really necessary to decentralize? What were we doing when there was no decentralization before?

The next article: maybe find the article about Gaia in the forum and translate it; the above view is purely one-sided.