Own Your Space

This article was first published on Sia Blog - Medium

Ownership. Privacy. Security.

Note from the Sia team: Thank you so much for your contributions to the Sia ecosystem! SkySpaces was such a great implementation and addition to Skynet — your hackathon win was well deserved.

If you’re a dev out there who has built on Skynet and wants to relate your experiences, send us an email.

Cogito, ergo sum

Today, giant corporations own our data. We trust these companies to keep our data safe and secure but instead, some of them use our data to derive insights and monetize it. There are plenty of examples showing data is misused to manipulate, distract, and polarize users on the Internet every moment. Lately, I have been thinking about this issue reaching to a point where I felt something needs to be done. Despite being in the technology field for many years, I couldn’t think of any solution that fixes this issue by design, at least not without impacting the end-user experience.

Do we have an option to not be a Product on the Internet?

To solve this, the user must own and control their data without any middleman. It is a hard problem!

In search of hope to make a difference

In late 2016, While exploring decentralized data storage platforms, I discovered the Sia blockchain and joined the Sia Community with a desire to learn more about the core team’s approach and vision. As I started seeing Sia mature over the past few years, my belief in it’s potential to solve The Social Dilemma got stronger & stronger.

Sia blockchain was the only working decentralized storage network since its inception. However, It wasn’t easy to build an app using it. It required a bit of leg work for a regular internet user or even for developers to start integrating with Sia for building third party applications, ...

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