What Is Opacity (OPCT)?
At Opacity believe that variety is essential for a healthy and sustainable decentralized network. Your plan is not only to establish our own network, but to also integrate existing solutions, such as the Sia network, into the platform. This allows users to choose between a wider variety of providers, tailored to their needs, while paying with a single utility the OPCT token. As of 2021, the pursuit of a fully decentralized storage platform has been ongoing for several years. The scale and complexity of this undertaking will not allow any single entity or organization to accomplish this goal alone.
Rather, there are and will continue to be several participants that together over the long term may provide a comprehensive solution for both businesses and consumers. While some of the market players today contend that there will be one decentralized storage platform, due to the nature of storage, that’s an unlikely scenario. Opacity envision interoperable decentralized storage vendors providing different types of value to the market.
Opacity Storage Key Points
|Circulating Supply||80,456,100.00 OPCT|
|Source Code||Click Here To View Source Code|
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Data and personal information
Opacity prides itself on creating platforms that are both private and easy to use. As a result of a purist attitude towards crypto and decentralization, existing decentralized platforms miss the mark on human-centric design and are targeted towards highly technical and crypto-oriented projects that require complex integration and a tolerance for “beta” type issues with the network. Protecting user data and personal information has never been more essential.
Many current events have highlighted the dangers of centralized hosting and storing of data. Leaks and hacks seem almost commonplace now as service providers fail in their duty to provide security and peace of mind to user data. As Silicon-Valley-based organizations have ejected applications and users from their platforms, some have ended up accepting hosts based in Russia and other types of “dark web” solutions that are less than ideal. The need for decentralized storage that upholds basic privacy and freedom of expression has never been more acute.
Underlying data structure
Opacity Storage envisions the decentralized storage platform as a foundation for a more free and open ecosystem of consumer facing applications that may thrive on top of your protected storage layer. In order to empower developers and entrepreneurs to meet consumer privacy and security needs, the underlying data structure needs to be fully protected from exploitation—whether by criminals, capitalist driven organizations, or governments. Each of these players attempt to acquire and leverage an individual’s personal data to gain advantage over each other, which is inherently counter to the individual’s inherent rights and liberties.
As a developer of privacy-preserving solutions for storage, Opacity is evolving its network to provide a higher level of security and privacy using proven and robust technology for decentralized storage. The team is leveraging Distributed Hash Table (DHT) technology to create a distributed storage system where hosts can participate in the storage and benefit as storage hosts. Unlike other networks, provides an easy-to-use interface to the storage network, reducing the burden on developers and on the users of the network.
Opacity Network uses distributed hosts
Under the hood, the network is distributed in the same way as other DHT and decentralized networks, so each company’s and individual’s records are accessible only by authorized owners or delegates. On the front end is simplifying the use of storage so that it’s as easy to use as today’s cloud providers. Unlike suppliers like Dropbox and Box, the Network uses distributed hosts, not owned boxes. Also, the DHT uses a sharding algorithm in a way that stores file shards across different hardware, making it virtually impossible to reconstruct the files being stored without the private keys and authorization.
Furthermore, the private keys and seed phrases are held by the owner of the files, not . Therefore, the ownership is fundamentally in the hands of the person who creates and stores the files, and itself has no access to the files that are sharded and stored. The orchestration happens in such a way that does not gain visibility into any files that are stored in its service.
Existing cloud storage providers do provide one level of decentralization of storage, at the physical level. When you purchase storage from Amazon or Rack space, their data centers are distributed throughout the world and various locations can usually be selected to store data—but you are still purchasing from a single, centralized, for-profit entity based in one legal jurisdiction. The protocols storing the data are all controlled by that single entity, in a hierarchical structure beholden to that company. Data is stored in its original form with its associated metadata.