Jos Poortvliet from Nextcloud informed us about the availability of a new external storage app developed by the Sia folks to provide Nextcloud users with blockchain-based cloud storage support.
Sia is known as a blockchain-based, decentralized cloud storage technology, and starting with version 1.1.2, the platform appears to integrate with Nextcloud, providing users with an affordable, distributed, and last but not least encrypted external storage.
“Sia is a blockchain-based, decentralized cloud storage technology. Think Bitcoin for your data, providing an encrypted, distributed and affordable storage,” said the Nextcloud devs. “Sia developed a Nextcloud external storage app providing its redundant and secure data store to Nextcloud users.”
Setting up a Sia node in your Nextcloud server is quite easy. Detailed installations instructions are provided by both Nextcloud and Sia teams in their in-dept… (read more)