Why is decentralized storage important?

Compared with centralized storage, geographically dispersed decentralized storage network has no single point of failure. Your data is broken into 1000s of pieces and dispersed through the network decentralized storage nodes. Access is permissionless, while data retrieval is possible only with the users private key.

Is data ownership preserved?

Yes, compared to centralized storage where users don't have control over their data, decentralized storage enables full data custody while retaining data ownership.

Who can access the data?

Data can be accessed only with the users private key!

What is the PX sNFT?

PX Storage NFT is a dynamic NFT programmed with a predetermined storage capacity. It represent the decentralized storage unit (e.g. 5GB, 10GB, 20GB, 100GB) and enable users to mint the storage according to specific needs. The PX sNFT is based on the open-source [PX] smart contract.

What is bandwidth?

Bandwidth Defines how many data files can be uploaded to decentralized storage. It acts as a metric used within the PX Storage NFT mechanics (i.e. 1 bandwidth = 1 data file upload).

Is decentralized storage free?

PollinationX offers first 100MB of decentralized storage for free. Users can upgrade their storage using PX sNFTs available in various sizes (e.g. 5GB, 10GB, 20GB, 100GB). If compared with centralized storage solutions, one must acknowledge that some storage plans could offer "free" packages in exchange for associated users data, which is mined and sold. This is not the case with PollinationX.

What is PX Drive?

PX Drive is a decentralized storage-based service that enables users to store and access files online in a self-custodial and permissionless way. The service syncs stored documents, photos and more across all the user's devices, that support Web3 wallets.

Can I delete my data from PX Drive?

You can delete files from your PX Drive account. Simply connect to your PX Drive account and use the delete function in the file manager. This will remove the files from your account, but they will still remain on the decentralized storage network.

However, once a file is uploaded to decentralized storage, there cannot be a guarantee that all copies of the file are gone from the decentralized storage network. As soon as a file is uploaded, other decentralized storage nodes can access and store a copy of the data. The data only becomes unavailable when the last decentralized storage node has stopped pinning the file, and all copies are garbage collected.

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