One of the Maidsafe community members, dallyshalla, asked me to give a quick update on what we are doing. I’m a little hesitant, but I’ll give it a try.
Team just came back from Berlin, where we attended Decentralized and Encrypted, with IPFS and Edward Snowden. Got to talk to Edward for a little bit which was super cool. Seems like many projects are jumping on the bandwagon of a decentralized and private web, which is good for everyone. Maidsafe gets more hipster points than Storj though, you guys have been at it since 2006.
We launched our open beta the following day, which you can checkout at http://storj.io. Our core focus is to provide easy to use tools for developers to build apps on top of a decentralized storage network. We provide a service we call Bridge (that the service you sign up on the website), which helps simply that process.
We are currently storing 78.2 GiB on through the Bridge. One of the community members is pushing about ~0.5 TB of data a day directly to nodes on the network (not sure how much this adds up to because its directly to the network). Everything is free right now, and encourage you to try it out and let us know if you find any bugs.
Happy to answer any questions you might have.