Thanks for posting this it’s really an interesting and similar concept to SAFE.
Recording my first impressions here, not necessarily a true record of the project but you only get a first impression once so I take that opportunity to record it even if it may not be accurate to the details of the project.
In summary, lots of lingo and docs, hard to get to the details. Pretty interesting but fairly hard to decipher, especially the way that farming works. I spent about 20 minutes trying to find out the secret sauce but it was mostly just infographic level stuff from what I could see. The wiki has a lot of words but not a lot of detail.
Intro to how to get started on farming https://sdk.threefold.io/#/v2_jsx_farmsetup seems to need email which is odd. This process seems pretty insane overall, maybe just a communication issue and a rewrite of the docs would solve this, hard to know.
Pricing is fixed in USD https://wiki.threefold.io/#/capacity_pricing_start $6.48/TB/year is the best pricing
Wallet / token is based on Stellar
Very unfinished How It Works https://wiki.threefold.io/#/how_it_works two of three are TODO
Seems to have 40 PB across 600 nodes https://cloud.threefold.io/
The idea of a specific OS to run the farming node is interesting since it in theory controls the security of the environment. SAFE-Vault-OS would be an interesting (and seemingly inevitable) project.
Seems to be immutable data only, can’t see much about mutable data.
Creates 16 of 20 erasure coded parts, ie can lose 4 parts - https://sdk.threefold.io/#/architecture_storage
Have to give them credit for the volume of docs, it’s impressive. Seems worth reading more about but it’s very hard to understand the unique value they offer compared to standard cloud or IPFS etc.