Introducing ethoFS

The Ether-1 Content Delivery Network

Imagine a world where social media content was completely held in the public domain and was 100% immutable. Imagine a voting system that was completely un-hackable and run with complete transparency. Imagine a version of the internet where the Googles, Facebooks and Amazons didn’t control a majority of all web content and traffic flow. The idea of a completely decentralized, democratized web is not only a utopian dream but now achievable using ethoFS, Ether-1's Masternode & Service Node Network. Our project aims to bring all this together by providing a streamlined, completely decentralized development and content hosting platform that is usable by anyone but hosted and delivered from everywhere!

What is ethoFS?

EthoFS combines the Ether-1 Masternode/Service Node Network with IPFS to deliver decentralized content on a scale not seen before. Users will eventually be able to upload content or a website via a simple UI to be decentrally hosted with ethoFS.

Why is decentralized hosting with ethoFS such a big deal?

Immutability, zero censorship and attack/DDOS resistance are just a few of the benefits. Hosting a website or application via a decentralized solution closes most attack vectors and makes if far too expensive for any nefarious actor to attempt attacking a website. This alleviates one of the major problems/costs companies have to deal with today while using a normal centralized hosting service. Several governments and large corporate entities choose to filter and/or censor the content you are able to see. A decentralized delivery of this content could allow for uncensored and freer flowing information.

What will it cost to utilize the ethoFS system?

Specific costs have not been decided/determined yet but when we have reached full deployment, a user will be able to upload their content via a decentralized application and pay for the service with ETHO. The cost will be based on the size/storage space required by the content uploaded and the user will be charged a periodic fee (in ETHO) for as long as they want that content available on the network.

Is the ethoFS Network currently live?

The content you are currently viewing is being delivered to you via a 5 node ethoFS testnet to show proof-of-concept. At some point in the near future, we will be leveraging Ether-1 Masternode owners to participate in a very early (alpha-like) ethoFS node deployment to assist the development team in pushing this project forward. We will use a phased approach to get the ethoFS system deployed and will utilize community members as much as possible throughout the process.