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!
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.
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.
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.
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.