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Functionland’s Box Aims to Remove Barriers to Using the Power of Blockchain
The terms crypto, blockchain, and web3 scare people. They sound too complex, seem disruptive to existing workflows, or seem too difficult to use. Then there is the need to capture the cryptocurrencies that are needed to pay for services on the Blockchain. The large number of coins, variability in token values, and gas fees need customer education, especially for entrepreneurs or non-technical stakeholders. For some, the waves of innovation and technology cycles are too dizzying. Alfonso clearly summarizes these challenges in your blog post.
Consumers and businesses are just beginning to understand the cloud, and some are in the early stages of their hybrid cloud journey. Therefore, asking them to make a u-turn requires a justification and a weak point. The solution must remove barriers to blockchain adoption. When we bring blockchain into our homes or offices where people can feel its value, adoption and convenience will come naturally.
Abstraction and ease of use
Most of the blockchain and web3 technologies start with a white paper, so they have deep and hidden technical information in their documentation. However, this is an inside-out view of how the technology works for professionals, developers, and technical decision makers. For end users, any solution that leverages the blockchain must be easy to use. This is a development area for web3 and these are early days.
In the hardware virtualization wave, we moved from physical machines to hypervisors running multiple virtual machines. At the time, it was difficult for companies and teams to understand configuration, resource allocation, and provisioning. Enterprise buyers would request pre-provisioned hardware appliances with VM configurations for the required resources. This, in a sense, went against the spirit of virtualization. Companies have inertia and do not like to change workflows. Similarly, when the management and control planes for services were moved to the cloud, there was resistance. Companies would request a local hardware device that only had manageability. Similarly, in the consumer space, it took an iPhone to bring the power of apps to our fingertips. These apps already ran in the cloud, but the iPhone put these apps at your fingertips, as the PC or Mac made it easy to connect to any network and harness the power of the cloud.
Functionland’s Box is designed from the ground up to remove barriers to consumer adoption. It brings blockchain-attached storage to people’s homes, like the iPhone brought apps to the fingertips.
Box: intuitively simple to use, plug and play in BAS
Box is a plug and play hardware solution that can be implemented in the smallest of homes. It is modular and expandable for those who want to expand capacity within their homes. Box appliances are designed to scale out to create a pool of storage delivered to all users. Users can connect hard drives to expand capacity. They can also make storage available to other consumers outside of your home.
The software running on Box offers Blockchain attached storage that stores data in an immutable file system. The data is stored in a highly redundant configuration and available through the blockchain network. Unlike the cloud, there is no single point of failure.
Users do not need to understand the blockchain itself in order to use the platform. To use the service, they install apps on the mobile phone, similar to Google Photos, but instead of talking to a centralized cloud service, the app talks to Box and the blockchain network where photos are stored securely and privately. .
All data transactions are done under the hood with no user intervention. The FULA token is minted for the capacity available to the network and depleted for those that consume storage. Creating storage liquidity pools is as simple as adding more capacity or more Box devices.
Box is completely decentralized, there are no middlemen involved, and it’s easy to get started as a provider or consumer. Data is stored on a set of separate Box devices, eliminating the risk of losing privacy or ceding control of data to a large company.
Box makes it possible to harness the power and potential of the blockchain. Provides an easy-to-use plug-and-play scalable solution. Anyone can implement it, either to consume themselves or as a storage provider for those who need it.
To learn more, visit indiegogo.fx.land and participate in indiegogo’s crowdfunding campaign to start providing and consuming images via blockchain attached storage.