Overview FAQ

What's the difference between EthStorage and other decentralized storage such as IPFS, Filecoin, and Arweave?

The key distinction between EthStorage and other decentralized storage options like IPFS, Filecoin, and Arweave is its seamless integration with Ethereum, enhancing the development experience for builders within the Ethereum ecosystem.

With EthStorage, there are no additional tokens involved besides ETH, no need for extra wallets to be installed, and no learning curve for new technology stacks beyond Ethereum. Users and developers can reuse various tools from the Ethereum ecosystem, including Metamask, Solidity, Hardhat, and more. As the user base and developer community expand, the network effects of Ethereum are strengthened, enabling seamless interactions between EthStorage and other applications across the ecosystem.

Additionally, EthStorage offers a programmable dynamic storage interface, whereas alternative options provide static storage solutions. Specifically, EthStorage offers a CRUD (create, read, update, delete) interface, enabling operations on a key-value store (KV-store), where each value is referred to as a blob.

What sets EthStorage apart from other DA solutions like Celestia, Avail, and EigenDA?

While Celestia, Avail, and EigenDA serve as alternative DA solutions to Ethereum, the main distinction lies in EthStorage's long-term storage capability within the Ethereum ecosystem, unlike the others. For instance, Celestia only retains data for 1-3 months, and EigenDA for just 14 days.

It is worth noting that EthStorage can be integrated with Celestia to offer a comprehensive DA solution.

Is EthStorage a PoS(Proof of Stake) network?

No, EthStorage is not a PoS network. Joining EthStorage as a storage provider is permissionless, and there is no requirement for token staking.

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