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AuroraFS is a decentralized cloud based storage and transmission network. A centralized network is run on centralized servers, meaning everything happening on those servers belong to the centralized authority. Decentralization takes the power back from governing, monopolizing entities, and puts them back in the hands of each individual user, since users are also providers in the decentralized structure. Therefore data privacy and ownership remains with the data user/provider.

The advantages of decentralized cloud storage are data reliability, performance, security and capacity. Hashed data storage breaks data into fragmented bits, creating more storage space than traditional cloud storage methods. Additionally data transaction rates on AuroraFS are amongst the fastest of all blockchain networks currently developed. Auroras uses a unique blockchain-aligned technological development to offer businesses decentralized p2p cloud storage solutions that provide the highest grade of security, speed and efficiency. Low costs are made possible by blockchain energy efficiency, providing industry-leading gamefi and metaverse storage options.

Data retrieval rates in AuroraFS peer to peer network blockchain are among the fastest. Ant colony optimization (ACO) algorithm implementation dramatically increases the efficiency of data transmission in AuroraFS parallel technologies. An ACO optimization scheme improves the distributed hash table node implementation in the AuroraFS network design by establishing and updating data networks with the efficient transmission routes. Other filing systems at use in decentralized filing are not efficient enough to carry out excessive data transmission requirements and maintain security. AuroraFS has a global data resource pool providing data from independent users worldwide, the security of authorized access control to protect in the retrieval process, DHT data cataloging and ACO optimization schemes to keep the network fast.

The AuroraFS network has achieved high readability. With the design of source file parameters on the application side, in most cases the system can meet and even exceed user experience requirements. In rare cases where requirements and system demands may be higher than normal, such as a video being required to automatically play within 2 seconds for the first time after installation, a content delivery network (CDN) can be used as a complement to AuroraFS. When the peer-to-peer (P2P) transmission performance does not meet the requirements, some data can be extracted from the CDN.

Aurora refers to a natural phenomena of elements coming together, which emits a light from its interaction. AuroraFS is a combination of the internet content distribution system and the blockchain. The AuroraFS is the light that’s emitted, never before seen.

In a direct effort to keep rewards cheat-proof, AuroraFS adopts “verifiable” access. In such a system data service nodes transmit authorization request messages from all clients to the chain before the system determines whether data was provided. Even though this is relatively secure, an attacker could create multiple data service nodes or client nodes for improper gains. The AuroraFS defends itself against such cheating by the implementation of a staking mechanism for data service nodes and client nodes. Through the use of an anti-cheating mechanism, rewards are positively correlated with services provided by node device networks and distributed automatically.

While AuroraFS does not provide rewards for storage directly, the independent blockchain underlying does use storage as a security assurance in which nodes are rewarded for providing computing power. So then since a wide range of Aurora devices can also serve as nodes of the blockchain they are also rewarded for storage.

Broadband mining is the system of providing broadband devices with available bandwidth, to a larger decentralized network. The incentive for miners is that they receive rewards for providing broadband to the network since the bandwidth provided is what is needed to support and expand the AuroraFS global data resource pool. AuroraFS is designed in a way that AUFS crypto token rewards are earned by miners who provide bandwidth to the AuroraFS decentralized data resource pool.

Miners can join the AuroraFS network by providing a device and an allocation of the native AUFS token to stake on the blockchain network. Proof of stake is a well-established blockchain consensus scheme which operates in a similar way. The reason for this is to keep the miners’ rewards competitive. The demand for devices is not high, so the opportunity to earn cryptocurrency for providing a broadband device without a token staking allocation would eventually saturate the AuroraFS node network and lower rewards distribution.

Broadband mining rewards are variable. While the bandwidth provided to the network by any particular node is fixed, AuroraFS differs in that the node’s overall computing power only increases as verifiable traffic to the network increases. On the contrary, as less traffic exists on the network the node’s realized computing power is decreased. Distributed rewards are shared across the network evenly this way.

Liquidity mining is a capital generating mechanism which uses a staked coin to generate a new cryptocurrency. The fluctuating value of that new cryptocurrency is unknown and subject to substantial inflationary and other measures, as it is constantly being created by liquidity miners. AuroraFS views coin holders as shareholders of the system, and are therefore entitled to the dividends of the system. For that reason, 3% of traffic fees obtained by miners are returned to shareholders, namely, coin holders. The income from the interest earned on coins held is therefore variable, and directly linked to the ecosystem.

The recommended storage for devices is 4T or more. There are different reward models for large storage (32G sector) and small storage (1G sector). Individuals wanting to receive more rewards will need a large sector with higher requirements for CPU, GPU, and memory.

The AuroraFS token is AUFS is an electronic filing and software cryptocurrency which powers the AuroraFS peer to peer global data resource pool and decentralized network. AUFS will be available on multiple blockchain platforms, as operations and AuroraFS technology innovation is identically interoperable by nature and design.

Total supply of the AuroraFS cryptocurrency token is 2.4384 billion.

  • 67.19% will go to mining rewards which will reward broadband miners;
  • 14% is allocated as rewards to the development team;
  • 3% will go to the Gauss Aurora Foundation to support ongoing ecosystem development;
  • 15.8% will be allocated towards private sales rounds.

A series of airdrops were released to early testnet bandwidth providers as part of AuroraFS protocol testing. Another airdrop will take place in the near future, as part of more testing by the AuroraFS project.

To qualify for the next airdrop:

Download and install the Application and follow the AUFS docs instructions.

Join the AuroraFS Telegram Community to hear of news on the airdrop

Join the AuroraFS Discord to stay up to date.

The AuroraFS is an anti DDoS, censorship resistant, fault tolerant, self-contained authorized data access control decentralized network. The Web 3.0 protocol stack combines three layers of intersecting technologies and protocols. The unique three layer Web 3.0 protocol stack developed by Gauss Aurora Lab is the sharded blockchain, AuroraFS API interface with ACO and RPC and HTTP functionality. These have been developed from the fundamentals expressed in the IPFS and Swarm peer to peer filing systems. The underlying network architecture is DHT (distributed hash table) schematic which was developed from the Kademlia implementation, and group cast technology for multi node broadcasting.

Web3Tube is a Gauss Aurora Lab video storage and streaming development which demonstrates the real-world application of AuroraFS decentralized peer to peer data distribution network. HD quality real-time video playback is accomplished on the Web3Tube decentralized media streaming platform. Users are able to upload and share videos with friends and other subscribers, in exchange for AUFS cryptocurrency tokens charged for video purchasing and streaming. While this is a unique model, new to the content streaming industry altogether, Web3Tube is also different in that it is fully decentralized.

Web3Tube is situated on the AuroraFS cloud storage network without the integration of a CDN (Content Delivery Network). This means every part of the high quality user experience on the platform is created without the integration of any third parties, making it inherently more secure in that regard, in addition to the network security native to AuroraFS.

AuroraFS is a highly secured peer to peer blockchain network. The AuroraFS difference in security is authorized access control. With authorized access control every node in the AuroraFS peer to peer decentralized network not only has to request data from a storage node where decentralized information is kept secure, but it has to provide the proper CID in order for the node being requested from to be able to release the information. If the CID (content identifier) code is not authentic, the requesting node is reported and punished, and the reporting node and validators are rewarded for their consensus and identifying the malicious node to bar future access. The AuroraFS is a very secure peer to peer blockchain network that has built on what Ethereum started with the Swarm filing system design.

Re-encryption is a data security measure which implements an systematic process of encryption which secures data, rendering it unreadable if ever accessed by an authorized viewer. Re-encryption is an additional security measure to the network security offered by AuroraFS authorized access control, available in the original AuroraFS. Re-encryption will be introduced in AuroraFS 2.0.

Gauss AuroraFS Lab is a technology development firm and legally registered business entity in Australia. The team is guided by a diverse and highly-proficient advisory group, made up of seasoned industry and tech experts.