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Why Zentavault use IPFS?

by Zentachain, January 24, 2020

Why Zentavault use IPFS?

Zentavault is a decentralized IPFS cloud storage application that can store data in an encrypted and secure manner and it is the second application of Zentachain. This service will be hosted on the Zentachain ecosystem and ZentaChain’s dApps will never rely on centralized systems and will never have any backup databases for users’ metadata. The biggest disadvantage of central systems is that they have a server, so they are largely vulnerable to cyber attacks. Thanks to Zentavault, the possibility of hacking or stealing data will be largely eliminated and Zentavault will keep privacy, anonymity and commercial performance at a high level.

Unlike regular data storage systems, Zentavault will store nothing on the user's device. Zentavault acts as an encryption delivery tool, with the ability to encrypt and dynamically distribute content securely onto the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS). IPFS is a peer-to-peer distributed file system that seeks to connect all computing devices with the same system of files. In some ways, IPFS is similar to the World Wide Web, but IPFS could be seen as a single BitTorrent swarm, exchanging objects within one Git repository.

With Zentavault, user can ensure his/her data is encrypted and embedded permanently onto the InterPlanetary File System, also referred to as IPFS. Users have full control to encrypt, store, and share content the way they choose. It is a tailored network that allows for content to be embedded and shared using an associative memory strategy. When content is on IPFS, it is assigned a unique identifier, known as a cryptographic hash or hash ID. This can be used to locate the user's data or share it between two parties. Once user’s content is embedded onto IPFS, a hash Id is assigned to the file allowing a way to find or share content with others. By employing peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol technologies such as IPFS, Zentavault is able to achieve a more expeditious, protected and accessible file storage and transfer service.

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