What Is a Storage Node (Storj)?
A Storage Node (Storj) is a decentralized cloud storage platform that allows users to rent out their unused hard drive space in exchange for cryptocurrency. It uses blockchain technology and cryptography to ensure data security, privacy, and integrity. The Storj network consists of nodes which are computers connected to the internet with enough disk space available for storing files uploaded by other users. These nodes are rewarded with tokens when they provide reliable storage services.
Storage Nodes on the Storj network can be run from any computer or server running Windows, MacOS, Linux or FreeBSD operating systems as long as it has at least 250GB of free disk space available. To become a node operator you must first download the software package provided by Storj and then configure your system according to their instructions before connecting it to the network. Once connected you will start earning rewards based on how much storage capacity you offer up and how often your node is used by others in need of file hosting services.