In order to assist the network in providing content bandwidth for decentralized apps and make it less expensive to run its native node, the developers of the decentralized storage project Filecoin have introduced a content delivery network named Saturn.
This content delivery network is made up of a number of connected servers that will assist decentralized apps. According to Protocol Labs, Saturn is a significant component of the internet that aids websites in obtaining information rapidly.
Users can store their data on a decentralized peer-to-peer network using Filecoin (FIL), making it resistant to censorship, outages, and hackers. The only option to contribute to the Filecoin network up until now was to sign up as a Storage Provider (SP), a user who rents out their extra storage space to other users. It can be expensive for SP to fulfill the required minimum of 10 terabytes (TB).
Saturn also helps in cutting the cost
However, A Saturn CDN node requires just 1 terabyte (TB) of storage to be a contributor to Filecoin, making the network more accessible to public contributors. With Saturn, the company has not only supplied a content delivery layer, it has also worked to cut the cost.
Ansgar Grunseid recently spoke on an event at the Retrieval Markets Workshop hosted by protocol Labs by stating:
“The launch of Saturn, Filecoin’s content delivery network delivers on two key goals of Filecoin: fast, open access to humanity’s most important information and to let anyone, anywhere participate in Filecoin’s ecosystem.”
Filecoin, IPFS, and Saturn are now three technologies by Protocol Labs that provide a more privacy alternative to centralized cloud services provided by Amazon or Google. As per Protocol Labs, Filecoin is utilized by hundreds of projects, such as Web3.Storage, Fleek, Secured Finance, PowerLoom, LivePeer, Ocean.
Last year Filecoin(⨎), an open-source digital payment system faced probes due to the Ponzi schemes it was alleged to conduct, as reported by TheCoinRise.