Welcome to Polydrop
Polydrop is a secure, decentralized personal cloud storage solution where everyone backs up everyone else. As users contribute space on their own drives towards the collective storage network, they're permitted to add their own files, which are locally encrypted upon upload.
Our inspiration came from the theory that the collaboration will always beat the efforts of one entity. We believe that decentralized file storage is superior to a centralized cloud storage service, because users don't have to trust any one unit with their data. Instead, users store each other's data.
We're proud of the fact that we hacked against many of the common flaws in decentralized cloud storage. Using erasure coding, we're able to gather segments of files without the need to have all of them available. With simple filesystem monitoring, every file is kept up to date. Additionally, a score system ensures that unreliable users are unable to participate.