@jocelyn: Here is the next one.
Signal is a messenger recommended even by Edward Snowden for security.
What I just learned is that they store the messenger files on Amazon S3: https://sorincocorada.ro/signal-messanger-architecture/
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Services) – is a web service offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). It is used to exchange encrypted files between the Signal clients. In contrast to the text messages which are relayed through the Signal-Server the files are temporarily stored using an external service. The protocol works as follows: the Signal client request an URL from Signal-Server, the server computes a pre-signed URL having a limited validity and sends it to the client, the client uploads the encrypted file to Amazon S3 and then sends the link to its peer. Amazon S3 services are accessed over HTTP and are billed based on usage. If you do not need file transfers this component can be omitted.
Wouldn’t that be another great use case match for Tardigrade and add to the already secure messenger? Instead of storing user files in a centralized fashion, store them decentralized.
It seems that Signal gets developed by the Signalfoundation. Maybe it is worth to contact them?
2 side notes:
I had that idea and was wondering if all those Tardigrade nodes could even serve not just as file storage but also as messaging nodes for a secure messenger.
When I googled “Signal” I came across this site: https://leadsbridge.com/integrations/aws-bucket-s3/. They offer heaps of different integrations for their customers and claim to be official vendor for companies like Citibank, Porsche, Mazda. Maybe worth to look at that too. A S3 Tardigrade integration could open a door to access these large corporate customers and make them aware of the Tardigrade cloud storage solution.