Ukrainian archivists scan documents around the clock for fear of Russian ‘archivocide’

In Kyiv and elsewhere, archive staff are working round the clock to scan documents and to move digitised material on to servers abroad.

Maybe Storj can offer storage space to Ukrainians where storage space is needed?


A grant from Amazon Web Services powers SUCHO’s storage infrastructure and cloud web archiving environment, and Digital Ocean has provided a grant for more cloud web archiving servers.

Free, secure cloud storage being offered to academics, institutions
Academics at the University of Alberta are aiming to help protect digital data in Ukraine under threat because of the war.
The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) recently helped launch an initiative offering free, secure cloud storage to archivists, librarians, scientists and other institutions in Ukraine.

It could have been a great PR moment for the project + real, not test data!

Real data would help the project become a real tool.

Why was such a golden moment missed?

Several opportunities have been missed already:

But I also recall one that was not missed:

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There is no geofencing, and what if this data goes to Russia?

What problem are you seeing?

There is geofencing: Geofencing and advanced placement-constraint support #4227

Is Geo-fencing live already?

You can request it via
However we do not promote this functional because it is not align with decentralization approach and increases the risk to lose files if the selected geo zone will become unavailable.
And to be in compliance with GDPR the only geofencing is not enough.

Nothing will happen hopefully.

as @nerdatwork said storj is taking preventative measures

As for decoding the data nearly impossible. Anyways most of archives tend to be public knowledge so there wouldn’t be any issue.

Hi Alexey can you tell me why developers give more preference to filecoin instead of stroj, like stroj is more costly or any other factor you believe.

I don’t know if Filecoin has more developers or not. Storj tends to just work as an S3 provider, so developers don’t need a lot of hand holding to interface their applications with Storj. Filecoin had a very big ICO at over $250 million in token sales. This generated a lot of attention for them. And a lot more people had skin in the game, so they have an interest in seeing the product succeed.

The products are designed differently and have different pros/cons. It depends on what you want to do and if one is more useful to you than the other.