December 9, 2020, 7:00AM EST
• 7 min read

Web3's need for decentralized storage

Quick Take

  • Blockchain size growth reduces the potential number of nodes and increases the cost of data storage.
  • 8% of Bitcoin transactions have OP_RETURN with data as one of the outputs. 90% of them are from Veriblock and Omni.
  • It costs roughly $20.2M to write 1GB of data to a smart contract on Ethereum.
  • Existing decentralized storage solutions do not allow smart contracts to read data from them due to the lack of blockchain interoperability.

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