- Dash is about to see a major transformation into a decentralized cloud.
- The shift comes as part of a 5-year plan that will see the launch of a new Dash Platform.
- Through a combination of features, the platform will work as a fully decentralized cloud service.
Payments-oriented privacy coin, Dash (DASH) is bringing forth its new platform that will allow users to store data within its network. The move is transforming the project into a type of a decentralized cloud service, and is opening doors to new possibilities and use cases.
Dash is rolling out Dash Platform
Launching this platform has been on Dash’s to-do list for a long time — five years, in fact. Back in 2015, the project announced ‘Dash Evolution,’ which was a program that would eventually allow it to evolve and receive new functionalities.
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The launch of the Dash Platform is the first major step towards that goal, and it will offer four new features. Those include a Dash Drive, a username layer, or DPNS, a DAPI (decentralized API), and finally, DPP, or Dash Platform Protocol.
Furthermore, Dash’s Mark Mason shared details regarding the idea of turning Dash into a cloud-type service. He said that the platform is actually an application development platform, which will leverage the project’s masternode network and blockchain. It will do this by transforming a P2P network as it is right now, into a decentralized cloud.
How will it all work?
With the change, the project’s clients will gain the ability to integrate apps to the platform via the DAPI. At the same time, Dash Drive will enable clients to send, store, and retrieve data, query the blockchain, and do it all with a very simple interface.
Meanwhile, the platform will enjoy all the security and access of a full node. There will be no extra cost or maintenance to further burden the users.
Initially, the platform will work as a DBaaS (Database-as-a-Service). Basically, the platform will offer all services seen in centralized clouds, but it will be fully decentralized.
It will also have usernames readable by humans thanks to the DPNS.
The end-goal is to push crypto adoption through a familiar interface, while still maintaining decentralization.