Blockchain DApps

Storj Unveils MetaDisk Alpha API, Opens App Dev Competition

Blockchain-enabled cloud storage firm has this week released its MetaDisk Alpha API. Our devs have been hard at work on this for the past few months and time has come to share our efforts with the community.

Metadisk a working alpha release. As Storj indicates, there will be bugs and issues that need fine-tuning.

The following is a demo that the Storj team believes demonstrates the simplicity of the API for developers.

Storj is also launching an apps building competition. Coders can build apps that use MetaDisk and be rewarded for it in the projects cryptocurrency, Storjcoin X (SJCX). The first 25 working applications submitted will receive a prize of 1,000 SJCX (~90 USD at current prices), and the top 5 apps will receive an additional 5,000 SJCX (~450 USD at current prices).

Developers are free to design any kind of app so long as it’s functional and doesn’t promote or include illegal material. Furthermore entries must be open source, on Github, and be publically accessible and executable. Contestants can submit their apps in the #metadisk channel on Storj’s Slack.

The Storj team will judge the entries. We will reject silly entries, and direct submissions to fix obvious issues before accepting an entry.


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