The company, based in Boca Raton, Florida, with an office in Charlotte, NC, is super young founded in 2016 by Ryan Shaw, CEO, and Kyle Suhan, CTO. Blockade has launched its service in November 2016 and aims to offer a super secure cloud storage based on blockchain technology and AES-256 encryption. The service is sold via 3 subscriptions models:
- Professional up to 5 users, 1TB per user at $9.95/mo./user
- Business from 6 to 100 users, unlimited capacity at $12.95$/mo./user and
- Enterprise for more than 300+ users, still unlimited capacity at $24.95/mo./user.
This decentralized storage philosophy reminds me AetherStore, Storj, Infinit (now Docker), AeroFS, Wuala, other P2P approaches and also my own project KerStor to name a few when you can trade storage. Well, it confirms that this segment has real potential and represents one among a few others interesting storage initiatives for the coming year.