Difference Between Networks
This page details the differences between the currently supported networks utilized by Filebase.
Filebase currently utilizes the Sia, Skynet, and Storj decentralized networks. Each of these networks encrypts all data stored on them with erasure coding technology and has native geo-redundancy. Each network, however, is better suited for certain use cases more than others based on their underlying frameworks and technologies.


Sia is an open source decentralized storage network that leverages blockchain technology to create a secure and redundant cloud storage platform.
Objects are split into 30 pieces then geographically distributed to Sia host servers all around the world. Only 10 of the 30 pieces need to be available in order to process a download request.
All data uploaded to a Sia bucket is private by default.
Sia buckets are ideal for:
  • Increased data privacy


Skynet is a decentralized storage platform that leverages the Sia network. This technology is built for high availability, scalability, and easy file sharing.
All data uploaded to a Skynet bucket is by default publicly accessible.
Every file uploaded to Skynet returns what is called a Skylink. A Skylink is a unique content identifier, similar to a hash or UUID.
Skynet buckets are ideal for:
  • Easy file sharing
  • High Scalability
  • High Availability


Storj is an open source decentralized cloud storage network. Filebase integrates natively with the Storj, allowing for a simple and affordable way to upload your data onto the Storj network.
Objects uploaded to Storj are split up into 80 or more pieces and distributed across thousands of diverse nodes. These nodes are located on a variety of service providers in nearly 100 countries.
Storj buckets are ideal for:
  • Better for large datasets and large objects
  • Increased data reliability
  • Increased data stability
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