A secure, private, serverless and unstoppable file transfer dapp running on Ethereum’s Swarm.
Despite being released on testnet in March, this is way too cool not to feature now! Thanks to the Fair Data Society team for bringing it to our attention last week.
Ever had any concerns crossing your mind about using centralised file transfer apps? Yeah, same. Well Fairdrop to the rescue: it doesn't collect any personal data at all and it is based entirely on decentralised storage (no central server). It can be upgraded with fund-transferring features and if you run it through your own Swarm node, it can transfer 100 GB+ sized files (between Fairdrop users). Once on mainnet it will cost ETH to pay for tx fees and it will be interesting to see how they plan to handle that from a UX perspective.
And if that doesn't sound cool enough, its next stage of development is apparently "Fairdrive", which will enable decentralised and systematic file storage and sharing among Fairdrive users (think a hard drive with categorised folders for different app data that you can write to or give access to those folders to others).fairdatasociety.org