Documents such as passports, bank statements, loan agreements, children's immunisation records, personal photos, leases, home ownership certificates, rental contracts etc form the essential documentation we all need to prove who we are and what we own. Losing your critical documents, either through disaster, moving house or being denied access in a domestic violence situation, makes it incredibly difficult to reestablish your life or replace what you have lost.
Thats why Nansen has developed Chain-FS. Chain-FS is a new type of cloud technology that places you in control of your own files. Traditional cloud storage like Dropbox have two issues when it comes to the storage of critical and personal files. The first is that anyone with the account login details can delete or modify files as they wish. The second is that you have to trust the staff of the cloud provider to do the right thing. Unfortunately, cases of compromised cloud storage, leaked photos etc is far too common. Or it can be used in legal processes or the Government (in Australia or overseas) to protect critical files and to share these knowing how and when the shared files have been accessed; whilst controlling how long they are accessed for and how often. chain-FS puts you in control of your data, that simple. There is no need to trust us or anyone else, you are always in control and the only one who can access your data.
Chain-FS has been designed to be different. We use blockchain technology to secure our storage and we use military grade encryption so that only you can see your files.
It raises the question of 'is blockchain really more secure?'. Unlike cloud technology, the security of blockchain has never been broken and today it is used to protect trillions of dollars worth of crypto-currency transactions globally.
Another property of blockchain, and it is a critical feature of Chain-FS, is that data once written cannot be deleted for modified. By using blockchain we are able to implement the world's first immutable cloud file storage. What this means is that even if an attacker was to get access to your username and password plus your secret password used to encrypt files, they will be unable to delete or modify any file stored.
This is a critical feature for survivors of domestic violence. Even if the abuser forces access to Chain-FS, they are powerless to change anything or deny access.
Suitable for survivors of domestic violence, to empower them to protect their critical information prior to escaping the situation; we have partnered with the United Nations Womens Organisation (UNWO) and domestic violence support agencies across Australia to offer Chain-FS to survivors. Chain-FS is also suitable for anyone who is moving, travelling lives in a food or bush fire prone area, or is just concerned about ensuring they have a copy of their critical files regardless of what life brings.
Drop over to chain-fs.com to find out more.