IAGON is an Open Source platform for harnessing the storage capacities and processing power of multiple computers over a decentralized Blockchain grid. IAGON enables to store big data files and repositories, as well as smaller scales of files, and to carry out complex computational processes, such as those needed for artifcial intelligence and machine learning operations, within a fully secure and encrypted platform that integrates blockchain, cryptographic and AI technologies in a user-friendly way. The size of the cloud services market providing both storage capacities and computational processing capabilities to companies and to corporates is estimated be 45 billion USD per annum and steadily growing year on year.
The market is dominated by four major players: AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft and IBM, all utilize central and less trusted storage and computation facilities. Due to their oligopolistic dominance, the four providers of cloud services set high pricing levels. These providers are also capable of hampering any competition and preventing new market entrants from competing with them, due to the broad scale of their operations and their substantial investments in data centers, servers and storage facilities. Interestingly, however, the demand for computational processing capabilities and storage is expected to dramatically increase in the near future due to two major trends in the business and computing worlds: Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Big Data is the collection, management and storage of vast amounts of information obtained from any internal or external sources (such as the company’s IT systems, social networks, sensors and so on). The data management of companies promotes collection and storage of any data related to its operations, clients and competitors, should a need to analyze any of these data ever present itself. The other major trend is the emergence of Artificial Intelligence methods that “learn” from data on past operations, find patterns and business rules and predict future behavior. AI-based processes consume require vast amounts of computations and consume significant processing power of CPU and GPU processes. The demand for storage and for processing power is expected to exponentially increase with broadening the introduction of AI applications in new areas and with the widespread adoption of data collection from multiple channels ( social networks, data providers, etc.) and later processing them.
IAGON’s major aim is to revolutionize the cloud and web services market by offering a decentralized grid of storage and processing. By joining the unused storage capacity in servers and personal computers and their processing power, we can create a super-computer and super data center that can compete with any of the current cloud computing moguls. We aim at providing companies and individuals storage and processing services at a fraction of the market prices and at a better security level by connecting data centers, business computers and personal users and making use of their free storage capacities and their CPU and GPU processors during idle times. Doing so, IAGON overcomes the entry barriers imposed by the high level of investments required to compete in this market. Our token-based economy is based on computer, server and data center owners who join the storage and processing power grids. In return for sharing the capabilities of their machine, they will be granted IAGON tokens that can be traded back to fat money, while any party who wishes to utilize their capabilities will purchase IAGON tokens to distribute them to the parties that provide their services to the grid.
The storage mechanism will be based on Blockchain encryption and delivery of encrypted file fragments to many storage facilities. Contributors to the grid can publish their skills and free capacity and offer their service on the basis of their experience, available resources and storage space and bidding on price. Advanced machine learning and AI algorithms will assist in recommending prices to parties involved in this venture and classifying them according to their price levels and assuring continuity of services and access to all files. As more and more companies recognize the benefits of IAGON’s platforms for storing files and processing them, the demand will increase and so will be the demand for the token – the way customers pay gridparticipants.3IAGON’s token and platform are proven services with our Ethereum-based Blockchain beta version, proving the concept of blockchain-based distributed computing and storage grid. IAGON plans to support also the new and innovative Cardano technology that provides an alternative, rapid and lower cost solution for operating the Blockchain technology. Thus, IAGON will establish blockchain on Ethereum and implement Cardano technology – providing the complete flexibility and freedom of choice to our users and miners.
Further developing our platform and the client program that will be used by any party that would like to join our IAGON grid and benefit from its unused computer resources. IAGON will offer the lowest fees in the cloud industry to customers who purchase storage capacity and/or processing capabilities, as both are abundant and can be fully utilized and scaled, inter-connected by our platform. IAGON developed and released its beta version (MVP) of its storage grid and the miner’s application for installation on Windows, Linux and iOS. The storage grid supports the upload of files, their encryption via SHA256 and the Blockchain, the distribution of file shards between miners and the secure retrieval of files stored on multiple nodes by the user. IAGON’s team works hard to support the reputation of IAGON as the leading platform for storage and processing services, enhancing its adoption among users that allocate their computational resources and among potential customers.