- Nov. 25, 2014
-- OPAL (Nov. 25, 2014) – Privacycentered digital currency Opal is pleased to announce development of its new Opal Drive technology, an anonymous file transfer system that will bring the security of the cryptocurrency world and the speed of cloud storage together in the realm of information storage and retrieval for the first time. In its continuing efforts to support and enhance the legitimacy of cryptocurrencies outside Bitcoin, Opal has spent the last several weeks, in partnership with Storj, developing Opal Drive, a unique filetransfer system specifically tailored to protect the data and information of its users. In today’s increasingly hostile cybersecurity environment, Opal recognizes the priority users place on ensuring the security of their information. By providing a completely decentralized and anonymous file transfer system with the added security of a cryptocurrency “push” system, Opal Drive prevents unauthorized users from retrieving information they have not been specifically sent, adding a new layer of digital security to business and personal files. Combined with the Opal’s recent introduction of the Opal Marketplace, Opal’s rapid technological development is further cementing its place as a global alternative to many of today’s trendy platforms. In utilizing a decentralized file transfer system, Opal Drive guards against the security risks of a single server and combines the security strength of its entire network to defend against threats. Opal Drive’s completely anonymous “push” security, first implemented in the world of cryptocurrencies, furtherheightens security by ensuring that users can only access files that have been specifically designated as retrievable – a step that thwarts the methods of many of today’s most highprofile security breaches. Sharing the blockchain technology of the cloud storage experts at Storj, Opal Drive also circumvents the infamous problems with ledgerbased security, requiring users to download and update massive “ledger” files in order to use the system. By utilizing the Storj system, Opal Drive provides users with a fast and seamless alternative to other pushbased storage systems, but with a much higher degree of security than typical cloud storage platforms. As a frontrunner in alternative cryptocurrency technological development, Opal is committed to seeking new and innovative ways to enhance customer security and the user experience. Utilizing strategic partnerships allows Opal to not only bring these developments to market faster, but it also capable to tapping a broader wealth of online financial and technological experience, ensuring the end result is among the most sophisticated platforms of its type on the market today. Development on Opal Drive is continuous and ongoing, ensuring users have access to the most up to date and state of the art technology available. By building on the groundwork of Opacity+, Opal’s secure messaging protocol, and the Opal marketplace, which allows the sale and transfer of digital products, Opal is proving itself to be a premiere destination for cryptocurrency, information security, and data storage needs.