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Crust & Tanssi: Unstoppable Decentralized Storage with Advanced Appchain Infrastructure

Tanssi, an appchain infrastructure protocol, has embarked on a collaboration with Crust Network, a decentralized storage provider for the web3 ecosystem. Crust Network will leverage Tanssi Network's capabilities to streamline infrastructure management and optimize blockspace usage following Polkadot’s transition to agile coretime. This strategic move aims to enhance operational efficiencies across the board.

“Our collaboration with Tanssi marks a significant advancement in our decentralized storage capabilities. By integrating with Tanssi's robust infrastructure, we are enhancing not only the efficiency and security of our data management but also ensuring that our users benefit from the most advanced and reliable decentralized storage solutions available. This collaboration enables us to manage infrastructure demands seamlessly, reduce costs, and allocate resources toward further innovation and strategic development. Together, Crust and Tanssi are setting a new standard in the decentralized storage and computing landscape,” says Brian Wu, Crust Core Developer.

The Future of Storage: Crust Network Transforms Data Management

Crust Network is a decentralized blockchain protocol that provides secure and easily accessible storage across various digital ecosystems. By leveraging a global network of nodes, it distributes data widely, enhancing security and ensuring reliable storage for developers, builders, and users who rely on decentralized solutions rather than centralized systems.

Think of Crust Network as a cloud storage service, but instead of relying on a centralized data center, it uses servers (nodes) distributed all around the globe. This distribution ensures that data is more secure and accessible because it's not dependent on a single location. If one server goes down, the data is still available from other nodes, providing resilience and reliability.

The platform enhances the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) by adding an incentive layer to boost data availability and reliability. Crust seamlessly integrates with multiple blockchains, enabling easy data transfers and facilitating interoperability across different platforms. It also offers a wide array of tools and protocols, which can be tailored for everything from simple file storage to hosting complex decentralized applications (dApps). This makes the Crust Network a versatile and user-friendly choice for decentralized data management.

Crust operates within the Polkadot ecosystem, which is transitioning to an agile coretime model. Think of agile coretime as shifting from renting office space through long-term leases to booking meeting rooms on demand. Instead of securing parachain slots through lengthy auctions, projects can now purchase coretime directly as needed. This flexibility optimizes resource use and enhances economic efficiency. In light of this shift, Crust is exploring Tanssi to help manage infrastructure efficiently and ensure uninterrupted block production.

Tanssi x Crust: Enhancing Efficiency and Reducing Costs

Crust Network is entering a crucial phase of development as it aligns with Polkadot’s transition to agile coretime. This new model enables more flexible, on-demand purchasing of blockspace. Anticipating a potential gap between coretime acquisition and actual block production, Crust is strategically connecting its appchain (or parachain, as it’s called in the Polkadot ecosystem) to Tanssi to manage rising transaction volumes and infrastructure demands.

Recognizing the challenges ahead, Crust sees Tanssi as the key solution for ensuring efficient block production. By integrating with Tanssi's robust infrastructure, Crust not only aims to reduce management costs but also to reallocate engineering resources towards more strategic initiatives, thus underscoring their dedication to operational excellence and innovation. This collaboration is designed to optimize coretime allocation and enhance Crust’s infrastructure for greater scalability, operational efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.

Looking Ahead: Crust and Tanssi's Evolving Collaboration

Crust Network, a key parachain project within the Polkadot ecosystem, brings strong technical skills, making it an excellent testing ground for Tanssi's infrastructure management tools. The initial integration of Crust's appchain on Dancebox testnet was a crucial first step, with plans to expand this integration to the Tanssi main network soon.

As an active ecosystem participant, Crust is involved in 'Let's Forkin Dance,' Tanssi's incentivized testnet campaign. To see Crust's profile and quests, visit

About Tanssi Network

Tanssi’s appchain infrastructure protocol is designed to simplify and accelerate the deployment of appchains. By connecting a chain to Tanssi, it is instantly transformed into a modular appchain. This transition grants access to a developer-friendly and permissionless environment, fully stocked with all essential infrastructural components to run a chain right out of the box. Key features include a shared and decentralized network of block producers, ensuring robust security and data retrievability, alongside seamless integrations with vital tools like bridges, wallets, block explorers, RPC endpoints, indexers, oracles, and more. As a result, appchains can be deployed in just minutes—a significant improvement over the typical months-long process. Learn more at

About Crust Network

Crust Network is meticulously crafted to fortify and streamline decentralized cloud storage solutions. By integrating with Crust Network, any ecosystem can harness a robust, modular storage architecture. This transition enables access to a developer-friendly and permissionless landscape equipped with all the necessary components for comprehensive data management and storage. Core features include a widespread and decentralized array of storage nodes, ensuring data security and retrievability. Additionally, Crust Network supports seamless interoperability with essential tools like IPFS, cross-chain communication protocols, and diverse blockchain environments. This results in a versatile and scalable storage solution that can be deployed rapidly, revolutionizing traditional storage setups. Discover more at

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