Files uploaded via Opacity are stored on the IOTA Tangle. This means that redundant duplicates are stored throughout the network topology of the Tangle, therefore mitigating the threat of data loss. Nodes running the Opacity Protocol perform Proof of Work to guarantee that the Tangle retains the data.
The Opacity Token (OPQ) is unlike any other coin, it is intrinsically pegged to the market value of storage prices without requiring a reserve to back it up. Over time OPQ's peg to storage increases.
No personal information, usernames, nor passwords are ever used. Each uploaded file is assigned a unique handle, which acts like a private seed key. Anyone that has the handle can retrieve the data from the Tangle for free, even if they were to use their own custom-built script and Tangle Node. Mixer contracts on the Ethereum Blockchain can conceal who paid for the storage.
The IOTA Tangle (Directed Acyclic Graph), a type of distributed ledger technology (DLT), is used for data retention and Proof of Work negotiation between Nodes. Data uploaded via Opacity is ultimately retained across the distributed network topology of the Tangle.
Opacity (OPQ) is an ERC20 token that exhibits unique qualities that are built upon the smart contract framework of Ethereum. Opacity nodes hunt for OPQ that are embedded across file data structures retained on the Tangle. The Opacity smart contract allows OPQ to be gradually released from their embedded state, therefore guaranteeing the data’s integrity for the correct amount of time.