Foggie Max IO

The Expandable DePIN Server

Effortlessly secure and monetize your real data on the blockchain, gaining immediate DMC rewards. Foggie Max IO guarantees utmost privacy and autonomy over your surveillance, IoT, and security data through advanced decentralized Dapp integration.

Why Choose Foggie Max IO?

  • Compact Yet Spacious: A sleek design packed with extensive storage, ensuring your privacy and full control over your data.
  • Decentralized Power: Access powerful decentralized applications that prioritize your data’s privacy.
  • Pioneering DePIN Technology: Experience the world’s first truly scalable DePIN server, leading the way in innovation.
  • Lucrative $DMC Rewards: Effortlessly collect and deploy data for significant returns.

Data Privacy Guardian: Integrating IoT Devices

 

  • Home Integration: Seamlessly connect with your home’s IoT devices, enhancing convenience and control over your smart environment.
  • Enhanced Privacy: Secure your private spaces with enhanced protection for sensitive data, such as video surveillance footage, ensuring your privacy remains intact.
  • Data Ownership: Our cutting-edge protocols affirm your personal data’s sovereignty, guaranteeing that you have exclusive ownership and control.

Earn $DMC in Multiple Ways

Earn crypto rewards by sharing extra storage capacity with the Foggie Network.

Every Foggie Max comes with 2TB/4TB solid-state drive (SSD). Foggie Max can automatically list your idle storage capacity on the Foggie Network and help you earn $DMC even while you sleep.

Upload and share your public content to Foggie Max to earn $DMC.

When you upload public photos, videos, IOT device & other files to your Foggie Max and share them with others, you can also earn $DMC.

Make Your Data Disaster-Proof​

  • Cutting-edge data protection
  • Off-site backups
    Configure automatic off-site back-ups to other Foggies in the Foggie Network, not to a centralized, third-party cloud
  • Secure:  all back-ups are fully encrypted
  • Guaranteed privacy
    You won’t know whose Foggie Max your back-ups are stored on.  Conversely, other Foggie Max owners won’t know whose data is stored on their devices.

Mint NFTs & Monetize Your Data

  • Create a permanent URL for your digital assets
  • Avoid censors — all public content you save to your Foggie Max becomes unblockable
  • Reduce digital piracy — you’re permanently recorded as the creator of every original file saved to your Foggie Max
  • Mint NFTs in bulk with no code and low gas fees
  • Every Foggie Max owner can feature their digital assets on a fully decentralized content sharing marketplace
  • Get likes and tips for your digital work, sell your digital assets for a fixed price or auction, and retain copyright

Download Untra-Private Apps & Use Them Forever​

Improve your privacy by saving the you generate to your Foggie Max

Foggie Max dApps don’t connect to centralized cloud services.  No spying on your app-related activity. All data generated by your apps will be saved to your Foggie Max, not to a third-party cloud. Which means unprecedented privacy.

Eliminate discontinued and deactivated apps

dApps saved to your Foggie Max can’t be deleted, deactivated, or discontinued. The only infrastructure they need to run is your Foggie Max.

Eliminate monthly fees (and changes to those fees)

Once you buy and download a dApp to your Foggie Max, because it only needs your Foggie Max to operate, you can’t be charged monthly fees. And obviously, no more increases to those monthly fees as well.

Eliminate unfavorable changes to terms and conditions

dApps don’t connect to centralized cloud services.  No cloud connections mean that the apps terms and conditions can’t be unilaterally changed on you.

Download Untra-Private Apps & Use Them Forever​

Improve your privacy by saving the you generate to your Foggie Max

Foggie Max dApps don’t connect to centralized cloud services.  No spying on your app-related activity. All data generated by your apps will be saved to your Foggie Max, not to a third-party cloud. Which means unprecedented privacy.

Eliminate discontinued and deactivated apps

dApps saved to your Foggie Max can’t be deleted, deactivated, or discontinued. The only infrastructure they need to run is your Foggie Max.

Eliminate monthly fees (and changes to those fees)

Once you buy and download a dApp to your Foggie Max, because it only needs your Foggie Max to operate, you can’t be charged monthly fees. And obviously, no more increases to those monthly fees as well.

Eliminate unfavorable changes to terms and conditions

dApps don’t connect to centralized cloud services.  No cloud connections mean that the apps terms and conditions can’t be unilaterally changed on you.

Download Untra-Private Apps & Use Them Forever​

Improve your privacy by saving the you generate to your Foggie Max

Foggie Max dApps don’t connect to centralized cloud services.  No spying on your app-related activity. All data generated by your apps will be saved to your Foggie Max, not to a third-party cloud. Which means unprecedented privacy.

Eliminate discontinued and deactivated apps

dApps saved to your Foggie Max can’t be deleted, deactivated, or discontinued. The only infrastructure they need to run is your Foggie Max.

Eliminate monthly fees (and changes to those fees)

Once you buy and download a dApp to your Foggie Max, because it only needs your Foggie Max to operate, you can’t be charged monthly fees. And obviously, no more increases to those monthly fees as well.

Eliminate unfavorable changes to terms and conditions

dApps don’t connect to centralized cloud services.  No cloud connections mean that the apps terms and conditions can’t be unilaterally changed on you.

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Processor: Intel Celeron J4125 (4C/4T) 4M Cache, up to 2.70 Ghz

Memory: 4GB

Storage:
OS Disk 64GB MSATA SSD
Data Disk 1TB-4TB 2.5 inch SATA SSD

I/O:
1x DC Jack
1x HDMI 2.0
2x RJ45 GigaLAN, RTL8111H
2x USB 3.0

Power Source: DC 12V, 5A

Cooler: 1x CPU Fan

OS: Linux (modified)

You’ll be permanently recorded as the creator of any original file you save on your Foggie Max.

If I copy your file and save it to my Foggie, you’ll still be the creator of the file.
 
If I modify the file (say by adding an invisible pixel to the corner of the image) and save it to my Foggie, I will be the creator of that new file.
 
Your work is the original.
 
My work is the copy.
 
Authenticity in analog art matters. It should matter in digital art as well.

Foggie Max has a 1 TB SSD hard disk. Idle storage space is shared on the Foggie Network, and you earn crypto rewards as a result. 

Please note that Foggie Max delivers a ton of value to its owners other than earning crypto rewards: 

  • Private dApps that only store your generated data on your Foggie 
  • No changing terms or discontinued dApps — once downloaded they’re yours forever 
  • Off-site backups of your data on the Foggie Network 
  • Ability to mint NFTs gas free 
  • Etc. 

So you should think of the crypto rewards primarily as helping with the cost of ownership, but not the sole purpose/value of the machine.

Also, it’s difficult to predict how long it will take to break-even on the device, as it depends on (1) how much extra storage you have and (2) the price of the token (which will fluctuate on crypto exchanges). 

$DMC has been designed to be solely a reflection of the value of decentralized storage — i.e., not an intrinsic value, but a balance between the supply of actual decentralized storage versus the demand for customers wanting decentralized storage.

$DMC is not the equivalent of our company’s valuation, like $FIL or other tokens. As such, the value of $DMC should be much more stable than most tokens out there (if you assume that demand and supply of decentralized storage grow together, equally) — be it mainstream tokens or alt tokens.

If demand for decentralized storage is much higher than the supply, $DMC will rise. Foggie Max owners will see the value of their crypto earnings rise. More consumers will be motivated to buy a Foggie Max. This will provide downward pressure on $DMC.
 
If supply for decentralized storage is much lower than the demand — everyone and their mother is running out of data storage. Who doesn’t love cheap storage? We will be launching a consumer-facing Fog Drive to compete with Dropbox, Box.net, Google Drive and the like, and we may eventually compete with S3. More demand for decentralized storage will create upward pressure on $DMC.
 
And, when $DMC is listed on a major crypto exchange, if you don’t want to hold $DMC, you can always trade it for fiat or whichever mainstream token of your choosing…
Foggie Max is a computer in and of itself.

Foggie Max should be connected with to your home router via ethernet.

You log into Foggie Max like you would Yahoo or Gmail — you enter a URL and log into the UI.

You can also hook up an HDMI cable to it and a USB keyboard/mouse to operate it directly, if you want to.  However, this might be pretty inconvenient, depending on where your router is located. 

The differences between Foggie Max and your average laptop or desktop computer:

1. Foggie Max always stays on. You never turn it off. Like Gmail never turns off, Foggie Max should never be turned off. It’s a server that always stays connected to the internet, not a computer that you turn on/off each day.

2. OS — Foggie Max uses Linux, most people probably use Windows or Mac

3. Foggie Max has software (integrated with the OS) that uses a completely different internet protocol called CYFS, and this makes Foggie Max different from even a Linux server.

Foggie Max should be about as quiet as your average Network Attached Storage (NAS) device.  Which is to say, it shouldn’t be all that noisy at all.

Foggie Max contains a CPU, RAM, a motherboard, a 1TB solid-state hard drive, a fan, a 12V 0.5A power supply, and connectivity to USB and HDMI ports.

We don’t have precise energy consumption statistics.  However, Foggie Max doesn’t mine crypto like a Bitcoin mining machine does.  As a result, Foggie Max likely uses far less energy that a Bitcoin miner.

Specifically, Bitcoin is based on Proof of Work, where thousands (or millions) of computers compete to solve a math problem in order to earn Bitcoin.  As a result, Bitcoin miners are typically always busy calculating difficult math problems.  Their CPUs are always being utilized, and their fans are (likely) always on as a result.

Foggie Max shares idle storage to the Foggie Network and uses Proof of Storage Service.  Proof of Storage Service doesn’t require continue calculation of difficult math problems. It primarily requires Foggie Max to answer storage challenges, i.e., prove to the data owner that his/her data is still present on your Foggie Max, and for the data to be persisted thru the life of the storage deal. 

Once the deal is successfully completed, you earn crypto rewards.

Your Foggie Max isn’t waterproof.  It will probably stop working.
 
But what happens to all the data stored on your Foggie Max?

You can make off-site back-ups of all your data to the Foggie Network — i.e., other people’s Foggies.

These back-ups are 100% encrypted and private — other people won’t be able to read your files on their machines, and they won’t know that the files are yours.
 
Should any disaster happen to your Foggie Max, just get a new one. Sign in. All your backed up data will be restored immediately.

When you back up into the Fog, all private files are ALWAYS encrypted.  (It’s possible to back-up public files to other people’s Foggies, but privacy & security aren’t considerations with public files.)

The only way to decrypt your private files is with your encryption key. Your encryption key is never stored on the blockchain.  It’s never stored on your Foggie Max. It’s up to you to maintain the security of your encryption key.

Back-ups the the Fog aren’t just secure — they’re completely private and anonymous as well.

For example, let’s say you buy 500GB on my Foggie Max, and I host your data for a year.
 
I’ll never know that I’m transacting with you (by name), and the data hosted on my Foggie Max is yours. 
 
In addition, it will impossible for me to see/break into your files. They’ll always be fully encrypted.
 
Conversely, you’ll never know that you’re transacting with  me (by name) on storing data on my Foggie Max. 
1. Storj can’t prevent Sybil attacks.

 

2. Storj can’t prevent external source attacks.

 

3. Storj can’t guarantee to storage customers that their decentralized files won’t be lost.
 
Foggie Max uses the Datamall Chain (DMC) an efficient marketplace for decentralized storage. The DMC includes off-chain storage challenges, penalties for lost storage, and even arbitration/penalties for dishonest challenges.  As a result, buyers of decentralized storage will have high confidence that their data stored on the DMC (and on your Foggie Max) will be persisted thru the life of the storage contract. It will be a better customer experience.

 

A better customer experience means that storage nodes on the DMC (including every Foggie Max) will have more customers and mine more tokens.

Arweave is a decentralized storage network that promises permanent storage, i.e., once you pay to store something on Arweave, it will be stored on Arweave FOREVER.

This sounds great, except for the following:

  1.  Arweave is extremely expensive.  If you stored the same file on S3 versus Arweave, you could store the file for upwards of 18 years and have it still be cheaper than storing on Arweave. As a result of this extremely high price, we think that the market potential for Arweave is limited.  Which means less money to be made as an Arweave node, versus becoming a node on the Foggie Network.
  2. The Arweave network design is pretty unscalable. At the time of this writing, every Arweave node needs to keep an entire copy of all data stored in the Arweave network. This will increase the capital cost associated with becoming an Arweave node.
  1. A Raspberry Pi doesn’t ship with 1TB-4TB of SSD
  2. You can’t download fully decentralized apps to a Raspberry Pi and be certain that the app isn’t communicating with a 3rd party server and storing data to that server
  3. A Raspberry Pi doesn’t  automatically create a permanent URL for any/all content you save to it
  4. A Raspberry Pi doesn’t give you precise access control over who can/can’t see your content
  5. A Raspberry Pi doesn’t automatically accelerate your public content by edge caching it throughout a global network
  6. A Raspberry Pi make your public content unblockable/uncensorable
  7. A Raspberry Pi doesn’t help you mint NFTs in bulk with no code
  8. A Raspberry Pi doesn’t help you reduce digital piracy by guaranteeing the authenticity of your original digital assets
  9. A Raspberry Pi doesn’t help you host and sell your digital assets on a fully decentralized content marketplace
  10. A Raspberry Pi doesn’t share idle storage to a global network and earn crypto rewards in return

There are 3 important resources is a computing network: computer power, storage, and bandwidth.

Deeper Networks devices share bandwidth to earn crypto.

Foggie Max shares storage capacity to earn crypto. Every Foggie Max will have a 1TB – 4TB SSD hard disk.

In the future, our devices may be compatible with one another.

There are some key differences between Foggie Max and Helium:

  1. You can only own one Helium device (within a certain radius). You can own an unlimited # of Foggie Maxes.
  2. What Helium devices share low bandwidth, longer distance wifi that supports text only, There is almost no market for this type of WiFi. Foggie Max earns crypto by sharing idle storage space. There’s a big, established market for storage, and it’s only getting bigger.
  3. The Helium device does nothing for you other than mine Helium tokens. That’s the ONLY thing it does for you.Even if Foggie Max didn’t earn crypto, there’s still a ton of functionality/value to it. It can:• Store 1 TB of data
    • Make off-site back-ups of your data to the Foggie Network
    • Copy your public content to other Foggies to improve download speed and availability
    • Make your public content uncensorable
    • Reduce digital piracy by making you the permanent creator of the file
    • Help you mint NFTs without gas fees
    • Store and run dApps that are yours forever
    • Store all dApp generated data, dramatically improving your privacy

Many might think that Foggie Max, the soon-to-be released personal Web3 server from Fog Works, is no different from a traditional Network Attached Storage device (NAS) with online back-up.  

To fully appreciate why Foggie Max is radically different from a NAS with online back-up, it’s important to understand how Foggie Max works and the technology used to create Foggie Max. 

Foggie is a Personal Server, Not Just a Storage Device

First off, Foggie is a personal server.  Just like a laptop or a desktop computer, a server has a dedicated CPU, dedicated RAM, and dedicated solid-state hard drive (SSD) data storage capacity.  With a NAS, you’re only getting data storage capacity, not the CPU or dedicated RAM.

What this means is, you can download apps to your Foggie Max and run them, just like you can download apps to your iPhone or computer.  You can’t run apps on your NAS.  (See #10 and #11 below.) 

Foggie Max is a Web3 Device that uses CYFS and DMC 

All NAS devices with online back-up use HTTP, TCP/IP, and DNS as underlying protocols to communicate with the rest of the internet. 

Foggie Max uses CYFS — an open-source next-generation internet protocol that completely replaces HTTP, TCP/IP, and DNS. CYFS was specifically designed with Web3 in mind — i.e., to help users have better privacy, security, and control over their own data. In addition, Foggie Max has partnered with Datamall Chain (DMC), a public blockchain that is creating an efficient marketplace for decentralized storage. No NAS devices are compatible with either CYFS or DMC. 

CYFS & DMC Enable Foggie Max to do Many Different Things for You 

Because Foggie Max uses CYFS and DMC, you can do many things with Foggie Max that you simply can’t do with a NAS with online back-up. Specifically: 

  1. You can earn crypto rewards by uploading files to your Foggie Max. The Datamall Chain has created the Publish-to-Earn program which enables you to earn Datamall Chain tokens ($DMC) when you upload/publish your files to Foggie Max. You can earn even more crypto rewards when you share URLs to your content and those URLs are viewed by others. 
     
  2. You can generate immutable URLs to files stored on your Foggie Max. Every unique file stored on your Foggie Max has a unique CYFS link associated with it, and that link is recorded on a public blockchain, making it immutable. In Web2, URLs are dependent on domain names and centralized service providers hosting the content. As a result, Web2 URLs can be temporary and brittle. The content underlying a URL can be edited. Domain names can be discontinued. Service providers can stop host certain content. If (1) your content remains unedited (2) your Foggie Max stays online, the same URL will always be able to access the URL, guaranteed. 
     
  3. You can control access to all content stored on your Foggie Max. The immutable URL (described above) can be kept private, shared semi-privately, or made public. For some Web3 solutions, when a file is written to the blockchain, that file automatically becomes public. Some solutions help you keep Web3 files private, but those solutions are centralized, and if you stop subscribing to those solutions, your Web3 files will become public. Not so with Foggie Max. 
     
  4. Your Web3 content becomes much faster.  Every public file on your Foggie Max has an immutable URL written to the blockchain. CYFS uses that blockchain to quickly find the location of files on the Foggie Network, speeding up access to Web3 files by 2.4X to 5.0X. 
     
  5. You can easily make off-site back-ups of your data on the Foggie Network.  On the DMC, you can buy off-site storage capacity and make off-site back-ups of your data on other Foggies.  Those back-ups will be both private and secure – no one will know your files are stored on their Foggies, and your files will be completely encrypted. In future updates, you’ll also be able to decide how many back-ups of each file you want to make.  With a NAS, you can back-up your data via Web2 online back-up, but those back-ups are subject to problems inherent with centralization:  unilateral changes in price or terms of service, service disruptions, single points of failure, and even catastrophic data loss.  
     
  6. Your public, high-demand content will be accelerated. CYFS will automatically copy your high-demand, public content to other Foggies, improving the availability and download speed of your content.  
     
  7. Your public content becomes unblockable/uncensorable.  Because (1) every file on your Foggie Max has an immutable URL (2) your public content can be copied to other Foggies, and (3) Foggies use CYFS instead of HTTP, TCP/IP, and DNS, your public content cannot be blocked or censored by anyone.   
     
  8. You can earn crypto rewards by sharing your idle storage capacity. Foggie Max allows you to share your idle storage capacity on the Datamall Chain, allowing you to passively earn crypto rewards.  You can trade those crypto rewards for more storage space on the Foggie Network, if/when you need more storage, or you can trade those crypto rewards for cash. 
      
  9. You can prevent misappropriation of your digital assets and protect the value of your NFTs.  Whenever you store a unique file to your Foggie Max, you’re permanently recorded as the creator of that file.  How this works:  your (anonymous) ID becomes the creator of that unique file, and the fileID and creatorID pair is permanently recorded to an underlying public blockchain. No one else will ever be able to claim that they created that specific file, mint an NFT from that file with your creatorID, and sell that NFT (i.e., misappropriate that digital asset).   
     
  10. You can download permanent dApps to your Foggie Max.  These dApps will be completely decentralized, which means they only need your Foggie Max to be in service.  Once you download them, they cannot be deactivated by a third party. They will be yours forever. 
     
  11. You can improve your privacy with these dApps.  Foggie dApps only run on your Foggie Max. All data generated by these dApps will save data directly to your Foggie Max, not to a third-party server.  Having all your generated data on your Foggie Max means fewer potential privacy violations and data breaches for you.  
       

To better understand how CYFS works, see “How CYFS Achieves Permanent URLs and Fast Access.” 

To learn more about Datamall Chain, see “Datamall Chain White Paper.”