Privacy and encryption was the starting point for Akord, and it would have struck us as strange to think when we founded the company that one day weâ€™d be storing publicly available data. But back then we didnâ€™t know about Arweave. The permanent data storage paradigm has opened our eyes to a far broader understanding of data ownership.
By providing public file support on Arweave, we are opening the door to owning different types of data in different ways. The permanence of data on Arweave allows for files intended for the public domain to stay there â€“ forever. In this context, ownership is not the ability of the individual to keep data private, but to keep data accessible for everyone and to never have it taken down by a centralised authority.
Can a vault be public? I hear you say. Arenâ€™t vaults places where we lock things away? Well, a vault is also defined as a space covered by an arch shape structure like a ceiling or roof. Which is a perfect way to to think about Akordâ€™s public vaults. We provide the covering over head, but when you create your public vault anyone can walk in.