First, thank you for providing all the DAaps in the Crypto world that need the type of storage provided by IPFS… and that includes myself and team as we are developing a NFT Marketplace (niche focused, not to compete with OS).
In our quest to find a long term solution for the permanent storage of the digital assets connected to NFT Smart Contracts, I have come across numerous articles explaining how to do this on IPFS. While it sound all fine and dandy, I can’t help but feel this is not a good thing, especially if IPFS is not designed for this - at least right now.
I would think that if IPFS does allow the storage of digital assets like images, videos, gaming assets, property deeds and so on in the future, the massive costs of maintaining such a system will require IPFS to implement a storage fee of some sort - maybe on actual data storage e.g. $X.XX per MB or GB or ??
Running and maintaining servers is a costly affair. IMO at the speed WEB 3.0 is growing, the demand on IPFS will be huge.
Which leads me to my main question. Is IPFS looking to streamline the process of storing digital assets on it’s system(s) and establishing a fee for this usage.
Why I am asking about fees? We want to build this into our operational costs (and possibly frontend depending on actual costs) now so we are prepared in the future to make sure it has little to no effect on our platform - or changes for the users on our platform e.g. absorb the cost into our marketplace fees if financially feasible.
Any thoughts on this, or maybe developments already underway to address this?