Even that article says pow has centralization risks.
Storage just seems so much more decentralizable because anyone can own a hard drive. It’s a one time expense instead of an ongoing one.
Isn’t eth’s pow still using commodity hardware?
Ideally, if poc was used, it would be nice if everyone’s buying power was known when the network launches. If we can know a large percentage of the storage hardware (across the world) that will be purposed for poc, is still held by a fairly distributed diverse number of participants then maybe we can assume the network is safe for the future. At that point no one can whale the network out.
That’s a marketing issue. And an issue when it comes to estimating how much storage hardware is out there.
Assuming a substantial amount of the hardware is being used on the network a Sybil attack would still need to grind through every block to take over