Dropbox Cuts Unlimited Storage Due to Crypto Mining Concerns

• Dropbox is transitioning from its once-unlimited Advanced storage plan to metered offerings due to rising misuse, including cryptocurrency mining activities.
• Starting Nov. 1st, Advanced subscribers with three active licenses will receive 15 terabytes of shared storage.
• Dropbox aims to ensure a seamless transition, collaborating with customers to identify alternative storage solutions.

Dropbox Cancels Unlimited Storage

Dropbox is transitioning from its once-unlimited Advanced storage plan to metered offerings driven by increasing misuse of the plan, including cryptocurrency mining activities. As such, the service has shifted from its unlimited space model in order to protect against exploitation and ensure consistent service for genuine users.

New Storage Limits

Starting November 1st, Advanced subscribers with three active licenses will receive 15 terabytes of shared storage. Additional storage will be available for new and existing customers at competitive rates. This move mirrors industry trends as competing services like Microsoft and Google have recently implemented similar restrictions on their unlimited storage offers as well.

Ensuring a Seamless Transition

Dropbox’s main priority is now ensuring a smooth transition process for their customers that may have relied on the previously offered unlimited space provisioning options. The company plans on collaborating with customers in order to find alternative storage solutions that meet their individual needs while preventing further exploitation of the service’s resources.

Industry Trends

The decision made by Dropbox reflects industry trends around offering unlimited cloud storage services which have been found vulnerable to abuse and exploitation leading other companies such as Microsoft and Google also curtailing their respective offers in response.

Protecting Genuine Users

Ultimately, Dropbox aims to protect genuine users while still providing competitively priced additional storage options if needed beyond the initial 15TB limit set up under this policy change coming into effect November 1st..

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