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  • Siad crash on Linux, don't understand why?!
    by /u/SuspiciousWatcher on January 4, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Install siad on Linux Ubuntu. Siad starts fine I get messages saying that api is available. After 30+ secs ends like this. Can be a firewall issue? https://preview.redd.it/51yw5oppau841.png?width=922&format=png&auto=webp&s=d7bb020dac1d446788177dd96f8f588ab9bb409a submitted by /u/SuspiciousWatcher [link] [comments]

  • [Video] The new Sia release! - Sia Weekly Update | Week of December 22nd
    by /u/sia-steve on January 3, 2020 at 9:07 pm

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  • Sia not generating enough contracts
    by /u/bobbert182 on December 30, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Hey guys, I'm wondering if someone here can help me. I've left Sia open for like 2 months, and just upgraded to the latest software the other day. In the beginning I was getting 50 contracts no problem, but recently my client only has 17 or 18 or so. And it doesn't seem to be making more contracts. I think I'm just confused about how this whole allowance/spending system works, but I've set my allowance to 1000 SC/mth for 1TB of storage, which is way above the recommended allowance calculated using the sia renting calculator. This calculator recommends 2100 SC for 3 months with the default settings. I set this to 3000 based on someone else comment here a while ago for 3 months and 1TB. Here is a screenshot of my contracts/spending/allocated SC. And another My file health is at 100%, so that's good. But my contracts are dropping. Is this to be expected towards the end of a 3 month term? Just wondering if I need to increase my allowance to get back up to 50 contracts. And if that's the case, then why does the estimator/calculator say that I should be fine with 2100 SC for 3 months. Also, I went way below my upload/download estimates - not even 300 GB when that estimate was for 1TB. Thanks for any help/info anyone has. I think I'm just misunderstanding the system a bit. Happy new year to the Siacoin community 🙂 submitted by /u/bobbert182 [link] [comments]

  • Hi all. I'm hosting using Sia Manager app. I have my port forwarding set on my router as instructed. When I launch the Sia Manager, I get a timeout error. It says something else is listening to that port. I'm using Windows 10 machine. How can I fix this?
    by /u/Dizer_Y on December 28, 2019 at 4:44 am

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  • Announcing Sia v1.4.2.0!
    by /u/sia-steve on December 23, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    Here's David's announcement from Discord. There's no better way to sum up this fantastic release: And wow, what a release. Foremost, this release includes several significant fixes for contract handling. Sia is better about picking hosts and sticking with them, and is better about ensuring that it always has a strong set of healthy contracts. This not only reduces the total spending on fees, but also improves Sia's ability to keep a large amount of files healthy. For this reason alone, we strongly recommend all users upgrade to v1.4.2.0. v1.4.2.0 also introduces a brand new "alert" system. You can see a list of active alerts by running the command 'siac alerts' in the terminal. Additionally, any time that siac is used, all critical alerts will be displayed. An example of a critical alert is "contractor is attempting to renew/form contracts, however the wallet is locked". If you are experiencing issues with your files, we recommend running the alerts command to see if there are any obvious problems. UI support for alerts will be available in a later release. The new version also features the launch of fuse support from Sia on Linux and Mac. This allows you to mount a Sia folder to your computer like an external hardrive. The terminal commands siac renter fuse can be used to mount and unmount folders. Fuse is currently read-only, meaning you must upload and modify files using Sia like normal, however read-write support for fuse is coming in a later version. This covers 3 out of more than 20 changes that we've made to Sia since the previous release, you can view a full list of changes at https://gitlab.com/NebulousLabs/Sia/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md Download the new version on the website at: http://sia.tech/get-started submitted by /u/sia-steve [link] [comments]

  • David Vorick, co-founder of Sia was on Epicenter this week
    by /u/epicenterbitcoin on December 18, 2019 at 3:33 pm

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  • Sia makes too much contracts
    by /u/endreneko on December 16, 2019 at 4:32 am

    I only used the defaults which is 50 contracts But sia is showing 81 contracts as of the moment. Is this normal? Preconditions No uploaded files Allowance: 1100SC Wallet unlocked Storyline I got an issue and decided to just start a new I cancelled the allowance Deleted my renter folder Restart siad Set new allowance Wait to contracts to reach 50 (this is when issue start, contract was once 77 now its 81) submitted by /u/endreneko [link] [comments]

  • [Video] A big end to the year - Sia Weekly Update | Week of December 1st
    by /u/sia-steve on December 13, 2019 at 9:24 pm

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  • New to Sia? Start here!
    by /u/sia-steve on April 2, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Welcome to /r/siacoin! Thanks for stopping by. What is Sia? Sia is a decentralized storage platform secured by blockchain technology. The Sia Storage Platform leverages underutilized hard drive capacity around the world to create a data storage marketplace that is more reliable and lower cost than traditional cloud storage providers. Your data is sliced up, encrypted, and stored on nodes all across the globe to eliminate any single point of failure, and ensure highest possible uptime. Since you hold the keys, you own your data. No outside company can access or control your files. Who makes it? Sia is open source and development is held on GitLab. The Boston-based Nebulous team are the core developers of Sia, but dozens of individuals have contributed either to the core code or apps built on top of the platform. About r/siacoin /r/siacoin is an officially endorsed subreddit, co-moderated by community members and the Sia team. Relevant topics here include announcements of project updates and third-party applications and services, questions about the Sia protocol, network, software, and more. This is a large community, and our rules are structured to maintain quality. You're free to have any opinion you want as long as you do it respectfully. Just learning the ropes? You'll want to get started with Sia. Whether you want to store Siacoin, upload files to the decentralized network, or sell your extra storage space, you'll need to download Sia. The only official apps are Sia-UI and Sia Daemon (if you like command-line), available from the Sia website or the Nebulous Labs GitLab page. We don’t recommend depositing funds into Sia wallets from any other sources. No other wallet is officially supported, and there are several fake wallets that steal user funds. The whole point of Sia is data freedom, so get started on your decentralized journey by uploading files to Sia. Or just learn why we have our own coin and blockchain. For advanced users and developers In addition to siac - the command-line set of controls for Sia - you'll want to check out our amazing Sia API Docs. We have a hardware wallet implementation for the Ledger Nano S! It's currently designed for technical users, but we hope to make that much simpler in the future. Check it out. Exchanges Exchanges occasionally experience technical issues with their Siacoin wallets. Always contact the exchange first in case of exchange wallet or transaction issues. See a list of exchanges that support Siacoin here. Spoiler alert: there's a lot of big ones. Stay updated There are a ton of great ways to get the latest news from our team. We publish #announcements in Discord, weekly video updates, and regular blog posts. If you need help Posting here is welcomed! Most answers are just a Google search away, but we also have an extensive official Support Center. Other FAQs have been compiled in the community-driven Sia Wiki. If all else fails, send an email to [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help. Helpful Links Our website The Sia Explorer Third Party Apps and Services SiaStats - charts and metrics for the Sia network Siahub - hosting stats, blockchain download, and explorer Luxor - building Sia-centric apps and services Minebox - next generation NAS powered by Sia Pixeldrain - file sharing powered by Sia Goobox - where elegant design meets blockchain-security SiaDrive - mount Sia as a drive on your desktop Mining Resources /r/siamining Obelisk - developer of high quality ASIC miners submitted by /u/sia-steve [link] [comments]





What is Siacoin?

Siacoin was launched in the Summer of 2016. It has a unique goal in that it aims to use cryptocurrency blockchain technology to create a decentralized cloud storage platform. This would allow for the storage and transfer of data around the world with no servers, no trusted third parties, and no signups. The Sia platform is powered by the Siacoin cryptocurrency which allows for a data storage marketplace to form that is, in theory, more robust and lower-cost than normal cloud storage providers.

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