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  • Sia Weekly Update | Week of August 11th
    by /u/sia-steve on August 20, 2019 at 9:25 pm

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  • I have many questions about how Sia is used
    by /u/NoFapTrump on August 15, 2019 at 1:51 am

    I throw myself into the void asking questions that may be stupid for some. How can I start with Sia? For example, imagine that I have hired a hosting service and a domain (you know, the normal ...). There, I have installed a professional theme (script) about sharing videos (like YouTube as a reference). The theme is hosted in a traditional hosting service, and there's an option to use an external FTP server in a certain folder where the videos will be uploaded. I want to use Sia for the videos to be shared through its decentralized technology. So, what are the first steps that I have to do for this? Who should I hire? Can Sia (by paying them) do it for me if I give them the cPanel information? Sorry for the questions, I have more such as requeriments questions, but it is enough for now. Thanks. submitted by /u/NoFapTrump [link] [comments […]

  • [Video] New docs and apps! - Sia Weekly Update | Week of August 4th
    by /u/sia-steve on August 13, 2019 at 6:12 pm

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  • Sia's transcribed explainer video is currently featured on dAppXplorer!
    by /u/dAppXplorer on August 13, 2019 at 4:25 am

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  • Siacoin wallet - can't create one ….. Help !!!
    by /u/sfcpace on August 10, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    I downloaded the Sia UI. When I try to 'create new wallet', it shows a zero in the seed words block. The synching looks like it is running, but after several hours the blockchain height is still zero. I uninstalled and downloaded several more times, but still get a zero in the seed word block. I went to terminal and type 'wallet init --force' and still get the same thing. I can't seem to contact support until I get inside a wallet. Can anybody give me some direction in order to rectify this? Thanks for any insight.... submitted by /u/sfcpace [link] [comments […]

  • How to Claim hard forked Sia hard fork coins
    by /u/Cryptography90 on August 10, 2019 at 5:33 am

    Hey Sia Team, ​ Ive been away from crypto for a good while now. I would like to know how would i be able to claim the sia hard forked coins that occurred late last year. Currently all my sia ho;dings are in the sia wallet and, have been before the hard fork.Any advice/Feedback would be appreciated submitted by /u/Cryptography90 [link] [comments […]

  • What is Sia's weakest link in file safety?
    by /u/decentag on August 8, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Sia's proposition is ineed a noble one, secure storage without trusted third parties. "No outside company or third party can access or control your files, unlike traditional cloud storage providers." From what I read on the website I would therefore assume that the weakest link in Sia storage is the safety of file encryption? do I assume correctly that the files are encrypted with seed key? And do most hosts store complete files? Is there maybe a more technical explanation on how the data is sliced up and encrypted? Can those two features perhaps be manually configured? Thank you for helping me understand more around Sia's sollution. submitted by /u/decentag [link] [comments […]

  • : Awesome new features coming: - REST API - Desktop app - English website translation Storing your files on the @SiaTechHQ decentralized cloud has never been so quick and easy. Expected release no later than August 15th. Get ready!
    by /u/cguigour on August 8, 2019 at 9:11 am

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  • New to Sia
    by /u/johnnyrsj on August 7, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Bit of general feedback-think the idea and solution is great, is transparent and thorough, website clean and easy to navigate-not all projects get this right! Apologies if this Q is old news... Q for u/sia-steve you posted under General Questions ‘Is Sia ready for enterprise use?’ and mention the removal of certain limitations will move the product forward. Have you a view on what type of enterprise organisation you’d like to target? The reason I was wondering was tied to the example given on - is it possible for enough hosts to go down and a renter not be able to access their complete data for any length of time or is it just unlikely? Just thinking about large financial organisations (of the like I work for) if for any reason they could not access certain data at all this would be deemed unacceptable risk even if the likelihood is low. This sort of thing would have business impact in the form of financial penalties, reputational damage and subsequent loss of business. submitted by /u/johnnyrsj [link] [comments […]

  • [Video] Bug squashing! - Sia Weekly Update | Week of July 28th
    by /u/sia-steve on August 6, 2019 at 8:50 pm

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  • Lost access to Sia wallet
    by /u/matecsernak on August 3, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Hi. I purchased some Sia coins about 2 yrs ago and back then after a short research I came to the conclusion to store them on a desktop wallet (see photo). Obviously when I want to access the wallet it needs the wallet password, which I forgot where I had saved (unfortunately back then I had not been using a password manager app). ​ Does anyone have any tips/ideas on how I could possible retrieve the password/get a password reminder/prove my ID in order to have access again? Thank you. submitted by /u/matecsernak [link] [comments […]

  • [Blog] Sia Community Update — July 2019
    by /u/sia-steve on August 2, 2019 at 1:59 pm

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  • AMA with the Sia team on July 18th at noon!
    by /u/manasivora on July 17, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Sia team is doing an AMA tomorrow, July 18th starting at 12 pm EST. Ask us about version 1.4.1 that was released earlier this month (, our recent fundraising (, our future plans (, or anything else. Drop your questions here now! Sia team submitted by /u/manasivora [link] [comments […]

  • 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. 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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