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  • Sia Hosting Questionnaire!
    by /u/tutemwesi on February 17, 2021 at 8:05 am

    Hey all, I've been running my Sia Host (https://siastats.info/hosts?=9) for some time now; by chucking a decent spec of hardware and network at it, I am privileged to have a pleasant hosting experience bar the odd restart/crash or upgrade. My prices are set low intentionally to ensure a healthy contract count. I do now have some time under my belt and want to help improve the hosting module. With this in mind I’ve been talking with Luke at the Foundation about the current state of hosting on Sia, and he’s interested in hearing feedback from people about what’s working well, what isn’t working, what features or integrations could be added, etc. So, if you’ve ever run a Sia host, we’d greatly appreciate it if you filled out this brief survey/questionnaire: https://forms.gle/VNVdobyJjErM9PPY9 We'd also love to hear from those of you experienced or new and even those that have considered hosting but for some reason haven't as of yet. Your responses will help the Foundation effectively direct its resources towards improving the host and the Foundation will really appreciate your feedback. Thank-you! submitted by /u/tutemwesi [link] [comments]

  • Need help with Sia Central Lite Wallet and Nano S
    by /u/cryptotentnew on February 17, 2021 at 4:01 am

    Anyone have success using the Sia Central Lite Wallet with the Ledger Nano S? I have a couple of questions if you have experience with this wallet. When I first went to the wallet website the message below appeared. "Your browser does not support local data storage, all data will be erased when you close this tab. To prevent loss when creating or recovering wallets export the seed outside of your browser tab" Understood, I will use a different browser, but what does it mean when it says "recovering wallets export the seed outside of your browser tab"? I thought the seed is never known except by the owner of the Ledger nano, so why would it even ask to export the seed outside the browser? submitted by /u/cryptotentnew [link] [comments]

  • Here's an idea for you devs at Sia
    by /u/BigRICHDeon on February 16, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    why not try getting in bed with a streaming service like netflix or hulu or spotify... Just an idea EDIT: Upon further research I see you have been discussing that for years cuz well duh... Foot +Mouth = this guy submitted by /u/BigRICHDeon [link] [comments]

  • A petition to get Siacoin on Coinbase
    by /u/skunk_ink on February 16, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    So I figure it was about time someone got on this and started a petition. Sign it and spread it around! Let's get Coinbase to give Sia a chance. They have earned their right to be listed and no competitor of theirs is able to say the same. Why a petition? It seems some people are thinking this is a petition just to drive the price of Sia up or something. Is that a factor? Of course it is. One would expect that as a coin gains more popularity the price of it will increase. However money is not the reason I think this is needed. My purpose for creating this is that I am worried about how much attention Filecoin, Polkadot and the like are getting right now. All these competitors have, is websites that explain what they intend to do. They have literally created a coin just to raise money, and only after they got rich did they start building their platform. Siacoin on the other hand have been working diligently since 2013 actually building a decentralized internet which is already operational! On top of that, being a non-profit, they did this with no expectation of handouts. Filecoin, Polkadot and the others built their cryptocurrency and released it as an ICO. This is how they raised millions before even starting to build their platforms. Now although I personally think that is a bizarre way of starting a company and has the hallmarks of a scam (ie. Paying before getting the product promised). This practice is accepted and legal so we have to live with it. However for Coinbase to list all these other competetors and conveniently leave out Sia is just wrong. Siacoin is the only coin in the decentralized storage market that actually has a product to justify their coins value. Now I'm not saying this is a conspiracy or anything but personally something smells fishy about this. Anyway the point is, if all these other decentralized storage/internet projects are allowed to be traded then so should Siacoin. Also ask yourself this, do you want this new decentralized internet to be built by a non profit or by some company that could have their own agenda? Personally I want my internet to be free for all, don't you? https://www.change.org/CoinbaseAddSia Edit: I don't know how the mods or developers feel about having a petition. But if you are in support of this please consider pinning the post. It's time this project starts getting some recognition for the hard work you have already put in. I appreciate all you are doing and really hope you succeed. UPDATE: I honestly cannot thank you all enough for signing this!! So I have forgone any pleasure items until next pay day and got us 5000 petition views. Come on everyone don't stop now we can do this! Let's decentralize our future! submitted by /u/skunk_ink [link] [comments]

  • Question about synchronization Sia UI: suggestions welcome!
    by /u/davidgoeshmmm on February 16, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    Hi All, I decided to store my Sia on a wallet. Unlike, for example, Cardano, it takes ages to sync. Currently I’m at a block height of 148k, and it took 5 days. At this speed all will be done after another week, but most likely two weeks... Do you have any tips? I tried to download a concensus file but that didn’t work out at all. I have a fiber optic internet connection, and I use a Mac mini 2010. Should I buy a Mac mini 2020? Thanks in advance! submitted by /u/davidgoeshmmm [link] [comments]

  • I have been binge listening to The Doors while learning about Sia and what a decentralized internet could mean.
    by /u/--Fawkes-- on February 16, 2021 at 5:13 am

    And the lyrics in the song "Five to One", really resonated with me and what this whole movement could mean for our future. I can see how Sia and a decentralized internet could be huge in taking back power from governments and giving it back to the people. We could be looking at the catalyst which finally unites us all to stand up for our rights and take back control of our own lives. I do not fear what this new future will bring, but look upon it with eyes of optimism. For the chaos we are currently in is merely the first rays of sunlight poking through the dark clouds of oppression. For as Morrison himself once wrote, ​ "The old get old And the young get stronger May take a week And it may take longer They got the guns But we got the numbers Gonna win, yeah we're takin' over Come on!" - The Doors: Five to One, https://youtu.be/oOzpncIHCLs ​ -- Fawkes -- submitted by /u/--Fawkes-- [link] [comments]

  • I use Sia-UI and I can’t move my coins. I’ve been trying to do it. And it goes through the whole process of broadcasting and even says that it did and it shows unconfirmed with the amount on my screen but it never does it. I’m sad I need to move my coins. I can’t. Can anyone help me?
    by /u/Rigocola on February 15, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    It goes through the process as if it does it and it never goes through. I’ve tried it over and over again. I have not been able to move my coin. Is there anyone that helps people with this? submitted by /u/Rigocola [link] [comments]

  • Just found my Sia after 2-3 years
    by /u/fent11 on February 15, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Hi I've just found my seed and password after 2-3 years. I've downloaded Sia-UI 1.5.4 and I can see my balance after the sync. The install is on a fresh laptop, so no overlap with old folders/files. However, it won't broadcast my transaction when I try to send some to Binance. Can anyone tell me what's wrong and how I go about fixing it? submitted by /u/fent11 [link] [comments]

  • I am completely new to Sia. I have a few coins, and I am so interested in this innovative idea. Please don’t get mad when I ask this question.
    by /u/Roach55 on February 15, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Isn’t this loosely the plot of Silicon Valley from HBO? I am not trying to make light of it at all, but it seems very similar to PiedPiper and Pipercoin. Am I totally off base? submitted by /u/Roach55 [link] [comments]

  • Decentralized wikipedia. Posible in Sia? Just save all the wikipedia pages to sia cloud and have a sky link for those pages. Think about it.
    by /u/rohitghali on February 15, 2021 at 8:16 am

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  • App developer here, and I really want to build on top of Sia
    by /u/datanoid on February 14, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Hey everyone, I'm a security researcher / app developer, and I'm looking for ideas to build upon Sia or Skynet. My first idea was a decentralized, minimal chat platform. Does something like this exist for Sia yet? I couldn't find anything about it. I'm open to any/all ideas, I just really want to help this project however I can! ​ Thanks submitted by /u/datanoid [link] [comments]

  • Considering Siacoin but on the fence
    by /u/SammyJoeDynasty on February 14, 2021 at 4:04 pm

    Why do you hold Siacoin? How big do you think it'll get? Do you think it's going to become a major player? I figure I'm posting this in a place where there will be more positives shared than negatives but all viewpoints are definitely welcomed! submitted by /u/SammyJoeDynasty [link] [comments]

  • Sia Foundation, Fork and Future Explained for (not only) Newcomers
    by /u/DangerCZE on February 6, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    Since these questions are very common, lets turn this post into a guide. But before I start, I would like to warn everyone from scams. Never click on links that anyone sends you, even if it's message or email from someone looking like Sia. Don't trust anyone who contacts you - always be the one who finds the information himself/herself. Sia updates are also never mandatory. You couldn't update for a decade and then just install latest version and your coins would still be there. Always make sure you are downloading the software from actual Sia site (sia.tech). This guide will have six parts: I am new to Sia & Skynet, Where should I start? What is the Sia Foundation? Why forking now? First, let's look into the history a bit. What is the purpose of recent fork, do I have to do anything? I love it, how can I contribute? Important Links ​ 1. I am new to Sia & Skynet, Where should I start? There are two excellent new sources of information, revamped Official Sia Support Site and new community managed site with ambition of become the single place you need to learn everything, SkynetWiki. If you are new, best way to begin is in this order: Introduction to Sia Tokenomics (Siacoin & Siafund) Introduction to Skynet You can also see some products built with Sia (https://skynetwiki.tech/built-with-sia/) and with Skynet (https://skyapps.hns.siasky.net/). Next major update to Skynet is expected around March. And here is recent Skynet presentation from Ethereum Denver event (as you can see, the video is hosted on Skynet and accessed through any of these portals, all of these links (just change domain) lead to the same file - it's like uploading video to Google Drive and immediately being able to watch it on Twitch, Apple TV, YouTube, Netflix, HBO Go and also download it from Amazon, Apple, Dropbox and others, including your own computer - and when it's your own computer, no one can ever tell you what you can or cannot to do). https://siasky.net/AAB_kM6xjXCFmIQhVChcqmKSNZL3mt2w66HWty1r6c-nEA ​ 2. What is the Sia Foundation? It is a new non-profit entity led by Luke Champine (Co-Founder of Sia project) that builds and supports distributed cloud storage infrastructure, with a specific focus on the Sia storage platform. It plans to implement small file support, improve hosting and implement Utreexo, which will dramatically reduce blockchain requirement and open new possibilities for numerous devices acting as a Sia node. It will use the newly gained resources for good of the network. To hire developers, attract more 3rd party developers to build on the platform, pay legal expenses related to protection of hosts and fund other activities and efforts the community calls for - this all will be transparent since as an non-profit org it needs to follow laws. Any coins that cannot be reasonably spent were promised to be burnt. Official way of communicating with Sia Foundation is through its forum: https://forum.sia.tech/ ​ 3. Why forking now? First, let's look into the history a bit. Why now? Well, let's look at how other projects "fake it until they make it". They collect enormous amount of money at beginning. All they have are promises and as we have seen, they are very rarely fulfilled. Their development is paid from ICO's, pre-mines and other forms of getting money for tokens you dump to the naive people thinking they are investing into something meaningful. Just look at the ridiculous stuff like Filecoin or BittTorent and underlaying tokenomics. How is this even possible? Well, that's the crypto world the people's actions helped to grow. Are you tired of it? Then pick your projects and investments (even if just speculative) better. Sia was developed so far for 7 years and not a single cent from all the money people invested into mining and buying SC on exchanges actually helped the development. Numerous people and companies got fortune by trading SC or manufacturing hardware, but entire development was paid initially through distribution of Siafunds and vast majority was paid by VCs investing directly into the developer employing company, Nebulous. Total amount of funds raised was around $9M, from whose about $6.6M if I recall it correctly was used on development of Sia. The rest was used through 2020 to develop Skynet and more than double the team size. Now you understand that unlike other projects and their tokens, Sia achieved this all without benefiting anything out of the Siacoin itself. The fork is coming now because developers got into the point where Sia is ready and works. It is not perfect and it doesn't have all features people want. But it powers several products including layer two publishing platform (or decentralized internet if you want), Skynet. However, the developers can no longer justify cost of development of new core Sia features because if they do it, they will run out of money and will have to end. Only way forward is one that clearly separates what is expected from each party. Sia Foundation can now upgrade and maintain the core technology and rest of the team (funded by VCs) rebrands as a Skynet Labs that can focus on what people asked several years for - to rise awareness, attract app devs and bring the tech to the mainstream. This all is powered by SC and both layers grow with each other. You can better understand it from this simple Scheme: Sia & Skynet ​ 4. What is the purpose of recent fork, do I have to do anything? The purpose is simple. In order for Sia Foundation to continue development of the core tech, it requires funding. If you did carefully read the previous section, you might start to realize why I mentioned it. When people see that Sia Foundation now controls about 3.5% of entire coin supply, their first reaction is often that they are worried about effect on price of SC, now after 7 years of building without seeing any funding from community. At the same time they completely forget that other projects got paid ahead, before actually building anything but hyped community. Sounds like double-meter to me and it really hurts to see how other projects can come away with it. While we don't know if the Sia Foundation will need to sell some coins on market to pay the development costs, if you look at the numbers above, you will understand that the value of coins in possession is way more than they spent in 7 years of development. And if possible, they said they will prioritize selling OTC without affecting the market price. I think I can speak for entire active community when I say that we strongly believe that this is one of super tiny number of projects that are doing it right and will win in the long run. It can do something that others cannot - it doesn't need to fake numbers and comparison charts only to look better. It can tell you to try the competition and see the difference for yourself. It won't be perfect (yet) as every project has issues, but these are just a matter of funding. Other projects have way worse issues and are broken on fundamental level. It's also fair to state that many of us also hold SC, which is only natural when you are helping to build the ecosystem, but it goes far beyond. This post is not made to convince you to get some too. This post is attempt to provide newcomers with clear explanation of what's going on, why and provide learning resources to see for yourself. What you do with this information is up to you. If you also hold some SC and want to know if you need to do anything, see detailed fork guides here: https://skynetwiki.tech/sia-fork-2021/, https://support.sia.tech/forks/navigating-the-2021-sia-hardfork ​ 5. I love it, how can I contribute? Despite this all, the community around Sia and Skynet is amazing and absolute best. Stop by our discord and look for yourself: https://discord.gg/sia You can also see the links below and start exploring the tech, renting, hosting or building new apps. If you just shortly scratch the surface, you will realize what opportunities this open to anyone. Entire decentralized platforms can be built on top of Sia and Skynet. Even existing projects can easily use them as a storage layer. And if you are serious developer, you will quickly realize I am right and this is easier than you thought is possible. Not years later, but now. Best you can do right now is to read about it, give it a try. There are countless wallets letting you send transactions but how many projects can let you do what Sia does? In any case, since some of you want to INVEST into Sia, well... this is not meant as financial advice, but I can tell you that if you are new to this, I would forget trying to mine (unless you know what you do) and if you want to start earning SC as a host, start small will low risk and learn how it works. Once familiar and the network gets bigger, you will be ready and skilled enough to responsibly run a host and plug in more storage. And if you understand that SC powers all Sia and Skynet and growth of network inevitably means increased demand for the currency powering it, you should understand what this means for the underlaying asset if this all was interesting enough for you to read it all. It's possibly going to be interesting for others as well. I am asking everyone, open your eyes. I know you all love De-Fi and other stuff, but imagine what can be done with decentralized technology for which entire De-Fi industry could be just a single application. ​ Important Links: Sia Website - https://sia.tech/ Sia 101 Infographic - https://siastats.info/sia101 Support Center - http://support.sia.tech/ How to get Siacoin - http://sia.tech/get-siacoin/ Sia Wiki - https://siawiki.tech/ Sia's API docs - https://sia.tech/docs/ ​ Community and Social Sia Blog - https://blog.sia.tech/ The new Sia forums - https://forum.sia.tech/ Discord - https://discord.gg/sia Twitter - https://twitter.com/siatechhq Reddit - https://reddit.com/r/siacoin GitLab - https://gitlab.com/nebulouslabs ​ Skynet Use Skynet: https://siasky.net/ Skynet Overview: https://blog.sia.tech/skynet-the-future-of-nebulous-c9922eb53456 Explore apps built on Skynet: https://skyapps.hns.siasky.net/ Introduction to Skynet SDKs: https://blog.sia.tech/the-skynet-sdks-751b35578b20 Skynet SDK Docs: https://siasky.net/docs/ Building your first app on Skynet: https://blog.sia.tech/creating-your-first-web-app-on-skynet-ec6f4fff405f Sia/Skynet Workshops: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7i4ZVdTZFs&list=PLPv00ttW4uXMR0NAGqoc5PDTMeTODW3pS Introducing SkyDB: https://blog.sia.tech/skydb-a-mutable-database-for-the-decentralized-web-7170beeaa985 An example SkyDB app: https://blog.sia.tech/skydb-example-a-note-to-self-app-ccd4e7ba31ba submitted by /u/DangerCZE [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.

Learn more on the Siacoin website: https://sia.tech/

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