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What is it?

Sia is a new approach to cloud storage platforms. Instead of all datacenters being owned and operated by a single company, Sia opens the floodgates and allows anyone to make money by renting out their hard drive. Data integrity is protected using redundancy and cryptography.

The promise of Sia is a decentralized network of datacenters that, taken together, comprise the world's fastest, cheapest, and most secure cloud storage platform. Today, being a major cloud storage player requires having datacenters, building trust within the market, reaching customers, and competing with giants such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.


Siacoin / SC

USD: 0.00316644 $

EUR: 0.00282441 €

BTC: 3.5E-7 Ƀ

ESI: 7.32958 i

0.31% / 1h

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Official blog

Sia Community Update — One

639 days ago

Sia Community Update — September Summer is drawing down, and Fall is closing in. In case you missed the Triannual Update or didn’t catch me in Discord — I’m Steve, the new Community Manager for Sia. I’ll use this space to get everyone up to speed on new Sia community developments, highlight stand-out projects from our users, and share my thoughts on what’s next for us. We care about you and what y...

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Sia is moving from Slack to Discord

669 days ago

We’re moving on Friday — keep reading for the details.Update: we’ve moved! Permanent link to join: On Friday, we will be migrating from Slack to Discord. Our Slack community has grown to over 8,300 users, and we are very excited to grow to tens of thousands of users on Discord! We love Slack, but it’s just not built for huge online communities. It’s lacking moderation fe...

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Sia May-August 2017 Update

670 days ago

It’s August, so this means it’s time for our second triannual update! We published the first update in April, and are excited to continue this new tradition. This post is long, but read on if you want to understand Sia’s amazing progress over the last four months and our goals for this year. We also realize that there’s a lot of uncertainty in the air, and we hope this post helps reassure our comm...

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Introducing S3-style file sharing for Sia through the new Minio integration

682 days ago

Update (Aug 14): Minio has agreed to add the Sia integration to their standard product! This means all Minio users will soon have the ability to use Sia as their backend storage. We launched Sia Bounties two weeks ago with a bounty for a Sia + Minio integration, and received an overwhelmingly positive response! David Gore (user dvstate) quickly submitted a high-quality integration only two days la...

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Don’t Write your Own Smart Contracts

692 days ago

We’ve done a pretty good job in the software world of propagating an idea: “don’t roll your own crypto.” This phrase has two meanings. The first meaning is that you should not be inventing your own cryptography. Don’t invent encryption algorithms, hashing algorithms, proof of work algorithms, signature algorithms, or really any sort of algorithm that is used to achieve security. And the second is...

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Asian Altcoin Trading Roundup: Icon and Siacoin Boosted by Binance

NewsBTC - 8826 hours ago

FOMO Moments Current performing altcoins are Icon, Siacoin, Cardano and Bytom. Today marks the fifth day of market decline. Since the rout started on Sunday over $70 billion has been wiped off the crypto markets. Total capitalization plunged below $300 billion and the down trend has steepened. Bitcoin is still down on the day but the momentum has slowed and it has leveled out at just over $6,500....

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Binance Announces Decision to List Siacoin (SC)

Ethereum World News - 8826 hours ago

Binance, the most important exchange by trading volume published a tweet minutes ago announcing its decision to list Siacoin (SC) The community welcomed the news because although it was surprising, several rumors were already circulating about it. The post available on Binance’s website does not provide further details, merely the presentation and an invitation to deposit Siacoins and prepare for...

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SEC Chairman: Tokens are Not Exempt From Regulation, Expresses Discomfort

NewsBTC - 8865 hours ago

Government agencies all over the world scrutinize ICOs and their associated tokens. The SEC is an excellent example of the most recent developments taking place. Chairman Jay Clayton is seemingly convinced all tokens will be subject to regulation. That may prove impossible to enforce. Jay Clayton has a Unique View SEC Chairman Jay Clayton wants to regulate all tokens in the cryptocurrency industr...

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Asian Cryptocurrency Trading Roundup: Siacoin Readies for OKEx Listing

NewsBTC - 8970 hours ago

FOMO Moments Current performing altcoins are Siacoin, Waves, DigixDAO and Huobi Token. More sideways action as we end the week in crypto land. Markets have lost a little today wiping out their minor gains yesterday. Total market cap has fallen marginally to just over $340 billion. There is red across the boards and all cryptos are sinking once again. Bitcoin has lost a fraction of a percent and is...

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Mining Manufacturer Obelisk Announces ASIC-Friendly Launchpad

Bitcoin news - 8981 hours ago

Obelisk, a new ASIC manufacturer led by Siacoin developer David Vorick, has released plans for an ASIC launchpad for Proof of Work coins. Its aim is to provide new and existing cryptocurrencies with an ASIC-friendly algorithm that will mitigate the rising threat of 51% attacks. Although initially devised with the company’s own ASIC miner in mind, an open source design will allow other ASIC develop...

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Asian Cryptocurrency Trading Roundup: NEM and Aeternity Flying on Bithumb Listings

NewsBTC - 8994 hours ago

FOMO Moments Current performing altcoins are Nem, Aeternity, Ontology, Zilliqa and Siacoin. Indecision has kept markets sideways for another day and no real momentum can be measured in either direction at the moment. Total market cap has crept up marginally but has still not surpassed $350 billion. Bitcoin remains lulling around the $7,700 level, unable to climb back to $8k. BTC is up slightly on...

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