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Sia splits apart, encrypts, and distributes your files across a decentralized network. Since you hold the keys, you own your data. No outside company can access or control your files, unlike traditional cloud storage providers. Sia stores tiny pieces of your files on dozens of nodes across the globe. This eliminates any single point of failure and ensures highest possible uptime, on par with other cloud storage providers.

Using the Sia blockchain, Sia creates a decentralized storage marketplace in which hosts compete for your business – this leads to the lowest possible prices, on average 1/10th the cost of current cloud storage providers. Renters pay using Siacoin, which can also be mined and traded.

Sia is open source. Over a dozen individuals have contributed to Sia’s software, and there is an active community building innovative applications on top of the Sia API. If you want to learn about what motivated Sia and its vision is, we recommend the Sia Ethos blog post by lead Sia developer David Vorick. Before you post..

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Exchanges occasionally experience technical issues with the Sia wallet, such as delayed or cancelled withdrawals. Always contact the exchange first in case of wallet issues. No one here can help you with your exchange account. Please note that many exchanges have long support queues and it may take a while to receive a response. If the exchange has provided you with a transaction ID, you can also try to paste that into a Sia Explorer for the status on your withdrawal.

Why does the sia coin wallet take so long to synchronize? Yes, I get it – an ssd card would speed it up. Please tell me why I should give a shit. The whole point of this is to get enough people to use it so that the storage system is efficient, safe – and fast. How on earth do you expect to do that when it takes 2 plus days to sync the wallet ffs? I have been super excited about this, and the wallet syncing wasn’t terrible for me a few months ago – but I have an ssd card.

My boyfriend and half a dozen friends who I’ve recently – finally – been able to convince should start supporting siacoin are INCREDIBLY turned off by the very first experience they have had: downloading a siacoin wallet for multiple days, having to basically allow the siacoin wallet to take up their computer for 2 solid days. Why not allow people to create a wallet more easily than this for starters? Oh you only want enthusiasts to join? Good for you. Let me know how that works out for you when your platform never gains traction. The platform is in no way fully functional yet, and people are already getting turned off because of your stupid wallet. Please improve this bullshit before I’m convinced it’s time to sell my soul and get rid of all my siacoins and my dreams of all your platform promises. In the meantime, I am sad to say, I will no longer be talking up this platform nor recommending anyone look into it. For now, it seems everyone I’ve gotten excited about it hates me.