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    Can’t trust Sia. They hardforked the chain because someone released an ASIC for their coin before they did. See: https://bitcoinist.com/sia-announces-hard-fork-to-brick-bitmain-asics/

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      Can someone explain to me why you would prefer this to, say, IPFS? I’m not an IPFS user, but it seems like a solution in the same space that’s not tied to a blockchain startup?

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        IPFS is also (unfortunately imo) tied to a blockchain startup, namely Filecoin.

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        So how long have the various filecoins and storjs and sias been around without anything concrete to show for?

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          Define concrete? Sia is a decentralised file storage network. You can backup files and restore them to any computer using your keys, and that is a fully implemented feature that exists now and works (as far as I can gather).

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            Like, having a product that’s useful to someone without a commercial interest in the platform’s success. I only ever read about how these thing will this and revolutionize that and join our waitlist here and what-not. The idea of blockchain-supported distributed cloud storage has been around for years, it can’t take a dedicated team that long to get this to a useful state if it’s at all feasible.

            If that hasn’t happened, chances are it doesn’t work, and/or the main task it to keep up the appearance of progress to keep investors happy.

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              It’s useful, right now. You can use it as an alternative to any other cloud storage provider.

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          I can’t seem to find an http link to download a file served from this. Does anyone know of one? I want to test its latency.