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/
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?
IPFS is also (unfortunately imo) tied to a blockchain startup, namely Filecoin.
So how long have the various filecoins and storjs and sias been around without anything concrete to show for?
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).
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.
It’s useful, right now. You can use it as an alternative to any other cloud storage provider.
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.