Please Note: I have largely removed myself from involvement with the Sia project over several disagreements between myself and the Sia team over the project and it's direction. More information can be found in this post. SiaSetup will remain online for now, but it may not be updated frequently, if at all.
SiaSetup is a project undertaken by RBZL, a contributor to the Sia project since summer 2017. And since it's only me, I'll stop talking about myself in the third person. 😄
When I first came across Sia, I found the Sia project interesting - not only for it's use of the blockchain, but for the concept of having a network of average Joe users renting out their hard drive space to create a massive cloud storage platform. The idea made sense to me and the technology was cool, so I've been around on and off when life permits, mostly contributing to documentation and discussion around the project. I also think the project has many challenges ahead of it, and have voiced those concerns as well.
More importantly, I've found that there's a massive deficiency in having one centralized place for people to come and learn about the project from the beginning, and get started step-by-step in actually doing things like creating a wallet or becoming a host. I was mostly frustrated by those who I considered ignorant of the project details, but when examining the issue, I couldn't really blame them because the information on the project is scattered amongst a dozen websites and sources, and is often out of date.
Instead of complaining about it, I decided to use some of my Software Development background to put something together that could be used as a one-stop, up-to-date resource for those interested in Sia. This website is my attempt at that. For that reason, much of the information on SiaSetup is my opinion of the Sia project, or put into my words. I attempt to use official sources whenever possible (documentation, source code, testing it on Sia myself, etc), but as stated, this website is not affiliated with Sia in any official capacity. All information on this website is subject to the GNU Free Documentation License.
SiaSetup is a constant work in progress, but it's got enough information for now that I figured it would be useful. I welcome any questions, comments, or whatever else you've got, though if you've still got questions about the Sia project itself after exploring SiaSetup, I'd recommend that you utilize some of the External Links such as Discord or Reddit where there are a number of community members to answer your questions on the project. If you send me a message about how to do something on Sia, I'm probably going to point you to those anyway, unless it's something I can update in the FAQs or Troubleshooting guides for you.
- Starbuckz8 for reviewing SiaSetup before launch and providing feedback
- Hakkane for the use of SiaStats.info API and related support
- Templated.co for "Transit" template
SiaSetup Version Info
- Version: 1.2.4
- Date: October 5, 2018
- Changelog: Expanded on Obelisk history; added info on upcoming Brick2b fork
If you've found SiaSetup useful, donations are appreciated! Hosting costs are minimal, but I tend to burn through Siacoins while testing and documenting functionality for the guides I write. On that front, every little bit helps! I also don't bother with ads - if I don't like seeing them, why would you? If you choose to donate, thank you in advance for your generosity.
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