@JoeStrange The advice I have for people buying VC is #1 use a well established exchange to buy your coin #2 dont leave your coin on the exchange, transfer it to you own wallet and secure your wallet while also keeping copies in triplicate. #3 start with a small xfer before you do a larger one to make sure you have your addresses right and there are no issues. The people here complaining are here because they did all the right things but still got screwed. If this was an issue that Polo froze all wallets and announced a hack and people were complaining about having $50k USD in long holdings on the exchange, I would have not much sympathy.
@gotohell it doesnt even show up on the blockchain when checking the official sia explorer despite Polo having a txid, there is no amount of looking or working on your local wallet that is going to fix that.
@siarunner Couldnt agree more, they are making more than a million a day in income and they cant afford $1000 a day to pay a few people to respond to tickets with some basic acknowledgement and update. They deserve to have the crap sued out of them and I may be just one of the many to do it as they have lost 300,000SC of mine and havent bothered to respond once in 7 days to my ticket and when asking details about ticket queue in the troll box I just get ban hammered. At this point, Polo deserves to fail or at minimum fall to second or 5th place among exchanges, its time another exchange had their day, polo has failed. I do wish a SIA representative would step up and say something because if this is a SIA issue and I sue Polo, they will just turn around and sue SIA which wont help the other SIA in my wallet but at this point, if the problem is polo, they are doing more and more damage to sia value the longer this goes on.
I'm having this issue also on windows 10. It seemed fine until the update a few days ago. Now when I open sia, it syncs, seems connectable and I think everything is fine. A few minutes later, it's unreachable. Ports are open.
A few linux users seem to be having this Issue about the same time i noticed it: https://github.com/NebulousLabs/Sia/issues/1832
On the software side we will be using Freenas with RAIDZ3 storage pools. The back end will be managed by Apache CloudStack and KVM Hosts (KVM Hosts will be provisioned from dedicated servers / not from the NORCO systems) . https://cloudstack.apache.org/
SIA coins will always be mined.. In some years at a fixed and stable but lower than today speed.
Today there is no real busniess case for investing heavliy in storage equipment - not because the low value of the COIN, but because there is no demand.. it took me 2-3 months just to get 200GB rented out, and I have a stable host with quick access and attractive collateral.. Once the demand is there there will be a price point - that price point is competing with other services denominated in any fiat currency - thjat is the real comparison..
there is around 2,3% of utilization of all space available, that menas there is a heavy excess of space that no one really are hiring at the current pricepoint - not because it is expensive - it is dead cheap, but because of lack of having it conumsed in an easy way...
Storing just a single file in the SIA net work still requre you buy coins (which is not so easy either), get the wallet and the client and kin of understand the tricky bit of alocations... all very nerdy, IMO.
Services around this need to come to a stage, where it will be the drop box or one drive of distributed storage on many platforms - that stage is relatively far away - look at the road map, but here is some good thinking put into it already.