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@whoami It isn't decentralized storage that is the goal. Decentralized (Read secure) everything; so using a central currency (based on a common encryption) is bad mojo. Additionally: insert lots and lots of other reason.
Taking into consideration the whole "Filecoin" suggestion that the word "File" in its name actually helps in spreading the word about the possible new product, what about updating Sia to SiaStorage and alter the current logo. Keep the same logo but add a little something to it for the word Storage.
I have a bit of marketing background and I do agree with a comment I saw that people around the world cannot associate Sia with its mission. SiaStorage will help with this. You really don't need to have "coin" in the name other than appealing to those who know cryptocurrency (a minuscule amount of the population).
I'm in Sia for the long haul -- I have few hundred thousand coins; I mine it now; I'm a host; and I've purchased the Obelisk. I want Sia to succeed and I think the team backing it is doing their part to make it a great project.
Marketing. As so often with any other subject in life not the thing itself but the image we have from the thing unfortunately is more important. "FileCoin" has just had an explosive ICO. And its worth if almost 5 USD before even having a product. For non-speculative thinking this is crazy. How can this be? I'm not too much in the details, but I think, from own experience: the marketing is (unf.) more important than the product when it comes to selling. I'm a fan of the SIA, but i can't even remember well the name, whilst 'filecoin' for some odd reason (i am German) i can remember well, because sia means nothing to me, file, yes, that's a word. The logo is similar, but their logo has a psychological uptrend, while Sia is very asthetic, but with a downtrend. Maybe lots of effort goes into development. I got no clue, but is there not enuff effort in marketing?
Just saying - respect for ur work.
Sth. sad: often early developers doin the mud work of development of new ideas and tec get overtaken by latecomers who can just copy and sell similar tec more efficient. I hope this wont be the case with sia.
I understand that one does not have to be a facebook fan, btu when it comes to marketing a facebook page for Sia really should be a must so it would be easier for the investors to help promote the coin (and thus the service).
In sia traffic is not free. No one sharing illigal movies or games will be willing to pay for the traffic generated by leechers. (Probably not even for the storage).
So as long as there will be no business modell like the one-click-hosters, where the downloader is lured into paying for faster downloads (and the uploader gets a share of the earnings), there should be no problem.
Additionally it would be nice if the hoster can decide if he allows shared contend on his storage.
If I understand it correctly, using .sia results in the "leecher" paying for the download fee.
Also you vastly over estimate the cost of bandwidth and storage. While renters get to set their pricing, it's still dirt cheap. Pennies/GB for most renters. The price of storage is $2/TB per month per redundancy. That's insanely cheap. Much cheaper than a seedbox.
As for allowing shared content? How is the hosting software supposed to determine when it's being shared? What happens if I'm restoring my backup on a new computer with a fresh wallet? I would be considered a separate person, but still need access to the files.