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Wieger and I had talked about Storj a few months ago on Home Gadget Geeks, but at the time, the client was not quite ready.  Last night I thought it was time to try again.  Things have improved.


Get info on Storj at https://storj.io/


Its now easier to set up and connect.  Better instructions as well.  Like SIA, which we have been covering also, there is no $$$ in Blockchain storage yet.  But being home server guys, its an interesting thing to keep an eye on.  After just 24 hours, I am already storing 58GB of data.  Been on SIA for almost 2 months now and am only at 90GB.  So I have both running.  


You can find info on SIA mining at https://siamining.com/  .  Info on the company and the storage is at https://sia.tech/


Lots of info and lots of videos out there on both products.  I suggest you watch a few before you jump in.  Love to converse on your findings

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