SIA Coin is the cryptocurrency that allows you to do some earnings by renting your spare hard disk space. In order to be able to rent your space, you must configure some parameters (some of them technical, some others economical). These parameters help the SIA environment to assign a score; the way the score is assigned is complex. I have spent some code reading and I have found the following:
Please note that I am not a golang coder. I may have some misreadings. What it is not really clear to me is how the estimated score is calculated (es(X) = n). SIA Coin documentation says it is a combination of prices, uptime, free space, and other things. But they haven't documented (yet) exactly the math behind that number. Again, I am not a golang coder.
When a renter looks for space, the renter will select those hosts with the highest score. So the big question, what parameters can I adjust in order to have a higher score and start doing some profits?
Well, thank god the genetic algorithms exist.
If you like me, and you have a lot of free disk space then it is a good idea to make money by farming it. Farming is the term we are going to use when you are renting your free space to others. Currently, for some happy reasons I have 7 TB I can rent. In this article, I will show how to rent your space. Once you get your SIA Coins (SC), it is up to you to trade them.
Because of the lack of time, and that I really don't use CentOS 6, I did not spend the time to make this available in the sixth release of CentOS. If someone needs it, I would gladly do it if sponsored.