News and updates on core team and community development from the past week. As always, if we’ve missed something important, let us know!

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Announcing our 2021 hackathon: Built to Explore — A Dream of the Future


News and updates on core team and community development from the past week. As always, if we’ve missed something important, let us know!

Important Updates

Premium accounts are here

Faster speeds, longer pinning, and importantly, the foundation for future content + web monetization is here with premium accounts.

Today we are rolling out upgrade plans for Skynet that allow users to get access to faster speeds and greater amounts of stored data. In addition, users will have access to a dashboard that tracks all of the files that they are actively pinning, as well as their Skynet usage history.

Read our announcement post, and sign up…


News and updates on core team and community development from the past week. As always, if we’ve missed something important, let us know!

Important Updates

The Skynet license

We’ve updated the Skynet source code license, and trying to help solve the timeless problem of open source funding. Skynet and its third-party devs are united in our commitment to writing software that empowers freedom.

Now, this new license enables developers to sustainably fund that development. It strikes a balance between freely available code and a sustainable business model.

We encourage others to adopt it if it fits their needs!


News and updates on core team and community development from the past week. As always, if we’ve missed something important, let us know!

Important Updates

We just published the Community Update for the past few months! These updates serve to provide a broad overview of the company and community projects and announcements. Check it out!

Posts and blogs

Our CEO, David Vorick chats with Nic Carter from On The Brink! Tune in as David reviews Skynet’s 1st year of progress and future directions for identity, creator economies, and property rights.

From the community

Not much community news this week, but this is a great time to remember to…


We’re optimistic about 2021. The year has been good to us so far — but we also see so many things turning around in the world at large. Vaccines are defeating viruses, and crypto acceptance is surging. People are understanding why decentralization matters, and Skynet has been making incredible strides.

Our team has grown with Daniel and Nicole, and I’m really proud of how these two new folks have grown into their roles. They’ve already left their marks in impressive ways and will help Skynet grow at a critically important time in our history.

Despite these new additions, part of…


News and updates on core team and community development from the past week. As always, if we’ve missed something important, let us know!

Important Updates

It was a quiet week for big updates from the team, but this is a good time to remind everyone that Sia v1.5.5 came out recently.This release includes new download code that improve throughput and consistency, as well as the usual bug fixes and minor improvements. For more details, check out Matt’s blog post.


Important Updates

Sia v1.5.5 is out! This release includes new download code that improve throughput and consistency, as well as the usual bug fixes and minor improvements. For more details, check out Matt’s blog post.


We’re going to try something new this week and move our dev updates into Medium. They’re getting quite long, and scrolling through a novel on Discord isn’t exactly a pleasant experience. Let us know if you like the change!

Important Updates

Skynet turns one year old

One million unique users. Five million uploads. 25 million downloads. Hundreds of decentralized apps. You’ve helped us build this revolution in just one year. You all have been the backbone of some of the very best innovation, discussions, and collaboration. Thank you for fighting with us for a better, more free future!

1.5.5 is released!

This release includes new download code that improve…


Apps are made to be used, and we love trying out new Skynet projects in our workflows when possible. This post was originally released using Skyfora, a hackathon project that took an honorable mention in our prize list. Skyfora is a great community communication tool, and you can read more about it below. If it looks a little strange when you open the link, try another browser.

Two months ago today we released a landmark feature for Skynet called SkyDB. The goal of this hackathon was to explore SkyDB and the results have been astonishing. Every day, Skynet feels more…


Note from the Sia/Skynet team: Wakio is an incredible app that showed us how a smooth user experience could be brought to the world of decentralized applications. Congratulations again on your hackathon win, and thank you so much for detailing the process of building Wakio.

The background

I discovered Sia while searching for an open-source alternative to private data-storage services (e.g. Google Drive and Dropbox) to back up my files. I gave it a test run for a couple of weeks and loved it, so I decided to adopt it as one of my backup systems. Shortly after, Skynet was released, enabling…

Sia Tech

Decentralized cloud storage. Store your data securely in the cloud without the need to trust any central service. Download at: https://sia.tech/

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