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 ==== How do I download Sia? ==== ==== How do I download Sia? ====
  
-Download the official current Sia apps from the [[http://sia.tech/apps/|official site]], or from the [[https://github.com/NebulousLabs/Sia-UI/releases|official Github Sia-UI releases]].+Download the official current Sia apps from the [[https://sia.tech/get-started|official site]], or from the [[https://github.com/NebulousLabs/Sia-UI/releases|official Github Sia-UI releases]]. 
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 +Also as you can see in the invite in this link you can join Discord, and keep updated in the channel #anouncements if you want to know cool explanations with tips about the upcoming updates. 
 +[[https://blog.sia.tech/sia-is-moving-from-slack-to-discord-195f87feb6a6|Siacoin moves to discord]]
  
 ==== Where can I buy Siacoins? ==== ==== Where can I buy Siacoins? ====
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 Siacoins are available on cryptocurrency exchanges such as: Siacoins are available on cryptocurrency exchanges such as:
  
 +  * [[https://www.binance.com/en/trade/pro/SC_BTC|Binance SC-BTC]]
 +  * [[https://www.binance.com/en/trade/pro/SC_BNB|Binance SC-BNB]]
 +  * [[https://www.binance.com/en/trade/pro/SC_ETH|Binance SC-ETH]]
   * [[https://bittrex.com/Market/Index?MarketName=BTC-SC|Bittrex]]   * [[https://bittrex.com/Market/Index?MarketName=BTC-SC|Bittrex]]
   * [[https://poloniex.com/exchange#btc_sc|Poloniex]]   * [[https://poloniex.com/exchange#btc_sc|Poloniex]]
   * [[https://shapeshift.io/#/coins|ShapeShift]]   * [[https://shapeshift.io/#/coins|ShapeShift]]
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 +Binance is by far the biggest exchange to buy Siacoin, and with enough liquidity for big projects of renting. You can buy with credit card, and also with other cryptocurrencies. If you own Binance Coin (BNB) or if you own Ethereum (ETH) You can buy Siacoins changing them with BTC, BNB and ETH.
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 +If your project needs more than 1 million of Siacoins we suggest choose BTC pair, for less than one Million, you can get them also easily with ETH or BNB
  
 Users report the fewest issues with Bittrex, though Poloniex generally has higher trade volume. To use any of these services, you need to start with another form of cryptocurrency (like Bitcoin), as there is currently no way to purchase Siacoin directly with fiat (USD, etc). Users report the fewest issues with Bittrex, though Poloniex generally has higher trade volume. To use any of these services, you need to start with another form of cryptocurrency (like Bitcoin), as there is currently no way to purchase Siacoin directly with fiat (USD, etc).
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  blockchain synchronization is a lot faster on an SSD compared to a standard hard drive.   blockchain synchronization is a lot faster on an SSD compared to a standard hard drive. 
  
-You may download the consensus.db file from someone who has already synched it (i.e.  [[https://consensus.siahub.info/]] ), but the recommended method is to always sync yourself.+You may download the consensus.db file from someone who has already synced it ([[daemon:bootstrapping_the_blockchain|see here for guides]]), but the recommended method is to always sync yourself.
  
 ==== Why are my wallet seed and my wallet password identical? ==== ==== Why are my wallet seed and my wallet password identical? ====
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 ==== Is there a web wallet for Sia? ==== ==== Is there a web wallet for Sia? ====
  
-Kind of. Any cryptocurrency exchange that supports Siacoin will give you Siacoin addresses and allow you to send and receive Siacoin. This is not a *trueweb wallet in the sense that the exchange controls the private key and thus ultimately controls your Siacoin.+Kind of. Any cryptocurrency exchange that supports Siacoin will give you Siacoin addresses and allow you to send and receive Siacoin. This is not a "trueweb wallet in the sense that the exchange controls the private key and thus ultimately controls your Siacoin.
  
 ==== Is there a "lite" or offline wallet for Sia? ==== ==== Is there a "lite" or offline wallet for Sia? ====
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 If you're not familiar with crypto mining, first visit a site like [[https://www.bitcoinmining.com/|Bitcoin Mining]] and read through the information provided there. The basics apply to other coins like Siacoin. If you're not familiar with crypto mining, first visit a site like [[https://www.bitcoinmining.com/|Bitcoin Mining]] and read through the information provided there. The basics apply to other coins like Siacoin.
  
-Siacoins can be mined with the [[http://sia.tech/apps/|Official Sia GPU Miner]] appor other miners like [[https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1433925.0|Claymore's Dual ETH Miner]] which mines Siacoin as a secondary coin to Ethereum.+Siacoins is only profitable to be mined with ASICs since the introduction of ASICs to the networkIf you have an ASIC and are looking for a pool to mineyou can visit [[mining:pools|here]].
  
 ==== Will I make money from mining Siacoins? ==== ==== Will I make money from mining Siacoins? ====
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