The first Storage Provider quick start guide focused on using the ScPrime UI to set up your first provider instance. Even if one uses the UI to setup their host, it is recommended to actually run it on a day to day basis using the CLI, or Command-Line Interface, for reasons discussed in that write-up. This guide will show you how to use the CLI to setup your provider instance so you can forgo using the UI altogether.

Here are a few things you will be required to do to get started…

  1. Download and install the ScPrime Command Line Version…

The ScPrime project has UI, Command Line and Lite wallets available on nearly every platform. Many are unaware there is also a cold wallet implementation providing the highest level of security while also being the easiest to set up and configure. Cold wallets are typically used for coins the user has no intention of accessing for sale or transfer in the near future. This guide will show you how to setup a cold wallet on a ‘air gapped’ computer for maximum security.

Throughout this guide we will refer to a ‘hot computer’, which is connected to the internet and a…


This guide will be an evolving document that will help ScPrime Storage Providers maximize their provider instances as well as deal with any issues that arise as the network comes to scale.

Current Recommended Storage Provider Settings

In order for a Storage Provider to qualify for incentives on the ScPrime network, they must follow the recommended settings put forth by project. Below is the current recommended settings as well as the CLI commands to set them up.

Current Recommended Settings

To qualify for incentives, the current recommended provider settings are;

  • Minimum storage offered — 999GB
  • Minimum storage pricing — between 10SCP/TB and 20SCP/TB
  • Collateral range…

From the team…

Development status

To begin, we are opening the dev call to the public this Tuesday to chat about the info that follows. If you have time, please join us here in Discord at 1pm EST. First, some background. After the fork, we determined the need to write our own stack as an abstraction on servlets that implement the core sia protocol. These are us, muse, walrus and shard. Our thing is tailoring an S3 gateway, customer authentication/billing, databasing for metadata and our own solution to asynchronous contract access. Also, we needed to implement our own renter which…


On 11/25/2020, a hard fork occurred on the ScPrime blockchain to reset the emission of ScPrimeFunds. Exchanges and mining pool operators were notified well in advance and most updated without issue. One pool operator and one exchange failed to have version 1.5.1 operational at the fork, with miners continuing to find blocks on a shorter, legacy chain after the fork. Some technical issues have arisen from this, so this short tech support guide was created to help community members who may encounter problems post fork.

Stuck between block 109,000–109,999

The easiest way to discover if you’re not on the correct chain is to check…


ScPrime is building out a cloud storage network for their upcoming product, Xa. Customers seeking affordable data storage will purchase from SCP, Corp using traditional payment rails; credit card, purchase order, etc. This will trigger an instance of the core infrastructure product as described in the whitepaper, the Relayer, where coins are locked into smart contracts with a global storage provider network. These transactions are facilitated by the network’s own currency, ScPrimeCoin (exchange ticker ‘SCP’). ScPrimeCoin is also used in an incentive program for storage providers to maximize performance, capacity and growth of the ScPrime network.

Supply

Today, SCP’s circulating supply…


Staking is a big part of cryptocurrency. Whether it’s a Masternode or the latest trend, DeFi, staking is a way to earn more of a certain coin or even an entirely new asset passively by locking up your coins. ScPrime offers ‘staking’ by providing storage on the network and it’s easier and safer then any other option in that the only way you stand to lose your stake is based entirely on your own performance.

Masternodes

Masternodes are a very well known way of staking. Simply put, you lock up or ‘stake’ your coins in order to be a node on…


Nate has released a ‘lite wallet’ for SCP. This extremely helpful tool allows someone to setup a wallet fast and easy, without having to carry the blockchain’s full ledger. If you need an SCP address quickly, and don’t have access to your UI, follow this guide and get your SCP lite wallet up and running now!

Setup is straightforward. Follow this link to access the Get Started page. Select a unique password for your new wallet and then your preferred language and then click Next.


One of the core features of the ScPrime project is a distributed network of Storage Providers. Think ‘masternodes’ without the cost and centralizing features. While not part of blockchain consensus, they lock the project’s utility coin ($SCP) into smart contracts in a process of providing hard drive capacity to the public. As a result of successful provisioning, they earn passive income through rent payments and additional incentives.

Rent

The first income a storage provider earns is rent. Providers enter into contracts primarily with SCP, Corp for sales to business customers, but also with community users with data to store. Through this…


In February 2020, SCP’s supply went through a precision change, or to be more precise, a change to how the precision is represented to wallet and exchange users. It involved the moving of the decimal 3 places to the left, so that the total supply is in millions, not billions. Technically, the supply of SCP didn’t change, only the representation of it. Visually, transactions on the ScPrime network are seen in SCP, but they actually occur in hastings, which is the smallest unit of a ScPrimeCoin (24 digits or 1⁰²⁷ pre change,1⁰²⁴ post change). The smart contracts that the network…

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