We are pleased to announce the Siacoin and Carbon integration. Now you can use your credit or debit card to purchase Siacoin with just a few clicks!
Renters on the Sia network buy storage space with Siacoin and hosts are paid in Siacoin for selling their storage space. Hosts also post collateral in Siacoin. Essentially, Siacoin is the network currency that powers Sia. With that in mind, we are constantly striving to increase ease of accessibility to Siacoin for our users.
Currently, there are a broad range of crypto exchanges where you can purchase Siacoin. However, most of them require you to go through KYC (Know Your Customer) checks and can end up taking a few days for your account to be verified. Even after your account is setup, there is some wait time to transfer funds and might require an intermediary step of buying Bitcoin to then convert to Siacoin.
With the new Carbon integration, we are excited to provide the Sia community with another easy to use option. Whether you are using Sia-UI or any of our 3rd party Apps, you can now use Carbon to get Siacoin direct into your wallets so you can start uploading those files without any delays.
Note: Carbon’s access is currently limited by certain geolocations based on IP address. Here is a full list of restricted countries: https://docs.carbon.money/docs/blocked-countries.
Sia App Developers
This is great news for App Developers as well! For developers who want to integrate this feature into their website, you can use the docs to integrate the Carbon widget. For developers who want to integrate directly into their applications, you can use the docs to utilize Carbon’s API.
Carbon’s integration of Siacoin allows you to abstract the cryptocurrency aspect of using Sia and onboard users in a more frictionless manner. Additionally, you can ...
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