What is Upfire
Share Files, Earn Crypto
Decentralized P2P file-sharing on Ethereum, BSC, and xDai
Upfire is a P2P file-sharing application that encrypts and distributes files between peers over a decentralized network. Upfire operates similarly to other P2P file-sharing applications but with several key upgrades and inherent advantages - namely, incentivizing the file-sharing process with UPR tokens.
All transactions on the network are linked to the Ethereum blockchain via smart contracts. This allows transactions to run securely and for proof-of-transfer protocols to be carried out between peers. The movement of files across the network requires UPR. When a seeder uploads a file and seeds it on the network, they set a custom UPR requirement for that file. When a user subsequently downloads that file from the seeder, the user must fulfill the smart contract's UPR requirement in order to download the file and compensate the seeder for offering that file to the network. If a seeder sets the price too high, other users may decide to seed at a more reasonable price - creating a competitive marketplace that keeps the cost of files down. This allows uploaders to passively earn UPR by seeding and allows downloaders to access large quantities of files at an extremely low cost.
Files seeded on the Upfire network will be encrypted so that other P2P services cannot access them without using the Upfire Desktop application. This is to ensure that seeders are rewarded with UPR appropriately, which other services may not offer (yet!). UPR can be acquired on several cryptocurrency exchanges (see the sidebar).
Built for Windows, MacOS, and Linux, Upfire is a dapp (decentralized application) that encrypts and distributes files between peers over a decentralized network. Users earn ETH or BNB every time a seeded file is downloaded and decrypted by others.
What wallet should I use to store UPR ?
UPR is an Ethereum-based token, and as such any wallet that supports tokens may be used. A few of the most popular include MyEtherWallet, Mist/Ethereum Wallet, and Parity. You can also store your tokens on an exchange, although this is not recommended. Our team or the community will be happy to help you get set up if you are having issues.
- Where can i DOWNLOAD Upfire App ?
Get Upfire on Github: https://github.com/upfiring/upfiring-update/releases
Learn more on Upfire website: https://upfire.com/