The blockchain company Upfiring is looking to innovate the way people think about file-sharing.
Rather than having many users (leechers, as they are known) trying to download files from a
few users (seeders), Upfiring offers a real incentive to users who share their files with the
The company has a created a cryptocurrency known as Upfire (UFR) that will be offered for the first time in an ICO on October 3rd, 2017. UFR, which costs a couple of cents per token,, is used within the application to download files from other users. This allows users who seed files to earn UFR passively each time their files are downloaded by other users. Considering UFR will be able to be traded against Ethereum on several exchanges, this could be very well be worth it.
Files that are offered on the network will be encrypted so that they are only available on the
Upfiring application. This ensures that users are appropriately compensated for seeding files
and that other non-blockchain P2P applications cannot gain access to these files.
Because there is an incentive to seed files, the potential for growth and availability of torrents,
.pdfs, and various other types of files within this application is huge. The goal of the project is to create a massive network of files offered exclusively through the Upfiring platform.
Learn more about Upfiring: https://www.upfiring.com