SiaPrime is a fork of the Sia project for a new form of business cloud storage. Instead of huge regional datacenters, individuals and smaller, private datacenters contribute storage from all over the world. The mix of different kinds and locations of storage (decentralized) creates a huge distributed cloud storage platform. In using this “platform”, data is broken into pieces, encrypted, and distributed to many hosts in order to provide extreme durability, higher levels of download performance and lower cost. SiaPrime competes with conventional platforms like Amazon S3, Google and Microsoft Azure in targeting small and medium business (SMB) storage models.