>I was referring to a .onion link in a reply to me in another thread.
You might mean the pastebin link I posted on nanochan. I post the same thing across several altchans. The activity on each site is slow so I post across several just to have a decent-paced conversation.
>I'm not sure I see how we are going to make much money off the "sharing thing" you proposed.
The money-making is a long-term incentive. It's not get rich quick. The only money-related incentive right now, at the very beginning, is the gamification of file-sharing by appealing to that relentless autism I spoke of. Building a superior file-sharing community is the main goal right now.
BUT here's how it's intended to pay dividends down the road:
Imagine a file-sharing community that's way better than anything that currently exists. Torrent sites don't hold a candle to it. Whatever you want, it's there.
- Any book or magazine or comic, either ripped from kindle or scanned & digitized from the physical copy.
- Any movie or series from any streaming service from any country.
- Complete multi-gigabyte scrapes of any website, including paywall content, from "news" sites, porn sites, research sites.
- A full rip of Google streetview
- Leaked classified documents
- Cracked versions of any software, no matter how obscure
- The goddamned human genome, if you feel like downloading it for some reason
- Whatever those files are called that you feed to a 3D printer. CAD files? For printing out all kinds of useful things. Like guns.
Imagine this community only accepts NANO, but they treat 0.0001 NANO as $1.00 and they price their content accordingly. This would create a huge demand for NANO. People would start collecting it from faucets & buying it from exchanges. The demand would drive up the market value.
The people who sell this pirated digital content at fractions of a NANO will begin to see dividends as the price of NANO goes up. They can also directly buy NANO from exchanges as a kind of investment and profit that way too.
>Perhaps I don't fully understand the target demographic we'd be "selling to."
It isn't just "us" selling to "them". We would also be selling and trading with each other. The market demographic would evolve as the market grows, but one of the first demographics to start with is each other. I have others in mind too, like consumers of niche "content".
>I still believe I could do better operating above-board
One doesn't exclude the other. Depends on how many baskets you want to put your eggs in.
>The risk/reward would have to be pretty strong. I wouldn't fare too well in prison, you know.
Sharing files through anonymous channels, and holding onto NANO, probably won't raise any eyebrows.