So, as I expected I have seen the zksync option being pushed hard and I just don’t understand why.
To give some background , I am not a crypto speculator. I’ve never had any particular interest in bitcoin or etherium or any of the others. I have been interested in distributed internet projects for a long time and have done both seti@home and distributed.net back when they supported a lot of different cpu architectures so I could run something on my Sparc and Alpha boxes. I got interested in storj because of the project itself and was also interested in the ability to earn something from it.
From my perspective the intent was always to transfer to fiat. So the fees to be able to do that are key to me. I originally joined the project back in November 2020 and we moved cities late December and I took the opportunity to re-do my nodes and make some changes. So, I never got a chance to earn anything significant with them (This was why I called my storj earnings worthless in other posts - because literally after any fees the net value was basically zero or even negative. It was not disparaging to the project itself. )
So, I redid my first node in January and brought up my second about a month and a half ago.
There are two parts then that are of interest: 1. How much space could I realistically fill in a year and 2. How much could I earn. Thank you @BrightSilence for your community calculator who basically provides those numbers. I am currently earning about $2.50 per TB. (before held back). I’ve seen here it mentioned this can be as high as 4,00 per TB. So, my question is, how much is the average SNO likely to earn in the first year and assuming he/she takes the zksync option what can actually be done with those storj on L2. I see only 2 options. 1. Coin speculation or 2. Buy storj services. The fees to get to L1 will eat out too high a percentage of the net amount to be in any way meaningful. This of course does NOT apply to the longer term players who experienced surge payments or had the chance to grow their data levels. I’m specifically addressing this to people who have joined storj in the last year.