This post has some stats and ideas about the size of various similar markets that might use SAFE at various stages of adoption.
It’d be good to aggregate a bunch of stats into this topic if we can.
What’s the point? I guess it gives some indication of what success looks like, and promotes the potential scope of the network if it works as intended (both in size and purpose). It’s easy to see how revolutionary SAFE could be, or on the other hand how much work is still to come if the network becomes popular. These stats hopefully add something tangible to the overall concept of growth.
Debian torrent seeders
Popular linux distribution which can be downloaded from torrents shared by the debian community.
Total 18,431 seeders (sort of similar to vault operators). (source)
Most seeders for a single file is 849 seeders (seeding debian-9.5.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso).
2M connected users (source)
6K relays, which is like a routing-only vault (source)
275 Gbps available of which 125 Gbps is consumed (source)
100K onion addresses, which is like a SAFE site (source)
Distributed social network
623K users and 500 instances (which are like vaults) (source)
Proof of storage coin
Currently 288,000 TB being used for mining. (source)
Approx 10K installations of the android app gives some idea of non-mining adoption. (source)
20M users (source)
1M android app installs (source)
10M peers (source)
Dark net marketplace
26K registered forum users (from .onion site)
145K listings (from .onion site)
64M visitors per day (source)
Approx 500K registered users (from own data)
27M users (source)
130M subscribers reaching 300M people (source)
Approx 500M installs of the android app (source)
250M daily average pageviews (source)
140M daily unique devices (source)
330M users (source)
175M buyers and 25M sellers (source)
To put that into context, 14M devices were running Windows 10 within 24h of release, which at 3 GB per update is over 4000 Gbps average bandwidth! Pretty serious infrastructure just for software updates. Think about android, ios, linux servers … software updates could be a big use case which is essentially invisible to the end users so lots of incentives for software providers to be switching to SAFE in that case.
Got some stats? Post them here!