UPR launch, free seeding, Binance Smart Chain, ETH payments, staking, governance, and expansion of the team

The Upfire logo

Flashback to early 2020: When Ethlend realized they had more than just a lending platform, they initiated a rebrand. They had realized that their product wasn’t just about lending, it was something much bigger- a bank. Rather than targeting a small niche like lending, Ethlend decided to transition to Aave and take on the entire banking industry with a decentralized alternative. That rebrand mirrors what Upfire intends to do- target the entire torrenting ecosystem and augment it by adding ETH-based rewards for seeders, while still retaining the benefits of the old system.

What is Upfire?

Upfire is an innovative rebrand and expansion on…

Yield Farming begins on Tuesday, December 1st at 6 PM EST. 100k UFR will be distributed over 50 days, at a rate of 2000 UFR per day.

UFR DeFi Liquidity Farming Event Overview

On December 1st, 2020 at 6 PM EST, we will be launching a liquidity yield farming event on Unicrypt. Over the course of 50 days, 100k UFR will be distributed amongst liquidity providers on Uniswap in direct proportion to the amount of UFR/ETH they stake on UFR’s Uniswap Liquidity Pool, which amounts to 2000 UFR per day split amongst all participants. Anyone can add liquidity on Uniswap and partake in this farming event…

On Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 at 6 PM EST, the first UFR seeding competition will begin, with UFR rewards for participants. It will run until January 5th, 2021 at 6 PM.

The first Upfiring stress test provided valuable insights regarding the dapp’s performance with a high number of users and seeders. We had 7files with over 100+ seeders, and several other small bonus files available in our Telegram. This Upfiring Seeding Competition will serve as Stress Test 2. It will feature the reverse of Stress Test #1 — many files (all hosted by participants) with fewer seeders. Here’s the guidelines for the competition:

Rules and Guidelines

Length of Competition

48 days. It will run from Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 at 6 PM EST to Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 at 6 PM.

How To Participate

  1. Download the Upfiring dapp and create…

On Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 at 5 PM EST, the first of three UFR stress tests will commence. All participants who seed the stress test files in the Upfiring Dapp will be rewarded with UFR.

The 5 UFR Stress Test Files Are Available For Download/Seeding Now

Here are the download links to the 5 Stress Test UFR files (available on files.upfiring.com):

Stress Test File 1

Stress Test File 2

Stress Test File 3

Stress Test File 4

Stress Test File 5

You will need the Upfiring dapp, available on upfiring.com in order to participate in the Upfiring Stress Test event.


The Upfiring Stress tests will evaluate Upfiring’s ability to support files with large numbers of seeders and properly distribute UFR between all active seeders on a file. It will also test out the networks capability to have many files decrypted in a short period of time…

With Upfiring 1.2.2, seamless decentralized P2P file-sharing is now possible on the Ethereum blockchain. With our product ready for user adoption, the project’s focus will be shifting towards towards community growth and marketing for the second half of 2020.

Upfiring 1.2.2 Release — August 24th, 2020

Upfiring 1.2.2 has been deployed and is available for download on upfiring.com. This update fixes an important connection issue that will improve the dapp’s ability to discover and connect to other peers/seeders on the network. Upfiring 1.2.2’s release will ensure the dapp is ready for a growing userbase of downloaders and seeders in the coming weeks. …

The goal of this post is to outline exactly what we’re working on at Upfiring, what issues we’ve faced along the way, how we’ve been working through these issues, and how we’re preparing to decisively overcome these issues and get this project used on a much larger scale. We’ll cover a few topics:

  • Upfiring 1.1 Launch and Initial Reception/Issues
  • Scaling Issue Solutions, the C++ torrent module addon, and Upfiring 1.2 Release
  • Marketing Discussion
  • UFR Exchange Listings Update (a lot has changed, please read this if you trade UFR)
  • Summary

Upfiring 1.1 Launch and Initial Reception/Issues

The development and release of the Upfiring dapp as outlined in…

Dapp Scaling Update, Upfiring OU, Bitfinex and Ethfinex Exchange Listings, Feedback and Restructuring Period Review, Build Automation, Bounty Campaign, Marketing, Finances, Budgeting

A lot of necessary reworks have taken place over the past few months on both a corporate level and development level to ensure the continued growth and development of Upfiring. The past few months, while overall “quieter” than in the past, were necessary to address several vital aspects of the project. In this post, we will provide an overview of what we’ve accomplished and what lies ahead in the coming weeks.

Marketing, Finances, and Budgeting

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One week ago, we released the official Upfiring dapp (download it here if you haven’t yet). The official release was just the beginning of our journey to expand into the greater torrenting space, and we have a plan of attack to help fuel this expansion over the next two years. In this post, we’ll share the Upfiring 2-Year Roadmap, go into detail about each item on the list, and answer the question “What’s next?”.

The Upfiring Roadmap — 2019 and 2020

Upfiring v1

  • Scaling for larger file sizes and higher quantities of files
  • UFR earnings for each file
  • Batch uploading
  • Set consistent download folder
  • Pause or restart…

Upfiring is live. Start seeding, sharing files, and earning UFR.

Upfiring Application — Official Release

The Upfiring Application just launched, officially! Get it at https://www.upfiring.com to begin uploading files, seeding, and earning UFR. This is just the first step of many in this project’s journey towards an expanded presence in the greater torrenting space and beyond.

This is a very brief update about the new communities we’ve launched today and the status of the project.

New Communities: Official Forum and Discord

First, the official Upfiring Forum and Discord groups have launched. Join them here:

Blockfolio Signal Beta

We’ve also been added to Blockfolio Signal Beta, expanding our reach to everyone who uses Blockfolio to track the price of UFR. We plan to provide important development updates through Signal and work with the Blockfolio team as they expand Signal out of beta. …


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