Licensing FAQ

How do I buy a license?

  • In the XA-Miner online store.

What license levels are available?

  • Basic and Full licenses. Originally there was a Standard level, but due to poor take up it was withdrawn.

What is the difference between Basic and Full?

  • The Basic license will give you auto-pricing and auto re-announce features as well as qualify you for incentives from SCP Corp going forwards after 1st July and protect you from having any illegal data stored on your provider. However the provider will still be managed via the CLI as it is currently. The Full license gives you the full GUI similar to the XA Miner’s GUI plus in future the ability to do KYC which may well be required by certain customer segments, qualifying Full license holders to be able to store this data which Basic license holders won’t be able to.

When do I need to buy my license by?

  • Basic Licenses purchased by the end of June will qualify for the rebate, 100% of the cost paid back partly after 6 months and the rest after 12 months in SCP assuming your provider is kept online over that period with a > 95% uptime. Full licenses purchased before 3rd May qualify for a rebate of 55% of the cost in SCP.

I’ve placed my order for the license but have not received anything yet. How is the license delivered to me?

  • Orders are being processed manually, so it can take up to a day or two. Once processed, you will receive your license key via e-mail.

Now that I’ve received my license, how do I apply it?

  1. 2.
    Create an account if you haven't already. Make sure your account email matches the billing email of your license purchase on the Xa-Miner website.
  2. 3.
    Once signed in, navigate to the Licenses page listed on the left of the Console
  3. 4.
    The system will find your license if you correctly entered the email you used to purchase.
  4. 5.
    Begin entering your Provider ID. It requires 3 characters for auto suggest to find it, or you can paste the whole string.
  5. 6.
    Once your enter your Provider ID, verify the details are correct and continue on.

Can I continue running my DIY without a license? Why do I need to buy one? Haven’t I invested enough money in my setup already?

  • You can continue running your provider, however after the end of June you will no longer receive any data from SCP Corp. along with any incentive rewards. You may still be able to receive data from any other entities who may want to use the network to store data, however the nature of this data would be unknown. Any data SCP Corp. stores on the network through Xa Net Services is from its customers, who will have strict terms and conditions around not storing illegal material.
  • Revenue from licensing will also allow SCP Corp. to market XA-Net Services to more potential customers and allow them to produce better software and features.

I have multiple providers, do I need just one license to cover them all?

  • You need one license per provider. Whether you have one PC running two providers or two PC’s running a provider on each, you need two licenses.

I’ve bought an XA Miner, do I need to buy a license?

  • No, in purchasing the XA Miner you have already purchased a license. In fact each XA Miner owner will get a free DIY license as well. Details on license level and how they will be sent out will be available at a later date.

Can licenses be transferred from one provider to another one?

  • Yes, licenses are fully transferable between providers.

How can I pay for the license?

  • Credit card, Paypal, Crypto (via Coinbase Commerce), Bank Wire or Crypto directly (Bitcoin, Eth, USDC, USDT).

Why can't I buy a license with SCP?

  • SCP is a utility coin used specifically for paying providers for storage. It also cannot be used by the Corp to pay for development and marketing.

I bought a Basic license but now thinking the wise decision is to upgrade to the Full license. Can this be done?

  • An upgrade path from Basic to Full will be provided soon yes.

How long does the license last?

  • The Basic license is a one time, lifetime license cost. The Full license might turn into a subscription model with a yearly renewal but this is still to be confirmed.
updated 7/13/22 v1.03