Hey Guys, I found that Crust Network is doing pretty a good job in pinning files, they own a blockchain to create the incentive for nodes that pin files for users.
I tried to upload some files to Crust Network and the result is pretty impressive, more than 100 nodes are pinning my file. The file can be retrieved using a public gateway.
If you know a bit about blockchain you could try here https://files.crustapps.net/, they are covering the fee for users so it’s free now.
FYI, Scihub is moving its content to Crust Network https://www.reddit.com/r/scihub/comments/o7f92a/an_idea_about_permanent_hosting_scihub_on_ipfs/
The blockchain subject is quite sensitive because a lot of blockchains are just doing the speculation but I think this project has real use cases. Many of us know Pinata, Infura but Crust is not well known so I posted here if someone is interested.