The new Raspberry Pi 4 offers a lot of really cool opportunities in a small, cheap package — especially if you max out the memory offering at 8GB. Sure, you can run an IBM mainframe on a Raspberry Pi Zero, but 8GB of RAM and the new ARM CPU (that you can overclock significantly) means that for $75 you can really punch above your weight.

One of the cool things you can do with it is run Filecoin, an emerging distributed cloud storage system. …


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