I want to continue a series of articles about areas where blockchain can be used. Also, I want to highlight some startups that are trying to implement blockchain solutions in those new areas.
So, please, do not forget to check my previous article, “Blockchain and the digital advertising market.”
Today I want to talk about decentralized video distribution.
PeerTube is a decentralized platform for organizing video hosting and video broadcasting, funded by a French non-profit organization: Framasoft. PeerTube is an independent, lightweight, scalable alternative for YouTube, Dailymotion, and Vimeo, and uses real-time visitor browsers to build a content distribution network. Project achievements are distributed on GitHub under a free license AGPLv3.
PeerTube is based on the use of the WebTorrent BitTorrent client, which is launched in the browser and uses WebRTC technology to organize a direct P2P communication channel between browsers, and the ActivityPub protocol, which allows connecting disparate servers with video into a common federated network in which visitors participate in the delivery of content and have the ability to subscribe to channels and receive notifications of new videos.
But there are a lot of rumors about the decentralization of the service and I leave it to your own decision 😉
Thus, one of the very common areas for the development of blockchain technology is the distribution of video content. This trend can be easily determined both by the number of projects in this area and by their success - for example, the Theta and LBRY projects.
And which projects in the field of digital advertising are you following? Feel free to comment below and share if these projects weren’t mentioned in the article.