What are Decentralized Video Platforms?

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What are Decentralized Video Platforms?

A New Way to Stream

One step at a time, creators and consumers are gradually opening up to the possibility of a less controlling video streaming alternative where everyone is equal and has a voice.

TL;DR

  • Decentralized video platforms operate using a peer-to-peer sharing mechanism
  • POP Network is the foremost leading decentralized video streaming platform
  • Users directly interact with masternodes whose sole role is to distribute content to users on demand.

 

What is a Decentralized Video Platform?

We will start with what we are already familiar with. If at any point in time you have downloaded a video through torrenting, then you have benefitted from a decentralized network. In that instance, your download is not done from a centralized server, but you are accessing your downloading courtesy of another user who serves as a host. The platform you have accessed via the web then serves as the intermediary between you and the host. So, the logic is quite straightforward, as long as there are hosts on the network, the intermediary platform will keep you connected, and you can always download the file that you want. Additionally, you do not run the risk of being sanctioned by a centralized platform.

This same concept is what decentralized video platforms replicate on the blockchain. They offer consumers the luxury of getting their favorite contents directly from hosts (masternodes) who are dedicated to this purpose. In return, these hosts are rewarded for their dedication and time. 

Hosted systems on the blockchain are referred to as nodes and they must hold uploaded content and serve users whenever they request the content. Decentralized video platforms on the blockchain operate in a decentralized manner, and everyone involved is equal and free from arbitrary rules and censorship.

Also read: Making a Case for the Mass Adoption of Decentralized Networks

POP Network Leading the Charge

Now that you know how decentralized video streaming works and how blockchain fits in, you should now put POP Network into the framework. POP Network offers its users a platform where they can seamlessly access videos without fuss. Much more than a platform, POP Network operates as an extensive network that facilitates peer-to-peer content distribution.

POP Network is an entire infrastructure that hosts masternodes (content distributors) whose sole function is to hold content uploaded on the network and serve users whenever they request it. Thanks to its Delegated-Proof-of-Stake, POP Network can scale to meet all users’ streaming demands.

As a way to sustain this economy, POP Network has introduced the POP token that serves as the utility token on the network. With POP, users can easily access their favorite content. On the other hand, masternodes have to stake POP before they are allowed to host content. In return, masternodes are paid POP as rewards for their service.

As it stands, anyone can become a masternode on the network. You can download the appropriate node setup using this link.

Masternodes at Your Service

As stated earlier, the sole responsibility of the POP Masternodes is to serve users with content whenever they need them. The requirements to become a masternode are fairly attainable by anyone who wishes to become one and start earning passive income this way.

The network of masternodes ensures that the POP Network stays decentralized, and actively meets the streaming needs of all platform users.

Conclusion

Decentralized video streaming platforms are the next generation of video platforms and their value proposition certainly meets the needs of users, as well as content creators, content distributors, and all stakeholders.

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