Probably, every third video unit or streamer came across unreasonable content locks, after which he thought about changing the platform. A significant step in this direction was made by the owner of the most popular channel on YouTube (94 million subscribers), which decided to conduct direct broadcasts on the decentralized version of Twitch — DLIVE. What are the advantages of the blockchain confused a blogger to this step and do other implementations of the decentralized YouTube and Twitch exist?
The main problems of bloggers are divided into three categories:
The use of a distributed registry helps to solve all the controversial moments. The first problem disappears at the expense of clearly prescribed money distribution rules. For this can be used
The second problem can be solved similarly to the first — clear and understandable video promotion algorithm in trends is prescribed in a smart contract at the blockchain without the possibility of change. In fact, creating a fair algorithm is very difficult due to the cheating of likes and subscribers. It is necessary to solve this problem by voting unique users.
The videos of the video from removal is solved by storing content in the distributed blockchain, but this problem has two sides of the coin. The front side will allow hundreds of thousands or even millions of nodes to store video, which will make it impossible to complete the removal of the rollers. The back side is the need to block unacceptable content, where there may be problems without a centralized body, to solve which will have to vote users.
Consider the advantages of DLIVE, which forced Pewdiepie Forget about Streams on YouTube:
For 10 subscribers to the channel counting 1 LINO. After 7 days, it is possible to receive a bonus content. The stream promotion scheme depends on the demand of the content for a certain period of time. Any user can freeze the tokens and become a network validator, after which it will begin to participate in the management of the service.
Despite the use of cryptocurrency for payments, decentralized management does not apply to the content itself and its storage. As in YouTube, the channels can be blocked by moderators.
Until recently, the list of alternative options for fair video hosting was Viuly.
If DLIVE is still focused on streaming and reminds Twitch, then Viuly was more aimed at video blocks. The alpha version had obvious download problems (not all formats were supported and the download time could exceed the day), registration (problems with Gmail), incomprehensible tokens distributions and a complex scheme for the first withdrawal VIU, but it still existed until 2019. A month ago, official telegrams chat rooms and social networking projects were frozen, like the alpha version of Viuly. The last message of the telegram chat was dated March 18, 2019:
«The respected community! Unfortunately, we could not collect funds needed to pay hosting. None of our community helped. Therefore, the data processing center has disabled our servers and enable them after payment is made for hosting. Please subscribe to our news channel to find out when the project starts again: @viulynewsrus and twitter — @viulyofficial. «
Project executives promised that in Viuly the advantages of the blockchain will be distributed not only for payments, but also storing the video — it was just such a model of YouTube on the blockchain created in Dtube.
This service has been operating for 2 years. Dtube decentralized video hosting is more like YouTube than DLIVE. The managers decided to use the STEEM blockchain by combining it with the visual design of YouTube. As a result, Dtube received the functionality of the most popular social network on the blockchain with a single difference — the text format was replaced by the video format.
Decentralization of the service is divided into 2 sectors:
The boot process occurs with the API. As in STEEM, the author can configure the voting force and set the IPFS parameters.
There are other implementations for video platforms on the blockchain, but the considered options have already managed to get a specific user base. The largest dlive at the expense of powerful advertising moves like cooperation with Pewdiepie. Unfortunately, DLIVE is decentralized only partially. A higher degree of distributed storage of data is implemented in Dtube, but for 2 years of existence, the project did not conduct a wide advertising campaign and remains in the shade.