Watch LivePeer launch a video over their Node.
So unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Youtube is continuing to crack down on any video content THEY DEEM to be offensive politically, religious or otherwise. Youtubers that have millions of subscribers are reporting having their videos restricted, demonetized or removed from search or suggested video lists.
And like I said, some of these content creators have over 1 million subscribers. Mark Dice this week put up a video of the new YouTube rules. (Video below)
For months, content creators all over Youtube have been reporting strange drops in subscription levels, watch time and ad revenues as Youtube pushes content from big networks like ABC, CBS and others to Youtube viewers. New content from creators is not being pushed to subscribers and instead content suggested by Youtube is at the forefront of the viewers of the site. Creators are upset that their own subscribers are in fact being held back or redirected from viewing the content of the creators they are subscribed to.
All of the above are the reasons creators all over Youtube are looking for alternatives.
THAT BRINGS US TO LIVEPEER.
As a YouTuber constantly looking for promising alternatives, I found LivePeer and have found their work to be exciting as it progresses.
This week they put out a video showing a successful test of a video stream over their technology.
They have open sourced the latest version of the live peer node the team is developing on Github. They will be using this node on the test net that they say is coming up soon. The node communicates with the blockchain and interacts with the protocol that they defined in their LivePeer whitepaper! EXCITING!
The video below shows a Demo of this from the command line which I find equally exciting and there is talk at the end of the video of a volunteer working on a front end GUI (Graphical User Interface) because joe six pack isn't going to work on a command line.
So here is what LivePeer is currently working on according to their team.
Protocol - for fully decentralized verification of node work
Payments protocol - to make sure nodes who do trans-coding work get paid as soon as work is verified on the blockchain.
They are starting to develop a GUI. Volunteers are helping
Hey listen...it's not like this thing is going to launch tomorrow, I get it. We are a long way off from someone giving Youtube a run for their money...literally. But as a content creator who has been unfairly censured and restricted on Youtube, I'm rooting for any and all alternatives that stem from a decentralized blockchain. There is a huge vacuum that has been created by the draconian fascist censorship over at Youtube and creators are crying for better options.
Whether it's LivePeer, or someone else, whoever comes out with a Liberty minded, censorship free, stable video sharing platform is going to see a huge influx of disgruntled content creators coming over to it. An American Homestead WILL BE ONE OF THEM!
Mark Dice's latest video on the new YOUTUBE RULES
ENJOY THE VIDEO!
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