Decentralized media publishing platforms are quickly gaining momentum as the world adapts and reacts to the new possibilities brought by modern technology and the Information Age. However, many seem to have differing ideas on the best implementations of content protection and distribution, storage incentives, payment systems, and which additional features are essential.
To get a glimpse of how decentralized media might look like in a few years, CoinTelegraph spoke to two* of the companies developing such platforms to discuss the benefits and challenges of the individual approaches each team has taken:
Alexandria describes itself as “an open-source distributed library for sharing and preserving art, history and culture.” Users have complete control to self-publish anything, with several different monetization options.
DECENT is a censorship free anonymous tool where the network is owned or controlled by the users, allowing borderless publishing of any text, picture, video or music content. It also enales monetization of both content and apps developed on top of the DECENT protocol.
*We also reached out to R3D, although they were unable to provide information in time for the publication of this article.
Content Storage and Distribution
DECENT utilizes modified bittorrent, Tribler, to