We at NewsBTC are all about decentralization. Unfortunately, we have been forced to rely on centralized publishing technology and models, with projects like the meshnet still in nascent form. We believe that will soon change, thanks to a plethora of new technologies on the horizon, and are preparing to embrace the future by working together with these new players in the business.
It’s with that in mind that we’ve decided to partner with DECENT. They’re building a decentralized network for media content publishers, designed to prevent censorship, protect intellectual property and cut out the middle man. Using blockchain technology, it could become the Bitcoin of article distribution, including Bitcoin news.
DECENT is based on Tribler, an open source file sharing program backwards-compatible with the BitTorrent protocol. Computers running the client form a decentralized peer-to-peer network for multimedia distribution. Although it would currently still rely on the centralized communications network managed by internet server providers, no central server is required, and layered encryption between nodes can help safeguard privacy.