In the buzzing world of altcoins, blockchains, and crypto-startups, if you aren’t decentralized these days, you’re probably still considered a bit of a dinosaur. But in the world of electronic publishing, legacy opinion remains, that media should be submitted to a central authority, subjected to editorial policies and stored on servers in ever larger data-centres.
Not for much longer. Step forward a new breed of platform, aiming to bring the benefits of decentralization and blockchain technologies to the media publishing industry.
In Decentralized Space, Nobody Can Stop You from Screaming
In a fully decentralized platform, media is shared directly between users and stored in multiple locations. The stability afforded by not being dependent on a central server (with no single point of failure), means data cannot easily fall prey to hacking, manipulation or data loss, so access to the information will not be disrupted.
With no editorial authority, creators are free to post anything they like without fear of restriction or influence by third parties. And because data is not centrally held, it is generally considered impossible for governments or anyone else to censor or remove any posts.
Of course, freedom of speech is one of the big advantages touted by the players in this