For video engineers who need affordable, reliable video encoding, Livepeer leverages decentralization to enable use cases and business models that were never possible via proprietary, centralized cost structures.
Livepeer is creating a scalable Platform as a Service for developers who want to add live or on-demand video to their project. We aim to increase reliability of video workflows while reducing the costs to scale them. To achieve this we are building p2p infrastructure that interacts through a marketplace secured by the Ethereum blockchain. To fit the requirements of today's DApp developers we are building Livepeer with these core attributes in mind:
Livepeer’s peer-to-peer network allows you to scale to any size without a single point of failure. It will optimize quality of encoding and performance of delivery.
Livepeer's peer network aims to reduce the price of transcoding by an order of magnitude over cloud providers, by using crypto-economic incentive mechanisms.
No single company or individual can control the network. All participants have the ability to shape Livepeer.
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Livepeer has been under design + development for almost three years. Here are some resources to help you learn more about the project, protocol, and software:
Doug gives a 6 minute walk through of the Livepeer opportunity, impact, and tech from a high level at the original Token Summit.
Philipp presents how harnessing idle GPUs in cryptocurrency mining rigs can create a video infrastructure that scales with dramatic price disruptions.
Eric gives a 30 minute technical presentation of how to add a live media layer to the web3 stack at Ethereum's Devcon3.
Doug and Eric give a 10 minute presentation at the NYC Ethereum Meetup focused on Media and Cryptocurrency.
Livepeer is an open project that believes in open source code and creative contribution from people with diverse interests and skillsets. Hundreds of people have contributed ideas, code, designs, and time to Livepeer. Here are just a few of the faces from our chatroom: