LBRY is a free, open, and community-run digital marketplace
Smart contract blockchain
Jeremy Kauffman - Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Alex Grintsvayg - Founder, Chief Technical Officer
Josh Finer - Founder, Chief Operations & Growth Officer
Kay Kurokawa - Blockchain Developer
Jack Robison - Founder, Core Developer
Alex Liebowitz - App Developer
LBRY explores the decentralized possibilities of blockchain and wants to create a marketplace truly run by its participants. They claim that it is "the most open, fair, and efficient marketplace for digital goods ever created." There are three main features of the project. First one is coupled payment and access, which makes it possible for creators to charge fees to user that view the content. The second one comes with the blockchain technology, as the content published to LBRY is not specific to one computer or network, which means it won't be lost and there is low chances of any disruption. The third aspect is the fact that the platform is controlled by the community itself, meaning that no one can delete particular content and censor it only because he wishes to do so. The site provides very detailed information about how the protocol and the platform works, explained both for developers and users without technical knowledge. The team is relatively big and consists mostly of developers and programmers.
User ReviewWrite review 2 reviews
Pros: It is free to post and open.
Cons: It is likely unregulated. Which implies the quality of information posted here will be unregulated. Not everybody looking for quality and authenticated info will have the time to sieve through what is posted here.
The homepage and website in general doesn't look encouraging and serious.
My riview of LBRY
Advantages: this a sharing platform that uses blockchain technology to enable users to publish material and get paid for doing so. People using LBRY’s service can monetize their published material with its built-in payment system. The concept melds together the great technical advantages of both Bitcoin and BitTorrent services for people looking to share content.
LBRY has a built-in payment system with its own cryptocurrency called LBRY Credits. When you publish a piece of content, you can set a price for the user to stream or download it. Most of that payment goes to you, and a portion goes to the hosts who store the files.
Disadvantages: Accessing LBRY apps is very slow (needs fast internet).
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