🎁 Initial Free Offerings as an alternative to ICOs. Francesco Sullo, from 0xNIL, argues that giving tokens away for free to “early adopters” instead of selling them better aligns incentives between project creators and end users/token holders. The idea is not novel, but particularly well defended here.
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🌐 The State of Decentralised Video Q4 2017. How is online video going to look like 5 or 10 years from now? More distributed, presumably. Have a look at this map that charts present efforts being spearheaded by many different teams around the world.
📺 A look on the Paratii Player v0.0.1: check a first demo of the player we’re building to get a feel of fetching content from peers and having a local wallet to account for earnings/payments. A lot of improvements are under way for the next release.
🔨 So what’s being worked on, for this next release? Basically a first usable version of the paratii-lib, that provides convenient functions for interacting with Paratii contracts via independent submodules, paving the way for developers to build their own applications upon the system. The player itself is also undergoing some simplification, being refactored towards a plugin-oriented architecture. So the next release, to be announced in the following weeks, is going to be mostly developer-targeted. Right after it, news on uploading content and creators will be the focus.