Video Transcoding and Streaming at the Distributed Edge

Kevin Leffew
October 6, 2020

The VideoCoin Network is decentralized video infrastructure. This infrastructure provides developers with video processing services that are simple-to-use and inexpensive compared to centralized providers.

Like Tardigrade, the VideoCoin Network is developer-oriented.

The platform makes it easy to transcode files to various video formats, supporting H264 inputs and HLS outputs for files. Users can interact with the network API using standard REST API libraries and can even livestream their videos over RTMP and WebRTC.

The VideoCoin Network is operated by Live Planet, Inc, which was founded by Halsey Minor, an esteemed entrepreneur and co-founder of both CNET and

"Our Innovators Program significantly benefits from the inclusion of Storj Labs, a key player transforming cloud storage with its never-before-seen decentralized solution and method of blockchain compensation for independent Storage Nodes," said Halsey Minor. "Their capabilities significantly add to VideoCoin Network's growing stack of disruptive, decentralized media processing infrastructure solutions, and together, we'll streamline operations for media companies, IoT providers, and countless others that can benefit from safe, cost-efficient, and independent media processing."

This partnership will incorporate Storj Lab's Tardigrade solution into VideoCoin Network's. This will grow the Innovators Program to combine the most efficient and sustainable video processing infrastructures in the world, with one of the fastest, safest, and resource-effective object storage alternatives on the market today. As part of this new offering, Tardigrade will act as the origin server for VideoCoin Network's rapidly expanding content distribution network.

Creating a More Efficient, Performant, and Economical Video Stack—at the Edge

Tardigrade natively supports video streaming via a native link sharing mechanism, which embeds a macaroon inside of a URL, enabling anyone who meets restrictions to consume the data in the storage bucket.

The VideoCoin Network extends this capability, making it easy to transcode videos for various output types, optimizing the streaming experience for end-viewers.

This solution architecture is resilient. Data is encrypted, erasure coded, and spread across uncorrelated endpoints, making data loss, theft, or backup corruption (via bitrot) nearly impossible.

This solution architecture is also more globally performant than other centralized cold storage solutions

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