Sharing content on the web is currently an imperfect process. Content creators must depend on centrally-controlled servers, generating revenue based on ineffective, outdated, and restrictive advertising and DRM models. Governments censor what the people can watch, and creators often have their content deleted from the Internet without their consent. We can do better.
In keeping with open-source and peer-to-peer ideologies, Alexandria is a crowdfunded project. Building a decentralized, indelible peer-to-peer library is no small undertaking. The team building Alexandria is committed to making this a reality for the world and we are asking for your help. With your support, this lofty goal becomes attainable.
An open-source distributed library for sharing and preserving art, history and culture. Imagine a platform like Youtube, Soundcloud, or Netflix - without any of the costly server or bandwidth overhead. Users can self-publish anything, including videos, music, books, 3D-printables, recipes, and more. Content creators have complete control over how their work is published with several different monetization options. Only the publisher has the power to remove her/his content from the library.
What Bitcoin did for money, Alexandria will do for digital content publishing and distribution by removing central points of failure and financially incentivizing users around the world.
Alexandria harnesses the power of distributed technologies, including IPFS and the Bitcoin and Florincoin blockchains. IPFS, based on BitTorrent technology, allows for the library to hold an inconceivable amount of content, while ensuring that content is delivered efficiently when demand is highest. Bitcoin is optionally used for audience-to-publisher payments. The Florincoin blockchain provides a permanent, publicly accessible publishing ledger and payments layer creating data permanence and financial incentive for users to contribute to the growth and security of the platform.
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