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RE: SteemQ - A Decentralized Video Platform for STEEM

in #steemq4 years ago (edited)

In my assessment, video blockchains will take years to manifest:
https://steemit.com/blockchain/@alexgr/why-blockchains-are-here-to-stay

You are certainly way ahead of our time... I mean, when thinking about it, there are so many potential issues that it's not even funny. Like spamming the blockchain with huge videos. This equals an economic amplification attack where I spend a few cents on my internet connection just to upload something big, which then needs to be replicated multiple times (even when sharded) - a cost which will burden the nodes. So I've paid cents to cause multi-$$$ costs in terms of storage and bandwidth to the network.

I have my doubts, but I wish you good luck in this endeavor.

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He's not planning to put the videos themselves on the blockchain, but still they do need to go somewhere, and the problem is challenging. I agree with your assessment for the most part but still encourage the effort. @furion seems quite capable, ambitious, and industrious to me. I think it has a chance.

Yes, I realized it after I re-read the specs. My attention was dominated by the "blockchain-based" at the start of the post and I was like "huh?". On second reading, IPFS is far from optimal for this type of job but I guess we'll have to wait and see. I don't want to discourage anything and indeed @furion has been very active as a developer and he knows his stuff. Perhaps he can think of solutions to tackle the issues at hand. I guess we'll see how it goes in ~6 months.