Idea & Token
Contemporary streaming platforms like Netflix and YouTube have huge influence on the internet. Suchlike systems called Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) are complex technological infrastructures that store and process data by using special algorithms and distribute content via data centers and proxy servers. Anyway, even these sophisticated systems have limitations when dealing with for example 4K videos. Marlin is creating a decentralized CDN as an anchor application that will process, store, and deliver content at low cost (up to 90% lower than today’s CDNs) by using the spare bandwidth and hard drive space of internet users. For this service the users will be rewarded with the LIN tokens.
– Blockchains and smart contracts – for decentralized accounting and payments;
– Trustless Quality of Service (QoS) checks;
– Decentralized peer-to-peer infrastructure – for low risk and congestion and therefore high streaming speed.
As a result, users will get quality streaming service of high performance and low costs regardless of the region they live.
Their token called LIN will be used as the primary transactional currency in a number of use cases. A total supply is 10 billion tokens. The token distribution is as follows: 30% – network rewards, 20% – reserve, 20% – sale, 15% – presale, 10% – team, 5% – partners.
The team consists of 11 young specialists most of which graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay) and includes 5 software developers, a blockchain architect, a cryptographer, and business managers. The project CEO Siddhartha Dutta was a developer in different companies including Microsoft and Zilliqa project. The advisory team include top managers from different companies as well as two professors from MIT and Ethan Fast, PhD from Stanford and co-founder of NEX (Neon Exchange).
Marlin Protocol promises to give us a CDN much faster and cheaper than the current centralized systems like YouTube or Netflix. The ecosystem will be built on a system of nodes and apart from the streamers and viewers will include other participants like transcoders and advertisers built right into the network. The project is described in an excellent whitepaper. The team, young and ambitious, has established several partnerships. Possible problems can wait them in engaging enough nodes for the ecosystem to work properly.
A good idea of a CDN based on internet users’ hardware functioning as nodes can increase quality and significantly decrease costs of video streaming. Waiting for decent implementation.
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Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) are an integral part of today’s internet. They are designed to improve user experience by providing high availability and low latency by geographically distributing content through a network of proxy servers and data centers. This decreases
congestion of the internet backbone by moving supply closer to demand, thereby increasing the effective capacity of the internet and lowering the load times. However, the existing CDNs operate a centralized infrastructure with high upfront costs. This makes expansion
and scaling an expensive and risky proposition. Streaming video demand is over 225,000 petabytes per month, and it’s not unusual to find people frustrated with long buffering times. Additionally, rich content on the internet, such as VR, AR and live 4k videos is increasing,
and the current internet infrastructure will be stressed to serve such high loads.
Marlin is a secure network scalability protocol for high-performance content delivery, routing and caching. It provides primitives for availability, access control, privacy, delivery, QoS and a novel layer 2 scaling solution for handling payments. The Marlin protocol enables the creation of next-generation infrastructure applications such as decentralized CDNs, virtual private networks, incentivized Tor routers, wifi hotspots and a range of music, video sharing, gaming and live-streaming apps.