DECENT is a Decentralized Content Distribution Platform that is Open-Source and utilizes Blockchain to ensure security.
Intended for creative people, authors, bloggers, publicists and their fans and followers it allows borderless publishing of any text, picture, video or music content.
Intention of the project is to revolutionize Data Distribution on the Internet.
Our vision is to create a fully integrated & trustworthy worldwide system of digital content distribution
in which the communication flow is secured and timestamped by the blockchain mechanism.
DECENT’s mission is to become a liaison between various industries by bridging the gap between the emerging blockchain ecosystem. Through secure and trustworthy digital content sharing platform we provide a vertically integrated system for industries, organizations or businesses while we focus on flexibility & sustainable development. Infrastructure of linked systems enables to set more intelligent international standards of efficient, cost-effective & secure content distribution. The principles of DECENT, based on distributed trust machine – the blockchain, bring reliability to wide range of sectors & services in which privacy and security play the crucial role.
Start day: 10th of September 2016!
DECENT Software Sale is a one-time opportunity to become a basic element of Blockchain driven decentralized future of media.
After creation of the basis of the Network and establishing its security features we need your help.
In order to give all the people around the globe a possibility to enjoy independent and borderless Content Distribution Network, we need to bring DECENT to life.
Don’t miss your chance and JOIN the future!
Participants of the Software Sale will be able to purchase DCTs using Bitcoin.
Any further sale related information will be published on the official website of DECENT Software Sale.
The proceeds from the sale will be allocated and used in the following categories:
Development and Operations, Legal Contingency, Marketing and Community outreach and Blockchain development.
DCT is not just a cryptocurrency. Representing a fuel to the network it is a software tool which makes DECENT work. DCT holders will be able to trade the currency for other assets as other cryptocurrencies or digital content. Once the DECENT Platform is launched DCT will be available for trading or usage across the publishing and buying process on the Platform. DCT also serves as an anti-spam protection and reward for seeders/miners (or publishers in DECENT terminology).
After the launch of the final release of DECENT Network, DCT will be issued according to the Software Sale results.
DCT sold in the September Software sale will be 70% of the total DCT distributed. Part of this will be also pre-mine funds that will be distributed in following way:
10% for the DECENT Foundation
2% for the Investment Fund
1,000,000 DCT for DECENT Bounty program
3,000,000 DCT for Pre-software marketing.
The initial value of DCT will increase simultaneously with the Software Sale progress.
Which means the early participants get more for smaller value and apply for higher bonuses.
ETH value is set according to the current BTC/ETH exchange rate. Only BTC value is determinant. More information will follow soon.
DECENT ICO BOUNTIES
Complete rules and conditions can be found in DECENT Bounties Blog
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“Its about time that the world had a decent media platform,
which treats its users and their personal information with respect.”
“The DECENT Software Sale is aimed at creating a secure and independent publishing network
powered by the blockchain technology.”
“Those taking part in the DECENT software sale can buy DCT cryptotokens (software tool) used to
fuel the whole publishing and buying process on the DECENT network.”
“What DECENT is building is a media platform of the future,
which is supported by the block chain technology.”
“The DECENT Software Sale (Initial Coin Offering or ICO) is a one-time opportunity
to participate in a project that aims to tackle the future of media with Blockchain Technology.”
“Using blockchain technology, it allows creators to freely share their content
on a peer-to-peer network while maintaining a secure record of ownership.”
DECENT combines several functional layers. One layer takes care of distributed storage.
We build on the results of the Tribler project, adding own extensions, such as the proof of retrievability,
to provide highly scalable, anonymously distributed, guaranteed storage that automatically scales based on the content popularity.
The heart of the solution is, of course, the blockchain. We are designing and fine-tuning several processes and associated transactions for our use cases – publishing content, buying content and providing feedback. We use a lot of underlying cryptography inside to make everything work, just naming decryption key sharing, various zero knowledge proofs, etc. The devil is in the details, so as we are still working on technicalities, for detailed description please wait for our white paper.
Last but not least, the user experience would not be full without recommendations. Since all data are available in the blockchain, anybody can execute data mining to find the most suitable content. DECENT foundation plans to incorporate their own recommendation engine for their clients, but it is totally up to the users.
USE CASES & INCENTIVES
DECENT is an Open Source protocol allowing app builders to create various applications
with the functionalities and design specifications according to their needs.
Possibilities of usage:
Medium-like blogging and publishing
Soundcloud-like music publishing
Amazon-like e-book publishing
Shutter stock-like photo sharing
Electronic newspaper publishing
Cost-effective academic paper publishing
Indie games development
Content Publishing / Buying process:
Upon creating the content an author’s client will encrypt it, possibly adding free preview, and create a content package. This package is then anonymously shared with publishers/miners. These guys will be also given their encryption key shares.
The author’s wallet is debited the certain amount of tokens for publishing, which will be later distributed (based on the proof of retrievability) to the publishers for storing the content. This way the miners are incentivized to share their disk space with the community.
The second use case is buying the content. The consumer browses the available offers, e.g. based on recommendation engine suggestions, and can check the free preview. When he/she decides to buy it, he/she will also download the encrypted part, pay for it and retrieve the encryption keys via the blockchain. Technically this is the trickiest part where we use several interesting techniques to avoid frauds such as blockchain-based smart contracts with escrow and ZKP.
Last but not least, consumers can provide feedback to the author in the form of rating. This is also a blockchain-based transaction.
DECENT CORE TEAM
DECENT core team is currently based mainly in Slovakia and China while our advisors and brand ambassadors
are spreading the world all around the globe. More information can be found on DECENT website.
August 16, 2016 DECENT partners with BitRush
August 12, 2016 DECENT Roadmap summed-up
August 11, 2016 DECENT partners with Webglobe
August 10, 2016 DECENT is searching for Partners
August 9, 2016 DECENT Investment Fund Information
August 9, 2016 DECENT partners with Criptorials
August 8, 2016 DECENT partners with Hideez
August 4, 2016 Bounties for Existing Followers
August 3, 2016 DECENT Development Plan published
August 2, 2016 Bounty Campaign Start & Rules
July 27, 2016 DECENT ICO Announcement
June 10, 2016 DECENT partners with Bitalo
January 19, 2016 DECENT Prototype Finalization
DECENT is currently looking for ambassadors who will help spread the word about the platform.
For more information sign up to our newsletter and find out more about how you can contribute to this project.
DECENT CHAT GROUPS
Now you can get all the news and directly discuss anything you would like to know about DECENT Network through our official chat groups:
Join DECENT Telegram chat: https://telegram.me/joinchat/DM7KGAobNAOYNYFl1CjQfA
Join DECENT Slack channel: https://decent-slack.herokuapp.com/
Telegram (Portuguese): https://telegram.me/joinchat/AyBEQQcYBxVXWoi3I46Mxg
Telegram (Spanish): https://telegram.me/joinchat/AyBEQQqgC7P5tQ1Zu4zdPw
Telegram (Russian): https://telegram.me/DecentRu
We are waiting for your comments and remarks.
Let’s create a better future of content distribution together!
MEET US AT
September 17, 2016 DECENT Meet-up in Nassau, Bahamas
September 15, 2016 DECENT Meet-up in Miami, US
September 8, 2016 Fintech Academy Meetup, Vienna
August 26, 2016 Helsinki Blockchain Conference 2016
August 17, 2016 Blockchain Industry Investment Forum, Shenzhen, China
August 11, 2016 Smart Energy China
August 6, 2016 Global Blockchain Roadshow, Shanghai
July 30, 2016 Shanghai 区块链技术及应用专题沙龙—创投未来领袖私享会第二期
November, 2015 Websummit 2015 in Dublin
October 2/3, 2015 Hackers Congress HCPP2015 in Prague
August, 2015 Bitcoin Meet-up in Oakland
August, 2015 Fincoin Meet-up in San Francisco
August, 2015 Entrepreneur Mixer Meet-up
August 12/13, 2015 CoinCongress in San Francisco
July, 2015 Life on Bitcoin Meet-up
July, 2015 Inside Bitcoin Conference in Chicago
June 23/24, 2015 ADFC Shanghai
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WE ARE HIRING
Do you understand frontend & backend? Do you love crafting web apps?
Are you passionate about Blockchain technologies and decentralized content distribution?
If yes you may become Ruby/Rails & Javacript Full Stack Developer in DECENT!
Matej Michalko (DECENT founder): matmichalko
Matej Boda (DECENT founder): MatoB
Don’t forget to check our BLOG for regular updates and news from DECENT life!