Dumb question maybe:
With the ever increasing censorship of big-tech, is there a future in any type of P2P style CDN?
The content provider could have a few distributed main seeding nodes and let the end-user client apps torrent back to the network to distribute the content to the masses. It could operate on a reward system where the more bandwidth you provide back to the community, the higher priority you had in downloading the fresh content.
@N4VX there are a few blockchain projects like this from storing your data duplicated across nodes. There is also Theta.tv that is attempting to do something like this for video delivery, but I dont know the specifics of how that's setup.
I was thinking less blockchain and more old school napster/kazaa/etc. Not so much for immutable file integrity but for massive bandwidth surge handling.
Imagine 2M+ users needing a single 100Mb file in the first 12 hours after publication dropping exponentially down to 10k users for a few days then down to nothing.
Having a core cluster of trusted seed nodes distributing signed files. First level trusted clients pull and then seed to second level, etc
@N4VX I just published ipfspodcasting.net It monitors feeds and loads episodes into IPFS until demand drops off.
Still testing viability, but could be what you're looking for.
Intended for all stake holders of podcasting who are interested in improving the eco system