I just finished listening to the (bi)weekly Cryptomaniacs Podcast with @jongolson and @taskmaster4450. For this episode they had a special guest: @brianoflondon.
During the podcast, Brian presented how his backend application Podping is the way to upgrade to Podcasting 2.0, and away from centralized pinging services which are prone to (and already started to practice) censorship.
Brian seems to have the ear of a few influential people in the podcast industry, including on the backend of stuff.
The interesting part is that little by little they started to switch from classical services of checking podcast updates to his Hive app, Podping. By doing so they cut the costs significantly, from what I understood, and also benefit from the censorship-resistance aspect of Hive.
Ok, so these are the benefits to the podcasting industry. So far. But in extenso, there is the possibility to create a system of commenting on these podcasts, also on Hive.
What does Hive get from this?
Here are a few points that either have been brought in the discussion, or I inferred from it:
- the interesting use case for Hive-as-a-service, even for industries not connected with blockchain or cryptosphere
- publicity for Hive in the podcast industry (Brian presented a few clips where Hive was talked about, including for buying and powering up), at a very low cost, if we count the custom_jsons Podping app regularly broadcasts to the blockchain
- from what Brian mentioned, a number of podcasting backend developers might become interested to explore Hive for other use cases, once they see PodPing
Speak Network could actually support podcasts as well, said Brian, it was tested, and it's just a matter of turning on or off an option. That brings the discussion to another level already, as now we would be talking about decentralized storage for podcasts. And Speak Network would be in the center of another still relevant industry.
I'm curious and excited to see what the attention the podcast industry will be giving Hive thanks to Brian will bring.
And that serves as an example. When you have something outside of cryptosphere actually connected to Hive and using it, others will look into it. And we can showcase it.
Brian has set up a proposal, which luckily gathered enough support to get funded. Here it is:
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