Herein, we get an update on those projects and what Matt’s been up to the past couple of years; life in the Philippines; his long history on the Internet; IPFS as a crucial piece of Second Realm infrastructure, and much more.
Content creators, please do make sure to check out ContentSafe.co, and for everyone else, start seeding/pinning on the IPFS network!
- Matt provides a brief update and perspective on the last couple of years in the Philippines
- He tells us about the progress of ContentSafe and how he had to rewrite the entire software himself in July 2020
- ContentSafe now supports 60 alternative media/social media platforms now (i.e. Odysee, Bitchute, Flote, etc.)
- At some point, a dashboard to track video statistics across platforms
- He’s in the process of launching a First Realm service/business which eventually would be transferred to the Second Realm
- Anomalist Design, Matt’s history with computers & on the Internet, and some of the interesting Second Realm digital consulting projects he’s been involved with over the years
- His early interest in distributed systems — such as BitTorrent involvement in the early 2000’s
- IPFS integrations — the future
- LibGen — 20 million books, originally available for downloads on websites and BitTorrent, but now available on IPFS
- The importance of seeding/pinning materials/content on IPFS for creators
- ContentSafe — easy integrations with IPFS
- Earnest Hancock’s PirateBox
- Odysee: in terms of non-YouTube alternatives, it’s probably one of the best (though BitChute still beats them on viewership)
- Matthew is working with the folks at Flote; they’re on the same page and want to move the IPFS direction
- IPFS clusters — my increased experience with IPFS/Lbry, running them in background on GhostPhones to contribute to the network
- Messaging protocols like BitMessage might be worth re-examining; Twister/Twisted, a Twitter alternative, has a proof-of-work function built in to protect against spam
- An idea that’s been tossed around: a distributed, private, trusted VPN network with more than two hops
- How can individuals contribute to the IPFS network? How can they support content creators/producers of self-liberational media?
- We talk a bit about privacy phones and I take another moment to plug Silent.Link
- Other projects/technology that he’s interested in within the realm of liberation
- Replace Tor with our own networks — basically, operating our own exit nodes (Matthew says 30 million)
- Digital archives are important, but physical ones are too — the P.A.Z.NIA Lbry’s eventual goal of everything being printed at each P.A.Z.NIA, a sort of decentralized Library of Alexandria