Livepeer.tv and Protocol Explorer - Weekly Update - 2/3/2018


#1

The #1 goal at Livepeer is to get the first version of the Livepeer Protocol launched on the Ethereum mainnet. This will coincide with the launch of the Livepeer Token, and will allow the protocol to be tested under real conditions with actual economic incentives playing a part.

As such, the top priority internally has been conducting internal audits and test networks. We’re currently on the 3rd version of an internal testnet, and are proud to say that it has been running smoothly. Still, while conducting audits we’ve identified a number of potential bugs or areas for attack in the system, and are working to patch them before submitting the protocol for external audits. We’re targeting February 14th for external audit submission, in an event that we’re referring to as Operation Safe V-Day.

Protocol Explorer

Those who are running Livepeer nodes on the testnet, using it to broadcast, or attempting to get familiar with the bonding and delegation scheme for the election of transcoders, will be happy to see all the progress on the protocol explorer.

http://explorer.livepeer.org

  • View accounts, balances, bonding and delegation status for any Ethereum address.
  • View the candidate and active transcoders - the rates they’re charging, and their statistics.
  • Metamask integration for easy use and interaction, with more functionality and actions coming soon.

Livepeer.TV

A couple Livepeer team members were in Berlin this week. We held a Livepeer meetup at Blueyard Capital, and we collaborated closely with the Livepeer.tv community project and all the great folks who have contributed their time, energy, and effort around creating a platform for artists and musicians to connect directly with their audience. Leave a browser tab open at http://livepeer.tv, and you’ll be sure to catch replays of the meetup as well as an open mic night at the community space, which were both Livestreamed at the time. Here’s a sample of some of the great performances captured during the open mic night.

Development Update - LPMS

For those node operators, streamers, and developers out there who are following along with the development of the Livepeer Media Server, we’re working on eliminating the dependency on a separate FFMPEG binary in order to run a Livepeer node. Last week we got 3/4 of the way through the process by wrapping an integration with the native C libraries and replacing the video segmenter with this integration. Next week we’ll replace the transcoding integration, and from that point forward rather than needing to install the correct version of FFMPEG prior to running Livepeer, users will be able to install and run Livepeer directly with just one binary. This is a big win for the user and developer experience. More updates to come.