Token-curated registries (TCR) are decentrally-curated lists with intrinsic economic incentives for token holders to curate the list’s contents judiciously. They have many applications. For example, adChain uses a TCR to curate a list of quality websites for advertisers to target. Likewise, the 0x protocol team just announced its plans to curate a list of ERC20 token metadata for market participants to verify token addresses.
Can the Livepeer community benefit from its own token-curated registry? For example, per the suggestion of @ericxtang, we can curate a pass/block list of nodes/IPs that any node operator can elect to subscribe to. This can be used to block abusers, promote good actors, or even curate content on an application level.
I’d love to gather the community’s opinion on TCRs in the context of Livepeer as well as initial parameters (minimum deposit for listing candidates, token supply, etc). There’s a generic TCR repo by the creator of the TCR, so we could theoretically plug our initial parameters, deploy, and create a nice front end. This could be a relatively low cost / high-value project for the Livepeer community.