Streamr Pronounces the Begin of Testnet 2 for the Decentralized Streamr Community 1.0 – Paving the Means for Subsequent-Gen Information Broadcasting

Zug, Switzerland, December twenty first, 2023, Chainwire

After the profitable launch of Testnet 1, paving the best way for the upcoming Streamr Community 1.0 milestone, Streamr is happy to announce the beginning of Testnet 2! This second incentivized testnet, beginning on twenty first December and concluding on eighth January 2024, will see a reward pool of 1.5 million DATA tokens (approx. $104k USD as of 21/12/24) out there for node Operators to bootstrap a next-generation decentralized information broadcast community. 

Key dates and rewards:

  • Testnet 1 (accomplished): fifth December – twelfth December (Reward Pool: 1 Million DATA ($69k)) 
  • Testnet 2: twenty first December – eighth January (Reward Pool: 1.5 Million DATA ($104k))
  • Testnet 3: fifteenth January – twenty ninth January (Reward Pool: 2.5 Million DATA ($173k))
  • Streamr 1.0 Official Launch: February 2024

take part in Testnet 2

As with Testnet 1, to earn a share of the DATA rewards, members will both must obtain the newest model of the Streamr Node and turn out to be an Operator, or just delegate their DATA tokens to a dependable Operator.

An Operator’s nodes comply with the protocol rule of correctly forwarding messages to different linked nodes with good uptime and adequate {hardware} sources to deal with the site visitors of the out there incentivized streams. Delegators assist these operations by offering liquidity within the type of DATA tokens.

Stream Sponsorships are good contracts that launch funds over time to Operators (node runners). This method mirrors service degree agreements (SLAs) in conventional networks, making certain dependable information distribution. The quantity of DATA tokens the Operator stakes on the Sponsorship determines the scale of their share of the token circulate. 

Learn extra on how the assorted roles match collectively in this weblog

Testnet 2 particulars

Testnet 2 will probably be funded with 1.5 million DATA tokens ($104k). These stream Sponsorships will run till the top of Testnet 2, which finishes on eighth January 2024. Node Operator penalties will keep on the similar low degree as in Testnet 1.

Subsequent-gen use instances to unlock in 1.0

The 1.0 milestone marks the fruits of the 2017 roadmap, unlocking the peer-to-peer market forces between Sponsors and Operators in order that distribution is paid for with the foreign money of the Streamr Community—DATA. This makes the Community totally decentralized, production-ready, and paves the best way for the crew to discover some thrilling new use instances:


The 1.0 launch will make the Streamr Community higher positioned to reinforce the information broadcasting functionality of Decentralized Bodily Infrastructure Networks (DePINs). As DePINs transfer away from centralized information facilities in the direction of a community of particular person contributors, the Streamr Community’s serverless, safe, and scalable design exhibits promise to align and provide a platform that helps DePINs to progressively decentralize their tech stack.

Decentralized AI

Streamr additionally has the potential to function a impartial information layer, offering AI with dependable, tamperproof entry to real-time information streams. That is essential for AI reliability, growth and making certain transparency and security in AI operations. The Streamr Community would possibly additional be deployed in communication and coordination between AI Fashions. These fashions might collect and share real-time insights amongst one another to degree up their collective intelligence. There’s rather a lot to be explored, and with issues concerning the future risks of AI, verifiable communication via impartial and decentralized networks akin to Streamr present promise to contribute in the direction of the mainstream adoption of AI in our on a regular basis lives. 

Decentralized video streaming

Behind closed doorways (for now a minimum of) Streams has been testing the scalability and stability of decentralized stay video feeds. Stay video streaming with a P2P protocol akin to Streamr might provide a path to remove the necessity for centralized intermediaries used at present to distribute content material world wide. The Streamr protocol permits the stay video feed shoppers to turn out to be the video feed’s distribution pipeline, which might make for a extra environment friendly, greener and scalable distribution mechanism.

Earlier this 12 months Streamr streamed the MapMetrics bitcoin stay feed straight from YouTube. The crew guarantees to have extra to share on this monitor within the coming weeks.

Get began with Testnet 2

Streamr invitations customers to affix this journey in the direction of a completely decentralized information financial system. Customers can put together nodes to assert a share of the remaining 5 million DATA tokens and be part of the way forward for decentralized real-time information.

For assist, suggestions, and updates, customers can be a part of the Streamr Discord neighborhood, specializing in the #⁠testnet-general and #testnet-announcements channels.

About Streamr

Streamr is constructing the real-time information protocol of the decentralized internet. This features a scalable, low-latency and safe P2P Community for information broadcasting, supply, and alternate. As a part of the imaginative and prescient, Streamr has constructed The Hub—a dApp that champions open information to assist DePin, AI, and Web3 builders decentralize their tech stack with actual time information flows. The Streamr venture was began by real-time information veterans with backgrounds in algorithmic buying and selling and finance markets. 


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