A write up of our NEAR integration journey

Lets start with what the 3 pillars of NEAR Protocol are:

  • Proof of Stake
  • Sharded
  • WASM Smart Contracts

As a Proof of Stake blockchain consensus is achieved by staking not by mining. Near has fast 1 second blocks with short finality.


Video will soon make up over 82% of global internet traffic.

LivePeer is for live streaming of public video.
Zod.TV is for static transcoding of content to be served from CDN/Library.

LivePeer has a complex staking system integrated into Ethereum.
Zod.TV has a simple pay per output system, no staking needed.

LivePeer is only for public video streams (the miner can see your content).
Zod.TV uses secure enclave to protect your stream from untrusted miners.

LPT is a ERC20 token on Ethereum.
ZOD is a NEP141 token on NEAR.

To transcode video on Zod go to https://transcode.zod.tv/job_creator and enter your job configuration. A curl request will be generated for you.


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