Reform internet video from the infrastructure to the experience of living as a creator.
Glass is on a mission to reform internet video from the infrastructure to the experience of living as a creator. We believe in individual sovereignty, shared ownership, and decentralization. Decentralized CDN’s reduce the costs and improve the spatial distribution of computers around the world. As web3 goes mobile and global spatial distribution becomes more important. Our current CDN savings are approximately 3X cheaper thanks to the Meson and Media Networks. The last component of internet video is transcoding. Transcoding converts large videos into smaller videos at different resolutions (6k vs 240p). This allows the video player to adaptively change the resolution of the video depending on network speed without interrupting the viewing experience. Once again edge computing (dormant GPU’s) and free markets result in close to a 50X savings. Prior to using Livepeer, transcoding was our greatest expense. Decentralized video is a hard engineering problem. We finally have reached a point where we feel confident that the stack will scale to mainstream usage. Our philosophy behind creator monetization is to experiment rapidly towards an economy that sustains video creators and viewers. The primary reason for building monetization on-chain is to enable new economics by giving the community ownership over content, and allowing easy access to an entire ecosystem of decentralized finance. We’ve intentionally built our metadata formats to be highly modular, allowing us to add features and combine economic funding blocks and chains.