TCU-AG — a German based stock listed technology company — hopes that its new software for UltraUpload.io will create a “filesharing revolution.” The platform will offer a secure platform for people to share files and get paid for it.
This week Petra Bauersachs, one of the 2 CEOs, showed a demo revealing more about what it’s going to offer.
UltraUpload.io is not a central hosting service, quite the contrary. It will allow users to upload content and distribute it to dozens of other websites (Publishers). The links are distributed across the Internet where they can be accessed freely.
The uploader and the publisher sets their price for each download and people who want a copy can only unlock it through an app or browser, after they’ve (anonymously) paid.
UltraUpload.io is basically a micropayment solution for large media files and other digital content, even just for links. It allows everybody to charge the public for everything they upload or publish. Every download is tied to a payment transaction.
“We combine the advantages of a robust, uncensored peer to peer (p2p) network with the high speed and anonymous features of client hosting.
Basically we developed our solution around the IPFS, a very robust and censorship free p2p-network. Around that core we designed a belt of high speed traditional host servers, where any hoster with unused bandwidth can plugin in minutes. Every file published is uploaded into the p2p-cloud and replicated to the high speed cache where its ready to download without any special p2p-software.
From a user perspective the downloads are “Ultra” fast, cause a file is divided in up to 100 chunks and downloaded from 100 sources simultaneously. Other than in p2p-protocols, the user IP is not related to a file (only a chunk), and not to the public, only to the hoster who hosts the chunk. The hoster itself has no clue what file is downloaded or which content the chunk is a part of.”
People around the globe can often not find the content they’re looking for, so it’s TCU`s goal to distribute files as widely as possible.
She stresses that site owners (Publisher) and uploaders as well as hoster can greatly benefit from it as they receive fees instead of take down notices, while the downloader has more security, privacy and speed than in p2p-networks.
“Wikileaks for everyone”
To make UltraUpload.io even government resistant, the UU-database will be transferred into a blockchain. After that a published file cannot be deleted anymore. Not even by the service itself. Investors of the www.Snowden-Coin.com participate by 80% of all revenues from the website.The ICO is launced in September 2018.
Meet the CEOs 12/13 Sept. in London as speaker at the https://blockchainworldsummit.co/
For technology experts. An astonishing side effect from a legal point of view :
Since none of the participants (hoster, publisher) stores copyright protected or censored content, its difficult to say, what a censor could claim to take down. For example, if a file is split into chunks with length 1. Could someone claim to takedown a file with an “0” or “1” inside? Or chunk-length 2: Is hosting an “01”,”00”,”10” or “11” a copyright infringement? No, not even if a “01” maybe found as part of a censored content, cause this sequence is also part of any other files. Which is the chunk length when the answer would turn into yes? Even the blueprints of the chunks, are chunks. And even the blueprints of the blueprints. More than that. A given chunk can be part of n files, m blueprints of files and x blueprints of blueprints of files and so on. You see the glitch? The recombination of useless data to a requested file happens only on the local machine of the user. Or in other words, a hoster can legally host “Nitro”, another hoster “Glycerine”. It’s the user, who mixes and orders “Nitroglycerine”, while another user only downloads “Glycerine”.
The beta version launched in 2017 in stealth mode, all services are expected to go live end of 2018 after finishing the ICO (www.Snowden-Coin.com). The ICO revenues are used to bring the last single point of failure, the chunk-database also into the cloud as a blockchain. With that last development milestone even the company itself can`t stop distribution of a specific file or the service itself.
Investors of ICO or any coin holder will participate directly and transparent on all download revenues (80% revenue distribution).
The internal tokens have a build in exchange system, making it even independent from exchange websites, which are very often insecure.