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Jul 19 · 7 min read

Biweekly update 5th July — 19th July

Hello and welcome to all Theta followers and community members! Paradigm is here to tell you some news about Theta Network appeared during these two weeks. Pre-Guardian Node program, an early preview of Guardian Nodes, the 2nd layer of nodes in Theta’s multi-BFT consensus mechanism, is still ongoing! You can now also check out the latest updates on TFUEL integration with SLIVER.tv at the TFUEL streaming roadmap — this will continue to be updated as new features are completed and added to the roadmap. A few days ago truly breathtaking collaboration took place! Two of the most widely-adopted blockchain projects is joining forces for an advertising partnership! Theta is now a Verified Publisher in the Brave browser, while Brave sponsors SLIVER.tv, running ads alongside their top streamers. Network statistics constantly shows impressive numbers. NASA’s events are streaming on Sliver.tv. The SpaceX Falcon 9 was launching these weeks and it was streamed LIVE on SLIVER.tv! The project gains ground. Theta community continues to grow. There are a constant slight grows in the number of token holders and subscribers of Theta social media channels. There were a lot of the killer Theta designs submitted by community members over the last weeks! Congrats to the top three community-submitted Theta designs: the winning design from Thomas Brace, the Theta Man from SatFam and Theta lucky cat from Choip gamer! More to follow!

Development

GitHub metrics:

THETA has 8 public repositories and 15 private repositories. Overall, the Project has frequent commits to the collection of repositories.

Developer activity (from Coinlib.io):

Theta Pre-Guardian Node is ongoing!

Pre-guardian node payouts for month of June have been distributed.

At the beggining of the month, there are more than 670 active users are running the PGN client, totaling more than 100 million Theta Tokens (10% of total token supply)!

For information on Theta Guardian Nodes and how to join, see the announcement blog.

Social encounters

No updates.

Finance

Information from Coinmarketcap.com: (July 19th, 2019):

Network

The SpaceX Falcon 9 was launching… And it was streamed LIVE on SLIVER.tv!

Sliver.tv statistics (July 19th, 2019):

The information is taken from Similarweb.com.

Roadmap

Theta Network — 2019 Roadmap

Q3 2019:

Launch support for video on demand (VoD) in Theta Mesh Streaming Network

Launch guardian node functionality and onboard initial group of community-run guardian nodes

Beta release support for Android-based set-top boxes and smart TVs

Introduce guardian nodes into the validator node set on rotating basis

Launch smart contract support

Q4 2019:

Expand Theta content delivery beyond video to support all forms of data (e.g. file updates, game patches, video ads, audio/music, etc)


Check out the latest updates on TFUEL integration with SLIVER.tv at the TFUEL streaming roadmap — this will continue to be updated as new features are completed and added to roadmap.

Near Term (Month or Less):

Improved navigation and discovery of streams

Streamer Subs & Sub Emojis

Premium streamer animated emotes

Message Inbox & Email Digests

Partnerships and team members

SLIVER.tv / Theta Network announces advertising partnership with Brave browser:

Two of the most widely-adopted blockchain projects will be joining forces for an advertising partnership: Brave and SLIVER.tv / Theta Network! SLIVER.tv / Theta will become a Verified Publisher in the Brave browser, while Brave will become a sponsor on SLIVER.tv, running ads alongside the top streamers.

Brave is an innovative privacy browser combined with a blockchain based digital advertising platform with 7 million monthly active users. The Brave browser rewards its users for opting into privacy-preserving ads by giving them 70% of the ad revenue share in Basic Attention Tokens (BAT), a utility token built on top of Ethereum. SLIVER.tv has 3 million monthly active users, and the team is excited to join forces to promote great content and drive utility token adoption.

SLIVER.tv streamer featuring embedded Brave ads

In phase 1, the team wll begin with a joint marketing campaign, with ads for the Brave browser appearing on SLIVER.tv, as well as SLIVER.tv/Theta Network ads featured in the Brave browser for users who opt into Brave Rewards. This is a great user acquisition opportunity for both projects; when a Brave user gets a notification to “tune into SLIVER.tv and earn TFUEL for relaying video streams”, the team knows it’s going to a user who is already familiar with blockchain technology, and is an ideal person to introduce to the Theta Network. Similarly, a user who is already on SLIVER.tv earning TFUEL understand the concept and value of earning tokens for contributing their resources to a network, so will be more likely to adopt the Brave browser.

Brave browser notification ad to watch on SLIVER.tv and earn TFUEL

The Brave browser will also become an officially supported browser for relaying video on the Theta Network. Users can earn BAT rewards for consenting to viewing ads in the Brave browser, while at the same time earning TFUEL for relaying video on the Theta Network.

In the coming weeks, stay tuned for a live AMA with the executive teams of Brave and SLIVER.tv / Theta to discuss future integrations within the Theta Network and Brave platform.

Rumors

Twitter:

Theta Network‏ @Theta_Network on Jul 10:

Integrating the Theta Network in video platforms increases user engagement for video platforms — the proof is in the stats! As we continue to improve relaying efficiency (offload %) these benefits will only increase. More info here.

Reddit:

BRAVE/BAT and Sliver.tv — Marketing Campaign.

1st Validator Node — BIG Company Onboard — Mid-July

According to the Head of Strategy (Wes) in the last AMA, there will be the announcement of the Validator Node (“very respected name”).

1st Validator Node: Mid-July (it can be anytime from today)

2nd Validator Node: July / August

The Validator is a very big company.

AMA minute 7:10

Other:

The winning design is from Thomas Brace:

The 2nd runner up: Theta Man from @SatFam_com:

And the 3rd runner up: Theta lucky cat / Maneki-neko from @choipgamer:

Social media metrics

Social media activity:

Social media dynamics:

Theta community continues to grow. There is a slight fluctuation in the number of subscribers of Theta social media channels these weeks.

Theta subreddit has moved to Theta_network. And telegram chat moved to ThetaNetwork.

Official Telegram group — Discussions on testnet, price, possible partnerships, etc.

Facebook — 15–25 likes per publication, 1–5 shares.

Twitter — Average number of retweets is 35–40 for one post.

Bitcointalk.org — since November 23rd, 2017. Discussion on mainnet launch, price, roadmap.

There is a slight growth in Theta community over time. The graph above shows the dynamics of changes in the number of Theta Reddit subscribers, Twitter followers, and Facebook likes. The information is taken from Coingecko.com.


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