Theta: New development tools for video platform integration, launch of test channel with MBN

Biweekly update 23rd October — 6th November

Development

GitHub metrics

Theta introduces new development tools for video platform integration, including a packaged Javascript client library for integration into existing video players.

  • The first integration option is an out-of-box solution that uses the Theta player and Theta web widgets to display token earnings and the traffic/bandwidth composition graph. Developers only need to prepare a stream URL and insert a few lines of HTML to embed the Theta player, and a few lines of Javascript to initialize the Theta web widget. In this integration, the mesh streaming library and platform wallet are managed by Theta, which provides a simple and easy way for developers to get started. Samsung VR utilized this approach as an initial integration with Theta. For more details, take a look at our integration instructions and example.
  • The second integration option involves integrating the packaged Theta Javascript client library (Github) with an application’s existing player. For now, Theta will maintain the peer server and tracker server (for peering), as well as the platform wallet. Integrating the Theta JS library with an existing native player allows developers to use Theta’s mesh streaming and token rewards tracking, while keeping all of the functionality and settings of the native player. Developers have the option of experimenting with different Theta components on their player such as customizing the types of token earnings and mesh streaming data displayed on the page or collecting custom client-side stats. Moreover, developers are able adjust configurations to optimize for video stream segments (e.g. length, timeouts, etc.) so peering and bandwidth offload are enhanced.

Social encounters

The Theta team will be at the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco, November 6th through 8th.

Finance

Token holders and the number of transactions dynamics (from Etherscan.io)

Roadmap

Right on target.

Late Q3 — Wallet Client

The wallet will be a secure, multi-platform wallet for sending and receiving Theta protocol-related currency. Users will be able to view a history of the transactions they have made. Front end UI and API wrapper will be done and prototype testing of wallet will follow.

Late Q4 — Public Devnet / Mainnet

The Native Theta network on our new blockchain. Current Theta ERC-20 tokens will be exchanged 1:1 for Theta blockchain tokens.

Partnerships and team members

Theta Labs announces launch of test channel with Korean cable news network Maeil Broadcasting Network (MBN): the launch of the 3rd Theta test channel — MBN news network, the largest business news channel in South Korea.

Source: Theta Network Medium.

More Korean coverage of the Theta-MBN test channel on News.mk.co.kr.

Telegram group — Trading Places (admin): “I know that there has been interest and there have been meetings and follow up meetings with potential partners. But coming to an agreement and having someone decide to integrate their business will take time.

Rumors

Theta token (THETA): Theta Labs set to Revolutionize Entertainment with Blockchain Based VR Technology: review on Cryptorecorder.com.

Telegram group — Wes Levitt (Head of Strategy, admin): “There will be a token swap to the native Theta blockchain when the mainnet launches, projected for Q4”.

Social media metrics

Social media activity
Social media dynamics
Social media dynamics

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 price, roadmap. Last publication — September 21st, 2018.

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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