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Today we are practically trying to lynch the media, but journalism, marketing, internet and even social media are vital communication lines. Key battles in past wars such as the Ho Chi Minh trail, the Battle of France and the siege of Vicksburg were won by attacking key lines of communication.
Recent revolutions and protests such as Occupy and the Arab Spring were kept alive through social media. Everyone is fighting for the attention of the masses, and the media are constantly involved in wars on all fronts.
The news outlets from Annapolis to Paris concerning events seriously and sarcastically were attacked by armed and armed armed men. YouTube has also been targeted, both literally and figuratively.
And of course, this media frenzy is sponsored by any brand that can afford the investment for media exposure. The lines between media, marketing and the Internet have long been confused and the blockchain could be the answer to many of our communication problems
A Breakdown in Communications
Marketers essentially finance the Internet, whether we like it or not. Very few sites like Wikipedia have flourished without participating in the advertising model (although we are proud to say that we are one of them). The battle that every Web site faces in the last ten years has been the ownership of communication lines in the United States.
Internet service providers such as Comcast / Xfinity, AT & T and Verizon achieved an important victory in 2017, when Ajit Pai took the FCC to repeal network neutrality. Their ownership on Internet content now works a lot like their control over cable channels.
If you are old enough to remember living in 20 cable content providers like Viacom, Disney, Fox, HBO and even the NFL, WWE and other leagues have struggled in contract negotiations with service providers.
Online streaming options like YouTube, Twitch, Twitter and Netflix have changed the industry. The creators of independent content could compete with the major brands like Phil DeFranco, The Young Turks and others could legitimately compete.
Smart TVs have become one thing, and FireTV, Roku, Chromecast and others are pre-installed on almost every TV set. The Internet is more a part of our homes than radio, television, newspapers or magazines have ever been combined.
But just as the video killed the radio star, the Internet would have killed cable service providers if they did not anticipate change. The last decision of the FCC – in particular, the fact that the agency lied to Congress for a fake DDOS attack, which may have helped to repeal the network neutrality regulations – makes a decentralized internet almost virtual.
Blockchain-based services that assist in Key areas of media and marketing are swinging like a demolition ball at all.
The Content Creator's Dilemma
Since you are reading this, it is safe to assume that you are aware of how much the blockchain is mentioned throughout the media. Although some do it with more sensationalism than others. The blockchain is actually feeding more media than you think.
My first article with Crypto Briefing was about how musicians and content creators can track residues using blockchain. In reality, this message has been a theme throughout the past year. Also Silicon Valley joked about HBO on a patent troll and how copyright and internet law can be complicated.
The 2018 release of No Postage Necessable illustrated how the Hollywood indie scene is tested-driving blockchain technology of the real world. With a plot based on Bitcoin, the film says a lot about how cryptography interrupts communications in all respects. We also mentioned this week as the post office is using blockchain, like almost everyone else.
And let's not forget about Golem and its cluster computing. Golem's goal to decentralize computer graphics processing will interrupt behind tends as much as Vevue (the Qtum-based app No shipping required has been published on) is changing the front [19459011
But the more decentralized data is, the more important it is to have legal protections in the event of a lack of technical protection.
For example, no one should ever be able to track you down, but if they do, you should be legally protected through the courts and the police. Blockchain projects like Steemit are already imagining new media on the blockchain. Reveel is preparing to revolutionize marketing also on the blockchain.
Sharing and tracing images will also change soon. Filigating digital products such as music and movie files can be a nuisance, and piracy tracking is a real problem. Baidu, Google's Chinese, recently launched a service called Totem that uses the blockchain for timestamps to send photos and store data on a distributed network.
And let's not forget how the blockchain is changing the service that changed the media the most in the past decade: social media.
Sharing is the cure of the blockchain
Facebook and other social media sites have banned the publication of ICO ads in 2018, but this does not mean that the company has not seriously considered the launch of its cryptographic currency. If you do not create your own, you have a lot of blockchain-based social startups to consider acquiring a majority stake in
But the biggest Facebook problem this year (and it's not ; unique) is the scourge of false news. The European Commission believes that blockchain is the answer to this. In April 2018, the application of a code of practice based on blockchain misinformation was announced by the end of the summer.
Journalists have long accepted cryptocurrencies and encrypted communication channels like blockchains to keep confidential sources anonymous.
Everyone from Comcast to HBO and Netflix are investing in blockchain solutions for current media challenges. Micropayments, distributed computing, royalty tracking and digital copyright management are just some of the advantages that crypto and blockchain provide to the media industry.
There was a time when Wikileaks could not get donations to continue reporting leaks. Bitcoin kept the organization afloat, and today the CryptoKitties are still helping the fight.
Cryptocurrency and blockchain were a part of the media long before the media made extensive reference to them. They will continue to work hand in hand at the forefront of secure, distributed and verifiable communications.
Currently the author is not invested in any digital resource.