Based on Mage.Party chat:
(03:05:06 PM) trashheap: @maiki LBRY is supposed to be a a distributed indie digital library and storefront for people to share digital works. Ive been curious about it for a while, but its blockchain based not activitypub based; which has given me pause before.
(03:07:15 PM) trashheap: Part of me wants it too be a distributed itch.io and I think thats part of the equation for them. But I think theyve been mostly finding traction with youtube channel creators, based on glancing at it today.
- It’s blockchain tech. Gotta look at carbon footprint related concerns.
- It’s got an Electron UI by default, but theyve seperated out the backend code. Do other UIs exist?
- Is it just for video creation? Im not sure? It doesn’t sell itself that way but looks optimized for it.
- Would be cool as a froody p2p ebook / music / videogame storefront. But is it functionally any better than existing ebook / music /videogame storefronts?