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An unofficial guide to getting oriented to the growing list of Theta Network services. Here you'll find guides arranged in order of increasingly technical detail.

Beginnning with blogs and introductory information for any casual curiosity.
Ending with staking and developer whitesheets for the most advanced interests.

Theta at a Glance

"Theta Network is the leading video delivery network powered by blockchain technology," according to the network's official documentation site.

"Theta allows users to simultaneously watch video content and earn token rewards for relaying video to other users who are also watching the same content. In the same vein as other sharing economy models, users opt-in to volunteering their spare bandwidth and computing resources to relay video to other users and earn token rewards for their contributions. Users can contribute to Theta Network on any PC, mobile device, or smart TV."

Source: https://docs.thetatoken.org/docs/what-is-theta-network

Official Site

Theta Token Website

Updated Dec. 1, 2021

"Next generation video delivery powered by you." The official homepage for the entire Theta Network.

Official Blog

Theta Token Blog

Updated Dec. 1, 2021

Theta's official blog. Keep up to date with the latest news and announcements.

Streaming Resources

"Since the Theta Network whitepaper was released in late 2017, our core thesis was to build a fully decentralized video infrastructure that would drive benefit to each key stakeholder in the video streaming value chain:

Source: https://docs.thetatoken.org/docs/edgecast-overview

Official API

Theta Video API

Updated Apr. 21, 2022

Bring Web 3.0 Decentralized Video to Any Application.

Powered by Theta’s native TFUEL token, anyone can simply upload a video clip and the Theta Video API will return a playable link.  Read Blog Post »

Official dApp

Theta.tv

Updated Dec. 1, 2021

The main web/mobile platform for content delivered via Theta Network technology.

Platform Guide

Stream on Theta.tv

Updated Dec. 1, 2021

Official platform guide on becoming a Theta.tv streamer.

Official dApp

Theta Edgecast

Updated Dec. 1, 2021

"Theta Edgecast is the first fully decentralized video streaming DApp that is 100% built on Theta's native blockchain technology with smart contracts." It currently exists as a tab on the Edge Node (see next resource).

Official Blog

Theta Token Blog

Updated Dec. 1, 2021

Official platform guide for streaming on Theta Edgecast. See previous resource for details on how this differs from Theta.tv and other streaming applications.

NFTs on Theta

"NFT + Digital Assets Reinvented. Fast, cheap, green and powered by the THETA Network."

Source: https://www.thetadrop.com/

NFT Governance

tDrop Token

Updated Apr. 21, 2022

The NFT Liquidity Mining token for ThetaDrop.

DROP is a TNT-20 token natively built on Theta blockchain. It rewards NFT liquidity mining, provides decentralized governance via TDROP staking, and rewards Theta validators and guardians.  Read Blog Post »

Official dApp

ThetaDrop

Updated Dec. 1, 2021

The main web marketplace for NFTs on the Theta blockchain.

official Blog

Thetadrop Blog

Updated Dec. 1, 2021

Official marketplace blog from the Thetadrop team.

Community & Communication

[to follow]

Source: https://docs.thetatoken.org/docs/edgecast-overview

Discord

Theta on Discord

Updated Dec. 1, 2021

Reddit

Theta SubReddit

Updated Dec. 1, 2021

Twitter

Theta on Twitter

Updated Dec. 1, 2021

Facebook

Theta on Facebook

Updated Dec. 1, 2021

Blockchain Resources

"The Theta Blockchain is a purpose-built blockchain designed from the ground up for video and data relaying launched in March 2019. Theta’s unique multi-BFT consensus design combines a committee of 20–30 Enterprise Validator Nodes with a second layer of 1000s of community-run Guardian Nodes. Validator Nodes propose and produce new blocks in the chain, while Guardian Nodes seal blocks and act as a check on malicious or otherwise non-functional Validator Nodes."

Source: https://docs.thetatoken.org/docs

Blockchain Tools

Theta Explorer

Updated Dec. 1, 2021

Theta's official blockchain explorer. Verify transactions and view network stats.

Token Resources

"The Theta Network features a dual token design. The Theta Token (THETA) is the governance token of the Theta protocol. THETA is used to stake as a Validator or Guardian node, contributing to block production and the protocol governance of the Theta Network. By staking and running a node, users will earn a proportional amount of the new TFUEL generated...Theta Fuel (TFUEL) is the operational token of the Theta protocol. TFUEL is used for on-chain operations like payments to Edge Node relayers for sharing a video stream, or for deploying or interacting with smart contracts. Relayers earn TFUEL for every video stream they relay to other users on the network."

Source: https://docs.thetatoken.org/docs/what-is-theta-network

Official Wallet

Theta Wallet: Web

Updated Dec. 1, 2021

The main wallet to hold Theta Network tokens. Also available on mobile app stores and as a Chrome browser extension.

Browser Tools

Theta Wallet: Chrome

Updated Dec. 1, 2021

The Chrome Theta Wallet extension to interact with Theta Network tools. Wallets also available in mobile app stores and as a web accessible version.

Token Minter

TNT-20 Token Minter

Updated Dec. 1, 2021

Theta's blog says that with the minter, "Any user can create new TNT-20 tokens on Theta blockchain with no smart contract experience needed."

Token Exchange (DEX)

Theta Swap

Updated Dec. 1, 2021

A decentralized Exchange built on Theta Network. Connect your Theta wallet chrome exension to swap TNT-20 tokens in a trustless, non-custodial way.

Staking Resources

"In the Theta blockchain, Validator Nodes propose and produce new blocks in the chain, while Guardian Nodes seal blocks and act as a check on malicious or otherwise non-functional Validator Nodes."

Source: https://docs.thetatoken.org/docs/guardian-node-overview

Node Setup Guide

Guardian Node

Updated Dec. 1, 2021

"Guardian nodes play important roles to protect the security of the Theta blockchain as they form a second layer defense against potential malicious attackers."

Node Setup Guide

Edge Node

Updated Dec. 1, 2021

"The Edge Node allows you to relay video streams over the Theta Network and earn TFUEL, providing support to THETA.tv and other upcoming video platforms using the Theta Network."

Technical/Developer Resources

"In the enterprise development world, it’s the technology part is the most compelling aspect of it. However, since this whole realm of blockchain and cryptocurrencies is foreign to many enterprise developers, we need to lay a common framework so that we can have productive discussion and not get distracted with the many potential diversions that lay ahead."

Source: https://blogs.sap.com/2021/05/04/the-case-for-theta/
As referenced by Theta:
https://medium.com/theta-network/theta-network-and-the-multiexperience-development-platform-mxdp-opportunity-113baf550ce4

Official Whitepaper

Theta Whitepapers

Updated Dec. 1, 2021

The official whitepapers provide technical details to understand the functionality and tokenomics of Theta Network.

Integration Guides

Theta Documentation

Updated Dec. 1, 2021

The official documentation to provide technical details to understand and integrate or develop Theta Network tools or applications.

Alpha / Beta Previews

"Aiming at powering future Web3 Businesses, Theta Labs is introducing the Theta Metachain concept, which is a "chain of chains" that can freely scale horizontally and potentially achieve 1-2 seconds, or even subsecond block finalization time."

Source: https://twitter.com/jieyilong/status/1513586624495378437

Mainnet 4.0

Theta Metachain

Updated Apr. 21, 2022

An essential infrastructure for metaverse development. Theta Mainnet 4.0: A Metachain to Power Web3 Businesses

Core technologies the Theta team has developed over the years are key components in the coming metaverses being built today.  Read Blog Post »

Cloud Compute

Edge Storage

Updated Apr. 21, 2022

Theta EdgeStore revealed in Alpha Preview Release.

The Theta EdgeStore network is aiming to be an append-only, content-addressing, decentralized key/value storage network for the permanent web. It also acts as a decentralized content delivery network (dCDN) for any type of files.  Read Blog Post »

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