An unofficial guide to getting oriented to the growing list of Theta Network services.
"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."
You will find resources in order of increasingly technical detail.
Beginning with blogs and introductory information and ending with developer documentation and whitesheets.
The list on this page is a working document with a slant to providing a birdseye view orientation of the Theta landscape.
"Next generation video delivery powered by you." The official homepage for the Theta Network.https://www.thetatoken.org/
Theta's official blog. Keep up to date with the latest news and announcements.https://medium.com/theta-network
"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:
End-users should be rewarded for sharing their excess bandwidth to relay video to others in the community
Content creators should earn more for creating original content and free to choose whichever platform they like
Video platforms should be able to lower CDN costs from using Theta’s peer-to-peer infrastructure, increase user engagement and ultimately revenues"
The main web/mobile platform for content delivered via Theta Network technology.https://www.theta.tv/
Official platform guide on becoming a Theta.tv streamer.https://community.theta.tv/how-to-play/
"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).https://docs.thetatoken.org/docs/edgecast-overview
Official platform guide for streaming on Theta Edgecast. See previous resource for details on how this differs from Theta.tv and other streaming applications.https://docs.thetatoken.org/docs/streaming-on-theta-edgecast
"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."
Theta's official blockchain explorer. Verify transactions and view network stats.https://explorer.thetatoken.org/
"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."
The main wallet to hold Theta Network tokens. Also available on mobile app stores and as a Chrome browser extension.https://wallet.thetatoken.org/unlock/keystore-file
The Chrome Theta Wallet extension to interact with Theta Network tools. Wallets also available in mobile app stores and as a web accessible version.https://community.theta.tv/how-to-play/
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."https://minter.thetatoken.org/type
A decentralized Exchange built on Theta Network. Connect your Theta wallet chrome exension to swap TNT-20 tokens in a trustless, non-custodial way.https://swap.thetatoken.org/swap
"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."
"Guardian nodes play important roles to protect the security of the Theta blockchain as they form a second layer defense against potential malicious attackers."https://docs.thetatoken.org/docs/guardian-node-overview
"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."https://docs.thetatoken.org/docs/setup-theta-edge-node
The official whitepapers provide technical details to understand the functionality and tokenomics of Theta Network.https://docs.thetatoken.org/docs/whitepapers
The official documentation to provide technical details to understand and integrate or develop Theta Network tools or applications.https://docs.thetatoken.org/
There are a lot of great third party apps, resources, and sites with a focus on the Theta network. Feel free to reach out with suggestions on additions, edits, subtractions, or comments :)https://thetawatch.com/contact-thetawatch