Eric Tang is CTO and Co-Founder of Livepeer, an Ethereum-based video streaming network that empowers developers to create video applications.
Decentralized Video Streaming At Scale
For Amsterdam’s 65th Bitcoin Wednesday on 7 November, 2018, Livepeer CTO and Co-Founder Eric Tang will talk about building a scalable decentralized infrastructure for streaming video. Livepeer is a decentralized video streaming network that empowers developers to create video applications. Eric’s goal in launching Livepeer is an infrastructure that’s open source, open access and at least 10 times less expensive than any centralized service for video infrastructure — an example that illustrates many of the key design considerations for decentralized applications.
In his presentation for Bitcoin Wednesday, Eric will show how Livepeer uses state-of-the-art decentralization technology to create a computing platform that’s more scalable than centralized cloud computing. He will describe the technical challenges of building a protocol on Ethereum, and how Livepeer overcomes those challenges. He will also walk us through Livepeer’s analysis of how they expect the network to scale and dramatically reduce the costs of video transcoding.
Eric has more than 10 years experience in the software industry, and has started several companies, including HyperPublic, which was acquired by Groupon in 2012. He is based in New York, and studied computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.