It’s time for another update! ⏲️
We’re bringing some changes to the CDN service, the Media Solana Program, and the Media Edge/Media Guard software. A little bit of adding here, some subtracting over there. As always, feel free to submit any requests or ideas to the team! 🔥
What do we have in store this week?
The Media Foundation is excited to be sponsoring Let’s Encrypt, the world’s largest certificate authority. Part of the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), Let’s Encrypt currently provides certificates for more than 250 million websites, constantly innovating towards a more secure web.
Let’s Encrypt <> Media Foundation
Both Let’s Encrypt and the ACME protocol are a crucial part of Media Network, as these are used to issue certificates at the edge for newly created CDN resources. That’s why we are supporting their work for one year. …
Media Network + Handshake: Fulfilling The Web3 Dream
Since we started working on this project, we knew that domain names were one of the key points to solve as the namespace owner (i.e., .com, .net) could ultimately censor Media Network’s CDN resources. Today, we’re excited to announce our Handshake (HNS) integration: Web2 legacy and HNS .dcdn/ TLD are enabled by default for all resources created on the network.
What is Handshake?
Handshake (HNS) is a censorship-resistant naming protocol that stores top-level domain (TLD) ownership data on its blockchain, thus eliminating the need for authorities like ICANN or domain lenders like…
Over the past few weeks, our team of engineers has been busy working on several exciting new features and network upgrades. We’re excited to introduce Media Edge caching, custom subdomains, and a new blazing-fast Media App. In addition, upgrades to the Media Guard software have been applied, speeding up synchronization with Solana’s Blockchain. We’ve also pushed minor upgrades to our load-balancing protocol, which dynamically rebalances load across all nodes based on end-user requests.
Media Edge Caching
‘Media Edge’ is a computer that exists at the logical extreme or “edge” of the network. Its primary purpose is to proxy…
We’re pleased to share a full breakdown of the MEDIA token vesting schedule and emissions rates.
Since our Raydium AcceleRaytor launch, the Media Network Token (MEDIA) has garnered attention in the crypto space. We want to thank the community, the Raydium team, and our partners at Alameda Research for their continuous support and advice. As exciting as this is, we want to make sure that new investors, bandwidth providers, projects building on top of Media Network, and enterprises looking for CDN services understand all aspects of the token and the economics of the network before diving into the project.
Content delivery has seen dramatic growth over the last decade, with large publishers typically distributing the load among geographically dispersed edge-servers to improve end-user performance. A massive increase in demand for these services has fostered many centralized content delivery networks or CDNs, as we know them today.
CDNs have been around since the 90's. They have grown in size and added several features, but the underlying mechanism has remained essentially the same. CDN vendors operate hundreds of physical servers (edges) across the world that cache content and direct traffic to the nearest physical server.