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Our Christmas Surprise!

Mike Vine • Dec 24 2015

We at LBRY have spent the past several months talking up our protocol. It's the world's first decentralized, censorship-resistant, open-source, peer-to-peer information marketplace. It's one part Bitcoin, one part BitTorrent, and one part improved DNS. It takes uploaded media, encrypts it, splits it into a thousand pieces, and sends it to hosts around the world – only to reassemble it instantly when you click "Stream" or "Download." That is to say, it's a fancy and complicated piece of machinery.

"But what can we DO with it?", you ask.

Today, we reveal the answer.

All of our talk of indie artists and global content distribution was really a red herring. LBRY is designed to do one thing and one thing only: play the film It's A Wonderful Life.

We're actually shocked how many of you didn't notice this. In all of our promotional materials, only one piece of content is ever accessed. That's right, It's A Wonderful Life.

We have put the genius of Satoshi Nakamoto, Bram Cohen, and Ronald Coase together to deliver the whole world just what they wanted to watch on Christmas Eve: It's A Wonderful Life.

Heck, you could use LBRY to watch It's A Wonderful Life any day of the year!

It can play It's A Wonderful Life on VLC, Quicktime, Windows Media Player. You name it, we have found a way to play It's A Wonderful Life there.

I know what you're thinking...

"That's exactly what I've been waiting for!"

We know, and you're welcome.

Happy holidays, and have a wonderful new year!

Want to get us something for Christmas? Sign-up to become an Alpha Tester and earn 1,000 LBRY credits!

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Mike Vine ·

Mike was one of the early team members of LBRY.

He contributed to marketing and branding in the earliest days of the app.