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Website: conshax.com

Mail: info@conshax.com

Phone: +49 176 2400 2905

Twitter: @conshax

Inspiration

Our vision is to help creators utilize the power of web3 in a useful way. Among creators, especially podcasters lack means to appropriately monetize their content or interact with the community. We took inspiration from what Podcasting 2.0 offers for the podcasting community, specifically regarding the value-for-value concept to support podcasters. We believe that by combining Podcasting 2.0 monetization opportunities and the IC’s unique tokenization possibilities, we can create the foundation for a new era of podcasting.

The existing heterogenous landscape of podcasting hosters and listening apps allows us to implement a solution that actually works right now and provides value to podcasters. This is perfectly in line with our goal to solve real problems by building viable solutions with the current state of technology that go beyond simple NFTs for creators, which provide little actual utility.

What it does

Conshax enables web3 native on-chain hosting for Podcasting 2.0 and it enhances the standard's RSS value tags by turning them into tradable tokens of podcast episodes. In doing so, Conshax enables the automatic distribution of Lightning payments according to the token split structure of an episode. Thereby, we combine web2 and web3 through the integrated Podcasting 2.0 access. We offer new monetization opportunities for podcasters, and we enable token-based community interaction.

How we built it

We built on the Podcasting 2.0 standard and Internet Computer capabilities. We used an asset canister and the IS20 standard for hosting episodes with tradable shares. We also used the http interface for generating RSS feeds compatible with web3 and web2 podcasting apps. Furthermore, we built a marketplace to trade shares of episodes. We made use of the Lightning network and Podcasting 2.0 to allow sharing of revenues.

Challenges we ran into

It was challenging to adhere to an existing token standard while not losing out on our new technology to manage Lightning splits. It was also challenging to come up with a canister design that is able to serve RSS files that are partly immutable and controlled by their tokens. Further, we needed to find a technical solution for the RSS canister to serve a feed that is consumable by arbitrary podcast apps.

Accomplishments that we’re proud of

  • We integrated the evolving open standard of Podcasting 2.0 to build on existing infrastructure, e.g., Podcasting 2.0 listening apps like Breez or Fountain

  • Our token-based mechanics offer more direct, value-creating community interactions

  • Our technical infrastructure is easy to extend beyond podcasting, e.g., for music, or video creators. It is able to empower many creators across industries and media domains

  • We integrated the management of Lighting payments (via Podcasting 2.0), on-chain storage and tradable token shares on the IC

  • We fully made use of the capabilities of the IC and handle everything on-chain, including the storage of token assets

  • The prototype is live on the mainnet and has a cool UI

  • We overcame the challenges that we ran into

  • We were able to come closer to our vision of enabling podcasters and other creators by the means that web3 offers

  • We found a way to combine web2 and web3 that helps to foster web3 adoption or make the transition easier by providing a familiar use case

  • We are happy that we found a way to fix or at least reduce two imminent problems for podcasters: Monetization and Community interaction

What we learned

  • We connected the Lightning Network with the IC

  • We integrated asset canisters into an existing token standard

  • We made use of the http capability of IC canisters

  • We created a novel approach for token-controlled RSS Feeds

  • Good documentation is gold

What’s next for Conshax

We continue building the future for podcasters, and creators in general. We aim to enable a new, web3 based, era of podcasting. We want to take our project to the next stage by enabling creators to easily attach custom utility to tokens and thereby increase their opportunities to engage with the community and also monetize their content. Additionally, in the next few months, we will onboard real test users with the short-term goal of establishing a market presence.

While we are building our technical infrastructure primarily for the needs of podcasters, it is easily transferable to other creative fields in the future.

Built With

  • breez
  • candid
  • is20-token
  • lightning-network
  • podcastindex
  • quick-xml
  • rust
  • typescript
  • voltage
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