Decentralized content providers are springing up all over the Internet. There are many of them, one need simply search for "Youtube decentralized alternative" and many options will present themselves.
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- The LBRY Project: LBRY is a decentralized media sharing platform, built atop its own blockchain currency, LBC. One can share videos, images and so on- all fully decentralized, i.e. no one entity can shut things down. It is, aside from some potential slowness in content delivery (due to its decentralized, user-hosted nature), an absolute replacement to YouTube. Applications exist for most operating systems (including mobile ones), which provide the user with more configuration.
- DTube: DTube is a decentralized video platform based on the blockchain.
- BitChute: Though BitChute is not decentralized, we mention it because they allow any sort of content to be hosted. It seems that those at BitChute possess no tendency to censor content, even that which is politically "fringe". As of March 2020, we recommend Bitchute as an impartial video uploading site, with functionality similar to YouTube. However, videos are of low quality and search functionality is sub-par.
- DLive: DLive is likely the most populated of the decentralized streaming platforms. It is based on the blockchain. Censorship is rather unheard of on the site. It has a nice interface and a lot of interesting content.
- bitwave: bitwave is similar to DLive, albeit with smaller view counts. We do not believe bitwave is decentralized in any capacity; but we mention it here, as the content found therein is often related to that on DLive.