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Decoding dRTC - A Quick Introduction

Decoding dRTC - A Quick Introduction

Decoding dRTC - A Quick Introduction

Jul 9, 2024

Jul 9, 2024

Krupali Trivedi

Krupali Trivedi

Real-time communication protocols have changed the way humans communicate.
We've come a long way from writing letters to instantly connecting with people in real-time right through our screens, from anywhere across the globe. These RTC protocols serve as the abstracted layers through which we exchange audio, video, and other data over the internet from one device to another with minimal delay, allowing for seamless communication.

You can learn more about RTC and its technical working in our lates forum topic here.

The Downside of traditional RTC

In centralized systems, the companies that provide the service hold power in front of the consumers—the company itself does governance - controlling price, upgrades, privacy policies and accessibility; and the only role of the consumer is to fund to get the service as is.

While we get the leverage of sending texts quickly or connecting with people on video within minutes, the traditional RTC protocols have many drawbacks. Traditional RTC while being heavily monopolized by large corporations that exert unilateral price and supply dominance, also relies significantly on centralized data centres, posing potential bottlenecks like inconsistent performance, high egress costs, and security vulnerabilities.

The high costs associated with maintaining traditional RTC systems are often passed down to businesses/enterprises that provide RTC services with expensive pricing. Which is later compensated by providing poor services to end users. Profit is made from tracking and harvesting users' data, selling insights and information to third parties for research and advertising.

Huddle01's dRTC

At Huddle01, we are democratizing the real-time communication landscape with our dRTC(decentralized real-time communication) Network. By breaking down the siloed architecture of existing servers, Huddle01’s DePIN for RTC distributes the control and management across multiple nodes, eliminating single points of failure and reducing the risk of monopolistic control.

💡 What is DePIN?

Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Networks (DePIN) represent a groundbreaking approach to infrastructure management. Unlike traditional, centralized systems, DePIN leverages blockchain technology to create decentralized networks where the community owns, operates and maintains infrastructure components. This model democratizes access to infrastructure and enhances its resilience and efficiency.

The Shift to dRTC

Huddle01's decentralized RTC network creates a marketplace where people can be both producers and consumers. Producers can earn rewards by providing minutes or participating in secure and private calls or streams, without worrying about their data. Consumers get to join these calls or streams at a much lower cost compared to other audio and video companies. The multisided marketplace also ensures that the prosumers feel a sense of ownership by allowing them to govern the network, thus being truly decentralized.

Through the transition, Huddle01 is deploying a node-to-node architecture, where the nodes collectively govern the system, ranging from node selection and operation to incentivization of the nodes. In addition, security measures like censorship resistance and Transport Layer Security are also incorporated to maintain security.

The network uses a group of nodes to manage and verify communications between users. These nodes earn cryptocurrency rewards for providing reliable service. The more nodes that join, the more decentralized and strong the network becomes.

Becoming a node is easy - anyone with a computer and internet connection can set one up. This is different from traditional systems that are controlled by big tech companies. Nodes are motivated to provide good service to keep earning rewards.

RTC service providers also save money, and can invest in improving features since they don't have to pay high fees to data centres. Developers can create apps and services on top of the open decentralized RTC protocols, opening up more economic opportunities for both infrastructure and applications.

Applications on Huddle01's dRTC

There are a number of applications of the dRTC network that enable encrypted, decentralized audio/video calls that ensure privacy and security.

  • GameFi: dRTC is essential for multiplayer online games, enabling smooth interaction and coordination between players. It also offers earning opportunities for streamers and gaming guilds.

  • SocialFi: dRTC enhances social platforms by providing secure and engaging experiences, while creating new monetization opportunities for content creators

  • AI: Huddle01's dRTC can be leveraged to develop AI-powered tools that improve communication and collaboration.

  • Virtual Learning: Educational platforms can use dRTC to support real-time virtual classrooms, webinars, and collaborative learning experiences, breaking geographical barriers.

  • Domain-to-Domain Calling: Emerging digital identity platforms can use dRTC to build secure communication apps that compete with existing web2 giants like Telegram and WhatsApp.

  • Metaverse: dRTC enables the creation of virtual worlds where user interactions feel real and are highly secure.

Workflow Overview

The above diagram outlines the workflow and structure of Huddle01's decentralized Real-Time Communication (dRTC) network.

Users are at the forefront of this ecosystem, hosting and joining meetings. They use various applications (apps) that facilitate these RTC services. These apps provide an interface for users to access communication services seamlessly. To function, the apps pay for RTC services, ensuring that users can reliably host and join meetings without interruption.

The core of this system is the Huddle01 dRTC Protocol, which manages all decentralized RTC services. This protocol handles payments from the apps, ensuring that the services are compensated. Beyond managing payments, the protocol is responsible for distributing rewards to Media Nodes that provide these services.

Media Nodes are crucial to the operation of the dRTC network. These nodes provide the actual communication services providing their bandwidth to offer dRTC minutes. In return for their services, Media Nodes earn rewards in the form of $HUDL tokens. This creates an economic incentive for nodes to join the network and offer high-quality, reliable service. The more efficient their service, the more rewards they can earn, fostering a competitive environment that benefits the entire network.

Overall, this decentralized marketplace ensures a robust and scalable network by aligning the interests of users, app developers, and media nodes, all orchestrated through the Huddle01 dRTC Protocol.

The Future of dRTC

Decentralized real-time communication (dRTC) marks a revolutionary shift from traditional centralized RTC systems, offering greater security, cost efficiency, and improved connectivity. Huddle01 leads this innovation, striving to transform real-time communication into an unlimited, accessible resource for everyone.

Huddle01 is committed to continuous innovation and expansion of dRTC, ensuring that real-time communication is truly democratized and available to all.

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