📄️ What is the Streamr Network
The Streamr Network is a peer-to-peer network for publishing and subscribing to data in real-time. Applications use it for decentralized messaging, for example sharing data across applications or broadcasting real-time state changes to large audiences. The decentralized nature of the system makes the data transport scalable, robust, secure, tamper proof, and censorship resistant.
📄️ Network nodes
Applications publish and subscribe to streams via Streamr nodes. In other words, nodes are the access points to the Streamr Network. To connect your application to streams, you interface it with a Streamr node.
📄️ Network incentives
The DATA token is an ERC-20 token used for project governance, to incentivize the Network, to delegate stake on broker nodes, and for Marketplace payments. The token is native to the Ethereum mainnet and can currently be bridged to Polygon, Binance Smart Chain, and Gnosis Chain - with further multichain support on the horizon. Currently, Broker nodes can stake on the Polygon network.
🗃️ Signing and encryption