Announcing Libertas VOX!

Libertas Project
4 min readNov 13, 2020

Since launching the Libertas Project in July 2020 we have been busy fulfilling our mission to deliver a censorship resistant — free-speech hybrid platform by utilizing the combined power of the Ethereum blockchain, IPFS and our own custom architecture.

Today we are happy to showcase version 1.0 of Libertas Vox which allows users to publish podcasts through the Libertas Network and distribute them throughout IPFS. The podcasts are converted and split into chunks using our in-house audio processing module for a smooth and uninterrupted user experience. Our DAPP can stream any podcast uploaded by a valid Ethereum wallet. As stated in the roadmap it is now our intention to move the Ethereum wallet mapping into a solidity contract on the Blockchain, as opposed to our current — yet temporary measure on Firebase.

At this point in time, the application runs on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. We are experiencing a few instability issues with iOS devices, which we intend to resolve as a matter of priority.

As all of you know, our sole focus was to combat cancel culture, and as such we have focussed on the core functionality for this release, in order to provide content creators an alternative to the current censorship-prone platforms. We are expecting a few bugs and stability issues but let us reassure you that fixing these, along with continuous development and enhancement of the platform, will be our highest priority.

To assist us with optimizing the system as efficiently as possible, we would appreciate all users of the platform to report back to us any issues they may have, along with the device they are using.

We recommend that once you open the DAPP, you pin it to your homepage with the name ‘Libertas Vox’ so you can access our application just like you would if you had downloaded it from the Play Store.

Lock-screen request granted

You will be pleased to know that on mobile devices it works both as a background service (so that you can switch between your browser and your apps and still listen to your favourite podcasts), and it works behind the lock-screen too.

Libertas Project

Libertas is a decentralized audio and podcast streaming service built on the Ethereum Blockchain.