The Media Foundation is introducing a decentralized marketplace for CDN services that utilizes smart contracts to manage the interactions between CDN providers and clients. However, the legacy dCDN network will still operate in Solana to ensure a smooth transition to this new protocol. The legacy dCDN network is a system that has been in place for some time and will continue to be fully operational. There is only one provider in this network, the Media Foundation. This provider requires 25 MEDIA SPL tokens to create and remove CDN resources.
On the other hand, the new marketplace allows for more choices and competition among CDN providers. In this marketplace, clients can browse and search for CDN providers, view their offers, make transactions using MEDIA tokens, and track their earnings. CDN providers can also use the marketplace to create and manage their offers, track the performance of their offers, and monitor their payments.
Clients currently using the Solana SPL Media program and the Legacy dCDN network can continue using their existing services without interruption. They can also explore the new marketplace and connect their resources to multiple providers simultaneously. This ensures that no single provider can censor their resources, and clients can switch providers at any time to maintain control. In summary, The Media Network is introducing a new decentralized marketplace for CDN services while maintaining and supporting the Solana SPL Media program and the Legacy dCDN network. The Legacy network still requires 25 MEDIA SPL tokens to create and remove CDN resources and allows clients to continue to use their existing services without interruption. The new marketplace will enable clients to browse and search for CDN providers, view their offers, make transactions using MEDIA tokens, and track their earnings, giving them more choices and the opportunity to find the best services for their needs.