Edge Node

    Theta Network Edge Nodes are hosted by members of the Theta community. Edge Nodes, which were introduced with the launch of Theta’s 2.0 mainnet, allow users to transcode and relay video content as well as share excess bandwidth/processing power across the network without the need for centralized servers. This Edge Node network serves as the community-driven foundation for Theta’s Edgecast platform, which powers the network’s peer-to-peer streaming dApps. As of early 2021, there were over 7,000 Edge Nodes around the world. Edge Node operators are rewarded with THETA tokens in exchange for their contributions to Theta’s global content-sharing ecosystem.