Babylon Network

The Babylon release offers improvements which greatly enhance the video publishing and consumption experience.

Network announced


Critical Documents

Testnet Goals

The goals listed below are a simplified representation of our main objectives for the Babylon testnet.


Launch Atlas 0.1

This will be the initial release of our content consumption client, aiming to be considerably more effective than the current Pioneer media experience.


Deploy a new content directory and corresponding working group

We will be modifying the content directory to allow for a new data model for content, supported by new schemas. We will also make some associated improvements to the Content Curator Working Group.


Deploy first self-hosted Joystream Hydra node only supporting content directory

Further work on our Hydra framework is required in order to support the new content directory.

Incentivized Roles for the Babylon Network

Content Creator

Content Curator


Council Member

Storage Provider

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Babylon was the capital city of Babylonia, a kingdom in ancient Mesopotamia, almost 4000 years ago. It was built along the left and right banks of the Euphrates river with steep embankments to contain the river's seasonal floods.

The city is considered to be of great historical and cultural importance. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and Babylon was also purported to be the site of the Tower of Babel.

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