Joystick Labs Partners with Pastel Network to Integrate Cascade: A Game-Changer for Streamers and Viewers

We are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership between Pastel Network and Joystick Labs. This collaboration aims to revolutionize the way streamers and viewers interact with content by integrating Cascade, Pastel Network’s decentralized permanent storage solution.

What is Cascade?

Cascade is a decentralized permanent storage protocol built on the Pastel Network. It provides a secure, immutable, and transparent way to store digital assets, including images, videos, and more. With Cascade, content creators and users can ensure that their valuable data remains safe, accessible, and tamper-proof.

Why Joystick Labs Chose Cascade?

Joysticklabs is a GameFi project building a game discovery with social network and livestream functionality called FREETYL. A platform for gamers to play, connect and livestream their gameplay and other gaming related contents. With a commitment to innovation and user satisfaction, Joystick Labs sought a solution that would enhance the streaming experience while addressing the challenges of content storage and permanence.

Cascade stood out as the ideal choice for several reasons:

  • Decentralized Storage Protocol: Cascade operates as a decentralized storage layer, providing a robust and secure solution for storing digital assets. Unlike traditional storage methods, Cascade allows for perpetual storage without the need for continuous pinning or re-pinning of files. This eliminates the complexities often associated with IPFS and ensures that content remains accessible and immutable over time.
  • Lightweight Integration: Joystick Labs can seamlessly integrate Cascade into their platform through the Pastel Network gateway. By connecting to the Cascade API, Joystick Labs can easily implement and leverage the benefits of decentralized storage, enhancing the overall user experience without requiring extensive development efforts.
  • NFT Minting and Storage: One of the standout features of this integration is the ability for viewers to clip their favorite moments from their favorite streamers and mint them into NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens). The media assets for these NFTs are securely stored on the Cascade protocol, allowing viewers to own, trade, or cherish these special moments forever.

By choosing Cascade, Joystick Labs is not only enhancing the user experience but also paving the way for a new era of content ownership, security, and interaction in the streaming industry.

The Future of Streaming Powered by Pastel and Joystick Labs

This partnership between Pastel Network and Joystick Labs marks a significant step towards the mainstream adoption of blockchain technology in the streaming industry. By offering viewers the ability to create, own, and trade NFTs of their favorite moments, we are empowering them to engage more deeply with the content they love.

“We are excited to partner with Pastel Network and integrate Cascade into their platform,” said Henry Ezeh, Founder of Joystick Labs. “This collaboration represents a perfect synergy between gaming, streaming, and blockchain technology, and we look forward to seeing how it will transform the streaming landscape.”

About Joystick Labs

Joystick Labs is an emerging platform for streamers, gamers, and content creators, offering a wide range of tools and features to enhance the streaming experience. With a focus on innovation and user engagement, Joystick Labs is dedicated to providing its community with the best possible platform for sharing, discovering, and enjoying gaming content.

For more information on Joystick Labs, visit

About Pastel Network

Pastel Network is a fully decentralized, interoperable layer-1 blockchain serving as the preeminent protocol standard for non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) and Web3 technology.

Pastel powers layer-1 & layer-2 blockchains, decentralized applications (”dApps”), or third-party enterprises with next-generation infrastructure including NFT copymint protection, permanent data storage, and more. Lightweight protocols delivered via Web3 open APIs like Sense and Cascade can be easily integrated across existing ecosystems. A wide range of applications can be built directly on Pastel, enabling developers to enjoy the NFT primitives, composability, plug-and-play modules, and security of the broader network.

Pastel is managed by world-class developers, cryptographers, and technologists, supported alongside an experienced and extensive network of marketers, influencers, and third-party agencies. Pastel is backed by key stakeholders including Innovating Capital, a prominent venture fund.

For more information on Pastel Network, visit

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