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Channels Protocol Overview

The IOTA Streams framework is intended to be a secure message verification and protection protocol for sending data over a given transport layer.

The Channels protocol is designed as a replacement for the previously used MAM library for sending data using the Tangle as the primary transportation mechanism. The channels themselves can be structured in a number of ways with any arbitrary combination of publishers and subscribers (although each channel can only be hosted by a single author instance)

The Channels protocol provides the high level API tools necessary for authors and subscribers to be generated and interact with the Tangle.