PewDiePie, the world’s hottest YouTuber by subscriber numbers, has joined blockchain-based stay streaming platform DLive.
The 29-year-old Swedish content material creator, actual title Felix Kjellberg, has signed an “unique” stay streaming take care of the platform, DLive introduced Tuesday. His YouTube channel has 93.7 million subscribers at press time, along with his most up-to-date video racking up four million views in lower than 24 hours.
Beginning April 14, PewDiePie will stream weekly on DLive, a decentralized neighborhood constructed utilizing the Lino blockchain, in accordance with the announcement. On his official DLive channel, PewDiePie additionally stated that he’ll assist content material creators on the platform by donating as much as $50,000 to a most of 100 creators.
In response to on-line sources, the YouTube star is the platform’s ninth greatest earner, taking $15.5 million in 2018. A seven-year-old toy reviewer referred to as Ryan tops the checklist with $22 million in earnings.
DLive rewards each content material creators and viewers utilizing its native token, “Lino factors.” Whereas some platforms take as much as 50 p.c of creators’ earnings, lowering the “viability and livelihood” of the neighborhood, DLive takes no proportion of earnings and doesn’t cost any charges to content material creators, the platform stated.
Lino Community co-founder Wilson Wei commented:
“DLive is a spot the place as a substitute of competing in opposition to one another, it advantages creators to assist each other. With no platform cuts, we incentivize everybody to create the best high quality content material for viewers.”
Lino raised $20 million in February 2018 to construct a “YouTube on the blockchain” in a personal token sale led by ZhenFund.
Wei claimed on the time that he expects content material creators to garner three-to-five instances the earnings they make on YouTube or its competitor, Amazon-owned stay streaming video platform Twitch.
PewDiePie stated in at this time’s announcement:
“I’m excited to start out stay streaming once more repeatedly! DLive is nice for me as a result of I’m handled like an actual associate, similar to all the different streamers on DLive’s distinctive platform.”
Felix Kjellberg picture courtesy of DLive