‘Crypto Twitch’ Streaming Platform DLive Now Out Android
This is a press release provided by DLive
DLive, which launched on the Steem blockchain six months ago, is also sharing some new growth stats. Since launching the company has already grown to 500,000 monthly active users who have shared over $2.6 million worth of cryptocurrency on the platform in the form of gifts, donations and upvotes.
Founded by Charles Wayn and Cole Chen in Cupertino, the platform is looking to use blockchain to disrupt the livestreaming ecosystem by completely taking out the middlemen. Today, tech giants such as Google and Amazon own a majority of the space- taking significant revenue from creators and pushing more advertisements to viewers. On Dlive, the creators keep all of the revenue and there are currently no ads. Viewers even have the chance to earn currency by upvoting videos, making insightful comments, and referring friends.
“Blockchain has enormous potential to change how people stream and watch videos,” said Charles Wayn, CEO of DLive. “Today, the industry is dominated by a few massive companies who are incentivised to take money from their creators and push ads into content whenever possible. By decentralizing streaming, we can democratize video content while giving a better overall experience to viewers and creators. Creators on the platform also have a chance to find an audience and not get not buried under millions of streamers, as with larger platforms.”
Similar to other streaming services like Twitch, creators earn money on the platform by putting out popular videos. They can earn STEEM tokens by getting their videos upvoted and receiving gifts from their viewers- which come in the form of hearts, hugs, golden rings, and donations. DLive has also created a unique monetization program with a dedicated team that monitors videos and pays creators directly who are putting out quality videos.
“DLive has revolutionised streaming,” said David ‘Tidy’ Wyatt, a streamer from England who has made over $8,000 worth of STEEM on DLive since January. “Coming from a site where earnings are directly linked to your view count, DLive rewards its users based on content. I have told many fellow partners about this site, and they are loving it so far too.”
By decentralizing video streaming, the platform says they are democratizing video content and giving viewers more agency to decide what kinds of content that they want to see. As a growing platform, DLive also represents a strong opportunity for streamers who have struggled to find an audience on other platforms or who are looking to find another source of revenue.
“DLive is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to get into streaming or find a supportive community,” said Patrick Ulrich, who has been streaming on DLive for 5 months. “I never really planned on getting into streaming but I finally decided to join in some games with the friends I made on the platform. I couldn’t be happier that I did. Not only have I made lifetime friends, but I was able to finance a trip to the meetup in NYC with the rewards I earned for my time here.”
The company was founded in Cupertino by Charles Wayn and Cole Chen. The company currently has over 20 members who are located across four continents and 19 cities around the world. Their Android app is available for download now on the platform’s officialwebsite.
“Platforms like DLive will be essential in disrupting the way people consume media,” said Ned Scott, CEO of Steemit, which has a market cap of over $430 million. “So far people really seem to embrace DLive and we’re very proud to have the platform on Steem.”
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