Thanks PewDiePie: Gamers Rise Up on the Blockchain

Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial

Even amidst liberal propaganda and widespread government intervention, modern society is still reassuring me that the future will be great. It still holds the eternal promise of technological wonder. From hoverboards to self-tying shoes, technology has allowed us to create some of our most pataphysics fantasies. Yet, no artistic fantasy saw gamers taking over the blockchain even in the most absurd prophecies. But it is happening, thanks to DLive and PewDiePie.

Who is PewDiePie?

It’s hard to describe what Felix Kjellberg, commonly known as his YouTube name PewDiePie, does. To call his YouTube channel popular would be an understatement. At the time of writing this article, he is coming up on 100 million subscribers, a formidable record no other YouTube creator has achieved. For the last few months, he has been in a bizarre battle for YouTube dominance over Indian media conglomerate T-Series. A substantial portion of his content is focused on keeping the number one spot.

But describing the rest of his content is an even more difficult task. Originally, his channel would purely focus on gaming. More recently, though, he has moved in the direction of satirical news broadcasting and meme reviewing. His channel has even gone as far to feature Elon Musk in an episode of Meme Review. He has not lost sight of his roots, though. Even though the media incessantly claims that he is a Nazi, he remains committed to promoting quality content to his fan base. The latest example of this is PewDiePie’s new partnership with DLive.

Gamers on the Blockchain

DLive is the freshest new videogame streaming platform to hit the internet. YouTube takes a significant cut of the money when it comes to streaming. Twitch has been accused of censoring dissident opinions. Where shall the gamers go when the corporate overlords begin to take too much control? The blockchain, of course. DLive outlines its mission as follows:

The mission of DLive is to create a value sharing live streaming platform that empowers creators and viewers through a revolutionary rewards system.

Unlike its counterparts, DLive does not take any of the money that the creator earns, while other services take nearly half. In addition, the streaming platform rewards streamers periodically independent of donations and rewards viewers for engaging. How is this glorious online ecosystem possible? The blockchain:

DLive is built on a test version of the Lino Blockchain, a decentralized autonomous content ecosystem, which creates new LINO Points daily. The amount of points is designed to be between 0.2 – 9.9% annually and is calculated based on network consumption. These points are then distributed to infrastructure service providers, application developers, like DLive, validators and the users who contribute to the network. This mechanism is the reason why DLive can sustainably give back to the users of the platform and focus on building a rewarding and engaging community.

Benefits

Gamers (and DLive) are only going to benefit from the PewDiePie publicity. In his recent video, he said: “I think it’s cool to have a creator-based website that actually puts creators first. I’m really excited to be live streaming again.” On April 14th he will be donating $50 thousand to creators on the site. The future of DLive is looking bright, especially for those who value independent content creators and free expression.


 

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