After losing his top-spot on YouTube to T-Series, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg is teaming up with the platform DLive. The livestreaming service leverages blockchain technology to reward both creators and viewers with a point system, and it hopes to take on Twitch and YouTube. DLive announced today that it is now the exclusive livestreaming platform for PewDiePie, the often controversial content creator with over 100M fans.
The partnership between PewDiePie and DLive is one of the biggest livestreaming deals to date and starting April 14th, PewDiePie will stream exclusively weekly on DLive.
PewDiePie made an announcement video on the platform, which fans can find on go.dlive.tv/PDP.
“DLive is a place where instead of competing against each other, it benefits creators to support one another. With no platform cuts, we incentivize everyone to create the highest quality content for viewers,” said Wilson Wei, Co-Founder of Lino Network, “PewDiePie has always been a fierce advocate for the value that creators bring with their hard work, time, and effort, and he believes in DLive’s vision. Our livestreaming platform has the potential to forever change how creators are represented in this industry, and we’re proud to have PewDiePie help us lead this charge.”
“I’m excited to start live streaming again regularly! DLive is great for me because I’m treated like a real partner, just like all of the other streamers on DLive’s unique platform,” said Felix Kjellberg.
The service claims to have over 3M monthly active users, and over 35K active streamers. DLive is available online at DLive.tv and via its Android and iOS apps.
DLive is built using Lino, a decentralized blockchain protocol. Content creators, viewers and other participants in the ecosystem can earn rewards for their participation and contributions to DLive in the form of Lino points, the native cryptocurrency of the Lino blockchain.
It’s unclear how this will effect PewDiePie’s YouTube channel in the long run. Many fans of the content creator will most likely follow him to DLive, but the exit is great news for rising YouTube stars.
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