Blockchain Streaming Platform Launches on Android
DLive, the live streaming video community built on top of the Steem blockchain, has announced its Android launch, with the app available for download on Google Play and on the company’s website. The platform, which launched six months ago, has an active community of over 500,000 monthly active users who have paid a combined $2.6 million in crypto to creators in the form of upvotes, gifts, and donations since launching. On DLive, the community determines what content should be surfaced through an up-voting and flagging system. As a decentralized platform, DLive does not take any revenue nor fees from creators.
Charles Wayn, CEO of DLive, commented: “Blockchain has enormous potential to change how people stream and watch videos. 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 experience to viewers and creators. Creators on DLive also have a chance to find an audience and not get not buried under millions of streamers, as with larger platforms.”
On DLive, creators can earn STEEM tokens by receiving up-votes on their content and as gifts from their fans. DLive also has a dedicated content management team which manages over 2 million STEEM Power to reward creators directly based on the quality of their videos. Viewers can also earn tokens by up-voting content, making meaningful comments, and referring new users to join DLive.
David ‘Tidy’ Wyatt, a streamer from England who has made over $8,000 worth of STEEM on DLive since January, remarked: “DLive has revolutionised streaming. 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.”
CEO of Steemit, Ned Scott said: “Platforms like DLive will be essential in disrupting the way people consume media. So far people really seem to embrace DLive and we’re very proud to have the platform on Steem.”