- Sep 5, 2013
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PewDiePie is moving platforms.
Well, partially. In yesterday’s YouTube upload, PewDiePie (aka Felix Kjellberg) announced he’ll now be livestreaming each week exclusively on blockchain-based platform DLive, beginning with a stream this coming Sunday, April 14.
“DLive is great for me because I’m treated like a real partner, just like all the other streamers on their unique platform,” Kjellberg said in a statement.
Kat Peterson, cofounder of the influencer media company re6I and a member of Kjellberg’s management team, added, “This platform is able to support creators, in terms of revenue share, in a way that is hugely favorable to the creator.”
Where DLive differs from other platforms (and where “hugely favorable” comes in) is in the amount of revenue streamers receive. DLive’s streamers receive 90.1% of the revenue from their subscriptions and donations. (For comparison: YouTube takes a 30% cut of Channel Memberships and a 30% cut of Super Chat donations; Twitch takes a larger 50% slice from channel subscriptions, but doesn’t take a cut from donations.) But the other 9.9% doesn’t go to DLive, either. Instead, it goes into a collective pool that is doled out to the platform’s top streamers each day.
Since his DLive account was announced yesterday morning, he’s amassed 406,000 followers on the platform, and has received roughly $26,000 in Lino Point donations.
Link to full article: https://www.tubefilter.com/2019/04/10/pewdiepie-blockchain-dlive-livestreaming-lino-points-giveaway/
Call me cynical, but this is just about the money. Aside from the money pewdiepie will get from the platform from streaming, I'm guessing they've paid him a lot of money to promote their platform with that video. - I did notice it was labelled as "paid promotion" - Nothing wrong with that but I'm not sure all his bro army minions quite understand the money changing hands behind the scenes. Thoughts?