Essentially the most well-known particular person YouTuber ever, Felix Kjellberg — mostly recognized by his deal with, PewDiePie — has introduced that he might be becoming a member of blockchain-based live-streaming platform DLive in an unique partnership. 

DLive is a live-streaming platform which goals to compete with distinguished business titans like YouTube and Twitch by rewarding each viewers and content material creators — with the latter garnering a extra favorable minimize of the income earned. Particularly, DLive gives an estimated 90 p.c of the earnings from each subscription or reward, whereas the opposite 10 p.c is put right into a pool that rewards viewers with in-house Lino Factors. Stated factors are literally cryptocurrency cash current on the Lino blockchain and could also be rewarded to viewers for watching, commenting, sharing, and so forth.

“Personally, I think it’s very cool to have a creator-based website actually putting creators first,” the highest YouTuber said, as famous by Sputnik Worldwide. “I’m really excited to finally be live streaming again!” he additionally exclaimed.

In celebreation, PewDiePie has promised to launch with a “pretty epic” reside stream on April 14, the place he’ll donate between $10,000 and $50,000 to upwards of 100 different individuals streaming on DLive. Such a promotional effort is clearly favorable for the platform, with Lino Community’s co-founder stating:

PewDiePie has at all times been a fierce advocate for the worth that creators carry with their onerous work, time, and energy, and he believes in DLive’s imaginative and prescient. Our livestreaming platform has the potential to eternally change how creators are represented on this business, and we’re proud to have PewDiePie assist us lead this cost.

The announcement additionally comes at a time when PewDiePie’s reign because the proverbial King of YouTube could also be coming to an finish, with Indian document label and movie manufacturing firm T-Sequence at the moment battling for the highest spot — with lower than half one million subscribers comprising the distinction between the 2.

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