DLive is the first streaming network built on top of the Lino blockchain. It launched in December 2017 and the biggest selling point for using DLive is that they aren’t taking a cut of streamers’ earnings.
Who’s currently using DLive?
There aren’t any official numbers out there, but rumours are mentioning about 3 million monthly active users and more than 35,000 active streamers.
While their social media accounts only have a few thousand followers, they recently managed to convince internet icon PewDiePie to stream exclusively on their platform, which is attracting a lot of attention to DLive and places a lot of attention on their economic terms for creators.
What are the benefits for content creators on DLive?
DLive is currently giving streamers 90.1% of all the subscription and gift revenue in the form of Lino Points. To reward the most popular live-streamers, the other 9.9% goes into a pool that rewards people based on their contributions to the network on a daily basis.
Just like Twitch, DLive has its own partnership program. It’s designed for content creators to get even more recognition and rewards, and to incentivize them to create even more content. Rewards are focused on status recognition, gift cards and other additional features.
“Most of us started creating or watching content on YouTube or Twitch. As content creators, we work hard to entertain and bring our ideas to life. We’ve contributed for years and witnessed traditional platforms grow from their infancies into billion-dollar companies. However, what have we received in return? Higher monetization bars, unfair content promotion, and fewer earnings because of increased platform fees.”– Charles Wayn, the founder and CEO of DLive
How does DLive earn money?
The service doesn’t take a cut of the revenue generated by live-streaming content creators and it pledges that it never will. But how do they support their own services since they aren’t taking their cut and aren’t running any ads?
Well, DLive is build on top of the Lino Blockchain network. To completely understand how they are making money, you should first understand blockchain technology.
Basically, Blockchain generates more cryptocurrency when more people who use it. This is because the technology is taking a small portion of data from your device to help run the algorithm to form new Lino coins.
So by watching streams and consuming content, you are helping them create money.
DLive is still in its start-up phase, which can currently go in any direction; from a huge success to a monstrous fail.
Attracting PewDiePie will bring more opportunities and attention on the platform, which will only increase and highlight the pros and cons: You will – for the time being – hardly find local streamers, but it will be easier to pop the Filter bubble and your the potential earnings are higher.