Famous Youtuber PewDiePie has decided to live-stream his content on DLive, which recently joined the TRON ecosystem. Justin Sun took to Twitter to make the announcement today.
PewDiePie, a leading YouTuber, has begun streaming on DLive – a blockchain-powered streaming site that will soon be migrating to the TRON network. The announcement is a significant boon to TRON, which announced its partnership with DLive in late December.
Justin Sun took to Twitter today to announce that PewDiePie would be using DLive. Sharing a funny video, PewDiePie himself explains why he joined, claiming that the platform takes less from creators and overall allows for more a more interactive experience between fans and streamers. He also praises its chat function and its wide collection of stickers, which is obviously extremely important.
A Mirage Amount of Users?
In PewDiePie’s latest video, he again appeals to his fans to come join him at DLive. He also mentions BitTorrent and TRON directly, saying that TRON has “over 100M users.” It’s unclear how true this is, but the mention itself is a surprise given the controversy TRON has made for itself in the cryptocurrency industry. Frankly, no one expected that PewDiePie would mention TRON directly during a stream.
Recently, TRON passed EOS for having the second-most amount of dApps out of all blockchains in the entire cryptocurrency industry. However, it still lags behind competitors when it comes to on-chain value transacted. It’s unclear how DLive will be incorporated on TRON, but the details of the migration are still forthcoming.
Who is PewDiePie?
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg is a known online as PewDiePie, is a Swedish YouTuber and internet comedian, known for his YouTube video content, which mainly consists of Let’s Play videos and comedic formatted shows. Kjellberg’s channel was the most-subscribed channel on YouTube for more than five years, from 2013 to 2019.
After registering his current YouTube channel in 2010, Kjellberg primarily posted Let’s Play videos of horror and action video games. His channel experienced a substantial growth in popularity over the next two years, reaching 1 million subscribers in July 2012. As his channel grew, his style of video content diversified, uploading vlogs, comedy shorts, formatted shows, and music videos.
Decentralized Video Platform. Not YouTube!
In December 2019, YouTube removed some crypto-related videos on its platform, labeling it “Harmful” or “Dangerous Content”. The recently updated YouTube community guidelines caused a stir on the platform, causing its creators to protest en masse against the overly restrictive and secretive rules.
However, later the same month, they restored deleted crypto videos, saying:
“The removals were in error, we’ve reinstated all affected videos and removed any penalty to the channel. There has been no change in our policies with regards to cryptocurrency.”