DTube: Streaming Videos on the Blockchain


Decentralized YouTube

D.Tube is a platform that aims to become everyone’s alternative to YouTube through enabling users to upload or watch videos on IPFS and reply, comment, or share about it on unchanging STEEM blockchain while earning cryptocurrency. All of the data on D.Tube is open to the public, and can be used as open source for analysis by anyone on the Internet.


How will it Change the Industry?

Due to the decentralized nature of the STEEM blockchain and IPFS, D.Tube is not allowed to censor videos, or enforce guidelines. The users have complete control over what to censor, gauged by the strength of upvotes and downvotes. There are no hidden algorithms within this platform that control the monetization or visibility of one video over another.

YouTube and Demonetization

YouTube has had a problem with demonetization and have been criticized for how YouTube has faced numerous problematic trends, dealing with disturbing content for children, terrorism videos, and conspiracy channels. This abundance of advertisement infringement led YouTube to introduce new policies that mentioned taking a stronger stance on hate speech, giving advertisers more control over where to put their ads. This new policy led to a large group of content creators on YouTube that received less revenue due to certain advertisement companies being able to opt out of showing their ad on videos of their choice.

In comparison to YouTube, there are no ads on D.Tube, and users are free to advertise their product or service in their videos directly, at the risk of losing viewers, followers, or subscribers.

Project Details

Website: https://d.tube/
Github: https://github.com/dtube
Steemit: https://steemit.com/@dtube
Discord: Chatroom link

All images are courtesy of @dtube.

This post was authored by @twotoedsloth.
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