YouTube’s biggest creator gave away close to $50,000 to fellow creators on the Dlive live-streaming platform yesterday.
PewDiePie surprised many users of the site by going into their streams and donating Dlive’s Lino currency much to their shock.
Dlive recently announced the star would be moving his streams exclusively to its platform, pushing a narrative that the site offers much better terms though it’s support by rewarding creators for their efforts.
PewDiePie has close to 100 million subscribers on YouTube and has been the source of controversy including accidentally dropping the N-word live on stream on YouTube.
Dlive was officially launched in Sept. 2018 and alreadyboasts over 3 million monthly active users and 35,000 active streamers.
Its point system is based off the Lino currency which was launched a year earlier with $20 million in funding led by ZhenFund, a Chinese venture-capital firm, with participation from FBG Capital, DFund, and INBlockchain.
Some questions still remain on Lino’s ultimate business goals as they have reportedly declined to comment on how it expects to generate income longer term, instead saying that the platform is focussing on growth initially.
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