I've been meaning to make a post about my streaming activity on Dlive for some time. Some of you that I chat with daily know that I used to stream on other platforms such as Twitch before but similar to many of the other platforms I was always awaiting a decentralized service instead and what better than one that runs on the Steem blockchain!
Here is a post I wrote 4 months ago when @dlive first announced their project. I was pretty excited about it as you can tell. Along with services like Dtube this was the next thing that was going to get big on the platform. Streaming in general has been something becoming more and more popular, it started out with just gaming but has now become a lot more.
What I really like about Dlive
I am surprised by how quickly they got this service up and running. Some that have been around Steem for a longer time have learned that projects used to take a long time to be up and running after announcement, but Dlive was really quick at delivering considering it was a huge platform. I respect that they don't take any beneficiary rewards and have been trying to do the best out of their curation rewards and maybe some upvoting for costs.
There have been some small mishaps but I am really looking forward for them to develop further and get to a top level streaming platform. On a blockchain this will take streaming and streamers building an audience on a whole new level considering it's not just about tipping but you can rewards your favorite streamers with upvotes and they can do the same to their fanbase who provide them with comments and activity. It will increase the demand for Steem Power and let anyone earn SP for doing something they enjoy doing.
The blockchain also removes all middlemen fees which many of the current centralized platforms have been struggling with. I've mentioned in some posts before that when Paypal was the most used tipping method on Twitch it took a huge cut of the donations the streamers received - to change this they introduced their own centralized currency instead which makes the tippers pay the fees up front so that the streamers get the full rewards.
With blockchain no one has to pay the extra fee as transactions cost nothing. Best part is that tipping won't even be as needed when you can reward someone with your SP instead. It's a complete gamechanger that will drive streamers and their fanbase to the platform in hoards once they start hearing about it and realize the differences.
The Dlive Staff
Although I'm not really sure after a few months already on their discord who the creators of it are, I realize they've put a lot of effort into getting manual curators for the platform. As a manual curator myself I really appreciate that and I hope it will continue to work as well as it has so far. I've been promoting a few of my friends on their promotion channel and many of them have been getting curated - best part has been to see the engagement of the curators drop into chat of the streamers and commence some small talk before curating - awesome!
My future plans for streaming are to make it a daily thing and try and reach a bigger audience outside of the platform to get them to hear about Dlive. I've signed up for a project called Restream.io which let's you stream on many different platforms at the same time and with some extra tools to it you can get all of the chats connected into one and reach audiences from both Twitch and Youtube and make them aware of how much better things are on Dlive and Steem than elsewhere. :)
Hope my followers have enjoyed my streams so far, we had an awesome Tournament recently with @steemgc which was really exciting on another level playing vs Steemians - hoping there will be more of those in the future and grow the gaming community even more.
Who knows maybe soon enough we will have our own sponsored Steem E-Sports team competing in bigger tournaments. ;)