DLive - The First Decentralized Live Streaming Platform on Steem!

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What is DLive?


DLive is the first decentralized video live streaming platform on Steem! It can be seen as the Twitch on the Steem blockchain including, but not limited to, gaming contents.

Logo

Background


The live streaming industry is an inside racket.
Even though the industry has been rapidly growing for the past couple of years, most of the profits for broadcasters are squeezed by middlemen such as Twitch, Youtube, Live.me, and so on. The unfair treatment may come in different ways, but the outcome is always the same--bad news for broadcasters.

New broadcasters are “on the outside”--not good for fans or finances.
Generally, broadcasters find it difficult to get started or to sustain their performance on the existing platforms because of what is called a “high monetized entry bar.”

What this means is that most of the platforms require a very high commitment from the broadcasters before they even start earning money. For example, as a Twitch broadcaster, the only way to be profitable from gifts and subscriptions is to be in the Affiliate program. However, Twitch has very strict requirements to qualify for that program.

(screenshot from Twitch)

Another example of the monetization problem is that Live.me only allows users to check out when they have reached a minimum balance of $200, and there is a daily limit of $600. Therefore, only a very small portion of broadcasters are profitable.

(screenshot from Live.me)

High cut
Traditional centralized platforms generate enormous revenue from taking a huge cut from broadcasters’ income pool. For example, according to Twitch’s agreement, “The Net Subscription Revenues for the Channel Subscription Services will be split 50% to you and 50% to us.” Many also charge service or transaction fees when users leave tips, even though tips are clearly meant to reward broadcasters.They’re gouging the very people who are making them successful!

Pop-up ads
Another major revenue source for centralized platforms is push ads. Broadcasters are not the only ones getting squeezed. Ever find yourself watching something great and then those annoying pop-up ads start to glut the screen?

User contributions
Equally unfair, users’ curation contributions such as their “likes” and “dislikes” are not recognized. Thanks to Steem's economic model and blockchain technology, we are able to change the rules and disrupt the current playground.

DLive’s solution


Micropayment with no fee
Users can show their appreciation to broadcasters by transferring STEEM directly or simply upvoting. There will be no “Affiliate Program” or check-out limitation. This way, every broadcaster can easily monetize their contents from the very first day.

No cut
DLive will take 0 transaction or commission fees from broadcasters and users.

No push ads
The nature of a decentralized community is that the individual should have more freedom, right? DLive will not force any users to watch ads. No more pop-up ads to annoy you....

Everyone is rewarded
Just like other Steem communities, curation and creation reap rewards.

User interface preview
Homepage
UI

Live streaming detail page
UI

What is next
We are implementing the main live streaming features and will post more technical details in the coming weeks. We will update you as soon as we have more to report. Please follow our progress.

Feedback
We are open to feedback from the community and would like to build a good product that the community wants. If you have any feedback or ideas that you would like to share, please comment under this post and we will try our best to implement them.

Contact
Please feel free to private message us on [email protected]

Support us!
If you would like to help us with this innovation, you can upvote or resteem our post. We would be grateful for your help! The funds raised under @DLive will greatly help us to build the product faster and better.

Don't forget to Follow @DLive on Steemit!

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This is awesome!
I have ambitions to broadcast but all the other services are not how I wish to exist or my data to exist.
I will utilize dlive for sure!

So glad that you like it! I hope you will enjoy our product! Please help resteem this post to support!

Can you work with dtube and merged the two products. Youtube has live streaming and recorded videos dtube is an alternative to youtube so it needs it own live streaming

They are already merged in a way because they both use the steem blockchain. In the future with steemconnect you will be able to jump from one app to another in just a few sec without having to log in and out every time.

no I mean in one place. I do not want to jump to place just to see videos. Youtube has the two features in one site.

I disagree, I think it would be nicer if youtube seperated video from live, they made the mistake to combine it.

But youtube doing really good because of it.

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OK, I will do that. I like this initiative very much.

Great Post liked it a lot Keep up the good work will resteem ur every post
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Yes thats awesome!!!

Wow

Thanks very good post !!!!

Keep it up!!!

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happy to listen , hopefully see you soon at these platfome !!

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great comment

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Are you guys going to raise funds through an SMT next year? Any roadmap and eta when DLive will really be an alternative to Twitch?

WOOOOOT!! DLive, we need to talk. We have some great ideas to share with you. Ping ken on telegram please: t.me/kenCode

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Is there any demo showing the service already?

Same question here!

I am asking for a tutorial video too.

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I share @netuoso's concerncs since everyone can claim to develop a cool product on Steem but never delivers. It is popular to upvote these kind of posts so scams are always on the table. So you really need to deliver more details about yourself to gain more trust.

However, I love the idea and I love the sneak-peak design of the homepagw. Count me in as one of your first users since I am going all-in with live-streaming. If you need a beta tester let me know.

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I hope all your concerns can be dismissed when you see our beta version, which is coming very soon! And yes, you are more than welcome to become our first users.

Since there is no crowdfunding platform yet on steem, developers and entrepreneur of teams like @dlive and myself are trying to raise fund from campaigns and marketing. While this might be a scam if the product is not delivered, it is still better than initial coin offerings.

Thanks to @steemit @ned we will soon be able to raise fund via trusted icos on steem with SMTs or Smart Media Tokens.

Really excited and having fun building apps for steem. and yeah, its easy af if you have got little logical aptitude.

I would hardly call a failed product a scam, if they show their intent with a post and it generates interest, the intent is what was worth the reward, the product will generate its own worth once launched, seperate from the intent to do so.

For instance this post could be useful even if the project never gets made.

'scam' 'ponzi' and 'pyramid' are words that are used waaaay too loosely these days

Exciting! I hope you get to do it the right way to be a successful team.

Have you build a steem app already? If yes, please share a link to it with me on Steemit.chat, my username is @lucashunter. I will wait for your message on Steemit.chat

Thank you so much for your support! Here is our latest update on DLive! Check it out!
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Thank you so much for your support! Here is our latest update on DLive! Check it out!
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This is possibly the single most important development on Steemit. I have been waiting for this functionality since I joined Steemit.
The censorship of content such as football highlights and football matches on Facebook and Youtube has hit an all time high.
This might seem extreme but "DEATH TO CENSORSHIP."

two thumbs up :)

lol...glad we are so many!!

Agreed. YouTube, FB and even Twitter all have a history of censoring content. Out of curiosity, what excuse do they give for censoring football?

Apparently they are taking revenue away from the broadcasters. I might as well take advantage of DTube and Dlive to stream those matches and also provide full matches for download.

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Wow that's soo innovative!! Wish it all the best ;pp

Thank you so much! Please resteem to support us!

Oh course!! Resteemed! It'll be a huge success :)

Upvote and Resteemit. Great project. Keep it up.

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We are implementing the main live streaming features and will post more technical details in the coming weeks.

... Great, see you then.

Yes! You can expect to see our beta version very soon!

where is the dlive website link

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I love this idea! Can't wait to try it out!

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Amazing!! I can in the midst of preparing content for livestreaming in 2018, and I'm up to experiment with new platforms like DLive!

When do you estimate the prototype to be up and running (at least a beta stage product like Steemit)?

A beta version will be released​ in the coming weeks. We are working very hard on it and please follow us for future updates.

Thank you so much for your support! Here is our latest update on DLive! Check it out!
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Hi there D 4th of STEEM 'D' series of decentralized apps!!! :) Looking forward to your development of this. As musician and DJ myself, besides being the developer of DSound and other blockchain decentralized music related projects, I am a frequent user of FB live and Youtube... And I simply hate those platforms for the later misbehaviours and mistreatment of their users in favour of their own profit. I will definitely get to you over steemit.chat and if you guys need some help on the project, I am always ready to get my hands dirty! :) Welcome to the 'D' community!!! ;)

Thanks for your support! Yes, it will be much easier to make money on DLive comparing to FBlive and Youtubelive.

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When is this going to be live. I need it now. I am a daily livestreamer and a very active member here on steemit. So as soon as I saw the tittle I got so excited. I have followed You guys and I cant wait to start with my Dlives ❤ i need this in my life as soon as possible. Any dates in mind?

Hi Sergiomendes,
Thanks for your support! We are trying our best to develop all major functions now. Please let us know if you have any specific product features that you would like and we will see whether we can include them soon. A beta version will be released by the end of November or sooner.

YESSSS that is freaking exciting. Well for what I saw on the screenshots it looks pretty clean and all the main feautres are there. Just wondering if on that 3 dots You have the option to "share" the live on other social networks? I also see that You guys are heading a lot to the gaming side of the things! What a lot of streaming services do is to create categories so it is easier for users to find the type of livestream they want to watch. I was thinking that maybe (if possible) You can do the same by creating sections where You can see the People in the separated categories. Maybe You can do it by creating specific #'s and that way when People use that hashtag they will be automatically appearing on that section when they come live. Other question is that if the recorded livestream will be also available on Dlive or after it finish it will only be on Steemit?

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You're welcome. Do You guys have any dates already?

I like the gifs that you are using lol!

Nice!

It seems innovative. When it will be live @dlive?

Greetings @dlive! Do you think Steemit has what it takes to be one of the top 10 global social media platforms?

We do! Are you willing to help us do what it takes to fix steemits vulernabilities so we can bring this platform to the mainstream?

I represent an media alliance with over 10 million followers. We see that steemit needs a few small, but very important changes to make it to the next level.

Please share your solutions with us! And help us attract the attention of steem developers. Share your wisdom and thoughts with us at

https://steemit.com/steem/@earthnation/solutions-to-bring-steemit-to-the-mainstream-discussion-thread-share-your-solutions-help-us-attract-steem-developers-attention

Together, we will bring steem to the Mainstream!

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Upcoming on dlive: sweetsssssjw, kingscrow and Jerry Banfield!

On-chain third-party projects are useless and worthless, because there will still ONLY be the same top people always. Make new chains.

Thank you for article and post. At steemit social network is usefull post.

Dlive sounds incredible. Great work!

This is great
Am very much set to share Dlive with many
Wish you all the best in this project

This looks very promising and interesting. I hope there would be a good mobile app too.

Excellent! We need to knock Emperor YouTube off the throne!

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How do I use the sponge? I don't understand please teach we use myanmar. I'm not used to.
Thank you.
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Awesome!!!Well done!

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Good work!!!

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wow awesome !!
i like it ,then i can play game on dlive!
cant wait!

ha ha it will be helpful for you.......

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Thank you so much! We will try to launch the product as soon as possible.
Please resteem to support us!

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amazing!

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Great idea!

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good job 🐂

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good job 🐂

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🐂

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That's excellent news win win for all!!

Thank you so much! Hope you will enjoy our product! Please resteem to support us!

I am really looking forward to hearing more and seeing a demo if this is really legit! @dlive really cool idea here. I will be watching out over the coming weeks for a beta! You guys have my full support and good luck!

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wow,so amazing!

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Awesome! Steemit needed this for sure

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Just awesome, the true potential of the platform is coming to fruition.
Would be awesome if this could also somehow be linked to dtube so they could work seamlessly. Like sharing video and such.
I can just say bravo!

Sounds great, would be great to check it out. Keep us post it on any new development...

D live is getting more attention and growing fast :)))

Great! Can’t wait to try it out!

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Hi @dlive, @netuoso's points are more than valid. I'd like to ask how you're going to implement this.

Static content and videos can be uploaded to IPFS, thereby making them "decentralized" for our purposes. How do you plan to make live-streams decentralized?

Also, why are you telling us before the main features are developed? This is like selling batteries to a customer, and telling them that "batteries aren't included."

This sounds very promising. If it actually comes to fruition i will definitely pour time into your platform. Hope to see it in beta soon. Upvoted and Followed!

Absofuckinglutely. this is so great. Best wishes for a smooth start

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Can you stream directly from consoles like PS4 specifically?

Hi there D 4th of STEEM 'D' series of decentralized apps!!! :) Looking forward to your development of this. As musician and DJ myself, besides being the developer of DSound and other blockchain decentralized music related projects, I am a frequent user of FB live and Youtube... And I simply hate those platforms for the later misbehaviours and mistreatment of their users in favour of their own profit. I will definitely get to you over steemit.chat and if you guys need some help on the project, I am always ready to get my hands dirty! :) Welcome to the 'D' community!!! ;)

Thank you so much for your support! Here is our latest update on DLive! Check it out!
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The power of the steem blockchain is just starting to be discovered, so many new things are being build on top of it. Thats pretty exciting!!

Noble idea, I hope you will reach your stated goals @dlive. Follow you and your work.

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This will be good, to have streaming services finally up on steem blockchain.

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I know this is still in a roll out phase, but here are a few suggestions/ideas:

  • Integration of an AR kit and/or stickers on live feeds
  • Split screen for conversations/round table discussions (think Google hangouts)
  • Screen-sharing
  • Maybe even bringing in one of the viewers to the screen by tapping on a comment or inviting them somehow?!

These things would be both epic & something that other live streaming platforms lack.

Keep up the awesome work @Dlive.
These kind of projects make me proud to be part of the @Steemit community surrounding myself with all of you creative humans!

Much love <3
-G0nR0gue

Amazing project! Let's decentralize everything :)

Amazing project! Let's decentralize everything :)

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For those who need it fine work. Why is anybody watching somebody playing games is out of my mind...

Human, fundamentally is an Observer.
Some might argue.. THE observer.
Using this logic... one can realize the why.

Hey Dlive team! Such a great idea,, I was wondering if after Dtube it would start to offer streaming services or maybe some other platform would arise to fill in that void! Good to see you guys are seeing the opportunity and try and fill that gap! I'd love to start streaming my drawing and painting sessions as I used to do on Twitch.. I ll be keeping a close eye! Keep up the good work! :)

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This is great! :) I'm looking forward to see it live!

Live videos are quite popular here in China. Great job.

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