• PewDiePie announcing his DLive partnership, April 9, 2019.
    Media

    Partnering with YouTube star PewDiePie brought DLive 2 million new viewers in April

    The jump in viewers shows the blockchain streaming platform’s partnership with the controversial streamer is paying off

    DLive saw its audience grow by 67% and the number of content creators using the DApp to reach an audience double in April, the same month it announced the controversial Swedish YouTube star chose it for his livestream broadcasts.

  • Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (l) and accused anti-Semite Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg (r), via Wiki Commons.
    Media,  Technology

    Crypto platform DLive bans Alex Jones (sorta) but may be courting PewDiePie

    The blockchain-based streaming video site lacks clarity on hosting offensive streamers

    Several days after Blockchain-based streaming video platform DLive told Modern Consensus it had dropped a channel by the racist alt-right radio host Alex Jones from its platform, more than 400 of his videos were still accessible. Meanwhile, DLive is reportedly trying to recruit the hugely popular but increasingly controversial YouTube celebrity PewDiePie, who lost a Disney-owned sponsor Maker Studios after he posted anti-Semitic videos in February 2017.

  • Crypto TV
    Cryptocurrencies,  Media

    Here comes the first broadcast TV show about cryptocurrency

    The “Crypto Crow” goes mainstream

    A successful YouTube series about cryptocurrency is about to hit conventional airwaves. Jason Appleton is better known to his 73,000 YouTube subscribers as “the Crypto Crow,” a plain-spoken cryptocurrency personality who carefully hedges that he does not provide financial advice. Instead he helps his audience navigate the big, wide world of cryptocurrency at large. Now that he’s used some of his money to buy his way into conventional airwave broadcast with CBS Television Networks, Appleton’s brand of crypto know-how will see mainstream broadcast on a number of local CBS and CW television networks, as well as on Roku streaming devices. With the first episodes slated to air this June, his…