• PewDiePie hooking up with Nimses
    Media

    PewDiePie endorsement brings controversy to kooky blockchain company

    The YouTuber’s endorsement brought a big bump in users, but also accusations of privacy violations

    YouTube superstar and occasional anti-Semite PewDiePie stirred up another blockchain-based controversy by endorsing a cryptocurrency-powered social media app that describes itself in terms usually reserved for failed philosophy PhD’s or Jim Jones wannabes.

  • 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.

  • Blockchain project jobs
    Innovators,  Media,  Technology

    Forbes 50 list of top companies using blockchain released

    Only three “pure” blockchain companies made the list of the $1 billion-plus firms

    Forbes on Tuesday announced its inaugural Forbes 50 list of large companies leading the way in developing and using blockchain technology. The list has a notable lack of “pure” blockchain firms. In fact, there are just three—blockchain hardware and software maker Bitfury, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, and financial blockchain developer Ripple.

  • 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.