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DLive launches Android app for blockchain-supported live streaming

DLive lets you live-stream games and other video content, and allows you to pay video creators via the Steem blockchain.

Published onJune 20, 2018

  • DLive has launched an Android app for its live streaming platform.
  • The app lets users watch content and award the creators with cryptocurrency based on the Steem blockchain.
  • DLive already has over 500,000 monthly active users.

A company called DLive hopes to combine two major internet trends: live streaming and cryptocurrency. Today, DLive launched its Android app that lets the hundreds of millions of Android owners not only watch live streaming video content, but also allows them to reward their favorite creators with cryptocurrency based on the Steem blockchain.

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DLive launched six months ago and already has over 500,000 monthly active users. Its members have also paid a combined amount of $2.6 million in cryptocurrency to DLive’s streaming creators. The Steem cryptocurrency is given to creators when viewers send them gifts or upvote their content. Unlike rival live streaming services like Twitch, DLive does not charge any fees, nor take any percentage cuts of the cryptocurrency sent to creators. Viewers can also earn tokens by upvoting videos, making comments and referring friends to check out DLive.

The new Android app is still in its beta stage, and it is only available as an APK file on the DLive website. Hopefully the app will be released on the Google Play Store in the future.