We’ve all been waiting for something that will truly signal a move toward widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies. The number one Youtuber is moving to the blockchain. If you have watched any sort of YouTube video, then you have likely heard of something related to PewDiePie. Due to the fact that he has almost 94 million subscribers, it’s almost impossible for this not to be the case.
With this, comes the fact that his moves will likely be trusted by many others, including other popular content creators. Given the news that he has now “signed an exclusive deal” with a live streaming platform called DLive, this is likely about to happen, as long as certain conditions are met.
Most importantly, since he plans to leave YouTube, it will have to be worth his while. What that means can be boiled down to two ideas. First, he and anyone else who follows him will need to feel that they are really freer to publish what they want to publish than they were with YouTube, which is known for having an almost impossibly strict copyright policy.
Second, he will need to make enough money that he feels the move is worth it. As of now, as CoinDesk pointed out today, he’s was the ninth highest earner on the YouTube platform last year. Still, whether he will want the same amount of money in his first year or whether he will even leave YouTube completely seems to be up for debate.
Whatever the case, this is a true example of a chance at widespread adoption, especially since content creators with DLive will not lose any of their income to the platform. Since PewDiePie is joining, his presence will serve as an excellent marketing tool as DLive takes off, especially since he reportedly plans to donate a large sum of money to help other creators get off the ground.
By: BGN Editorial Staff