Dear DTube community,
When DTube launched, more than 3 years ago, during a bull-market, it stemmed from a community desire to expand the features of the STEEM blockchain into the realm of video. The freedom granted by combining blockchain technology with decentralized file storage, was the reason behind the initial success of DTube.
We kept improving the product over the years, adding most requested features, although sometimes going into dead-ends and wasting development time. During that time, STEEM slowly turned from a ‘pretty good DApp incubator’, to a bomb ready to explode. …
We are super pleased to announce that the DTube mainnet is finally ready and will be publicly launched next week on October 1st, 2020 around 4PM UTC. Our ultimate testing period was really succesfull and it provided us with enough time to fix remaining blockchain bugs, and understand how should we proceed with economics, as well as implement some UI changes to solve plenty of ergonomic issues that will finally make DTube more understandable to the average internet user.
Changing your voting power on each vote was a bit tedious in DTube before. We now have sliders similar to some other Steem/Hive UIs that will appear when you try to vote. …
Hold your breath one more hour!
On Friday, September 20th, at 6pm UTC the first ever DTube Coin (DTC) token sale round #1 kicks off!
We have just released our dedicated page to explain everything about this token sale and links to buy DTC: https://token.d.tube
On this page, you will find everything about DTube, the DTube Coin, its economic principles and of course the token generation event.
We’re proud to announce that on Wednesday the 18th of September DTube will be opening its doors to non-steem users for the first time.
Non-steemians can now finally sign up for DTube on:
We currently collect this piece of information:
1. Date of Birth
2. Email (+1000 VP, +0.1 DTC)
3. Facebook Account (+1000 VP, +1 DTC)
4. Phone Number (+1000 VP, +5 DTC)
This information is not collected for the purpose of marketing, but purely to avoid kids under 13 from accessing DTube, and most importantly stops robots from programatically creating many accounts, as happened with the SteemIt signup near it’s inception. …
Due to circumstances beyond our control (the ongoing issues on the STEEM blockchain following HF21), two features that are critical for the good development of the sale are affected:
As a resolution we have decided it is safer to postpone the planned DTC token sale round #1 event originally scheduled for the 6th of September.
Our team wants to make sure that Steemians will be amongst the first users to be able to buy DTC. …
Today, we will be exploring the core concept of the technology powering the DTube platform: the social blockchain.
Over the past 2 years, the DTube team has been iterating its video platform and building Avalon, a new type of blockchain that allows users to earn token rewards for their social contributions.
Our vision is to re-create trustworthy social medias by replacing the targeted advertising business model (leveraging mass collection of personal data and increasing ad pressure) by a new tokenized economy based on social rewards and a gamified experience.
Since the inception of Facebook 15 years ago, social networks completely remodeled the way people socially interact by sharing opinions, information or emotions with friends or celebrities. …
Our CTO Adrien will explain here the history and concepts behind Avalon, as the 2nd iteration after the Steem blockchain.
This is a 25 minutes read, but if you are truly interested in the concept of a social blockchain then you will believe in its power. It is definitely worth the time!
After running a successful DApp (https://d.tube) on the Steem blockchain for 2 years+, the community needed to see a new crypto project coming out. …
Everything you always wanted to know about DTube (but were afraid to ask). Today, we are exploring the reasons to become a DTuber
Since a video is worth a thousand words, here is why our community strongly believe in DTube :
Thanks to @ashtv for explaining DTube in plain language
How does this resonate with you?
- Respect privacy : I don’t want my data producing value for tech leaders any longer
- Give choice and awareness: I don’t want my choices to be influenced by hidden algorithms
- Foster human empowerment: I believe community moderation is better than automated algorithms
- Promote transparency: I want to see clearly how value will be distributed
- Believe in decentralization: I feel like decentralization brings both user protection and cooperation, at the heart of the Internet (at least in its founder’s…
Evolution of the Internet
The Internet started with the TCP/P protocol in the 70’s, before turning mainstream in the late 90’s. Every decade or so, the Internet has evolved dramatically.
Speaking about content, it went from text in the 90s to image mid 2000s to video in the 2010s, and latest studies show videos content is here to stay (at least over the next decade).
Here is why DTube focused on video first : potential impact
DTube want to turn the tables in the social media industry.
For 15 years, users and creators were given so called “free social media”, while being milked by tech giants, every day hungrier about personal data to improve their “targeting” services. …
Data. It is all about data. Yours, mine, and the billions users connecting to the Internet everyday.
For thousands of years, data was only stories and learnings, kept into collective and personal memories, carefully stored in priceless papyrus or books.
Gutenberg stroke a first blow with his press. Data soared. Internet and computing hit again. Our life became data.
Every revolution brings in new players. Google and other giants broke in.
“Your margin is my opportunity” motto stated loud and clear by Jeff Bezos turned into “your data is my opportunity”.
No, it is not. It should not be.
We created DTube, a decentralized video platform to give back power to the ripped-off users: the people, you and me. …