The no 1 most subscribed youtuber, Pewdiepie, announces that he will exclusively stream on Dlive, a video streaming site running on blockchain. On April 9th, both he and Dlive announced via youtube and twitter that the partnership will commence with the first stream set for April 14th.
Youtube is starting to realise they aren’t the only person in the room anymore. For many years they have had the monopoly on the video sharing industry online. In November 2006, youtube became a subsidiary of google further consolidating the stronghold of the internet giants. We have seen time and time again, anyone who becomes successful and could be seen as a competitor is either shut down or bought out by groups like google and amazon. No longer will this occur with such a crippling effect.