DTube (d.tube), BitChute and BitTube the New Youtube Alternatives
D.Tube is the first crypto-decentralized video platform, built on top of the STEEM Blockchain and the IPFS peer-to-peer network.
D.Tube aims to become an alternative to YouTube that allows you to watch or upload videos on IPFS and share or comment about it on the immutable STEEM Blockchain, while earning cryptocurrency doing it.
Resistant to censorship
Because of the decentralized nature of IPFS and the STEEM blockchain, D.Tube is not able to censor videos, nor enforce guidelines. Only the users can censor it, through the power of their upvotes and downvotes.
A fair platform
On DTube, there are no hidden algorithms controlling the visibility or monetization of certain videos over others. All of DTube’s data is public, and can be analyzed by anyone with an internet connection.
To deliver the best user experience D.Tube runs without advertising. Users remain free to advertise any product or service they would like, directly inside their own videos, at their own risk of losing their subscribers.
Type of site
|Online video platform|
|Headquarters||Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom|
|Created by||Ray Vahey|
|Alexa rank||6,421 (May 2019)|
BitChute is a video hosting service that uses peer-to-peer WebTorrent technology. It was founded as a way to avoid content rules that are enforced on platforms like YouTube, and some creators who have been banned or had their channels “demonetized” (barred from receiving advertising revenue) on YouTube have migrated to BitChute. The platform has been characterized as a home for far-right content, and criticized by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for hosting “hate-fueled material”.
BitTube is a decentralized blockchain project that aims to replace YouTube with its ad-free cryptocurrency powered video platform.
They are trying to give users an alternative that is censorship resistant and is not controlled by one large centralised organisation. BitTube was developed in order to give content creators a stake in the network that they were contributing to.
Ambitious indeed, but does BitTube have what it takes?
In this review of BitTube, we will take a deep-dive on the project and the impact that it is likely to have. We will analyse the technology, team members, pros / cons as well as the long term prospects for the TUBE tokens.