YouTube, one of the social media platforms for video sharing, began a few years ago to aggressively remove crypto content. In this way, YouTube censorship diverted publishers to decentralized platforms.
The massive removal of channels and videos by YouTube shocked hundreds of small publishers who had posted Bitcoin content.
Other alternatives to YouTube
The platform’s policy has led cryptocurrency enthusiasts to seek decentralized alternatives to YouTube, allowing users to bypass censorship and even incentivize them with their own tokens.
Now, in a recently published YouTube video, a channel called Bitcoin for beginners reviewed some of the decentralized alternatives to this platform, taking into account its usability, tracking records and user interface as main criteria.
Among the most popular decentralized video sharing platforms are:
DTube, a YouTube with Blockchain
DTube is a decentralized video platform, based on Blockchain technology, that appears as an alternative to YouTube.
On DTube the success of the videos is not measured by the number of views but by the money obtained.
Instead of showing the number of times the content has been viewed (as on YouTube), this platform shows a figure in dollars, which is equivalent to the amount of money the user who uploaded the video is making.
But content creators aren’t the only ones who win on DTube. The rest of the users can also make a profit from the comments.
This website uses STEEM cryptocurrency to carry out economic transactions between its members, who see their earnings reflected every seven days. In fact, the platform has become particularly popular with those interested in digital currencies.
BitTube or Bit Tube is a revolutionary video streaming platform based on Blockchain technology with which you can earn money.
You just have to use their service, that is, watch the videos that are published there, in order to win TUBEs, the token associated with the platform. On the other hand, the user who has sent the video will also earn TUBEs based on the playing time of their videos. Most interesting of all, the service works without ads.
LBRY, is a decentralized content publishing platform, based on Blockchain, that offers users a global decentralized library.
At the same time, a market for the works of that library, be they books, videos, video games or any other type of digitizable file.
Migration to decentralized platforms
The process to delete a channel or video on YouTube begins with sending an email notifying the owner of the medium of the content. When all this happened, hundreds of youtubers received a notification, being accused of violating the rules of use of the platform and saw its contents disappear.
The publishers and owners of the content deleted by YouTube demanded that the social network reinstate its publications, claiming that they had not committed any fault. After being ignored by the video platform, they flocked to the social network Twitter.
From there they expressed dissatisfaction with what happened along with the lack of communication by YouTube, which, until then, had not responded to their complaints.
It’s no wonder that many of the youtubers affected by YouTube censorship have turned to decentralized video platforms to share their content.
Creating engaging and informative blockchain and cryptocurrency videos has become a source of income for many of these individuals, so it is important that they have a reliable outlet to use.