HF20 Activated. DTube lowers beneficiary rewards to 10%!

in #dtube3 years ago

Hello everyone,

Hard Fork 20 has just hit the entire steem network, and a large majority of the user base could not post nor upvote while the new bandwidth system stabilized. This now seems to be past us! To celebrate the first big upgrade of this blockchain in a long time, DTube has decided to change the beneficiary rewards (aka platform fees) from 25% to 10%.

Our last economic changes for DTube have not been well received. While this system of redistribution to curators was interesting, it really wasn't understood by the majority, and we continued to hear comments of DTube taking 25% of the rewards, which wasn't the case. Consequently, all the @dtube.rewards will keep on getting paid for the week, but will stop after.

While I know many people enjoyed these extra curation rewards, they needed a bit of stake to really start producing. The experiment gave us some data, but ultimately not the results we expected. 50% curation is certainly more fair, but isn't enough for a human to get interested in full-time curation in the current metagame of steem.

Finally, but probably the most important reason for this drop, is that Ned has announced publicly, and has personally told me he is confident on the release date of March 2019 for the SMTs. This date represents a certain date where DTube would finally be able to create its own token and start giving value to the token, and monetize from it.

SteemFest is also coming very close. At least two members of our team are attending and I'm still hoping to convince @Nannal to come. In addition, 4 curators and countless video creators will be there. Hope to see you!

Meet me at SteemFest 2018 in Kraków



This is good news for all dtubers, although 25% seemed fair, for all the support that the platform offers to all its video creators. I love uploading my videos on dtube, thanks to this I have met wonderful and incredible people, with a lot of talent. God bless all this family, and we look forward to the DTUBE SMTs

The SteemFest is a dream, I would like to be able to attend, but many economic problems affect the possible departure from my country Venezuela, however I feel it would be incredible to personally know all these fantastic creators of steemit!


Can you please make me understand what this reward is?

I understand the reason for this change and that it's likely to be very welcome among video creators. However, speaking as a curator, the extra rewards did indeed cause me to upvote Dtube posts more often and the lack of those rewards going forward will make me less inclined to upvote any given post than I would have otherwise been. I hope things grow enough for some further incentive for curators to be implemented again in the future, because that would likely be a good thing for everybody.

Great news for DTubers! Hopefully more people will be using this dapp, as for the early concerns of dapp taking 25%!

Now we hope to reach more users on it!

Artakush dances the Happy Dance in the bush...


25% on top of the 18-25% natural curation was quite a hit for someone who doesn't vote his own work, and so I'm glad to hear that when I do post on @dtube again, an extra 15% will be coming my way. Cheers, and see you at Steemfest.

Yeah, 40% already gone before u even hit the post button.

Yeah, a pretty hefty charge overall. 30% is still quite a chunk, but more bearable for sure.

Very nice update. I like that! =)
Of course, dtube.rewards was a nice idea. But this is easier to tell people...^^

That's awesome news!

@acidyo, I’ve seen you around the community and wanted to say hello. Thank you for taking the time to help support fellow creators. Steem on 🙌🏻


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Good news!

Glad to see this and other improvements in dTube. I had previously had issues uploading but my recent uploads worked ok.

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This is fantastic news. I am glad to see that DTube is addressing the issue that many people had issue with. I did not have an issue with 25% because I come from another platform that takes half or all if you are a small creator.

YouTube ? :D

Yes. Ha ha.

@ethanvanderbuilt, what was the name of the platform?

Thanks guys!
Long live @dtube!

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Great news, now it’s a lot easier to explain the fees to the average user. Looking forward to the Dtube SMTs!

Check your steemd. Com/@dtube page now after casting an upvote... This platform is still messed up


Only once, after the HF. Should not happen again. =)

I hope so my friend. Just takes 5.days to build it back up

I believe everyone got their power drained this HF. If it doesn't show on steemd for some users it's because they haven't voted yet and the data hasn't been refreshed.

Ohhh that's interesting. Let's see now how the people will react to that news. ❤️ Nice update to come with the hf20

Love it! Excited for whats to come!

wow.. Fantastic! but why is vp draining this way.

This is amazing news. It’s been fun to see this platform grow and evolve over the past year

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a very extraordinary development for the video content reator @dube thank you @dubeube dtuber from Indonesia greetings to your team

"50% curation is certainly more fair, but isn't enough for a human to get interested in full-time curation in the current metagame of steem."

I noticed the Dtube rewards and they were better for sure, but still not enough without a substantial amount of Steem Power to really be spending time out there as an curator looking for unvoted quality content. Probably having north of 20k SP would begin to make it more viable to westerners. But you'd still be making less than selling your share to bidbots, which is a shame.

Anyway, I'm glad for Dtube trying new approaches. Speaks a lot.
SMT can't come soon enough for Dtube!

Uploading video always giving me error. It gives error after finishing uploading when i savesit

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why i am not able to upload vedio plz help someone

same error message here. i have tried many times. will wait for now to try again.

LOL, me too... I guess the upload problem is not yet past us. Tried logging out and in again countless times (once usually works).

So happy to see this update. SMTs are going to be a huge advancement for awesome apps like yours built on the blockchain. Thank you DTube for all that you do for the community. 🎉🥂

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I'm not sure this is the right place but it seems impossible to get a stream key for DTube right now?

i can not up video on dtube?i want to help?

Hello everyone, I've tried uploading a video several times but it never works.Have already tried another browser firefox but without result.
Can someone help me solve the problem

But there is a problem. I can't watch any videos on DTube! Even those uploaded a few hours ago.

Do you guys upvote vids of none English speakers or at least gaming vids without commentary? Thanks for answering.

Wow..had no idea about this.

Dtube! - you guys provide an awesome service here, and I'm looking forward to providing more quality content for your platform!

Well well well. This does perk up my ears, dunnit?

Really good news!

A great change, why? Because in my case, for example, I had to drive my car to the places to film, that means gas a lot of money in gas, my equipment drone, camera, etc. At home editing, and programs for editing cost money, besides the power company, FPL, without power we can not use any electronic types of equipment. As you see @D.tube I know you have expenses but the people who work creating those videos also invest a lot of money and time and when we all calculate our expensive equal our return is NOT VALUE IN RETURN!

I hope you @D.tube, understand our side too,

Thank you so much.


Dude go to the library if u dont like to pay for power.

First, I am a lady, not a dude!! @dang007

Do you think that pay more than $200 a month's or more to create awesome clip videos, that I work more than 12 hours and besides if I don't pay an extra for Steem bot tracker nothing happens?

So put in my shoes before criticizing someone here, we all work hard for success.

I wish you the best and please don't criticize people who work very hard here in @steemit😊🐛🦋🍬

Do you think I can bring my computer to the library!! Lol

Labtop does not cost that much power to operate, u should go to library. I dont know where u live but 200 is over price, i have never heard anyone charge that much for computing power.

8 don't use laptops, I produce videos, and the computers are super big that is why the cos. In Florida the power company is expensive especially because the machine need to be very cool. Well. I wish you a happy and successful Steemit.

Nice one @dtube! :)


awesome. I am waiting for good payout from coming rewards then.

Thanks for the news and update @dtube , glad to hear there is an actual date set for the SMTs releaee!👍✌👌

I've been putting it off since joining Steemit but I can now sign up for Dtube!

Big news for all DTubers

Honestly, I had a rough time initially with justifying that large of a beneficiary percentage. Overtime I began to understand and changed a lot of my views about beneficiary rewards, especially ones that were being distributed to curators like this one. Ultimately, I think curation is not going to be fixed until SMTs arrive and we can have content driven dapps built on top of the platform. I like this change and I think it's going to make promoting a DTube a much easier sell. Overall I love the idea of IPFS, but I think we both agree that it's going to take some time for the technology to reach its' full potential (after I read your last post it seems we share the same concerns). All in all, I think this is a great move and wish you and the team success with this change.

@dtube, thank you for the information. Btw, what will be the name of your token?

See you at the Steem Fest.

Thats great news. I assume getting half of it as liquid played a big role in your decision. Pay off the fees easier.

really looking forward to seeing you guys again and this time not in Switzerland. The full video is almost done from your presentation. Will keep you posted when we put it online (with dtube of course)
Steemfest promises to be good.

Very welcome news. Can't wait to meet the crew at Steemfest.

Great to see you adapting to change which is needed at times when opportunity arise. I think the recent debacle from dlive will provide this opportunity to you. I did and appreciate seeing the additional curation rewards from you but sometimes adjusting to what the community wants is best. I am very excited to see how you move forward with the Smart Media Tokens in 2019 as this will bring an evolution to the ecosystem as we grow!

I'm doing my best to travel from Brazil to Poland, it'll be amazing to meet you all in person.

I've always been ok with the 25% cut, I just found it very hard to curate due to my vote being so low (0.02 at max) even though I keeping on continously powering up. That means the 50% curation reward basically had no effect on my side.

I'm glad I have chosen dTube over the (you know who) when I decided to embrace the video format - You guys ROCK!

Is "issuing our own token" akin to "going public on the stock exchange"?

Great development! I believe that more people will want to try this platform then. great04-1.gif

I still can't post to my blog :(

Dtube Token❤🎈🎈🎉 =D

And yet even more reasons why I love @dtube. Amazing Community Support always and the first "Real Video Platform" to share your content with the world. Thanks for all of the Love and Support @dtube #team and #creators.

Thank you so much for keeping our community updated!

DTube SMT should encourage every single Dtubers to bring more value to Dtube community!

I’m happy to part of this amazing DTube community!!!!

Sounds great but my DTube isn't working for 3 days now... Everytime when I try to upload a video I get an unkown error... :-/ Doesn't matter which browser or device I'm using...

DTube didn't take 25% fee. Infact DTube was distributing it. I liked and enjoyed the previous policy. Well, wish all the best.

great news!! see you guys at steemfest!! @dtubedaily will be representing!!

Its really fantastic news for us.

This is real goodnews for me.
I am new here and hope to share great videos.
Indeed, my introduction post will be a video

That's really awesome @dtube. Thank you for this!

Another great incentive @dtube.
I love how you are always willing to try new strategies, and are consistently responsive to the feedback of your users.

Super duper both for the 10% and the SMTs newssss. Can't wait to see all these new changes in action. Thanks for the update! This is aweeeesome :)

I'll wait few days for you to power up and then I'll post a new track on dtube to celebrate!!
That 10% is a blessing for all content creators, I personally loved the @dtube.rewards system, as I've been very vocal about how we should be rewarded, did videos about it, and I really feel that we had been heard.
I even noticed that musical content was being diligently picked by the dtube curation team so no complain neither on that side...

And it's so freaking important to respect the creators, as they are a part of the driving force on Dtube, the other part being the curators and the audience of course.
In the long run we want creators that post daily, and get paid daily...
Maybe some of the Dlive SP should be redirected to Dtube?

Great news and yeeah, I'm finally able to post and upvote content 😄😄😄

Exciting outlook - and this time i really mean exciting by typing the word "exciting"

great news. glad to learn come march 2019 after the smt we looking fprward to dtube having its own token powered by smt!

Wow. This will surely encourage me to post more drum videos. Thank you.
The previous arrangement had created a mental block for me.

A quick question for those that know more about @dtube than I do. I have been trying to post my gaming videos on dtube, but for the life of me, it will not allow it. I have tried all of the "help" posts on Steemit I can, but none work. Thanks - hansenatortravel

Glad I could help some with delegation either way

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Wow great news

Btw, i am lost in a

Failed to load https://v2.steemconnect.com/api/broadcast: Response for preflight is invalid (redirect)

error on Chrome. Disabled and removed anything that may be conflicting but didn't have any success.


Do videos still get "pushed out of" the ipfs if not watched for two weeks or so?

I have content I would like to move to here from #dlive, but, it is not material that is watched often by a lot of people. Many of the videos might not be watched for months.

The material targets a very small audience. Mainly Cherokee language learners such as myself. (https://busy.org/created/cherokee-language)

My Internet here is also "poor" so it takes a lot of time and effort to get things to upload successfully. (Upload < 512kbps with packet loss)

use your own ipfs node and videos will never "pushed out of"

it does not matter if we cant post and i who have bought steem cannot post to Dtube anymore...please advise

it does not matter if we cant post and i who have bought steem cannot post to Dtube anymore...please advise

Wow, glad I read this I wasn't aware of the 25%, but wondered why I would continue to receive rewards from dtube.
I've also heard live streams are now possible through Dtube? if this is the case, I think you guys really need to advertise that more... People are starting to look at alternative options... but if they were aware the the original platform Dtube, now had these features, I think more people would rather support and help grow a platform that has been with us for a while... I know personally, I would!

Dtube we never even gave a fu*k about you "taking" 25% from us!

You always gave us the most :)

So, grateful forever & after!

Peace & love

Great news! After dlive gave us the D, I simply stopped making videos...but this may just persuade me to start back up!

Awesome, Dtube all the way

@dtube I have been trying to upload a video for a week now tried mozilla and firefox, gets to a point where it uploads, uploads snap etc as I click submit it just hangs and goes no further. I have tried numerous videos too please assist? Thanks in Advance :) Cheer$;)

I have the same problem, I am disappointed in dtube

dtube Hello good morning

pne idea: you should keep the 25% from the authors rewards generated by @dtube votes, so you can invest in Dtube development and put the rewards generated from other votes to zero. But the 25% extra to voters was a genius idea....sad people didn't understand.

glad we are back with good news.

I wasn't aware DTube intends to have its own SMT. That's awesome!

i can not up video on dtube.SUBMIT ERROR UNKNOWN.I NEED HELP?

cant comment, vote, or upload on dtube

works again

Hi DTube, I have been getting "unknown error" any time I have tried to upload to DTube for about a month now. Any ideas on what to do? Thanks!

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@dtube when are we going to be able to schedule our videos? It would help a lot to most of us

hey, i got a question, is there a length limit on tube?
ive been working on a video for a while, its gonna end up being about 25 minutes i think, is that too long to post?

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Andrew, I agree 100% with you about the ability for complete liquidation of our SP, and that it should just be liquid steem. Dtube mansion Krakow was dope - and those slat mines.. thanks for the puff 🙏💨

@dtube ! I am having trouble uploading videos for around 1 day now, it keeps giving me the message below. Is there a reason why? Screen Shot 2018-11-16 at 7.08.26 PM.png

This is good news for all dtubers . I love uploading my videos on dtube , thanks to this I have met wonderful and incredible people , with a lot of talent

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Is there a way to delegate some SP to DTube and get rewards?

Sorry but it would've been cooler if we were able to upload them videos maybe then we've could have gotten them rewards. Many are SO unhappy with the same issue the D.Tube Unknown Upload Error. :(