PewDiePie Explains Controversial ADL Donation U-Turn, Slams 'Nazi Cross' Alarm


PewDiePie's long-awaited response to the fallout from his decision to pull a $50,000 donation from the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) is here. In a typically honest display, the YouTube king demonstrates why he is so popular with a personal and touching outlook on fame that shows everything his followers love about him. PewDiePie Keeps It Real Addressing ADL Donation Fallout There are several...

Fortnite YouTuber Formula Tells Fans to 'Sell Their Beds' to Go Pro, Sees Backlash

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Fortnite YouTuber Formula causes controversy by suggesting that aspiring gaming streamers should sell their beds to buy professional equipment. One follower of the YouTuber, who has more than 2.5 million subscribers on YouTube, called it "some of the worst advice" posted on Twitter. On Twitter, Formula gave followers his suggestions for saving money to buy more powerful gaming equipment used for...

Twitch Steals Top YouTube Fortnite Streamer Nick Eh 30

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The streaming wars are heating up. Today, YouTube Live's biggest Fortnite streamer, Nicholas 'Nick Eh 30' Amyoony, announced he is taking his 4.6 million-strong legion of subscribers known as the Eh Team over to rival Amazon-owned streaming platform Twitch. Starting from Sep. 1, 24-year old Nick Eh 30 will stream exclusively on Twitch abandoning a berth as YouTube's leading streamer with an...

Bitcoin Expert Schools 'Idiot' Scammer in Legendary Fashion

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Somewhere, there's a crypto scammer ruing the decision to pitch a fraudulent investment scheme to Bitcoin educator Ben Perrin. The Canadian YouTuber turned the tables on the scammer in epic fashion, defrauding the would-be thief and donating the proceeds to charity. So how did Perrin do it? The same way fraudsters manage to steal from their victims – winning their confidence before emptying their...

Teenage Crypto Millionaire Shills Dilbert Creator's WHEN Token

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By CCN: One of bitcoin's youngest millionaires, Erik Finman, made a major declaration on Friday. Crypto adopters will get fabulously wealthy over the next decade, he claimed recently. And now, he says, those fortunes could be made with the WHEN token. He believes it will be the next huge thing in crypto. The WHEN token, for those unfamiliar, is backed by WhenHub, a company founded by Dilbert...

Don't Believe the Hype: Netflix Implementing Ads Would Be Suicide


By CCN: Staying ad-free will be the death of Netflix. Or, at least that's what YouTube and JPMorgan believe. On a panel at IAB's Digital Content NewFronts today, executives from the two companies discussed Netflix ads (or lack thereof) alongside representatives from UM media agency and MediaLink. The panel overwhelmingly agreed that Netflix would have to start serving up ads soon or other...

YouTube's Biggest Star PewDiePie Swaps Stream to Blockchain Video Platform

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YouTube's most popular content creator will ditch the video juggernaut in favor of crypto-based DLive in a massive win for blockchain awareness and adoption. With 93 million subscribers (and counting) Felix Kjellberg AKA PewDiePie is without question YouTube's biggest, most successful creator, with an estimated net worth of between $30-$50 million. His "work" as a vlogger, entertainer and gamer...

PewDiePie Rockets Back to YouTube Throne Despite New Zealand Controversy

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PewDiePie once again reigns supreme on YouTube. Indian music corporation T-Series briefly managed to open up a nearly 11,000 subscriber lead, before an epic rally pushed Felix Kjellberg back into pole position, even as he continues to face controversy over his appearance in the New Zealand terrorist's manifesto. PewDiePie Recovers after T-Series Briefly Leads YouTube Subscriber Count In what has...

Freemium Isn't Free! Free Mobile Games Generated a Whopping $61 Billion in 2018

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The 2018 end-of-year report by Nielsen-owned gaming research company SuperData has revealed that so-called freemium games - games that are free to play but typically enable microtransactions for users to purchase upgrades and gizmos - are dominating the entertainment market, generating a massive $88 billion in the past year. Unsurprisingly this segment also known as free-to-play or F2P is...

Prominent YouTuber Claims Brave's BAT Payments System Violates GDPR


Prominent YouTube personality Tom Scott has accused Brave, the adblock browser, of unethical and possibly illegal behavior by collecting BAT donations on his behalf from viewers without his knowledge or consent. Writing in a Twitter thread posted on December 21, Scott stated that Brave is essentially obtaining money under false pretexts from users because he has not authorized the platform to...

Content Creators on YouTube, Twitch, and Wikipedia Can Now Accept Ripple (XRP)

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Content creators on the internet will now be able to accept payments in XRP tokens directly from their users. The tipping-for-content has become possible because of Coil, the brainchild of Stefan Thomas, the former CTO of Ripple Labs. The San Francisco company has launched the beta version of its browser extension app of the same name, which allows users to tip content creators directly via XRP...

Joe Rogan Discusses Ethereum-Based Twitter, in Light of Alex Jones

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On the Joe Rogan podcast (JRE podcast), American singer-songwriter Shooter Jennings and Joe Rogan discussed Ethereum-based Twitter alternative Peepeth, which allows anyone to release permanent tweets embedded into the blockchain, without censorship. Throughout the podcast, Rogan and Jennings went back and forth on the Alex Jones situation, sharing the general sentiment that Facebook, YouTube, and...

Firefox Founder's Blockchain-Based Brave Browser is #12 Top Tech Firm of 2018


On June 12, The Wall Street Journal released its “Top 25 Tech Companies to Watch in 2018” list, featuring innovative startups in the AI, blockchain and cybersecurity sector. The list ranked Brave Software, the blockchain-based browser created by Firefox and JavaScript creator Brendan Eich at twelveth. Brave Browser’s Progress Over the past year, Brave Browser, which compensates publishers with...

Poland's Central Bank Admits to Sponsoring a Smear Campaign on Cryptocurrencies


The Central Bank of Poland has admitted to sponsoring a smear campaign against cryptocurrencies on Facebook, Google and Youtube. This news was first reported on a Polish news portal, money.pl. The controversial campaign was a video done by Youtuber Marcin Dubiel, titled “I LOST ALL THE MONEY?!” The video starts with a young man investing all his money in cryptocurrencies, only to be embarrassed...

ALMBank Platform To Improve Access To Crypto Labor

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This is a sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. As the cryptocurrency market continues to expand, so too does the demand for labor serving that market. Unfortunately, platforms have not been available that allow people to find secure employment in the evolving cryptocurrency industry...

Aussie Startup to Protect TV, Film Scripts against Piracy with Blockchain


A startup in Australia has launched a blockchain-based manuscript protection platform that will protect creative artists from having their ideas stolen before they sign their contracts. Sydney-based Veredictum will take on piracy in the film and television industry starting with script distribution and a future focus on tackling illegal downloads.  Veredictum Scripts is its first module of smart...

Country Singer John Barrett Celebrates Bitcoin in ‘Ode To Satoshi’


Cryptocurrency inspires all segments of society, from Wall Street bankers to American country singers. Country singer John Barrett now offers up his own inspiration in his “Ode to Satoshi.” Barrett hails Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of Bitcoin as someone who “came to save the day.” He dedicates the song to famous country singer Pete Seeger and bitcoin evangelist Andreas Antonopoulos. Barrett...

YouTube to Integrate New Tipping Feature - Let's Talk About the Possibility of Bitcoin


YouTube recently released news about integrating a new direct-to-creator tipping/funding feature. This is most likely to compete against Vimeo's Tip Jar feature. This is great news for content creators and YouTubers everywhere, but the potential could be largely expanded if YouTube includes Bitcoin. [divider]CCN[/divider] Here's the playing field between YouTube and Vimeo. [dropcap...