How the Old DTube Worked

Updated on September 5, 2019
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This Is About DTube in the Past

This article is mostly about how DTube used to work.

This article is not completely useless though, as you can still connect a DTube account to Steemit and earn steem. But there have been so many major changes that I am going to write a new article on the updated version of DTube.


What is Steemit?

Before I get into what Dtube is I need to explain what Steemit is. Steemit is a social media website that runs on the STEEM blockchain. Users earn money based on how much STEEM they have invested into the platform by owning STEEM Power.


You Earn Cryptocurrency on Steemit

Steem and Steem Dollars

On Steemit you earn STEEM and STEEM Dollars (SBD). You can then cash out these two currencies or use STEEM to power up your account to have more STEEM Power.

You can trade both STEEM and SBD on a cryptocurrency exchange for Bitcoins which you can then trade for money at certain exchanges.

There are multiple ways to earn STEEM and SBD

  • Post content and get upvotes.
  • With a lot STEEM Power, you can earn STEEM by upvoting or curating content on the blockchain.
  • Write comments and get upvotes.
  • You can also get small amounts of STEEM from resteeming content or sharing it.

How to Get Cash from Steem?

How to Get Cash Overview

  1. I convert my Steem to Bitcoins.
  2. I then transfer those Bitcoins to my Coinbase account.
  3. I then sell my Bitcoins for US dollars.
  4. I then transfer the money to a linked bank account.

Convert Your Steem to Bitcoins

First you will need to convert your Steem and Steem Dollars into Bitcoins. That or find an exchange that takes Steem and Steem Dollars.

I recommend converting Steem and Steem Dollars to Bitcoins as every cryptocurrency exchange takes those.

Some Popular Cryptocurrency Exchanges

I live in the USA, so I can use Coinbase to sell Bitcoins and cash out to my bank account. Binance is another huge cryptocurrency exchange. This exchange is worldwide.

What Is Steem Power?

Steemit Is Confusing

How steemit works is confusing for new users, and I highly recommend giving the steemit FAQ a read.

More Steam Power Equals Stronger Votes

The more Steem Power you have, the stronger your votes on Steemit are. How the STEEM blockchain and Steemit works are complex. But for a beginner just know you get rewards when people give you upvotes. The more STEEM Power they have, the more rewards you get.

You Earn Rewards for Seven Days

Lastly, the most important thing to know is that you only earn rewards on a single piece of content for seven days. After seven days you collect however much STEEM or SBD you earn.

What Does Dtube Have to Do with Steemit?

How Does Dtube Work?

Content creators upload videos to a channel. Dtube is structured very much like a YouTube alternative website. Everything about earning on steemit applies to Dtube. You still earn from votes, and you earn STEEM on content for seven days.

Dtube Runs on Steemit

Dtube is a video upload platform that runs on the Steemit platform. You need a Steemit account to log into Dtube. You can log into Dtube with either your Steemit private posting key or use SteemConnect.

What Is SteemConnect?

This guide on Steemit explains what account keys Steemit has. SteemConnect is an API you can use to log into other programs that run on the STEEM blockchain, and it is very safe to use.

I recommend using Steemconnect instead of giving away one of your account keys.

The Dtube website login options.
The Dtube website login options. | Source

Why Do People Want Alternatives to YouTube?

Why Use Anything Other Than YouTube?

Why use Dtube or any YouTube alternative? YouTube is the largest website for user-created content.

It Is Harder to Make Money on YouTube Now

YouTube has made earning money from ads much harder. YouTube has been demonetizing videos and enforcing a much stricter ad policy.

Earning Money from Ad Revenue Is Hard

The fact is on YouTube unless you have other revenue streams if you earn from ads you are at the mercy of Google. Advertisers are cracking down, and some are leaving YouTube. Google is getting much stricter with who can earn money from ads.

YouTube Partner Program Requirements

Here are the YouTube Partner Program requirements. Here is a summary of the requirements. Information taken from Google support.

  • YPP is available in your country
  • You have more than 4,000 watch hours in the previous 12 months
  • You have more than 1,000 subscribers
  • You create content that meets YouTube Partner Program policies
  • You have linked an approved AdSense account

The Dtube homepage.
The Dtube homepage. | Source

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

Questions & Answers

  • How do you join Dtube?

    To join Dtube, you need a Steemit account. There is a wait time to sign up for Steemit unless you pay some cryptocurrency to speed up the process.

    Once you have a Steemit account, you can log into Dtube with your account name and private posting key. Your account keys are at the bottom page of your wallet.

    Or you can use SteemConnect which is a trusted API. You would log into SteemConnect, and this would log you into Dtube. I recommend logging in this way.

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    • EricFarmer8x profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Farmer 

      15 months ago from Rockford Illinois

      Thanks for the comment. Steemit and the applications that run on it are still growing. I only wonder if they will ever become big.

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      Tony Manc 

      15 months ago

      I fear that the problem may be one of exposure for Dtube. No one was up all night coming up with that name by the way....and having read your content here, it could be that it’s just a bit too clever in the way it’s being structured, which will put new users off. In saying that, my go to search engine used to be ‘All The Web’ then this new player called ‘Google’ (I think it’s called...) came along and, well, that was that but, for Dtube, it has to be more than crypto currency clever to do a Google. For now though, it’s back to YouTube for me. Thanks for posting this though, it was an interesting read.

    • EricFarmer8x profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Farmer 

      23 months ago from Rockford Illinois

      I don't own or run DTube. I would check the website for a contact email or try to find a way to reach the team. They have a Discord server you can join if you know what Discord is and how to use it.

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      23 months ago

      I have submitted details to sign in as a member but have still not had a verification by you.

      You site was recommended by a former US marine who used to post on YouTube as he said that he was on this site. Since I am a fan of his I too would like to sign in as

      “mcacader “. Could you please assist me?

      Thank you.


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