Dtube Mainnet: launches on 01/10/2020

in #dtube4 years ago (edited)

We are super pleased to announce that the Dtube mainnet is finally ready and will be publicly launched next week on 1/10/2020 around 4PM UTC. Our ultimate testing period was really succesfull and it provided us with enough time to fix remaining blockchain bugs, and understand how should we proceed with economics, as well as implement some UI changes to solve plenty of ergonomic issues that will finally make DTube more understandable to the average internet user.

UI Patch Notes

Added sliders

Changing your voting power on each vote was a bit tedious in DTube before. We now have sliders similar to some other Steem/Hive UIs that will appear when you try to vote. Choosing how much power to spend on each vote just became a whole lot easier.

screenshot voting sliders

Also on the video publish page, you will find two sliders, one for the vote power, another for burning DTC to promoting your videos.

This promote feature is also available in comments.

Vote details improved

In order for everyone to understand the economics of DTube, and how to optimize their votes, we added a new page that lists all votes for a video, and shows the respective rewards of each voter, and whether they have claimed the DTC reward.

Demo link

Your DTC rewards

Since the last economy change, you now have to claim your DTC rewards to get it into your balance. But if you do that, you will stop earning for this vote.

Go to My Channel -> Rewards to see the list of your rewards and claim them (if you want to)

screenshot rewards

Upload page design improvements

We recently improved our upload page to allow for direct peer-to-peer uploads and third party sharing (yt,twitch,daily,etc), but it was ugly. So @hightouch decided that it needed some visual improvement and should make it clearer.

new upload design screenshot

new upload design screenshot2

Dedicated page for subscribed feed

This page has been missing for a long time, you were only able to see your subscribed feed from the homepage. Now it has a dedicated page and you can scroll to find old videos. Once logged in, you will see 'My Feed' in the side menu that will take you there.

Demo link

DTube In-App Help

We have brand new documentation for DTube. Docs are mainly created to provide new users a better user experience and anyone can edit it with the edit button on the help section or can suggest adding new pages or edit directly from github.

User search

You can now search users directly from the big search field in the top menu. Just start typing and if any channel matches your search, it will display it underneath.

Vote for leaders!

Any user that holds at least 100 DTube Coin but isn't yet voting for blockchain leaders will have an annoying notification that constantly reminds him that he should.

vote leader notification demo

Not enough bandwidth?

Holding DTC is crucial to generating bandwidth for your account and being able to transact on the blockchain. By using our free signup, new users receive a lot of starting bandwidth (64 kilobytes), but only 0.1 to 1 DTC. So if they start using d.tube moderately, they usually run out of bandwidth after a few weeks.

We now have a detailed popup explaining to these users why they cannot proceed, and how long they will need to wait according to their current DTC balance.

not enough bandwidth demo

New page dedicated to settings

The settings menu grew a lot over time, and became harder to use on mobile. We dedicated a page to it now, and it's available from the left-menu now

Demo link

What will happen on mainnet launch

All of the testnet accounts and videos will be ported into the genesis block of the mainnet.

The token sale investors balances will be set to the amount they bought. All other user accounts will all start at 0 balance, will need to claim their airdrop to start using DTube normally again, or purchase DTCs if they are not eligible for it.

Similarly to our last testnet reset, all of the testnet videos are also getting ported inside the genesis block, however all the votes (and associated pending rewards) will be removed.

Existing testnet leaders will group up a few hours before the scheduled launch time. If enough leaders join and ensure a good security to the network, the mainnet will become accessible live on d.tube at around 4PM on 1/10/2020. If you want to be a leader at the launch, please join our discord channel and present yourself in #leader-candidates.

The airdrop and the team shares will be held in the @dtube account during the respective distribution periods (respectively 6 months and 12 months).

Exchanges listings

Yes we will have at least one centralized exchange on launch day.

We will also operate a @dtube.swap account that will allow swapping DTC to other protocols (ERC-20, TRC-20, Hive-Engine token), which will enable us to trade DTC on Ethereum, Tron, or Hive based decentralized exchanges (hive-engine / uniswap / justswap)

There's a lot of changes coming in the upcoming weeks, so expect more articles to follow soon. If you find any bug in the UI patch, feel free to submit an issue on GitHub. For any question related to the launch of the mainnet, please comment on this article!

Previous Articles on Dtube Blog

New testnet patch notes
Delay in mainnet Launch, testnet reset,new economy
DTC Launch Rescheduled
Dtube Airdrop is Coming
Dtube's Upload gets Upgraded

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After past events I'm obviously sceptical but I really hope this is it now

A lot of issues that caused the chain to halt multiple times in the last months have been fixed, and it has been stable since then.

You can track the progress of the mainnet preparation here: https://github.com/dtube/avalon/commits/mainnet

Awesome. Let's hope to see the community and the platform revive. :)

Congrats! It looks good, worth the wait.

Oh wow, this is amazing! Great work to all the Dtube team.

A job well well done!

Finally it is happening. Great work team and a lot of improvements is what we see.
All the best for the launch.

Bring it on 🔥🔥 , it makes me more proud now to serve on Dtube as an Creator 😌❤🙌💯 , Love you guys 😘 , Best wishes ✌

I've been waiting for this for a long time and everything looks great, I can't wait for the mainnet to launch anymore :)

Congratulations! Does this mean is that making DTube videos into Hive posts enables one to dip in both pools?

wow! It's finallly coming 🎉🎉🎉

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This is a great news for dtubers sin HIVE... Greetings from Venezuelans Dtubers Community @vdc.

Great job, @dtube!
Can we know who is eligible for the airdrop?

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Thank you, very kind! 🙏

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That good news for content creator,congtrats 👍👍👍

Great news!

Then .... I would say .... GG to all the Team.

It will be a great revolution for us.
Thanks in advance guys !
I can't stand to use it !!!!!

Happy for Dtube team and community

Big great news we all have been looking forward to :)) Congrats in advance!! Spicy!

Congratulations @dtube team

Finally... This is great news indeed and looking forward to having it next month

Cant wait to see it in action.


Great Job! See you guys on the other side!:)

Great news! Can't wait.

Also awesome to see some oldskool people commenting on this :)

I'm impressed you guys are still here

superb !!!!

Am I seeing something wrong? Or maybe I am just ignorant or something but why does it say mainnet launches 1-10-20 ?? Thats nearly 9 months ago.

I would appreciate anyone clearing this up for me!

American vs British way of writing date. Here it's Day-Month-Year as opposed to Month-Day-Year in the US. :)

Either that, or the DTube devs have invented time travel.

Uaah! Time to come back! Good work!