We are glad to announce $TUBE is now available on Graviex exchange with trading pairs BTC, ETH and USDT.
That is the first time users can buy $TUBE directly with Ethereum (ETH) and Tether (USDT). The Russian based exchange was launched in 2017 and claims to focus on security and reliability.
$TUBE is a privacy cryptocurrency and is the lifeblood of the ad-free BitTube.video and BitTube.social platforms. Following our recent onboarding in the Blockchain Privacy, Security & Adoption Alliance (BPSAA) we would like to establish a presence on common exchanges with its members and Graviex seems a good fit.
BitTube.social is a Mastodon instance featuring $TUBE monetization and donations. Follow anyone on any server and browse among more than 4.4M people. Publish anything you want: links, pictures, text, video.
For the past few months, we have completed our integration with The fediverce, namely the PeerTube and Mastodon open-source projects. The fediverse (“federated universe”) is the name for all websites that can communicate with each other over ActivityPub and the World Wide Web.
The BitTube.social and BitTube.video are instances using the federated network to showcase our ad-free monetization model called AirTime. We aim to expand the use of the decentralized…
Today we are introducing wrapped TUBE. This a token with the ticker wTUBE that runs on the Ethereum network. It is designed to improve the native $TUBE coin’s liquidity and interoperability. $TUBE holders can now enjoy swaps to other ERC20 tokens like wBTC and Tether. This opens the door for BitTube to enter the world of the Ethereum network and the world of DeFi.
While wTUBE price is determined by supply and demand, it is also tied to the current supply of the $TUBE coin. When users swap $TUBE coin to wTUBE, the current $TUBE coin supply will be adjusted…
Time flies! What a turbulent year it’s been for everyone. We hope you are safe, healthy and still in good spirits. Before going into 2021 we want to wrap up the year on a positive note, recapping everything we’ve accomplished with BitTube in 2020, and what’s in store for 2021.
So, here we go. In summary, this year we:
We have released an update to BitTubeVid. It includes the ability to create your own Premium Storage plans announced recently.
Get the update here: https://github.com/ipbc-dev/BitTubeVid/releases/tag/v0.2.6
BitTubeVid is the underlying codebase for bittube.video. It’s an open-source repository based on the federated PeerTube project. By hosting your own instance, you can set your own rules and guidelines (or lack thereof). The natural benefits of decentralization in this way is self-evident. Of course, it follows that you bear responsibility for hosting your instance’s video content. This update allows you to define Premium Storage plans to try to offset cost, where users can pay…
Today we’re announcing Premium storage options for bittube.video. These are paid plans to unlock more storage over the default instance quota of 50 GB.
We have reached a point in our development where we can finally start allocating more resources towards bittube.video and other upcoming federated products (like bittube.social). We are introducing Premium storage options now for several reasons. This will be our first integrated paid service after upgrading to the much faster TUBE4 chain. It allows us to monitor and improve the payment process based on user feedback. It also allows us to gauge the demand for such a…
Sadly, today the BitTube.tv platform was suspended by Google. We suspect that this happened due to a frivolous takedown request of a user’s post by a foreign government, which we did not follow up on. The suspension was without notice, likely automated and done without review.
We are currently appealing the suspension, but we don’t know how long this process will take.
Once again this proves the urgent need for actually decentralized solutions. While BitTube.tv has been cloud based as a stopgap, our BitTube.video platform is peer-to-peer, powered by ActivityPub and WebTorrent and is using our very own AirTime plugin.
We deeply apologize for the inconvenience. Hopefully things will be back to normal soon.
Update 3 Sep: BitTube.tv is back online. We are taking measures to ensure this won't happen again.
The BitTube Team
If you use the GUI wallet to store funds, check out this guide on how to manually convert your TUBEs from legacy (v3) to BitTube Cash 4.0 (tube4). This service will be maintained for 1 year (until 2021/7/29). The conversion on exchanges and extension wallets is automatic. Exchanges will begin using the newer Tube4 address for deposit shortly after the hardfork. …
We are happy to announce that the BitTube blockchain is moving from CryptoNight to the new Cuckoo Cycle proof-of-work. We have been working on this development for over 6 months. In this article, we want to address some technicals, motivations and what this means for you, the end-user.
On July 29th, TUBE will change its proof-of-work to Cuckoo Cycle. This is not a simple hardfork. The process involves terminating the legacy coin emission and swapping all balances to a brand new blockchain.
Things you need to know: