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YouTube king PewDiePie gives streaming startup DLive major boost

Chinese-led company sees user numbers jump 67% in bid to dethrone Amazon unit

No.1 Youtuber PewDiePie now uses blockchain-based DLive as his exclusive streaming platform

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- The livestreaming platform DLive is seeking to become the second Chinese-led tech company to topple an American giant as it aims to snatch the top spot from Amazon-backed Twitch in the up-and-coming industry.

Inspired by the Chinese video sharing app TikTok surpassing Facebook earlier this year as the world's most preferred social networking app in terms of downloads, Chinese-born and American-educated founders Charles Wayn and Cole Chen, have set high goals for DLive.

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