One of my friends is a streamer and he was complaining about the fees charged on his donations by Youtube. Also, I saw the case of YouNow that was growing despite using their own cryptocurrency (props) as donations, a short-lived and relatively unknown cryptocurrency. So, as a Bitcoiner, I have decided to create an alternative with Bitcoin lightning payments and I believe many would prefer receiving sats instead of Props.
What it does
Live streaming platform with built-in Bitcoin tipping. It enables live streamers to go live in seconds, engage with their audience and #stacksats
How I built it
We have used Blockstack for authentication and storing data, Jitsi WebRTC for streaming and OpenNode for bitcoin payments.
Challenges I ran into
The main problem was to decide which streaming solution would be ideal for starting a live streaming platform, since there are many solutions, but most of them are for big players.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Building the first live streaming platform with built-in Bitcoin tipping.
What I learned
I had to learn about many different live streaming solutions and how each one is better at certain things.
What's next for SatsHi
- Adding more paid interactions other than SuperChat. Example, stickers, displaying something on video, joining the live, etc
- Scheduling live streams
- More social features such as being notified everytime your favorite streamers go live, etc.