The founder and host of the Rubin Report YouTube channel Dave Rubin announced to be leaving Patreon along with Dr. Jordan Peterson while both trying to find an alternative solution involving crypto. Let’s take a closer look about their decision in the latest crypto news. Rubin explained:
‘’This is why Dr. Jordan Peterson and I are leaving Patreon and working on an alternative. It’s becoming clearer and clearer to me that crypto and decentralization will have to play a significant role.’’
According to him, decentralization, especially in the finance sector, plays a key role today where content creators sustain their platforms via digital payments. Speaking on a podcast, Dr. Jordan Peterson pointed out that he is receiving more than $80,000 per month on Patreon for the work that he publishes on YouTube almost daily such as his classes, speeches, and interviews. However, Peterson and Rubin decided to leave Patreon after multiple other accounts were banned without prior notice so both of them will now try to find an alternative platform. Peterson said:
‘’I’ve been working on a system to allow authors and other people who engage publicly on intellectual issues to interact more effectively with their readers and viewers and listeners. What we’re going to try and do as fast as we possibly can is to set this system up on a subscriber model that’s analogous to Patreon. It will have a bunch of additional features, which I don’t want to talk about right now, and I don’t want to overpromise because the system is new.’’
Based on the statements of Rubin, it seems likely that the new platform could include cryptocurrencies since Peterson made clear that payment processors such as Visa and Mastercard should not censor the accounts depending on the users’ political bias.