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Basic Attention Token (BAT) Wakes Up Following Bitcoin’s BTC $6,500 Target

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Following the drop to $5,200 which the pair BTC/USD experienced last week, bitcoin proved many bearish predictions wrong with the present performance as it just topped the $6,400 mark with 5.60% increase in the last 24-hours which is equal to $400 gain. While its dominance against altcoins in the crypto-verse has been very visible since the beginning of April (BTC 56.0%), in most occasions when it is standing in the green in general the leading coins follow the positive sentiment.

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Read: All Eyes On $6,400: Bitcoin (BTC) Taps $6,100 In Clear Uptrend

Taken from the above article – Mainstream analysts, like Fundstrat’s Rob Sluymer, are also bullish. In a research note released just recently, the Fundstrat Global Advisors chartist wrote that “Bitcoin’s long-term technical profiles continue to point to a new up cycle,” looking to the fact that BTC continues to trade far above its 200-day moving average. This comes just days after he remarked that it would be wise for investors to “use pending pullbacks,” which may soon arrive as a result of Bitcoin being overbought per some indicators, to “accumulate BTC in the second quarter.” However, keeping mind that the next resistance to clear is the very important $6,450 which as acted as a support for a very long time before the great decline.

On the other hand, per time of writing the famous yet 23rd ranked cryptocoin Basic Attention Token (BAT) has recovered 21.60% in the last 24-hours leading the BTC market for 15.20% – reaching a level of $0.3433 against the US Dollar.

The expansion of Brave, an internet browser which is built with blockchain technology and uses Basic Attention token as means for transferring value through the browser is a great example of how day by day it become more convincing for more people that cryptocurrencies have the potential of daily usage. Recently, the browser even took over the position of Google Chrome as the second most downloaded browser for mobile for a short period of time. At the moment, both browsers are competing for the second position, with Mozilla Firefox holding the first position.

The browser integrates its code with a wallet that allows users to reward content creators and receive rewards for their interaction:

Last week, we hooked up our cryptocurrency wallet to our Brave creator account. Those tiny micropayments that Brave users had tossed into the Archive’s virtual tip jar had accumulated, growing into more than 9k Brave Attention Tokens (BAT) – the equivalent of $2500 USD! – the team added

Its story – The Basic Attention Token, which transacts the token transfers in the via Ethereum’s blockchain, made its debut in the cryptocurrency industry with the target of resolving present marketing and advertising issues with which individuals have to deal with in the particular industry.

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Brave is Gaining a Lot of Traction, and May Soon Dethrone Google Chrome

Brave has become the most popular browser of the crypto community. It was able to conquer this demanding audience thanks to its philosophy of using blockchain technologies to change the way we conceive the entertainment and content distribution industry.

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Brave Logo

However, the rest of its features are so attractive that Brave not only grew within the community: It is already one of the Top 3 mobile browsers with the most downloads at a global level.

Recently, Brave even dethroned Google Chrome from its privileged position as the second browser on the list for a brief period of time. Right now, both apps are competing for the silver medal, although neither has so far been able to be a dangerous competitor to Mozilla Firefox.

BAT: The Cryptocurrency that “Measures” How Popular Brave is

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BAT Logo is Inspired by Brave’s Philosophy

Basic Attention Token is a cryptocurrency developed by Brave to be used as a mechanism for transfering value through the browser. The idea is to reward users for viewing content while rewarding creators for their work, leaving aside intrusive practices such as unauthorized advertising, data tracking, etc.

Throughout the year, Basic Attention Token (BAT) grew as fast as its parent company’s browser. The fact that it was listed by Coinbase and Circle strongly stimulated its trading, increasing its marketcap, however, it is currently experiencing an important correction that could take its value to levels close to the band of 0.25 – 0.30 USD per token.

Dissenter: The New Competitor That Ditches BAT in Favor of BTC

To comply with its philosophy Brave Browser intends to use Basic
Attention Token. This altcoin is very popular, not only because of its
philosophy but also because it provides great profit opportunities for traders.

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Dissenter Logo

However, not everyone agrees with this idea. Many BTC maximalists dislike using altcoins, so they would have preferred the popular browser to be powered by the undisputed crypto King: Bitcoin (BTC).

For this group of people, the GAB team developed Dissenter
browser, a Brave fork that eliminates certain unnecessary features, while
leaving the best of the browser.

The controversy around this browser arose after the founder of Brave attacked Dissenter’s team because the idea of removing BAT didn’t seem very pleasant. He also accused the GAB team of plagiarizing his technology, alleging that this browser has no reason to be.

For its part, the Dissenter team reminded Brave’s CEO that
his browser is another fork of Chrome, which is a fork of the open source
project “Chromium”.

So far the future of these Browsers, although uncertain,
seems very promising, and despite the polemics, one thing is certain: The
crypto-browsers are here to stay (no matter what token they use).

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New Fork of Brave Browsers Ditches BAT for a Lightning Network BTC Wallet. Brave’s CEO is Not Too Happy About This

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Gab, an uncensored microblogging platform is promoting the adoption of a Brave Browser fork, which instead of being powered by BAT will use BTC as its native cryptocurrency.

The
startup owned by Andrew Torba promotes BTC as “free speech Money”, praising its
properties.

Dissenter Browser will be a fork of Brave with no BAT Support

In the
beginning, Torba’s company developed a plugin which they advertised as “the
coment section of the internet.” The plugin allowed comments and discussions on
websites that didn’t offer that option (such as Rotten Tomatoes, CNN and
even Wikipedia comments).

However,
the plugin was removed by Mozilla and Google, which drove the corporation to
take its actions one step further.

Faced
with the censorship of various payment processors such as PayPal, Square,
Coinbase or CashApp, the group decided to use the Brave Browser code as the
basis for the development of its own internet browser.

As a result, it would be impossible to withdraw the plugin since there would be no rules of interaction in a broad sense of the word.

No More BAT. Welcome BTC

However, one of the things that cause more controversy is the decision to eliminate the support of Basic Attention Token, Brave’s native cryptocurrency and replace this technology with a BTC wallet compatible with Lightning Network.

The
move caused a lot of discomfort on the part of the Brave team. Brendan
Eich, creator of Brave accused Gab’s team of being a “parasite fork”.

Eich’s comments generated a kind of virtual fight in which Eich denied brave courage and accused them of wanting to have a fork to execute an extension, and Gab’s team accused Eich of hypocritical (Brave is also a fork of the Chromium Browser)and developing a fork to list a crypto.

So far,
Dissenter Browser has not been released, however the organization has clarified
that it is working to have it or ready in the next few days. The new fork
promises remove BAT, add a Lightning Wallet, add Dissenter, create a new
mascot, offer a revamped “new tab” experience, and leave the project as open
source.

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Basic Attention Token (BAT) Taking the Crypto-Verse’ Attention: Next $0.50?

Basic Attention Token Price

Developed with the target to deal and resolve present marketing and advertising issues with which many are faced in particular industries, Basic Attention Token is welcoming center-stage often for the past few weeks.

Per time of writing, the pair BAT/USD is leading the crypto-market by gain for the last 24-hours standing at 12.20% reaching a strong level of $0.4260. With a transaction-volume of $95.1 mil, BAT is mostly traded on ZB.COM and Binance at clear standing by volume (17%). Ranked 22nd it is standing right below NEM with $525 mil market capitalization.

Source: coinmarketcap

While keeping in mind that a positive sentiment is flowing and standing out in the crypto-verse, impacting the current increase which BAT‘s price is appreciating right now could be the clear that it experienced few days ago of the declining trend since the first quarter of 2018. Keeping in mind that the cryptocoins tend to move following the crypto-pioneer’s performance BTC, so a slight pullback could be due droing to the lows of $0.4000.

BAT – Recently:

Brave, an internet browser built with blockchain tech. The browser integrates its code with a wallet that allows users to reward content creators and receive rewards for their interaction. Brave Browser is already bearing fruits, growing slowly but steadily. Recently, The Internet Archive shared with its users that it received about $2500 in Basic Attention Token (BAT) tips. – covered in details by Jose Antonio.

Just a month ago, the team behind the advertising-targeting coin signed down a partnership with Tap Network which made it so that its owners can redeem on choice their tokens for rewards on over 250k brands with giants like Apple, Uber and Starbucks. Tap Network – Blockchain concentrated advertising platform. The newest listings that the community supporting BAT welcomed were non other than Coinbase and Circle Invest.

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Today’s Crypto Highlights: Tezos (XTZ), Basic Attention Token (BAT) and Cardano (ADA)

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As the crypto-pioneer returns above $4,000, altcoins are following-up with a speedy recover from the previous drop that occurred last week and not stopping while going for the November highs [2018] despite that the pair BTC/USD is battling all-day to overcome the major $4,100.00.

Outstanding is Cardano’s ADA/USD performance for the past days signaling how supportive the community is of the optimistic vision that its team set forward despite the hindrances met [with the public letters of disappointment published towards Cardano Foundation which set in motion the later-on changes in the leading board of the team] as IOHK, the team in charge of the development of Cardano (ADA), just announced the release of Cardano 1.5, satisfying the expectations of the community which directly was reflected with the upcoming days experiencing gain in value against the US Dollar.

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Last time the pair ADA/USD reached the $0.0700 level was in the end of Nov, 2018.

When it comes to double digit gainers – the 18th ranked cryptocurrency by market capitalization TEZOS XTZ is among the highest with 18.77% only in the last 24-hours as it is changing hands with USD at $0.9382 and potentially testing the important $1.0000 below which the pair XTZ/USD dropped back mid-November – five months ago.

The momentum as many are pointing out came due to the announcement of Coinbase Custody – a new service launched by Coinbase. The staking service by the crypto-exchanging platform will start with Tezos’ PoS service. It would allow investors to delegate their XTZ token holdings in running the Tezos blockchain. 

“The launch of Tezos staking through Coinbase Custody serves an acute need that existed up until now: a way for institutional participants who rely on a secure, offline custodian to take an active role in the network,” offered Kathleen Breitman, co-founder of Tezos. “Achieving our mission of creating a ‘digital commonwealth’ means facilitating participation for all, and that includes the institutional customers that Coinbase Custody brings to space.”

The Basic Attention Token, which transacts the token transfers via Ethereum’s blockchain, made its debut in the cryptocurrency industry with the target of resolving present marketing and advertising issues with which individuals have to deal with in the particular industry.
BAT has been designed to bring efficiency in the marketing and advertising industry. The digital token, BAT is exchangeable among publishers, advertisers as well as users. Per time of writing the BAT is increasing for 13.56% against the US Dollar only in the last 24-hours.

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Stop using Chrome, Install Brave Browser! Wikipedia Co-founder Tells You Why

Larry Sanger

User privacy and the risks associated with data leaks should be a priority for today’s globalized society, and Larry Sander, co-founder of Wikipedia, is fully aware of this. In early 2019, Sanders said his new year’s resolution was to protect his cyber-life “(along with getting into shape, of course).”

Sanger explains that security threats from criminals (such as ISIS) and tech giants (such as Facebook and the Cambridge Analytica scandal) are becoming more frequent. However, the second reason that made him opted for “locking his cyber life” is the manipulation of the content that “Silicon Valley behemoths” exert on what users consume in the end:

“The Silicon Valley behemoths have decided to move beyond mere moderation for objectively abusive behavior and shutting down (really obvious) terrorist organizations, to start engaging in viewpoint censorship of conservatives and libertarians. As a free speech libertarian who has lived online for much of my life since 1994, these developments are deeply concerning. The culprits include the so-called FAANG companies (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google), but to that list we must add YouTube, Twitter, and Microsoft.”

To fight this problem, he devised a “plan” which he updated on March 17 and shared on his personal blog, He explained each of the steps he hopes to take during 2019 to have a safer life:

Goodbye Chrome… Hello Brave Browser

The first step of his “plan” (avoid using Google Chrome) has already been completed. He explains that Brave Browser has had a favorable evolution and that now not only is easier to use but it represents a much better option than Google Chrome:

Stop using Chrome. (Done.) Google collects massive amounts of information from us via their browser. The good news is that you don’t have to use it, if you’re among the 62% of people who do … I’ve switched to Eich’s newer, privacy-focused browser, Brave. I’ve had a much better experience using it lately than I had when I first tried it a year or two ago and when it was still on the bleeding edge.

Brave: The team behind Brave Browser and Basic Attention Token (BAT)

Good News For The Privacy Freaks!

Another of Sanger’s steps was subscribing to a VPN service. In this way, the possibility of IP tracking and information manipulation is avoided. However, for those who do not want to spend money on this service, or configure a VPN in more complex cases, Brave Browser can be of great help:

VPNs solve those problems by making your connection to the Internet anonymous. The big problem with VPNs, and the reason I probably won’t do this, is that they slow down your Internet connection … A nice fallback is the built-in private windows in Brave that are run on the Tor network, which operates on a similar principle to VPNs

Basic Attention Token (BAT) Makes it Possible To Get Paid While Surfing The Web

Mr. Sander explains that in addition to being privacy oriented (which is Sander’s primary motivation) Brave offers the option of paying users for consuming content. The BAT token is the browser’s native cryptocurrency and aims to change the way content distribution industry works, providing a more favorable and comfortable alternative for users and providers:

It also pays you in crypto for using it… There’s absolutely no need to use Chrome for anything but testing, and that’s only if you’re in Web development. By the way, the Brave iOS app is really nice, too.

Brave Browser has been considered one of the safest web browsers available. Basic Attention Token (BAT) is ranked 30th in the global marketcap with a total capitalization of $237,320,762 according to data provided by Coinpricewatch.

Courtesy: Coinpricewatch

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Stellar (XLM), Basic Attention Token (BAT) and Waves (Waves) Latest News Summary

XRP’s [third largest coin by market capitalization] first row competitor for currency remittance and cross-border transactions Stellar Lumens (XLM) is standing in the green against the US Dollar reaching a price of $0.08661.

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Source: coinmarketcap

Axel Springer SE and SatoshiPay recently announced a partnership that will allow users to pay for digital content published by Axel Springer SE with cryptocurrency stored in the SatoshiPay wallet. SatoshiPay is a London startup founded in 2014 focused on developing solutions to provide frictionless micropayment solutions. Currently, the SatoshiPay platform is developed on Stellar’s blockchain.

The senior president of New Business at Axel Springer SE – Valentin Schöndienst added:

“Blockchain payments can significantly reduce transaction costs and thus enable new monetization systems for content. SatoshiPay offers a turnkey solution that allows us to instantly use blockchain technology and offer it to our customers”.

While on the other hand CEO and founder of Satoshi Pay – Meinhard Benn spoke very highly of Axel Springer noting out the excitement working with a partner who already recognises the potential of block-tech. He also took the opportunity to thank the Stellar Development Foundation team “which supports this cooperation with a seven-figure partnership grant.

Coinsquare, has recently acquired the StellarX decentralized exchange. The team at StellarX made the announcement via medium and stated that they will still continue with the roadmap outlined back in September of last year. Coinsquare also acquired BlockEQ late last year for $12 Million. StellarX will be led by BlockEQ’s co-founder, Megha Bambra,  and will continue to grow and enhance the Stellar ecosystem. – BlockEQ – private stellar wallet.

BAT – Via teaming-up with Tap Network which is a blockchain-concentrated advertising platform, the team behind the famous BAT cryptocoin made it possible for its owners to redeem on choice their tokens for rewards on over 250k brands with giants like Apple, Uber and Starbucks.

The Basic Attention Token, which transacts the token transfers via the Ethereum blockchain, made its debut in the cryptocurrency industry with the target of resolving present marketing and advertising issues with which individuals have to deal with in the particular industry. The above mentioned partnership was first announced during Mobile World Congress on February 2019 by Brendan Eich – CEO of Brave Software.

Waves – The teams at Wirex and Waves (WAVES) have worked together to integrate the digital asset on the popular crypto-debit card platform. Wirext also allows its users to buy, store and manage a variety of cryptocurrencies. WAVES joins the major digital assets of Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), XRP and Ethereum (ETH) on the Wirex platform.

[Wirex] provides extra liquidity for cryptocurrencies and gives investors the ability to convert and spend their crypto instantly with our Wirex Visa card. Investors who buy WAVES through our platform will know they are with a safe, agile, cost-effective service. In addition, our existing users will have another strong and popular token to add to their portfolios. – CEO of Wirex – Pavel Matveev

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Coinbase-explored Basic Attention Token’s (BAT) Brave Browser Attains 10 Million Downloads

Before Coinbase decided to put Basic Attention Token (BAT) among the assets they are exploring, the cryptocurrency has been performing in the space.

Now, the Brave Browser, which rewards users with BAT, has reached a milestone of 10 Million Download on Google Play store. This is a giant milestone for BAT, which appears not so popular until Coinbase mentioned it is exploring it.

The browser is a fast, open source, and privacy-focused. It blocks malvertisements, trackers, and contains a ledger system that anonymously captures user attention to accurately reward publishers. On the browser users are rewarded for their contents.

“The Brave browser knows where users spend their time, making it the perfect tool to calculate and reward publishers with BATs. This service creates a transparent and efficient Blockchain-based digital advertising market.”

Through the browser, publishers are rewarded with more revenue because middlemen and fraud are reduced. Those who use the browser are served with fewer but better targeted ads devoid of malware, while advertisers are receive better data on their spending.

Brave Has 3 Million Monthly Active Users

In July, Brave announced they now has over 3 million monthly active users (over 3.1 million as of July 1st). They added that they are moving to pass the 5 million mark before the end of 2018.

The statement added that, “Brave has also reached the Top 10 category in “free communication apps” for its Android browser in the Google Play Store in the United States as well 20 countries across Europe, Asia, and the Americas”.

“This includes #8 in the U.S., #7 in Canada,  #8 in France, #4 in Portugal, #6 in Spain, #5 in Ireland, as well as #3 in Indonesia, #7 in Singapore, #10 in South Korea, and #5 in Argentina.”

BAT Grants Dishes Out $500,000 BAT Giveaway

That same July, Brave publicized they issued BAT grants to Brave users as part of the monthly $500,000 BAT giveaway. In the same line, the statement stated that Brave had over 18,000 Brave verified publishers (over 4,500 websites and 13,500 YouTube and Twitch streamers).

Basic Attention Token (BAT) has been a growing idea before Coinbase made it known to its users they are adding the cryptocurrency.

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Dow Jones Media Trials Blockchain With Brave Browser

Dow Jones Media Group has partnered with the privacy-oriented browser startup Brave to experiment with a blockchain content delivery system, the companies announced Wednesday.

The partners said they will test content delivery using Brave’s blockchain-based platform for digital advertising, on which Dow Jones Media group subsidiaries Barron’s and MarketWatch will also become “verified publishers.” The partnership will also furnish selected Brave users – of which there are approximately 2 million – with access to Barron’s and MarketWatch premium content, according to a press release.

“Our new model reconnects users and publishers without compromising privacy,” Brendan Eich, CEO and co-founder of Brave, said in the statement. “We look forward to our users enjoying Barron’s and MarketWatch premium newsletters.”

Launched in 2015, Brave’s browser blocks ads and activity trackers, while also allowing users to contribute microdonations in BAT to their preferred publishers. It concluded its $35 million ICO last spring.

The company also revealed last year that it planned to integrate the aforementioned blockchain-based digital advertising platform, which measures user attention and rewards publishers proportionately. Brave has not yet launched the platform.

Daniel Bernard, senior vice president of Barron’s commented in the statement:

“As global digital publishers, we believe it is important to continually explore new and emerging technologies that can be used to build quality customer experiences.”

Brave’s partnership with Dow Jones Media Group marks a significant departure from its early reception by media companies. In 2016, 17 members of the Newspaper Association of America sent a cease-and-desist letter to the company, arguing that its browser was illegal.

The Washington Post, the Guardian and Vice are among the publishers who now accept BAT.

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