Brave: 10,000 Content Creators Can Now Be Tipped In-Browser on Reddit and Twitter

Privacy focussed web browser Brave is introducing a new feature to allow the tipping of individual Reddit and Twitter users. The functionality will be available from directly within the browser window and enable micro-payments using its native BAT token.


Brave New World

Brave browser has been making waves online with innovative features to enhance online privacy and security. It doesn’t store browsing data, blocks malware and phishing by default, and prevents identification and site-to-site tracking.

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One key browser feature is its ad-blocker, and the company actively campaigns against use of personal data for targeted advertising. CEO, Brendan Eich has petitioned the US Senate about the benefits of the EU’s GDPR, and even filed a complaint against Google in the UK and Ireland.

Fortune Favors the Brave

All very commendable, but many sites rely on ad revenue to survive. Well don’t worry, Brave has you covered there with a radical new revenue model. Brave users can optionally activate Brave Rewards, which uses a native cryptocurrency called Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) 00.

Users choose a monthly contribution amount, which can automatically be distributed among the sites visited most often. Alternatively, users may hold the BAT in a browser-integrated wallet, and tip sites directly, or set up recurring monthly payments, a la Patreon.

Mainstream media giants such as the Washington Post and the Guardian have registered with Brave, and BAT payments are also popular with YouTubers and Twitch channels, allowing direct payments from their fans. Brave claims over 10,000 publishers and content creators have already signed up.

The new feature, scheduled for Q4 2018 release, will extend this functionality, enabling direct tipping of individual social media users. If it is a success, then we should expect to see similar features spread across other social media platforms.

The benefit of Brave is that BAT cryptocurrency payment functionality is directly built-in to the browser. The anonymous ledger ensures that user payments are neither identifiable nor traceable, even by Brave servers.

And of course, all of these features are optional. Those who prefer to browse for free can simply choose not to activate Brave Rewards.

Have you used the browser? Did you try the new BAT tip features? Share your experience below!


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3 Cryptocurrencies Well-Positioned to Beat BTC Price in Q4 (AMB, BCH, ADA)

This week’s cryptocurrencies market analysis will concentrate on technological advancements in the blockchain space in quarter 4. The analysis will focus on major technological upgrades occurring in quarter four along with Ambrosus (AMB) being a top contender to produce returns well in excess of 100% in the immediate short term.


3 Cryptocurrencies We Predicted Would Rally 

Last Week’s Piece, which highlighted the cryptocurrency GOChain 00, resulted in GO increasing more than 50% in value in the 48 hours that followed. This is similar to TRIG, VIBE, and EVX, which all had rallies in excess of 50-250% following analyzing their short-term developments.

It may be a ‘bear’ market but clearly, but it is showing bullish signs and AMB is likely to be next.

Each cryptocurrency on this list has its own specific reasons from unique conferences to increasing their coin’s utility for their bullish short-term tendencies. This week will focus on AMB, BCH, and ADA, with AMB likely to lead the charge as a cryptocurrency likely to gain in excess of 50% in the short-term.

Ambrosus (AMB)

This week AMB 00 is highlighted as likely to have major bullish tendencies in the short term as they release their upgraded Mainnet 2.0. AMB developers are clearly remaining committed to their project even amid the bear market. Currently, AMB’s market cap is barely over $20 million.

In other words, if it approaches a $100 million market cap, the value of the underlying AMB increases 500% (5x).

With multiple other cryptocurrencies having mainnet updates in the prior months there can be a common occurrence gleamed from watching the cryptos price movements in the days leading up to launch. The coins have a tendency to trend North in anticipation of mainnet release.

As more individuals check the crypto calendar and see ‘news’ they start FOMOing and rush in. The goal is to beat those FOMOing individuals into the alts with upcoming major developments.

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This week’s piece does not focus on conference developments, or utility developments, but instead on tech developments.

AMB with their Mainnet Version 2.0 being released before the end of quarter four should provide an unexpected surprise announcement (that you’d have to go all the way to December on the crypto calendar to view or be following the project to know). These types of tech upgrades, especially with exact dates unannounced provide a major opportunity for bullish price movement.

AMB has their Mainnet 2.0 being released this quarter but also has developments occurring behind the scenes and major partnerships in the works. A market capitalization of only 20 million, coupled with tech advancements, partnerships, and listings on the biggest exchanges, is why AMB is an attractive acquisition target.

Individuals familiar with AMB’s team have mentioned numerous times how partnerships are planning on being announced by the EOY in either the pharmaceutical supply chain or food supply chain monitoring. AMB is also onboarding many of their core community for internal product testing and development. Major developments are happening within AMB and quarter 4 coupled with Mainnet 2.0 should push AMB even higher.

AMB is a blockchain-powered IoT network, enabling secure and frictionless dialogue between sensors, distributed ledgers, and data to assure product quality. This niche (supply chain monitoring) is one where blockchain will continue to exploit as their transparent nature, ability to track frictionlessly and provide live updates will revolutionize the supply chain and IoT technologies.

With quarter four’s Mainnet Version 2.0 on the horizon it is likely we see a major Northern price trend produced due to upcoming tech advances and partnerships.

Q4 price target prediction: $ 0.60-$0.72 in the short term, approximately 6,000 Sats.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) 

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) 00 has had a rough summer and the upcoming Bitmain IPO, which was supposed to boost BCH’s price, but has suffered due to swirling rumors about false claims of investors and quarterly sales numbers. However, when the market is ‘doubting’ a coin this is the time to believe in it.

“Be fearful when others are greedy, be greedy when others are fearful,” said Warren Buffet.

Right now the market is fearful regarding BCH, which is why it is time to be greedy.

Regarding BCH’s quarter 4 and technological advancements they have an upcoming hard fork and are participating in Amsterdam’s DevCon October 27, 2018. This hard fork has investors both worried and curious.

The worry and fearfulness are overpowering the curiosity resulting in BCH falling more than 50% against BTC since the beginning of summer.

The Bitcoin Cash fork is occurring because two of the biggest mining groups (by hash power) have split thoughts on the future of BCH. One group wishes to introduce atomic swaps intending to make BCH the most scalable, extensive, and utilizable blockchain, while slowly moving BCH away from a currency used like ‘cash.’

The other group wants BCH to remain as close to “Satoshi’s Vision” as possible while remaining a true ‘digital currency.’ These visions are clearly competing leading to what amounted to a Twitter argument between two huge hashing groups of BCH (and a BCH price correction).

An upcoming hard fork coupled with attending major technology conferences are two reasons why BCH may increase in value against BTC even if it does not outpace top contenders like AMB.

BCH has major tech upgrades coming in quarter 4 with the possible hard-fork. If no fork occurs this will settle investor’s nerves and likely also lead to a BCH price rally. The Bitmain IPO, which has seemingly been forgotten, is about to occur. Between conferences and the Bitmain IPO, the community and BCH awareness should increase significantly in Q4. Conferences, Bitmain’s IPO, and a hard-fork are all quarter 4 catalysts for BCH.

Q4 price target prediction: A minimum of $600 by the end of quarter 4 and a 20% increase in value (Satoshis) against BTC.

Cardano (ADA) 

Cardano 00 has the least impressive tech upgrades on this list but it has some very important things going for it in quarter 4. It is a front-runner (along with BAT) to be listed next on Coinbase.

If the price movement of the prior two coins listed on Coinbase is a hint, an ADA listing will boost its price significantly in the short term. ADA is also being fully integrated in November into the Metaps Plus platform.

Metaps Plus is a fintech company that has a specialized point of sale (‘POS’) payment system. They are based out of Korea and have over 30,000 offline stores already using their POS system. Although ADA is not undergoing a tech upgrade, being introduced into the Metaps payment platform significantly increases ADA’s utility. Adding utility adds the most value in the crypto space and through integration into a new POS system ADA is ensuring they remain relevant, at least for the near future.

The integration of ADA into Metaps is supposed to be completed in November. This provides the next ten days as the perfect time to do research on ADA and whether or not they are likely to succeed in the short and long term.

With a Coinbase listing seeming imminent coupled with being added to an already functioning POS system in 30,000+ stores; ADA seems to be a Top 10 Cryptocurrency primed for growth in quarter four, compared to Bitcoin BTC 00.

Best Chances for Short-Term Gains

Even in this bear market, some cryptocurrencies have produced returns greater than Bitcoin, despite BTC’s resurgent dominance to boot. Based on potential tech advancements in Q4, AMB is poised to produce the highest returns, in my personal opinion.

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However, when Top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap also have major advancements in the next few months it is important to target ‘safer’ options as well. BCH and ADA have important events occurring in the quarter 4 that make them more relevant and likely to gain in Satoshis against BTC.

Crypto is a high-risk marketplace and cryptocurrencies with smaller market caps like AMB should see the highest returns against BTC in the immediate short-term.

AMB may see price movement in excess of 100%. It is much less likely that ADA and BCH will see that type of movement due to larger market caps. However, upward price trends from all three are likely as they each have important Q4 updates.

To read the King’s prior articles, to find out which ICOs he currently recommends, or to get in contact directly with the King, you can on Twitter (@JbtheCryptoKing) or Reddit (ICO updates and Daily Reports). The Crypto King is the founder of ANON and does actively trade cryptocurrencies.


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Mike Novogratz Clarifies Anti-Tether Comments, Wants FUD Stopped

The dismissal market performance of so-called stablecoin Tether should not be the reason to spread FUD against it, clarified Mike Novogratz in his tweet.The billionaire Bitcoin bull, who recently criticized USDT for misbalancing its dollar-peg, later said that he believes Tether has every dollar for every USDT. However, he retained his criticism over Tether not being transparent to the community, in the absence of which it is losing grounds in the cryptocurrency market.“Id like to put context to these quotes as the last thing I want to do is spread FUD. I said I thought tether has a dollar for every tether and that we actively traded it. The fact that almost $700mm has been redeemed in an orderly fashion is important.”This Week in TetherOnce the leading stablecoin, Tether got reduced to one of the most criticized coins in crypto industry. On Monday, the USDT lost its peg to the dollar, soon after the news of the insolvency of BitFinex – Tether’s partner exchange – went public (the Exchange refuted the reports later).Reports claiming that Tether LLC did not have adequate fiat dollars to back its USDT token supply also fueled negative trading sentiment in the market, pushing the value to as low as 85 cents against the dollar. In the meantime, other stablecoins that are supposedly regulated and backed by real fiat capital, took a competitive advantage, with each of them recording higher trading volume against the USDT.Source: CoinGecko | USDT/USD CHART 7DSince forming lower lows towards $0.85, Tether has now recovered most of its losses but now is trading circa 0.5 cents below its one dollar peg.Transparency Could Stop FUDWhile the market was swapping USDT for other stablecoins, Tether didn’t publish a single statement that could hold the fort. Novogratz recognized that it is not the question of insolvency but the Tether’s inability to communicate that is invoking a negative sentiment in the USDT market. He said Tether must work hard to regain its users’ trust.The last and the only relevant communication that came from Tether was on October 18. Tether retweeted Cameron Winklevoss, whose Gemini exchange also issues stablecoins, explaining why companies like themselves couldn’t perform an audit.Traditional systems take time to adapt to the pioneering work taking place in this space. https://t.co/ykapXrhEqJ— Tether (@Tether_to) October 17, 2018Gemini, however, has its assets stored in a US-regulated bank named State Street. The exchange has also received approval from the New York Department of Financial Services (NYFDS) to issue stablecoins. On the auditing front, Gemini has hired an independent accounting firm BPM LLP to conduct monthly inspections of its balance sheets. Other stablecoins are also taking the auditing process by third-party experts seriously.Why don’t You just get an real official audit and state a Guarantee that all USDT is backed up with USD at ALL TIMES (not just a date from June 2018)?
Quit the drama, people are loosing trust and customers are leaving the CC space…. This can’t be very profitable for You guys.
— BAT (@BjTjensvoll) October 17, 2018In the case of Tether, the company has not been able to rope in any credible financial auditor yet to have its balance sheets inspected, fairly and openly. So, even despite the best of intentions, traders are not willing to ignore the USDT red flags and are, instead, choosing other stablecoin alternatives.Only Tether can stop the FUD, so it may seem.