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small passive income while browsing the web

Introduction
If you were on the internet in the late 1990s, you might remember companies like "AllAdvantage" that promised to pay you to browse the web. You could install a program that tracked your browsing and showed you targeted ads at the top of the screen, then "AllAdvantage" would give you a cut of the ad revenue you generated.
These schemes largely disappeared after the dot-com crash. But Brendan Eich, the creator of the JavaScript programming language and cofounder and former CTO of Mozilla, thinks his company Brave Software has found a way to revive that old idea.
What is it?
Brave makes a browser based on Google Chrome that blocks tracking scripts and other technologies that spy on your online activity. As a result, it also blocks many web ads; if you visit any website using the Brave browser, you won’t see any ads. But Brave will give users the option to see ads that Eich says will respect your privacy. The ads will appear as desktop notifications, he says, not as replacements for the ads the Brave browser blocks. So you still won’t see ads on any website, but you might see them on the right lower corner of your screen. If you choose to see these ads, you’ll get 70 percent of the revenue they generate.
Eich hopes Brave can solve two of the web's most vexing problems the privacy and revenue problem by turning the traditional digital advertising model on its head. Today, ad networks pay sites for ad space and web browsers like Brave and Chrome deliver content from those publishers to users. Brave is trying to put the browser in the center of the advertising experience. Instead of paying publishers directly, ad networks would pay Brave, which will pass part of the money to users and keep a cut for itself.
By handling advertising in the browser on your device, Brave says it will be able to target ads without sending your data to the cloud, and protect your privacy. When you interact with an ad on Brave, the browser sends notice to the company's servers, but doesn't include any identifying information. Eich sees four sets of winners: browser makers get paid; users get paid, and get more privacy; advertisers can target pitches without running afoul of European privacy regulations; and publishers can survive in a world where many users are installing ad blockers.
Publishers and ad networks might bristle at the idea of putting browser makers in the middle of their business. But in recent years browsers have taken a more active role in shaping the web, instead of merely displaying a website’s content. Chrome now blocks ads on a small number of sites with particularly egregious advertising practices, while browsers like Firefox and Safari have added privacy protections. Meanwhile, browser plugins are giving users more control over their experience. There are Chrome extensions, for example, that let you change Facebook's color scheme, or change the way images are displayed on Pinterest. And of course there are extensions that block all ads.
Trying to win advertisers and publishers to a new model isn't Brave's only challenge. It also needs users. Eich says Brave has 15 million users and is growing.
Brave will give users a 70 percent cut of its advertising revenue, which Eich estimates could work out to about $10 a month. Brave will pay users with its own bitcoin-style "cryptocurrency” called Basic Attention Tokens or BAT, which has traded for as little as 24 cents over the past 12 months, according to CoinMarketCap. You can exchange the BAT you have received for viewing ads into USD, EUR, GBP, CHF and many more currencies.
The company offers a service through the cryptocurrency exchange Uphold to allow users to change, sell and buy BAT or donate it to publishers, and for publishers to exchange the BAT they receive for dollars. Advertisers like HomeDepot or recent campaigns included brands such as Verizon, Newegg, Chipotle, and PayPal/Honey, in addition to earlier campaigns by Amazon, Harry’s Razors, Intel, CBS, KIND snacks, Logitech, Lenovo, Grubhub, Belkin, Quickbooks, Evernote and some of cryptocurrency related companies, will be able to buy ads either with BAT or with traditional currencies.
Eich says Brave opted to create its own tokens using the Ethereum cryptocurrency platform in part to avoid regulatory requirements, such as verifying users' identifies, that partners like Uphold are better equipped to handle.
Estimated revenue? (depending on the country you live in the revenue can be higher or lower)
I made around 3oo$ so far this year using 3 devices, just for viewing some ads.
5 months so far july is not included if you calculate it down for 1 device, 100$/5months = 20$ a month just for viewing ads, you would need to buy risky stocks worth of 2000$ to get the same amount per month.
can only recommend everyone to try it, not every country has the same number of advertisers so you probably get the most out of it when you live in the USA.
If you are interested here is a quick guide how to set it up to get the max amount out of Brave:
Quickstartguide:
1 Download brave here
2 Activate the reward system (gif link below)Gif link
3 go into the settings an deactivate auto contribution and activate 5 ads per hour (image link below)image link
4 Create an Account on Uphold and connect it with your BraveBrowser.
Now you are good to go and can make some money on something you do anyway.
I hope this helps some folks in the community to make some extra bucks.
edit1:you can find more infos and support here:brave_browser & BATProject or www.brave.com
edit2:the earnings are depenging on the number of devices you are using and were you are living. Best paying countries: United States (69) United Kingdom (39) Canada (36) Australia (35) New Zealand (26) Germany (21) Ireland (21) France (18)( the number next to the country are the companies that are running ads on brave for this particular country, the more companies the more revenue )
you can find a full list with all countries and campaigns here: https://brave.com/transparency/
edit3:You don't need to browse to a certain website to receive ads, just browse as you are used to, play browser games, watch videos on youtube or do whatever you want.Sometimes Ads appear on the startpage looks like that https://i.imgur.com/5tohhRc.jpg and after some time on the right lower corner a clickable pop-up appears looks like that->https://i.imgur.com/CTGdVsu.png
edit4:If you want to import your bookmarks and settings from your old browser:on the right top corner of the browser is a button ->https://i.imgur.com/oi8EAri.jpg click it > than on settings > and than you got the option to import bookmarks and settings from your old browser.
If you want to sync brave between devices and for backups:type brave://flags/ into the adressbar and than brave sync into the search bar and acticate itif its enabled it should look like this https://imgur.com/a/tCMDgDjthan just click on sync ->https://i.imgur.com/oi8EAri.jpg
here is a guide ->https://support.brave.com/hc/en-us/articles/360021218111-How-do-I-set-up-Sync
edit5: Don't keep your BAT from free token grants to long in your browser, always send your bat to an external wallet or exchange like uphold, only tokens from free token grants have an expire date if they dont get used they go back to the bat pool. you can find more infos about this here -> https://support.brave.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018305731-Why-does-my-BAT-have-an-expiration-date-
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Brave Browser v1.4.95 with WAYBACK MACHINE DETECTION and AD HISTORY FIXES.

Link dowload: https://brave.com/lmn287
In recent times, Brave browser quickly popularized and considered a unique browser for both laptops and phones, featuring an extremely fast page loading speed. So what is special about Brave and how to install it? Let's find out with BitcoinVN!

What is the Brave browser?

Unlike the Google Chrome browser or any common browser you usually see today, Brave is an open source browser developed by Brave Software Inc.
Based on Chromium browser kernel with deep customization to ensure security with blocking data collection, user behavior, blocking annoying ads and increasing browsing speed for users.
As of 2019, Brave supports both computers and phones with Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS operating systems.
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How does the Brave browser work?

Brave browser is available on iOS, Android, Mac OS, Windows and Linux platforms. Users on these platforms can browse safely and quickly. Brave does its job well without using much computer memory. Unlike most other popular browsers, Brave uses very little RAM (only about 170MB RAM).
One important thing to note: Brave is a Chromium-based browser. Browsers built on this platform are "notorious" for consuming a lot of memory, but Brave is an exception.

What is Brave browser special?

It is not natural that Brave browser when newly launched is such a community response. Some great features of the Brace browser:
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Default ad blocker

The biggest problem with mass browsers is that advertising is everywhere and cannot be controlled. Not only does that make users less interested in surfing the web, but advertising links when users visit them can be malware.
Understanding that, Brave has quickly launched automatic ad blocking. Users no longer need to search for the perfect ad blocker on the web. The ad blocking feature automatically protects the device from malware and tracking by advertisers. Brave is also working on a plan to replace potentially harmful ads.
Brave's ad tracking feature is very accurate. Users are suggested to be relevant ads because Brave performs tracking using local data. If an ad is unrelated to the user, it will be removed. Therefore, users receive appropriate ads based on this model. User data remains in the device because no third party is involved in this process.
Although Brave blocks third-party cookies, first-party cookies are not blocked by default. Users have the option to block or enable cookies on a given site.

Improve privacy while browsing the web

In particular, the feature of blocking malicious ads automatically allows users to surf the web safely. And Brave does not have access to user identification data. Data related to anonymous aggregated advertising campaigns is used, but cannot be retrieved back to user devices.
Brave also comes with extra features to enhance privacy while browsing the web. Combining HTTPS everywhere allows you to use web encryption whenever possible.
The Fingerprinting feature prevents third parties from tracking user activity. This feature can be enabled in the Settings tab.
Brave browser loading speed is also very fast. Brave's fast browsing is due to its lack of third-party advertising support. Therefore, there is very little content to download before visiting a favorite website. However, Brave's rendering speed is a bit lower than that of Google Chrome and Mozilla.

You will be paid to browse the web if desired

In the past, getting paid to browse the web was a distant dream. However, Brave browser has made that dream come true. All you have to do is activate Brave ads. Watch ads and get 15% of revenue. Content creators will be supported by users who love the content.
All payments are in BAT token format. This is a very great feature of Brave and BitcoinVN browser will help people learn more about this section "How to make money from Brave browser".

Mechanism of reward payment in Brave browser

Brave will pay rewards to viewers who see ads through the BAT (Basic Attention Token) coin - Tokens based on Ethereum technology can also be used as an account unit between advertisers, publishers and users. in Blockchain-based digital advertising and services platform.
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For example: When you use the Brave browser to access the content on the website https://news.bitcoinvn.io/ exam we will receive regular money from Brave. In contrast, you will also receive regular money from Brave when accepting to view the web without enabling Brave's ad blocking function.
This means that you accept viewing ads from other units running on the Brave browser and Brave will pay this fee to you. Of course, not only do you see ads but banner ads on websites instead of being turned off will appear as usual when viewed with Chrome.
Existing digital ad delivery depends on tracking browsing history, search query cookies and third parties. Brave does not support these. Integrating BAT into the browser involves the implementation of the BAT Ads system. The system displays ads to users based on information stored locally with this data. Targeting ads is much easier than regular web browsers.
This Brave browser model promotes privacy protection. The web browser history is kept private because all the data needed to deliver appropriate ads never leaves your system. The use of inappropriate ads is the reason people do not want to continue using the browser but Brave has completely removed that to increase the user experience. Therefore. It can be said that the BAT represents a fundamental revision of the way digital advertising is delivered. The time users see ads should not be wasted but users have to be paid for that.

Brave's reward system for content creators and users

Content creators depend on ads to stay active. However, ads are not displayed on the Brave browser so how does the Brave browser support online advertisers?
To solve that, the Brave browser takes a unique approach when it comes to compensating creators. The awards are made through the Brave Ads network and user contributions. Content creators will be required to register with the network before being eligible for revenue. By then, the registered content creator will earn 55% of the alternative advertising revenue.
Brave comes with a wallet BAT available, for this allows users to support your favorite sites. Users can download the wallet and distribute a specified amount of BAT to favorite websites, the wallet can be loaded via Bitcoin , Litecoin, Ethereum and BAT tokens. Credit cardholders use the Uphold payment processor. You can set a monthly BAT budget to be automatically distributed to frequently visited websites. You also have the right to set a percentage to be contributed. You will not have to see any ads but still support your favorite website.
Users can earn BAT by browsing Brave enabled sites. If the user agrees to replace the regular ads with anonymous ads from Brave ho will be paid in Basic Attention Token (BAT). Users will receive 15% of revenue. Revenue depends on the time spent on the Brave browser.
However, you must enable Brave ads because the browser blocks all ads by default. Before receiving any payment, you need to activate the wallet BAT token. For users who do not want to support any website, they will not earn money nor contribute to any favorite websites. But in return can browse the web very quickly.

Instructions to download Brave to your device

Step 1: First, click and download the software according to the corresponding link below:

After downloading, you choose to agree to install like other software. Brave interface similar to Firefox, you can get acquainted and use very easily. However, you should note that transferring the data you are using from another browser
Select Edit menu in the upper right corner> Settings> click Import Now button, then select the browser you are using. Brave will automatically import old data such as bookmarks, History, Cookies from the old browser.
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This is the interface when you have successfully downloaded the Brave browser
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Step 2: Then you open a Brave account, set up the Brave Payment wallet (Brave electronic wallet), which appears as shown below:

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After this step, you will be able to receive 25 BAT (corresponding to 8 $). With this money you can donate to other content creators.

Step 3: Register Content Publisher on Brave browser

You access the following link: https://publishers.basicattentiontoken.org/ . Select Get Start to be Content Publisher.
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You enter your Email and then verify your account.
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Step 4: The next thing you have to do is select the channel to create your own Content such as Website, Youtube by entering + Add Channel.

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When you finish the steps will appear as shown below
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Epilogue

The article has introduced you useful information about Brave browser and how to make money with Brave Token (BAT).
Further reference: What is DApp?
Join the community of BitcoinVN to become the fastest market bearer: https://t.me/bitcoinvn_community
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Using the Internet to Donate to Andrew Yang - Cryptocurrency, BAT, and the Brave Browser

Hi y'all,
Yesterday, I stumbled across a post on this sub that piqued my interest in alternative methods of donation. While most candidates have mentioned very little (or nothing) about cryptocurrency, Andrew Yang has a future-oriented policy outline posted on his campaign website (https://www.yang2020.com/policies/digital-asset-regulation/). As the most technologically capable candidate, it's time that we add cryptocurrency into the mix of contributions to Yang's campaign. Although crypto's relative anonymity poses a few challenges with campaign finance regulations, there is a way that we can put crypto to work legally and effectively to support Andrew.
This post will focus on the usage of the Brave browser and the associated utility token, BAT (Basic Attention Token.) Brave is a web browser developed by a team lead by the creator of JavaScript and co-founder of Firefox. The project is focused on issues such as data ownership, privacy, and security. In general, it meshes well with Yang's policies. One of the unique features of Brave is the ability to earn BAT by enabling ads. Brave blocks ads by default, but users can opt-in to receive pop-ups for relevant ads based on locally-stored browsing data. These are shown as a small notification at the edge of the screen, typically at a rate of no more than 5 per hour. For each ad shown, the user will be paid in BAT. Earned BAT are deposited into your wallet once per month, normally around the end of the first week.
After payment, there are multiple options:
Here's how to earn BAT using Brave to support Andrew:
  1. Download Brave browser. Note: There is a referral program for browser downloads. By using a referral link, the referrer will earn $7.50 after ~30 days of use by the downloader. I know that many of us here will happily pass this along to to Yang campaign! ☺️ Work together to utilize this benefit. In order to generate a referral link, you must sign up to be a Brave creator at https://creators.brave.com/. As Reddit users, all of you are capable of signing up to be a creator!
  2. Opt-in to Brave ads following the instructions at https://support.brave.com/hc/en-us/articles/360026648512-How-do-I-opt-in-to-Brave-Ads-
  3. Set up your account at Uphold. You must verify your identity using a driver's license, passport, etc. There are regulations in the US related to knowing your client that Uphold must follow. Initiate this process by clicking the Brave Rewards button > "Verify Wallet" to the right of the address bar. (It's an orange/pink/purple triangle.) This should bring you to uphold.com where they will guide you through creating an account.
  4. After your account is verified on Uphold, ensure that your Brave wallet is synced with Uphold. The "Verify Wallet" text should update to say "Wallet Verified". Your earned BAT will now sync to Uphold.
  5. Once you have BAT in your Uphold wallet, there are a couple of options to get this money to Andrew:
    1. Withdraw to your bank account. You will then use the standard method for donating to Andrew Yang at yang2020.com/donate. Note that there will be a bit of a delay between withdrawal and funds arriving in your account. Uphold also has a 1.95% withdrawal fee.
    2. Convert to Bitcoin on Uphold and donate using CryptoFWD.org. This option allows you to use crypto for the entire process. This is the most "futuristic" option, but be aware that you are donating to a super PAC instead of the campaign directly. CryptoFWD is associated with u/HumanityFWD (HumanityFWD.org). They have posted some background on their organization at https://www.reddit.com/YangForPresidentHQ/comments/cl7cqj/the_humanity_forward_fund_the_yanggang/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x. This is a great option for anyone who has reached the legal donation maximum.
  6. Keep using the internet as normal! Earn BAT and continue to donate your rewards.
Please let me know if you have any questions! I know this reads like an ad for multiple items, but I'm really hoping that we can use this technology to continue Andrew's momentum.
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TL;DR
  1. Download Brave browser (using a Yang supporter's referral code if possible.)
  2. Earn BAT (cryptocurrency) by viewing ads - check out this link for an example ad. You won't be stuck with unskippable 10 second videos or anything, it's basically a push notification.
  3. Convert BAT to USD and donate to Andrew OR convert BAT to BTC and donate to CryptoFWD.
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Brave browser gives away free cryptocurrency (BAT)

Brave browser gives away free cryptocurrency (BAT)
Brave is a free, open-source web browser that allows you to earn free BAT cryptocurrency. The browser creators: founder of the world-famous JavaScript programming language and co-founder of such browsers as Mozilla and Firefox Brendan Eich.
In addition to excellent results (3 times faster than standard), the browser has a built-in ad-blocking module, what Adblock users should really enjoy. In my opinion, the system implemented in Brave is much better.
Occasionally, founders start an advertising campaigns in which Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) can be obtained for free. Later in this article, you'll learn how to earn them. The estimated cost of the BAT token check at Coinmarketcap.com.
In this guide, you will learn how to:
  1. Join the Reward program;
  2. Create and confirm an account on Uphold;
  3. How to withdraw BAT from Brave;
  4. Convert BAT to BitBay and convert it to your local currency.

Brave browser - my review and opinion

With the Brave browser, you can surf the web even faster. Tests have shown that the browser loads sites on computers twice as fast. Even better results were obtained on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, where pages loaded 8 times faster.
https://preview.redd.it/5thrma6wpkp31.jpg?width=239&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=9203864b860ad181578641b62d5e610d9cf19161
Increased security when surfing the Internet
The Brave web browser creators have taken care of their user's safety. Brave servers not only do not see browsing data and history, but also do not store them. Users can feel safe and easy to visit their favorite sites.
Most of the available security settings can be configured by the user according to his preferences. The browser has a built-in ad blocking system. You can check the number of blocked ads on the dashboard.
https://preview.redd.it/kjz7cyz0qkp31.jpg?width=560&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=eb770f7cb131879d118062a0e2542e75924f5c53
Additionally, the Brave web browser can upgrade to HTTPS. That means you will almost always use an encrypted and secure connection.
Brave Browser, like Chrome and Firefox, has a built-in module to protect against phishing and malware. These modules are enabled by default, but you can turn them off at any time.
The reward for usage
That is interesting that the browser has launched a system that encourages both regular users and website creators.
https://preview.redd.it/lawroaf7qkp31.jpg?width=560&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=56c731fe44a3978f923e6db72672c0577682d9b3
Brave awards
So far, no one has paid for watching an ad, and you've paid for it without even watching. Advertising on the Internet has become so tedious that most of us have started using AdBlock to get rid of it.
Brave Browser allows you to choose between blocking ads and viewing them. If you choose the second option, you will be rewarded with free Basic Attention Token (BAT) cryptocurrency. Perfect, right?!
https://preview.redd.it/z6qsg6bbqkp31.jpg?width=560&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=aa0664a38e2259ce120679d1e9f727b2edef1d13
Once a month, Brave will send a certain amount of BAT cryptocurrency to your personal wallet. This amount depends on the number of ads you have seen while surfing the Internet. Besides, websites you spent the most time on will also receive BAT tokens from Brave.

Detailed instruction how to get free BAT cryptocurrency

To collect 30 free BAT tokens, you must take part in a Brave organized promotion. Follow the instructions below.
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  1. Download Brave
  2. Start the Brave browser and enable "Brave Rewards". You can do this by typing " brave: // rewards / " in a browser window
  3. Click the BAT cryptocurrency icon (triangle). If any tokens are available, a message will be shown, otherwise repeat this action in 30 days.
  4. Click on "Rewards Settings", then click on the "Get" button. The number of tokens is limited, so if you don't see a "Claim" button, it means you don't have any funds available. They will be available soon if you are using Brave.
  5. 20 BAT tokens you received can be donated as a "tip".
  6. Now you have to register as a" publisher " to get your referral link. To do this, select the "Publishers" option. For each recommended user you can get $ 5 in equivalent of BAT currency.
  7. In the URL input field, type: "brave://rewards/" and start watching ads for BAT tokens (option will be available soon).
  8. Browsing the Internet with Brave, you can earn free BAT tokens.
Create and verify an account on Uphold
Creating and verifying an account with Uphold is a very important step. If you've completed all the steps above, you should already be a verified Brave publisher.
What is Uphold?
Uphold is a cloud-based financial services platform that allows its users to convert, store and execute transactions anywhere in any form of currency or goods immediately and securely. Website contributed more than 1 billion dollars for transactions made by participants from 181 countries.
The platform maintains companies, programmers, non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, and private citizens. For companies and programmers, Uphold is a platform where cloud benefits can be extended to their own company or customers. For individuals, Uphold serves as a wallet for simple, fast, secure and affordable financial services.
Your Brave Rewards wallets will be transferred to your Uphold wallet. Payments are made once a month; you will be notified by email about the transfer from Brave to Uphold. The mail looks like on the picture below:
https://preview.redd.it/wu95q11oqkp31.jpg?width=560&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=168c9ae0c7fcecb2059118dcdb44f6c084058585
How to create an Uphold account?
To create an Uphold account, go to "uphold.com/signup" and follow the three-step registration process:
  1. Enter your email address, password, account type, and country of residence.
  2. Enter your name, status (if applicable), date of birth, set a username for your account, and phone number.
  3. Enable two-step verification.
Uphold account verification
To become a verified platform member and gain access to the full range of Uphold services, you must complete the verification process. This process includes the provision of confidential information.
To become a verified member:
  1. Go to www https://uphold.com/dashboard/membership/ and press "start";
  2. Enter your current home address;
  3. Take a photo of your valid ID, every detail should be clear, without glare. To do this, take a photo of one of the following documents:
  • Passport;
  • ID;
  • Driving license.
  1. Make a live photo (selfie) / photo of your face.
Tips for successful verification:
  1. Take a photo of your valid ID where every detail is legible without glare or particles.
  2. Take all photos in a brightly lit place.
  3. Turn off the flash to avoid glare on the document.
  4. Make sure the credentials match those in your Uphold account (official name, no pseudonyms).
  5. Make sure your legal document is valid for at least 3 months more.
  6. No photos. When taking a picture, it should be a "live selfie".
Verification is usually completed within a few minutes, and after confirmation, you get instant access to all resources.
Here is an example of verifying your identity using the Uphold web app:
https://i.redd.it/9wx912rwqkp31.gif
How do I link my Brave Rewards account to Uphold?
If you already have a verified Uphold account, it's time to link it to your Brave Rewards account. For this:
  1. Sign in to your publisher account with this URL: https://publishers.basicattentiontoken.org
  2. Find the "Your Uphold wallet" field on the left side of the publisher's panel
  3. To connect your account with Uphold, click corresponding button.
  4. If everything was fine, you will see a green sign "Connected".
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From now on, your funds in the form of BAT cryptocurrency, Brave browser will send directly to your Uphold wallet. This will happen 08th of every month.
If you have received a verified publisher status, you can transfer BAT cryptocurrency from Uphold wallet to any Bitcoin wallet, such as Exodus, or directly to exchange cryptocurrencies, for example, Binance.
ATTENTION!
The steps in the guide above don't guarantee 100% free BAT (Basic Attention Token) from brave.com. The pool of tokens intended for the campaign is limited in number. When registering on all sites described in the manual, you must provide confidential personal information, you do so at your own risk. I also recommend you to read all the terms of the contract.
Cryptocurrencies and their trading are complex instruments and involve a high risk of rapid money loss. The vast majority of retail investor accounts record losses as a result of cryptocurrency trading. Consider whether you understand how cryptocurrency works, and whether you can afford the high risk of losing money. When making investment decisions, you should be guided by your own opinion.
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32 Lanes on TXHighway

Congratulations to all for a successful upgrade of Bitcoin (Cash). To celebrate, we have made a few upgrades to TXHighway (https://txhighway.com). See below for details
We still have a few tweaks and style fixes to do but we wanted get this out there around the same time as the network upgrade.
Thanks again for all the support we have received for making this. We hope you enjoy the latest additions. As always feedback, comments and suggestions are very much welcome.
PS: We are aware that a btc supporter stole source and graphics from TXHighway and made a parody version. It's kinda flattering to see our work gain such popularity that someone goes through the trouble of doing that. It's also kinda sad that the creator of the parody went out of their way to copy someone else's work when they could have spent the same time developing something original themselves... and LOL, they didn't update the code in terms of fees so the parody still shows btc's ridiculously high fees and long confirmation times
EDIT: One thing I also forgot to mention is that there's a new random song with a developer donation... make a dev donation and you'll see a lambo and hear one of three random tunes
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A successful first Bitcoin project: ImmortalSV review

A successful first Bitcoin project: ImmortalSV review


Article by Coingeek: Derek Tonin
As the Bitcoin blockchain was designed to be immutable, saving information for the world to forever look back upon, using it to archive important data is a natural use case. While naturally that works for digital money, as Bitcoin SV (BSV) has scaled massively and also become the data carrier of the world, it also works great for things like websites, best evidenced by ImmortalSV.com.
Much like how archive.org and it’s WayBackMachine helps archive the internet, ImmortalSV offers the same service to anyone looking to do the same on the blockchain. The service is pretty simple to use: simply enter a website address, and the site will take a screenshot for you to archive. Using a Money Button wallet, just pay for your screenshot to be recorded on the blockchain, and the site provides a bico.media address for you to see that it worked.
We tested the site and found it worked flawlessly for what it’s intended to do. Using the website for the top movie in the world at the time, Joker, we paid $0.08 in BSV, and an image of the site was quickly written to a transaction and saved on the blockchain.

There are some important differences from how archive.org’s service that have to be taken into account. The site doesn’t proactively seek out websites to record to the blockchain; it only saves those that users wish to save. That could be both a pro and a con, in that it may miss out on quality content that should be saved to the blockchain, but it’s also more efficient, in that it won’t save a bunch of junk there either. It also doesn’t save the code of a website like archive.org does, only taking a screenshot instead.
But the business model is very different from archive.org as well. ImmortalSV requires users to pay their own way to make the service work, while archive.org requires donations from the public to provide an ad free service.
We reached out to the site’s creator, Twitter user @Synfonaut, to ask him more about the site and what his motivation in creating it was. “The inspiration behind ImmortalSV was to build something quickly so that I could learn BSV development,” he replied. “I wanted to build a useful tool, and the ability to store snapshots of websites on the blockchain seemed like a good fit.”
If you’re hoping for ImmortalSV to become a more feature filled site, Synfonaut cautioned that he thinks you should look to another service. “There aren’t any more major plans for ImmortalSV,” he noted. “I had some future ideas for more archiving, but etched has done a fantastic job providing this.”
But if you’re impressed with Synfonaut’s ingenuity and first attempt at a Bitcoin app, he’s got more coming. “Shortly after ImmortalSV, I launched Open Directory and since then have been working on a major update that helps content creators monetize their work — I should have a big announcement soon!”
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Review of the Cent platform – Gamification of social media

The last couple of weeks I have been reviewing cryptocurrencies that try to do things differently and have been working throughout the long outdrawn bear market to actually deliver on their promises.
One of the things that really stand out to me and that I find immensely interesting are the projects that are changing the way consumers are treated and rewarded. Since the internet era the biggest companies on the planet have evolved their earnings model from having to pay for a product or service to giving their product or service for free but monetizing the customer itself in the process. At the birth of this model it seemed fair and perhaps it was, I don’t expect companies to deliver anything for free, but in the subsequent decade it has evolved into an ever intrusive character. Something that is evident in, for example, the way Facebook has been getting in the news in the recent years.
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There is a high possibility that it changed this way due to the continuous pressure of having to show better yields every quarter to your shareholders. Understandable but not sustainable, and more importantly, not in the best interest of your customer in any way imaginable.
Where we initially looked at these companies with a sense of amazement and awe, we now look at them with a sense of distrust and in some cases even fear. We are afraid of how they use our data, if they are spying on us and if they are selling our information to the wrong people and/or companies.
Freedom of expression seems to get decimated with every year passing, seeing content creators getting demonetized and even censored and expelled. Besides that, the distribution of income seems to be unfair, with the content creators getting only a very small piece of the pie for the content that they actually created, while the platform that does nothing but host this content gets the biggest share. At the same time content consumers are getting bombarded with advertisements, even more frequent than on cable television, and are in no shape or form rewarded for their time spent on the platform.
That’s why I’m so thrilled to see platforms like Steemit, BitTube (see review here) and Cent come to fruition. Initially Bitcoin, and cryptocurrencies weren’t invented to deliver these kind of solutions, but it seems to be one of the most exciting use cases being realized. Not only does it help in making an economy less dependent on (central) banks, large institutions and governments, they also help in changing the way we look at how we should spend our time to make a living.
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The entire 40 hour workweek - slaving your time away so the top CEO can make an extraordinary living while the bottom 90% can just get by - system is heavily due for some change. Ultimately I understand that top level businessman deserve more because they have more responsibilities, more pressure and, in most cases, are more skilled, but I also believe this system is in place because most of us just don’t know any better. this is how it has been for a very long time.
In recent years we have seen a switch to entrepreneurism and solopreneurs, mostly because of the opportunity of the internet and being able to reach the entire world from every place on the world, but in a way they still rely on sites like Google, Facebook, Instagram etc. to get some attention and get a % of that traffic to their own site and make the sale there.
But what if everything you put out there actually is monetized from the start. What if you don’t have to give the biggest part of those earnings to big companies only hosting your content. What if you could make a decent living solely on the income that you receive from the content you create from the start, not after reaching an arbitrary amount of followers. What if people watching and consuming what you put online decided what the value is.
A worldwide, 24/7, free market of skills and productivity. Get rewarded (and judged) for what you get out there.
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There we go, the intro is a bit long and I hope I didn’t lose you in the process, but that is what Cent is trying to achieve, or better yet, is achieving.
Blockchain is enabling, or maybe even forcing social media in a new direction, where the content creators and consumers not only decide what is valuable but where the most valuable content is rewarded the most. The best content gets watched/read/viewed the most and gets the biggest rewards. Content consumers can share the content and get a part because they get the content distributed further. It’s inevitable that this way of social media 2.0 is where we will go and how we will revolutionize the concept.
Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.” As Charlie Munger would say.
Why would content creators and consumers not go towards the platform that gives them a fair cut? Coincidentally I read today that the biggest Youtuber Pewdiepie, who has over 90 million Youtube subscribers, has seen the light and is thinking about switching to a blockchain based videoplatform.
Amazon charges a 50% cut from channel subscriptions on their Twitch platform. 50%. Fifty Percent. For hosting YOUR content. Oh and BTW, the government will take another 50% of that, thank you very much (well at least here in the Netherlands).
Of course people will flock to different platform where they will receive almost all of the revenue created by their own content. It’s simple economics. But people will have to learn about the possibilities.
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So, ahum, again, CENT the social media platform based on Ethereum – have to stay focused
I will refrain from diverting from now on. Here’s the quick rundown of how it all started.
Cent is a Dapp build on the Ethereum network. Founded by two guys that have a rather different background. Max Brody has a background mostly focusing on design and Cameron Hejazi had a software background working at an advertisement bureau.
Cameron learned first hand how the advertising monetization model works and detested it. Max wasn’t happy with the lack of possibilities for freelance entrepreneurs. Both were looking for a fair alternative model for content creators to earn an income. Both learned about, and loved, cryptocurrencies. They met each other, it clicked and boom – a new team and business was born.
In essence Cent is a social media 2.0 platform. There are no ads to be found. Instead content creators are rewarded by the quality of the content they deliver, and content consumers are rewarded by spreading said content and ranking replies to bounties.
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Let’s start with the bounties.
Cent has a vision where everyone can make an income online by getting rewarded by the skills they possess. Let’s say that you just wrote a book, the writing is done, however, you still lack the cover image. You put out a bounty on the cent platform giving away 20$ worth of Ethereum for the person that can create the best cover image. A couple of designers give it their best effort, and at the end someone is chosen to be the winner and receives a large chunk of the bounty. Not all though. Other people on the platform are incentivized to rate the cover images so a winner can be chosen. 20% of the bounty is reserved to these people for the ranking process (disclaimer – these rates can differ at the time reading this review, it’s mostly to help you understand how the gamification works).
In the end this means that a couple of designers had a shot at getting their work out, got a platform to show their designs and were rated for their effort. Someone earned the large part of the bounty and the original provider of the bounty has a cover image for the book. That’s not all though, they also receive the information of what the crowd thinks is best, in essence a very valuable market analysis.
Raters receive a part of the bounty for their effort as well and everyone can look at the entire ordeal as a success, and worth their time.
So far bounties are found in a vast array of possibilities and subjects, ranging from logo designs to product reviews to just wanting to receive some interaction on their posts. The first bounty I received was a tiny amount of Eth simply by replying with my twitter handle because someone wanted to create a list of ‘Centians’. Quite literally the sky is the limit here (within the legal possibilities of course).
The bounty system works and it is the way Cent started. The founders quickly found out though that not everyone is willing to place bounties on every posts they create so they developed a seeding system.
When people seed a post they give a bit of money to the original content creator but also receive a part of the money that gets injected by people seeding the same post after them. What they essentially do is bet on the future potential of that post thinking that it will get traction, and more people will also seed that post after them. People generally will only seed a post because they value that particular content. Be it a review like this, a picture a meme or whatever, so the content creator gets instant valuation on what he or she creates.
What it also does however is create someone that is now invested in this post, hoping to receive a part of the next seeders income by spreading the word. The gamification is terrific and it creates fans of certain content creators, but more importantly creates an entirely new breed of content consumers. Essentially ‘content-scouts’ looking for the next awesome post that could go viral.
The entire thing works on top of the Ethereum network, and the entire financial aspect can be handled by using a web 3.0 wallet like Metamask which works as intended.
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As you can probably tell by reading the review I am pretty stoked by the entire idea, especially since I intent on delivering quite some content for years to come. There are however a couple of negatives that have to be addressed.
I have to start with the amount of traction the platform has generated so far. I know it’s still very early but looking at Twitter, Reddit and Telegram stats we are looking at a very small (but dedicated) group of people. This also means that the amount of money earned from bounties and seeding so far is tiny. This of course can grow with more attention but it also poses a risk to fully get invested in a platform where it remains to be seen if it grows to their potential. They aren’t the only social media disruptor that I have encountered.
It’s also a risk to have the entire platform build on the Ethereum network. I still am on the fence of the future of Eth, it could remain to be the most stable to run Dapps on, but what if we have another surge in attention and traffic and the network gets congested. What does that mean for Cent?
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Besides that the platform isn’t fully decentralized and utilizes a combination of Cloud storage and blockchain technology to run. Decentralization maximalists might object to that idea, but for me personally that isn’t a big issue so far. If another projects manages to let this function in a fully decentralized way they might lose market share though.
And lastly the design of the platform isn’t really beginner friendly enough. After a while I managed to understand what everything meant and what every button does, but I did have to read multiple help pages and how-to documents. For the average ‘crypto- and social-media-nerd’ it might be easy to figure it all out, but the platform would really benefit from displaying popups on hovering over the icons.
Some of these downsides are nothing more than that. However, especially the dependence on Ethereum and whether or not Cent will get the needed traction will determine if this platform succeeds or get’s left behind.
Personally I really feel that they have a good chance of luring in more and more people with the extremely interesting gamification of creating and consuming content. And this will be key. They need to grow the amount of users to ensure the content available is wide enough for more people to check on the platform, in turn increasing the amount of Eth available for bounties which in turn will increase the incentive for posting content resulting in more traffic. If done right it will be a self-reinforcing loop. I will definitely continue posting my content on the platform, interact with the Centians that I encounter and report on any major changes of the project in the future!
That concludes this review! If you want to add anything or have questions, please feel free to comment below.
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BAT Community Weekly Update: 09/14/2018 to 09/20/2018 — Partnership announcement with Civic, official BAT/Brave meetup with Brendan Eich in San Francisco, Brave to be an official sponsor of ETHSanFrancisco, Brave featured in PopularScience tweet to 1.26M followers

Welcome to this week's BAT Community Update! Big thanks to u/MurphD for his excellent contributions!
BLOG: “Civic to Offer Secure Identity Verification Services on the Brave Publisher Platform”
Civic, the global digital identity leader, and Brave, an innovative privacy browser combined with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform, will collaborate to provide Civic’s identity verification services to Brave’s verified publishers. Publishers will have the option to use Civic identity verification and other Know Your Customer (KYC) services in order to securely collect the Basic Attention Tokens (BATs) earned via the Brave browser and the BAT platform.
There are currently over 21,000 Brave-verified publishers, and 4 million monthly active users of the Brave browser. Brave users can opt to anonymously and automatically reward publisher content by donating BATs through the integrated Brave Payments system in the browser. In the future, publishers who provide their own Ethereum wallets to receive BAT payments will have the option to use Civic Reusable KYC to verify identity and ensure authenticity. Publishers will benefit from convenient, secure, and private identity verification through the Civic app.
https://brave.com/brave-civic-partnership/
 
Official BAT & Brave event with Brendan Eich (CEO) in SF (Oct. 4, 2018) leading up to ETHSanFrancisco Conference
Come meet Brendan Eich, CEO of Brave & Basic Attention Token, co-founder of Mozilla & Firefox, and creator of JavaScript at this exclusive BAT & Brave event in San Francisco with the BAT & Brave Team. Discover our mission and how you can partner with Brave for a Better Web.
https://www.meetup.com/BAT-Brave-Official-Event-in-SF-w-Brendan-Eich-CEO/
 
October 5th - 7th: BAT & Brave will be officially sponsoring ETHSanFrancisco — We will have a booth + development teams participating in the hackathon Come meet Jennie, Chris and Luke from the BAT Team + other Brave team members!
https://ethsanfrancisco.com/
 
September 21st: Presentation + Q&A with Brian Bondy, co-founder & CTO of Brave at the Bitcoin Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Brian R. Bondy‏ @brianbondy Brian R. Bondy Retweeted manuel beaudroit I'll be doing a presentation and Q&A on @brave and @AttentionToken at the Bitcoin Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Please join me on Friday while there's still space. 7:24 PM - 19 Sep 2018
https://twitter.com/brianbondy/status/1042600367182241793
 
Popular Science piece, featuring Brave
Ditch your phone's built-in web browser for these seven alternatives
https://twitter.com/PopSci/status/1041612845568417792
 
September 27th: BAT x Content Creator Workshop 1.0 in Bekasi, Indonesia
Learn to become a verified Brave publisher (website, YouTube, Twitch). Don't forget to bring your own laptop!
https://www.meetup.com/BAT-Indonesia-Community/events/254802174/
 
Medium article from fellow BAT Community member, Daniel Colin James: “The Attention Revolution: Your next browser will pay you”
You’re about to witness a movement that will make the shift from desktop to mobile look boring. Google and Facebook amass staggering amounts of money by harvesting your data and charging advertisers for your attention, but that’s going to change very soon.
The power is about to shift from the tech giants of Silicon Valley to the foot soldiers of the internet: me and you.
https://hackernoon.com/the-attention-revolution-your-next-browser-will-pay-you-b8b12399c3f7
 
Who are your top 10 Brave verified publishers and creators? #BATCommunityTop10
Earlier this week we polled the community for your list of top 10 Brave verified publishers and creators with the idea of building a community-curated list of favorites! Here’s what you came up with:
#BATCommunityTop10
  1. DuckDuckGo
  2. The Guardian
  3. Coinmarketcap
  4. Vimeo
  5. Vice
  6. Washington Post
  7. TrapNation on YouTube
  8. EvansEasyJapanese
  9. Coinmastery on YouTube
  10. TrapNation on YouTube
To become a verified publisher or creator, check out our BAT Community YouTube channel for video guides about how to verify your website, YouTube channel or Twitch channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVigTSGPV7Q
Learn about how to take advantage of Brave's referral promo for publishers and content creators! Earn $5 in BAT for every new user you get to download and try Brave!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r6dssVyK0E
 
New Instructional Videos from the BAT Community
 
“How to Report a Bug or Issue with Brave” by u/murphd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_LYtFvrvUg
“Brave Shields: How to Block Third Party Ads and Trackers on the Web” by u/cryptojennie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIKNqxf9j34&t=6s
“Enabling and Disabling Shields to Fix Websites” by u/murphd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsLq01yPwbY
 
BAT Community Merch Giveaway Winners!
The winners for our BAT Community Daily Merch Giveaways for this week are:
Monday (Reddit): u/wardaddy779
Tuesday (Twitter): @patelxyasmine
Wednesday (Facebook): Perry Gorham
Thursday (Contributor special): Rao Lin
Friday (Instagram): alex_vincent
Click here to see pics of previous giveaway winners rocking their BAT/Brave merch!:
https://imgur.com/a/lhF1G9I
Be sure to tune in to our social media channels every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Friday to participate in our daily merch giveaways for your chance to win!
 

Client Updates:

Brave releases Brave Dev version v0.55.5
https://github.com/brave/brave-browsereleases/tag/v0.55.5
Brave releases Brave desktop version v0.24.0
In this released, we fixed back and forward navigation buttons animating when scrolling on macOS (#14785), disabled swipe navigation when content is horizontally scrollable (#14871), fixed notifications not being displayed on certain websites (#15124), fixed opening local files via drag and drop creates about:blank tabs (#15203) and more!
See full details here:
https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/releases/tag/v0.24.0dev
 

Brave Team Tweets:

Not a tweet: Brendan posts on Hacker News how each user could potentially earn in just two years
I would not be surprised if our users can make $70/year as we bring the system up in 2019 -- when ad deals will be harder to come by and we'll subsidize revenue from BAT's User Growth Pool -- and climb by 2020 to above .7 * 320 or $224 net user revenue per year. See the full comment here:
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18011884
Brian R. Bondy @brianbondy Tor support coming to a Brave Core Dev channel update soon. @anthonnytseng just landed the Tor feature. 25 commits, 3k+ lines. Great work! Sep 14, 2018
Over 21,000 publishers! BrendanEich ✔@BrendanEich We are paying over 21,000 publishers now. 10:06 PM - Sep 14, 2018
Eljuno of BAT Indonesia posts amazing pictures of their local Meetup!
Eljuno @eljuno_ Replying to @eljuno_ @Brave demo at #BATcafe. About Brave Payments, Verified Publishers and How to withdrawal. cc @BAT_Community @AttentionToken @lukemulks @BAT_Indonesia pic.twitter.com/7Kzve0Ydrx Sep 15, 2018
Brian Clifton, Brave engineer, reflects on switching from the Muon fork of Brave to the Chromium fork
Brian Clifton‏ @_brianclifton When I started triaging our backlog, there were almost 2,700 issues and over 60 pull requests. We're now slightly over 700 issues and pull requests are down to 14 19 Sep 2018
What about supporting Blogspot?
BrendanEich @BrendanEich We will get there. Reddit and Twitter accounts ahead, blogspot on list of UGC platforms. Sep 19, 2018
Glad to have you on board, Sampson!
Sampson | brave.com @BraveSampson Today marks 2 years at @brave. I could not imagine a more exciting way to have spent the last couple of years than alongside this great team of visionaries and engineers. 2:06 PM - Sep 19, 2018
Brave lacks a communication channel between the author and browser user… For now. :)
Hello @bobpoekert Replying to @BrendanEich @brave but what it doesn't have (and what makes patreon different from flattr) is a special communication channel between the author and the consumer. people give money to patreon because they feel a personal connection to the author & patreon optimizes for that
BrendanEich @BrendanEich We are working on that -- has to support 'nyms of course, and be opt-in for anonymity by default. 11:52 PM - Sep 19, 2018
Conlan Rios @conlan @BrendanEich random shower thought: would be cool if users could share domain(s) that they've pinned with their active monthly % allocation. The digital equivalent of a bumper sticking saying "I'm a proud supporter of radio station/newspape affiliation X".
BrendanEich @BrendanEich Yes, this and sharing bravestats (the colored numbers of blocked/upgraded on new tab page) are great ideas. Putting into mix with Product folks. 7:17 PM - Sep 18, 2018
 

BAT/Brave in the News:

As Brave Gears Up to Weaponize Privacy, Google Becomes Its Primary Target
Representatives of Brave, the Open Rights Group and University College London filed simultaneous complaints with Data Protection Authorities (DPA) in the U.K. and Ireland under GDPR rules. The concerned parties are seeking a pan-European investigation into the practices of just about every ad-tech company—Google, in particular—in a challenge that will have far-reaching implications for the media business if successful.
https://www.adweek.com/programmatic/as-brave-gears-up-to-weaponize-privacy-google-becomes-its-primary-target/
 
Popular Science Features Brave in the article “Ditch your phone's built-in web browser for these seven alternatives”
We do a lot of our web browsing through our phones: More than half of site visits originate with mobile devices. Android and iOS phones both come with default browsers made by the platform's developers. On Android, Google Chrome takes pride of place, while iPhones and iPads rely on pre-installed versions of Apple's Safari. However, these are far from your only choices. Just like your computer, your phone offers a variety of options to help you navigate the internet. We collected seven feature-packed web browsers that protect your privacy, reduce your data use, boost your speed, and more.
https://www.popsci.com/alternative-phone-browsers
 

News You Should Know:

Apple moves to thwart Facebook tracking
Facebook and other companies routinely track your online surfing habits to better target ads at you. Two web browsers now want to help you fight back in what’s becoming an escalating privacy arms race. New protections in Apple’s Safari and Mozilla’s Firefox browsers aim to prevent companies from turning “cookie” data files used to store sign-in details and preferences into broader trackers that take note of what you read, watch and research on other sites.
https://mashable.com/article/apple-safari-browser-block-facebook-cookies/
 
Uninformed Consent
Technology has advanced far beyond the browser cookies and retargeting that allow ads to follow us around the internet. Smartphones now track our physical location and proximity to other people — and, as researchers recently discovered, can even do so when we turn off location services. We can disable the tracking on our web browsers, but our digital fingerprints can still be connected across devices, enabling our identities to be sleuthed out. Home assistants like Alexa listen to our conversations and, when activated, record what we’re saying.
A growing range of everyday things — from Barbie dolls to medical devices — connect to the internet and transmit information about our movements, our behavior, our preferences, and even our health. A dominant web business model today is to amass as much data on individuals as possible and then use it or sell it — to target or persuade, reward or penalize. The internet has become a surveillance economy.
https://hbr.org/cover-story/2018/09/uninformed-consent
 

Roaring Fans:

Daniel Colin James posts a great series of tweets about Brave!
Daniel Colin James @dcwj Retweet if you’ve ever experienced this. Like if you never want to experience this again. Read this thread if you want to learn how the internet is fundamentally broken, how you’ll never have to see a terrible ad ever again, and how your next browser will pay you. Sep 18, 2018
Also, see the Medium version of his thread here: https://medium.com/@dacoja/the-attention-revolution-your-next-browser-will-pay-you-b8b12399c3f7
Reddit user NegusIsBack posts how using the Brave browser with Tor could help save $500 on a flight. See the post here: https://www.reddit.com/BATProject/comments/9gkcow/brave_browser_is_best_for_booking_flights/
Marvin Pido‏ @marvinpido Finally @brave updated to the latest Chrome design. Loving the all white UI. If you can add a dark theme, game over. 4:13 AM - 20 Sep 2018 NEULAND.‏ @NEULANDAgentur Today we test the browser @brave. Looks great! #chromium #browser #brave #neuland #agency #agencylife 20 Sep 2018
Deebs 🏈 🍺 🥓 🇺🇸‏ @DeebsFT Replying to @tcal1961 @tugboatphil and 4 others Hey, @brave! pimping your awesome browser a lot on here today. Prepare for an influx of new users! 23h23 hours ago
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Groestlcoin Release September 2018

Introduction

As always, the past 3 months since 22nd June have been crazy busy. The bears might still be around, but the show must go on and of course has not slowed the Groestlcoin development team in the slightest. Here’s a quick overview of what has already happened since the last release: - Integrated into the bitbns exchange, with the ability to buy Groestlcoin directly with the Indian Rupee. - Groestlcoin Rebrand Vote – Whilst there was much talk and push for a rebrand vote, the overall result was almost unanimously in favour of keeping our unique and conversation-starting name. With just 83 votes to Rebrand, and 2577 votes to No Rebrand. Thank you for all who voted, the funds raised are being used to fund ongoing hosting and development costs. - Integrated into the Cryptobridge exchange. Cryptobridge is a popular decentralised exchange where you always hold the private keys to your funds, only YOU have access to them. - Groestlcoin has been added to SimpleSwap – Groestlcoin can now be swapped with over 100 other cryptocurrencies, without signing up! - Groestlcoin has been added to UnoDax, one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges in India, with TUSD, BTC and INR trading pairs. - Groestlcoin has been added to SwapLab.cc, where you can buy Groestlcoin using Bitcoin and over 50 other altcoins. Purchasing with VISA/Mastercard is coming VERY SOON. Discussed later: - Groestlcoin has been listed on #3 largest exchange in the world on volume, Huobi Global! More on this to come further on in the announcements. - Groestlcoin has been added to the Guarda Multi-Currency Wallet. - Groestlcoin has been added to Melis Multi-Device, Multi-Account, Multi-Platform, Multi-Signature advanced wallet! Already this list is far more than most other cryptocurrencies have achieved in the past 3 months. But this is just the tip of the iceberg of what has been developed.

What's been Happening?

GRSPay Released

We are so excited for this, that it has it's own separate reddit thread. Head over there now at https://www.reddit.com/groestlcoin/comments/9ikr5m/groestlcoin_releases_grspay/? to see more on this!
https://www.melis.io/assets/logo-navbar-4b6f0d372f15b2446d3fa4c68f346e4fb08ee113941186cee58fd6135f3f8b7d.svg

Melis Wallet

The the most advanced wallet for Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and now Groestlcoin.
With Melis you have the complete control of your bitcoins and private keys, you can define spending limits policies and make use of two or more factors authentication. Melis is open source, published on GitHub.

How Melis Works?

You can create as many accounts as you want. An account is a part of your wallet that can be customised to your requirements. You can choose how many co-signers are required to spend funds. The accounts are completely independent and act like separate wallets from each other but can be accessed via the same details. A core feature of Melis is the ability to set a ‘primary’ device. With this you can set an account as ‘Secure’ so it is only viewable (and accessible at all) from the Primary device. You can have a savings account hidden from the outside world whilst also having your ‘spending’ funds available on the go. With Melis you can create a multi-signature account between N people, where up to N signatures are required to sign a transaction, choosing if any of those should be mandatory.
Core Features:
https://guarda.co/assets/images/1PGo4ID.svg?1537791124643

Guarda Wallet

Safer than ever! Desktop Light Wallet - Anonymous and fast!
With Guarda Multi-currency Desktop Light Wallet you don’t need to register. Guarda has no access to your private keys or funds. You can receive, send, store, buy and exchange cryptocurrencies in complete anonymity and safety. All these features are available on Linux, Windows or MacOS. Choose the one that suits you!
More info about Guarda wallet on www.guarda.co
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Integrated into HolyTransaction

What is HolyTransaction?

HolyTransaction gives users access to the crypto world with a universal cryptocurrency wallet and instant exchange.

Features

For more information, visit Holy Transaction here.
https://www.groestlcoin.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/next-grs-groestlcoin.jpg

Integrated into NEXT Wallet

What is NEXT?

NEXT is a modern, next-generation stylish open-source Desktop wallet.

Features

For more information, visit NextWallet here.
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Integrated into Blockchain Financial

What is Blockchain Financial?

Blockchain Financial is a set of web based services for individuals and companies that want to make things happen with the Cryptocurrencies Ecosystem. - For those that don't know anything about cryptocurrencies, we offer tools that will let them receive, send and operate with an assortment of coins. - For those that are already riding the wave, we offer tools that will let them do all those things that they weren't able to do.

Blockchain Financials mission

We're not here to reinvent the wheel. We're here to make it run smoother for you, and we provide some of the most useful services you'll find on the internet, made in a way that is easy to understand and use on a daily basis. In short, we're a bunch of people that claim to be Crypto Evangelists. We strongly believe in cryptocurrencies, and our main promise is to push them up so more people get involved and take all the advantages they offer.

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Back in 2014, the world was taken by storm when Facebook approved the first cryptocurrencies tipping apps. The first was for Dogecoin, and the second was for multiple coins.
The project was hosted on whitepuma.net, and persisted for almost two years, built up a massive user community and gave a home to Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin and dozens of other bitcoin-based altcoins.
After very active months, the tipping hype started to fade away. Then, the developers decided to jump into the next stage: bringing not only tipping, but also mining and a widget that could be embedded on websites to allow everyone to accept payments. Sadly, the work was never completed because the project started to require an unsustainable amount of resources. Then, in a painful decision, a shutdown was announced by December 2015.
A couple of months after whitepuma.net was closed, the source code was released by its creator as Open Source on GitHub. But it wasn't maintained.
Now, some of the original members of the dev and admin teams gathered up with a handful of the WhitePuma's elite users, and decided to make something good with the best pieces of the old source code. That, with fresh new ideas and the power of the BardCanvas engine, synthesized the core of Blockchain Financial.
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Groestlcoin Listed on Huobi

Who are Huobi?

Huobi was founded in China and is now based in Singapore, with offices in Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and the North America, currently sitting #3 in volume on Coinmarketcap. Huobi is a great leap forward for our growing presence in Asia and we are very excited to be listed here!
You can find the official Huobi announcement here.

Groestlcoin Core v2.16.3 - Please Update ASAP

A new major Groestlcoin Core version 2.16.3 is now available for download which includes both a Denial of Service component and a critical inflation vulnerability, so it is recommended to upgrade to it if you are running a full Groestlcoin node or a local Groestlcoin Core wallet.
v2.16.3 is now the official release version of Groestlcoin Core. This is a new major version release with a very important security updates. It is recommended to upgrade to this version as soon as possible. Please stop running versions of Groestlcoin Core affected by CVE-2018-17144 ASAP: These are 2.13.3 and 2.16.0.
As a result in this, all exchanges and services have been asked to upgrade to this version, so please be patient if wallets go in to maintenance mode on these services.

What's new in version v2.16.3?

This is a major release of Groestlcoin Core fixing a Denial of Service component and a critical inflation vulnerability (https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-17144) exploitable by miners that has been discovered in Groestlcoin Core version 2.13.3 and 2.16.0. It is recommended to upgrade to 2.16.3 as soon as possible. If you only occasionally run Groestlcoin Core, then it's not necessary to run out and upgrade it right this second. However, you should upgrade it before you next run it. If you know anyone who is running an older version, tell them to upgrade it ASAP. Stored funds are not at risk, and never were at risk. At this time we believe over half of the Groestlcoin hashrate has upgraded to patched nodes. We are unaware of any attempts to exploit this vulnerability. However, it still remains critical that affected users upgrade and apply the latest patches to ensure no possibility of large reorganizations, mining of invalid blocks, or acceptance of invalid transactions occurs.

The Technicals

In Groestlcoin Core 2.13.3, an optimization was added (Bitcoin Core PR #9049) which avoided a costly check during initial pre-relay block validation that multiple inputs within a single transaction did not spend the same input twice which was added in 2012 (Bitcoin Core PR #443). While the UTXO-updating logic has sufficient knowledge to check that such a condition is not violated in 2.13.3 it only did so in a sanity check assertion and not with full error handling (it did, however, fully handle this case twice in prior to 2.1.0.6). Thus, in Groestlcoin Core 2.13.3, any attempts to double-spend a transaction output within a single transaction inside of a block will result in an assertion failure and a crash, as was originally reported. In Groestlcoin Core 2.16.0, as a part of a larger redesign to simplify unspent transaction output tracking and correct a resource exhaustion attack the assertion was changed subtly. Instead of asserting that the output being marked spent was previously unspent, it only asserts that it exists. Thus, in Groestlcoin Core 2.16.0, any attempts to double-spend a transaction output within a single transaction inside of a block where the output being spent was created in the same block, the same assertion failure will occur. However, if the output being double-spent was created in a previous block, an entry will still remain in the CCoin map with the DIRTY flag set and having been marked as spent, resulting in no such assertion. This could allow a miner to inflate the supply of Groestlcoin as they would be then able to claim the value being spent twice.
Groestlcoin would like to publicly thank Reddit user u/Awemany for finding CVE-2018-17144 and reporting it (https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-core-dev/2018-Septembe000064.html). You deserve gratitude and appreciation from cryptoworld, and you have ours. If you want to support him for his work, please consider donating to him on his bitcoin cash address: bitcoincash:qr5yuq3q40u7mxwqz6xvamkfj8tg45wyus7fhqzug5
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Groestlcoin Electrum-GRS 3.2.2 - Ledger & Trezor Edition

What is Electrum-GRS?
Electrum-GRS is a lightweight "thin client" groestlcoin wallet Windows, MacOS and Linux based on a client-server protocol. Its main advantages over the original Groestlcoin client include support for multi-signature wallets and not requiring the download of the entire block chain.

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Electrum-GRS Mobile Android

What is Electrum-GRS Mobile?

Electrum-grs is a lightweight "thin client" groestlcoin wallet Android based on a client-server protocol. Its main advantages over the original Groestlcoin client include support for multi-signature wallets and not requiring the download of the entire block chain.

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Groestlcoin EasyVanity Released

Groestlcoin EasyVanity is a Windows app is built from the ground-up in C# and makes it easier than ever before to create your very own bespoke Groestlcoin address(es), even whilst not connected to the internet! You can even generate multiple keys with the same prefix and leave it on overnight whilst your CPU or GPU collects and stores these addresses locally.
If you're tired of the random, cryptic addresses generated by regular groestlcoin clients, then Groestlcoin EasyVanity is the right choice for you to create a more personalized address.

Features

• Ability to continue finding keys after first one is found • Includes warning on startup if connected to the internet • Ability to output keys to a text file (And shows button to open that directory) • Ability to make your match case sensitive (Where possible) • Show and hide the private key with a simple toggle switch, and copy the private key straight to your clipboard • Show full output of commands • Includes statistics whilst the application is running • Ability to choose between Processor (CPU) and Graphics Card (GPU) • Automatically detects 32 or 64 bit systems • Features both a Light and Dark Material Design inspired Themes • EasyVanity's search is probabilistic, and the amount of time required to find a given pattern depends on how complex the pattern is, the speed of your computer, and whether you get lucky. • EasyVanity includes components to perform address searching on your CPU (vanitygen) and your OpenCL-compatible GPU (oclvanitygen). Both can be built from source, and both are included in the Windows binary package. • Prefixes are exact strings that must appear at the beginning of the address. When searching for prefixes, Easyvanity will ensure that the prefix is possible, and will provide a difficulty estimate. • The percentage displayed just shows how probable it is that a match would be found in the session so far. If it finds your address with 5% on the display, you are extremely lucky. If it finds your address with 92% on the display, you are unlucky. If you stop EasyVanity with 90% on the display, restart it, and it finds your address with 2% on the display, your first session was unlucky, but your second session was lucky. • EasyVanity uses the OpenSSL random number generator. This is the same RNG used by groestlcoin and a good number of HTTPS servers. It is regarded as well-scrutinized. Guessing the private key of an address found by EasyVanity will be no easier than guessing a private key created by groestlcoin itself. • To speed up address generation, EasyVanity uses the RNG to choose a private key, and literally increments the private key in a loop searching for a match. As long as the starting point is not disclosed, if a match is found, the private key will not be any easier to guess than if every private key tested were taken from the RNG. EasyVanity will also reload the private key from the RNG after 10,000,000 unsuccessful searches (100M for oclvanitygen), or when a match is found and multiple patterns are being searched for. • Free software - MIT. Anyone can audit the code. • Written in C# - The code is short, and easy to review.

Groestlcoin Sentinel (Android & Blackberry) – Mainnet + Testnet

What is Sentinel?

Groestlcoin Sentinel is the easiest and fastest way to track/receive/watch payments in your offline Groestlcoin Wallets. Groestlcoin Sentinel is compatible with any standard Groestlcoin address, BIP44 XPUB (Extended Public Key) BIP49 YPUB and BIP84 ZPUB
Groestlcoin Sentinel is a great solution for anyone who wants the convenience and utility of a hot wallet for receiving payments directly into their cold storage (or hardware wallets). Sentinel accepts XPUB's, YPUB'S, ZPUB's and individual Groestlcoin address. Once added you will be able to view balances, view transactions, and (in the case of XPUB's, YPUB's and ZPUB's) deterministically generate addresses for that particular wallet.

What's New?

The P2SH paperwallet supports creating P2SH paperwallets in bulk, keypair generation with QR codes and sweeping tool. Groestlcoin believes strongly in privacy, the live version does not collect and store IP or transaction data.
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