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Brave Browser

Privacy is compromised every day.  From a simple act of accessing your emails to searching something on google.

Every browser activity is tracked, tagged and sold to the highest bidding advertisers.  And the beneficiaries?  Big tech giants like Google.

Users are exploited every second.
Highlight and Share any textThis is toxic system has been in existence for as long as Google and other tech giants have. Everyone accepted this as ‘the way things are supposed to be’.

Brave is changing that status quo.

Brave Browser acts as your personal ‘guard’ of personal-private information, helps curb sneaky trackers from intruding your privacy and hands over the reigns of your browsing preferences back into your hands.

Brave Browser rewards the users for their ‘time’ for viewing the ads.  This is accomplished by their own native cryptocurrency aptly called “Basic Attention Token (BAT)”.

Why should we trust Brave?

Brendan Eich who is the co-founder of Mozilla and Firefox, the browsers that revolutionised the privacy aspect.

Brendan describes Brave Browser as “Blockchain based digital advertising” solution. A solution that aims at eliminating data wastage, improve privacy, hand the controls back to users on what ads they view and reward the users and content creators.

You could be spending about 79% of your data on ads, that is without your permission.  That means, you – the user, is paying to view ads for which you are not getting paid.

Brave Browser turns this issue on its head.

Not only that you can avoid wasting your data on ads that you did not choose to watch, you will be rewarded BAT for the ads you do opt-in to view.

Not only that, you can even reward the content creators of your choice (as long as they are verified Brave Publisher, like CryptoTapas) without spending a dime from your own pocket.

Basic Attention Token

Basic Attention Token radically improves the efficiency of digital advertising by creating a new unit of exchange between publishers, advertisers and users. It all happens on the Ethereum blockchain. The value of the token is based on user attention, which simply means a person’s focused mental engagement.

What makes Brave Browser unique?

Brave Browser is an open source project.

Blocking ads is a default mode on Brave Browser.  Your browsing activity will not be tracked from one site to another, so your browsing modalities will not be recorded or exploited for targeted ads.

Brave promises to increase 2x browsing speed on desktop and by 7x on mobile phones.

Introduction to Brave Privacy & Adblocker Browser

The Brave browser is faster, safer and ad-free. Brave protects your privacy, blocks and tracking, and shields against malware and other threats. Plus it provides a blockchain-based token solution for rewarding your favorite publishers.

IF that’s not enough, you can always use TOR extension over Brave Browser that makes your web-browsing totally anonymous.

Brave also supports Chrome extensions without passing on your information to Google.  So you can enjoy the Chrome extension features on Brave Browser seamlessly without compromising your privacy.

You should be paid for your attention, with Brave, you will

Paid for viewingIn addition to the above features, Brave Browser also offers you a unique opportunity to ‘opt-in’ to watch ads of your preference that pop-up on your browser corner.  IF you click on the ad, it opens up on a separate tab.  You will then be rewarded BAT for your time and attention.

You can use BAT to either tip your favorite content creators or to buy subscriptions.

Of the total ad spend on Brave Browser, 70% is paid to the users (that means you).

 

Blocking intruders and rewarding the content creators at the same time

The content you consume on the internet is created by content creators.  They rely on advertising revenue.

When Brave Browser disables unwanted ads and trackers to protect your privacy, these content creators lose revenue.  To help make up for this loss of revenue, Brave rewards the content creators with BAT.  You can also tip the content creators with Brave right from your browser (more on that later).

Google just gave a big reason to make the switch easier

Google announced that it will make the ‘ad blocking’ chrome extensions available only to enterprise users. This will mean that users (except enterprise users) will not be able to restrict downloading unwanted data.  

Revolutionary solutions like Brave are a threat to Google’s interest which lies in facilitating advertisement.  By taking away the ability to ‘avoid’ ads – google has once again made its intentions clear.

This move from google might propel lot of users to alternative solutions like Brave.  We are talking about a pool of 2 Billion Chrome users who could flock to Brave (or Firefox) who are affected by this move from google.

Democratizing ads and increasing ROI for Advertisers at the same time

Brave Browser offers the users to opt-in to view an ad or skip it altogether.   When you do view an ad, you are rewarded with BAT.

Advertisers will get great mileage for their ad spend because – people are not waiting to ‘skip ad’, instead, they have opted-in to view specific ads, which translates to more engaged audience and a greater ROI.

Browsing is just the beginning

brave browser browsingBATs will eventually be integrated into chat apps, social platforms, and other outlets to broaden its utility.

More platforms mean more demand and that should help increase BATs inherent value as a token.  BAT promises to be one of the best blockchain projects with real user base that’s increase by the day.

Many prominent media outlets have already joined the Brave Browser movement. The fact that Coinbase is now rewarding users for downloading Brave Browser from Coinbase platform itself shows the reach of Brave Browser and BAT’s penetration.

With seamless integration, reputed publishers, engaged audience and greatest ROI anywhere, Brave Browser might pave the way to a truly decentralized content reward system.

How to reward your favorite content creators?

Step 1:  First, install Brave Browser.  You can use our referral link.

Step 2:  Go to the Brave Rewards section of from the settings, as shown below.
how to get Brave Rewards

Step 3: Once on the Brave Rewards page, simply choose which websites you want to tip your BAT to.  BAT is granted to you each month for you to be able to tip. You also earn BAT for your time viewing the ads on the Brave Browser.

  • In the below screenshot, you can see your wallet balance (1), amount you earned viewing ads on the Brave browser (2), you have the option to select auto-contribute each month on a scheduled date (3) and finally the sites that are you are contributing to each month (4).

You can delete the sites automatically listed in the Auto-Contribute area.  You can simply delete the sites you don’t want to contribute to.
Brave Rewards Dashboard

Tip your favorite publishers

You can even tip your favorite publishers, as long as they are verified publishers on the Brave Browser. For instance, CryptoTapas is a verified publishers on Brave. You can send tips to any publishers from within the browser.

Simply click on the BAT logo (1) on the browser.  You will be able to instantly verify if the publisher is verified or not.  You can then send tip right from the browser by clicking ‘SEND A TIP’ button (2).

Brave Verified Publisher Website

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Crypto Roundup: All Your YouTube Influencers in One Place

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Crypto Roundup

Visit our Crypto Roundup section daily for a dose of all your favorite Crypto YouTube influencers in one place.    

Worried about missing updates from your favorite YouTube crypto influencers?  

Welcome to the Crypto Roundup.  

On this page, we will post a quick summary of the videos from some of the most popular YouTube crypto influencers.

Ivan on Tech  Altcoin Daily

Crypto Zombie Box Mining

Ellio Trades Lark Davis

Data Dash Bitboy Crypto

MMCrypto Chico Crypto

Altcoin Daily

Video title: Bitcoin Will Be OVER $20,000 By Christmas 2020! BIGGEST WEALTH SHIFT OF OUR LIFETIME! Cryptocurrency

Date: 19-Nov-20

  • World’s biggest wealth shift of our lifetime is happening right now and no mainstream media is talking about it, except CNBC.

  • Preston Pysh predicted on August 26th that: “Bitcoin should be reaching its all time high by Christmas.”

  • If you are looking to buy a dip, there may not be one.
  • Ricardo Salinas Pliego, a mexican billionaire, has just revealed that 10% of his liquid assets are into bitcoin.

Lark Davis

Video Title: STOCKS HIT NEW HIGHS! WILL COVID VACCINES LEAD TO MEGA PUMP IN 2021? [Are You Ready?]

Date: 19-Nov-2020

  • Stock markets and bitcoin pumps higher on the news of the second successful covid vaccine.
  • There could be more chances for the new stimulus. Means more inflation, more debt and simultaneously pumps stocks, gold and bitcoin.

Crypto Zombie

Video Title: BITCOIN $18.5k TOP!!?! DON’T BE FOOLED!! HODL FOMO BEGINS!!! $TRILLIONS FLOOD!!

Date: 18-Nov-2020

  • Overall sentiment of Bitcoin has changed drastically from ICO craze in 2017 to a time where people are FOMOing to own more bitcoin.

Ivan on tech 

Video Title: BIG WARNING TO ALL HODLERS!!!!!!!!! DO NOT GET REKT!!! BITCOIN $18,500 REJECTED – NOW WHAT?

Date: 18-Nov-2020

  • Ivan expects bitcoin to shoot past $20K resistance before end of this year, giving it 85% probability

Chico Crypto

Video Title: World’s Most Powerful Turn BULLISH on BITCOIN

Date: 19-Nov-2020

  • All those who hold big bags of Bitcoin will come out of the shadows to talk up the Bitcoin rally, a $20K bitcoin could be on the cards before the end of this year
  • Ethereum mining could act as a big catalyst for Ethereum’s price
  • Big companies like google could play a bigger role in mass adoption of crypto

Let the FOMO begin…

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Stay safe and healthy!

Top 5 Cryptocurrencies 2020

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Lessons from the Veteran HODLERS to the Newbies!

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Lessons in Crypto

For all those who entered the crypto market after the 2017 bull run – here are few lessons from the HODLERS from the last bull run(s).

This is our attempt at making all you newbies aware of the mistakes veteran cryptoers did.

Let’s get started…

Don’t FOMO in to all the hype

FomoIt’s hard not to FOMO in crypto.  The trick is to make sure you don’t lose your shirt in crazy bets.  Always limit your bets to what you are comfortable losing.

The common ways you can become victim of FOMO are:

  • Following your favorite YouTuber without actually doing your own research on the project.
  • Investing into projects at the top.
  • Believing in promises of 100x or 1000x without any substance behind those claims.

HODLing far too long

Remember why you are into crypto – to make the money.

Never fall in love with your crypto, and HODL the tokens even when they are 10x and more.

Have a strategy to take your capital out before you become a HODLer.  

If you believe the project really has what it takes to go beyond 100x and more, just sell in instalments so as to not miss the ride.

One of the best ways to HODL is to take your capital in full and profit in tranches.

This rekt story will give you a right perspective of what it looks like, it’s one of many:

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

Never go all in on one project. No matter how strong the project may look, even the projects with strong fundamentals don’t do well sometimes. 

And, you will be kicking yourself watching other projects go up and your portfolio just doesn’t seem to make a move.

And don’t over do it and have a portfolio with over 100 projects either. It is very difficult not to have invested in more than 15 projects but anything less than 20 is a good way to go, in our opinion. 

Put aside the share of Profits for Taxes.

One way you can get a good night’s sleep is by paying taxes. 

Always keep a habit of putting aside a % of your profits in USDT or other stable coins, as a reserve to take advantage of market volatility and also to meet your tax obligations. 

Exchanges are more evil during bull run

Foreign ExchangesDon’t trust exchanges. Yes we already know that, but they play more games during bullrun, some intentional and some technical. 

Many exchanges tend to go under maintenance when the prices shoot up too high too soon (Coinbase?), and you can’t sell. 

And the shady exchanges scam out before you know.

Regulators seem interested when the market cap of these projects goes through the roof, which then adds FUD around the project crashing the prices.  

Exchange may freeze funds pending investigations when such issues arise.

Take for example OKEx. Users are unable to withdraw their assets from the exchange for almost a month now, not certain if they ever will, and all that started with the legal dispute.

Never fall for Arbitrage gains

Arbitrage is when you buy in one exchange at a lower rate and sell on the other for a higher rate to take some profits. 

Some shady exchanges show a lot higher prices than the other genuine exchanges and when you deposit your assets to sell at those prices there won’t be actual volume to execute the trade. You may be stuck with either a high fee for withdrawal or other funky rules to take your own money out. 

Remember, there is no free Giveaway

Free CryptoScammers rise with the rising market.  

When the crypto market buzzes with all time highs – scammers cash in big time on newbies.

The most lucrative scam in crypto is ‘Free Giveaway’. Whether it be through YouYube ads or discussion groups and wherever they can get your attention.  Read this article on various sophisticated scams that are being deployed.

We hope these lessons help you through your trades and crypto life.  Stay safe and always DYOR.

Thank you for reading and sharing this article. We appreciate you.

Stay safe and healthy!

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We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of the information and claims made.

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Crypto Roundup: All Your YouTube Influencers in One Place

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crypto news

Visit our Crypto Roundup section daily for a dose of all your favorite Crypto YouTube influencers in one place.    

Worried about missing updates from your favorite YouTube crypto influencers?  

Welcome to the Crypto Roundup.  

On this page, we will post a quick summary of the videos from some of the most popular YouTube crypto influencers.

Ivan on Tech  Altcoin Daily

Crypto Zombie Box Mining

Ellio Trades Lark Davis

Data Dash Bitboy Crypto

MMCrypto Chico Crypto

Altcoin Daily

Video title: The United States Just Brought Bitcoin into the National Conversation!! | Cryptocurrency in 2021

Date: 16-Nov-20

  • Former National Treasurer and the new US Senator Elected, Cynthia Lummis, said Bitcoin fits the bill as a good store of value as it is finite and limited, unlike the inflationary fiat currency.

  • Grayscale adds over 7000 more bitcoin in just the last 24 hours.
  • Just over 16% ETH staked for ETH 2.0 launch on Dec 2 2020.
  • Bitcoin Cash hard fork takes place tomorrow.

Crypto Zombie

Video Title: WARNING!!! BITCOIN 2017 BEAR FRACTAL RETURNS!!! BTC WORST CASE SCENARIO…

Date: 14-Nov-2020

  • Institutional money starts flowing into bitcoin.

  • Paypal goes live with its crypto trading platform for eligible customers. They have also raised the buying limits from the initially set $10,000 to $20,000 per week.
  • DIA, an DeFI Oracle provider, integrates with Polkadot.

Ivan on tech 

Video Title: BITCOIN WILL DO SOMETHING INSANE THIS WEEK!!!! -30% DUMP AHEAD vs $20,000 PARTY – Programmer

Date: 16-Nov-2020

  • Bitcoin could make a big move this week, either hit 20K or we may see a 20% to 30% drop
  • Chainlink partners with Etherisc to deliver agricultural insurance in Kenya.

Ellio Trades

Video Title: UNLOCKING $100 TRILLION? This low cap gem seeks to bridge CeFi and DeFi

Date: 15-Nov-2020

  • DeFI could be similar to the ICO craze in 2017
  • Low cap gem: AllianceBlock
  • AllianceBlock is bridging the gap between DeFi and CeFi
  • AllianceBlock Partnership with Orion Protocol and Chainlink.

Chico Crypto

Video Title: WARNING! An “EVIL” Entity Wants Control of BITCOIN…

Date: 15-Nov-2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45Ac-5y2ofg

  • 90% of Bitcoin’s mining pools are controlled by China based mining pools
  • As the value of bitcoin goes up – there is a threat of push to ‘control’ the network from China
  • Binance is looking to push through the 50% mining share and Chico believes this could be dangerous

Visit our Crypto Roundup section daily for a dose of all your favorite Crypto YouTube influencers in one place. 

Thank you for reading and sharing this article. We appreciate you.

Stay safe and healthy!

Top 5 Cryptocurrencies 2020

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We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of the information and claims made.

All product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.

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