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Basic Attention Token (BAT) Technical Analysis – BAT Nears A Golden Cross

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Basic Attention Token (BAT) is an open-source, decentralized digital advertising platform based on Ethereum (ETH). BAT held its ICO nearly a year ago on May 31, 2017, raising approximately $35M in less than 30 seconds, quite a feat. The Token itself is designed to correctly value and price user attention within the platform.

The Basic Attention Token digital advertising platform is comprised of various components, including a digital advertising exchange, attention measurement systems, analytics dashboards and machine learning algorithms. Integration of BAT into a given host application involves implementing BAT Ads, a system that matches and displays ads to users based on locally stored data. Ad targeting is performed wholly on-device, removing the need for third-party tracking.

The BAT Utility Token is designed to monetize human attention with a pay to surf business model, serving as the unit of account within the platform:

  • Advertisers purchase advertising space and user attention on the platform with BAT tokens.
  • Publishers receive user contributions and advertising revenue in the form of BAT tokens.
  • Users will be paid in BAT for viewing BAT ads.

Elements of the Basic Attention Token platform have been integrated into the Brave web browser as part of its Brave Payments program. Brave Payments, which formerly used Bitcoin (BTC), allows users to tip websites and content creators such as YouTubers and Twitch streamers with BAT tokens, akin to patronage services like Patreon.

Notable publishers who accept BAT tokens include the Washington Post; The Guardian; Vimeo; MarketWatch; Barron’s and Vice. Quite the distinguished clientele.

With that behind us, let’s take a look at the technical picture as BAT continues to display favorable technical characteristics as we can observe from the daily chart below:

As we can witness above, after breaking-out in mid-April on six-times – 6X its average daily volume, BAT continues to display favorable technical characteristics trading above both its 50 (dark blue line) and 200 (red line) day moving averages.

We can also observe that the 50DMA appears ready to cross up-and-above its 200DMA, which should such development materialize in the days ahead, would signify the notable Golden Cross, another technical positive for BAT.

While BAT remains in a favorable technical posture, there remains further work ahead as BAT presently finds itself contending with a former congestion zone highlighted in the shaded box observed above.

Thus, moving forward, both investors/traders may want to pay particular attention to potential levels of short-term resistance as well as support in order to garner additional clues/evidence with respect to direction.

If, at any time in the days/weeks ahead, BAT can clear the .45-.50 zone and perhaps, more importantly, the .55 (recent high) level, such development, should it materialize, would more than like set the stage for its next meaningful advance with a potential objective into the .70 area. On the flip-side of the coin, both investors/traders may want to utilize the .32 level as a potential area of short-term support, which just so happens to coincide with its 50 and 200DMA’s.

Nevertheless, despite overall slippery conditions throughout the cryptocurrency tape, BAT continues to stand-out from a technical perspective, whereby investors/traders may want to continue to monitor the action with a close eye moving forward.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors

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When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.  These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor.  But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.

Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace.  The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information.  Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed.  Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?

While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.

Mission Statement

Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors.  The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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