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Why Basic Attention Token (BAT) and Brave Browser Are Worth Investing In

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Since inception, Basic Attention Token or, BAT has attracted the interest of millions of crypto enthusiasts and long-term HODLers. It has always been an interesting blockchain project which is specifically designed and developed for revolutionizing digital advertising entirely. The development team behind BAT have realised that the digital advertising norms are going to take a modern shape in the coming months and hence ventured into BAT by developing a Brave browser that is poised to be the only blockchain platform for modern digital advertising. At the end of second quarter, BAT has shown notable performance. Its current market is currently experiencing continuous growth.

What is Basic Attention Token?

The Basic Attention Token project was created back in early 2016 by Brendan Eich. Eich is the same guy who created JavaScript and also the reputed co-founder of Mozilla. Basic Attention Token works on Ethereum blockchain and uses it to issue and distribute Basic Attention tokens which mean it’s an ERC-20 token. The primary goal of Basic Attention Token (BAT) is to provide its users with a digital advertising exchange. This basically means that it gives advertisers the ability to purchase ad space and capture the attention of the user. These token can be freely exchanged between users, publishers, and advertisers. By using Basic Attention Tokens, people can obtain a wide array of advertising and attention based services on the Brave platform. The simple idea behind BAT and its advertising model is that advertisers have to pay for ads using BAT and users will be compensated for viewing those ads in Basic Attention tokens. Some of the same natured products/solutions are already in the market which is led by Google and Facebook.

Brave Browser’s Performance:

The Brave Browser is a widely used browser which is focused on privacy. The Brave Browser blocks all sorts of advertisements and trackers that are known to bedevil websites being visited by a user on a daily basis. With the brave browser, you do not need any other ad blocking extension. The Brave Browser is already famed and has a million followers at present since early 2017. Brave is not only efficient and fast but it also saves gigabytes of monthly data for a user by eliminating unnecessary ads. The Brave Browser has already launched their desktop version and has become a competitor to other leading browsers such as Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Mozilla Firefox.

Brave’s Approach to Advertising:

Brave doesn’t only remove ads from the websites a user visits while surfing on the internet, but it has also found a way to promote unique revenue stream for content creators and advertisers and help them keep their contents flowing. Using this platform, content creators can easily register their websites and social media accounts. Any user of the Brave Browser can then freely support their favorite bloggers and their content using Basic Attention tokens. Plus any user can choose to watch ads to get paid in BAT which directly goes into their wallet.

Partnership with Dow Jones Group:

In April, 18th BAT market experienced a rally after Dow Jones Media Group announced it’s joining Brave software team in order to test the platform and its digital advertising token Basic Attention token. The company also declared that it will be experimenting with blockchain tech in digital advertising sector and media publication. This collaboration means Brave’s browser will be tested not only across Dow Jones Media Group’s brands but also on the Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch. This significant collaboration indicates that Brave’s mission of delivering an efficient, innovative and user-friendly advertising platform is resonating with a financial growth.

After this partnership, Brave Browser users will have the access to premium content on barrons.com and also to the newsletter from the MarketWatch on a First-Come-First-Serve basis.

This partnership is the second commendable milestone achieved by Brave software team that has taken BAT project to new horizons. The first one being Washing Post, which announced accepting Basic Attention Tokens as certified publishers in the middle of March this year.

Current Market Position:

At the time of writing, the individual price of Basic Attention token is surging with 12.51% and closing around $0.52 USD. The total market capitalization of BAT is approximately $518 million USD. Around $15 million Basic Attention tokens have exchanged hands within the past 24 hours. According to the data on CoinMarketCap, the coin is ranked 50th largest cryptocurrency. It can be traded on some of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges such as Binance, Huobi, Liqui, Ethfinex, BigONE, Bittrex, Radar Relay and Bancor Network. From these exchanges, traders may exchange their Bitcoin or Ethereum to obtain BAT since it is still not available for purchase using US dollars.

Remarks:

Undoubtedly, Basic Attention and its Brave platform have tremendous potential to rise above its current ranking but it is still too early to comment whether the current surge in price point will continue. However, the rate at which digital advertising and online media publishing are transforming, BAT can be considered as a safe bet for long-term crypto investors.

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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