Basic Attention Token (BAT) Soars 7% After Brave Version 1.0 Release

A day after Brave Software, the development team behind Brave Browser, the client facing, privacy-focused browser, announced the launch of Brave 1.0, the Basic Attention Token (BAT) has soared to news intra-day highs, adding 6.8 percent in the last day against the green back. The token is also up against Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH).
Surge Linked to Brave 1.0 Rollout
The Brave 1.0 version, its developers assert, is the industry’s most advanced browser that is fast, private and represents a win-win model for all stakeholders including users who are notably disadvantaged in traditional ad models.
Brendan Eich, the CEO and Co-founder of the open source browser, said this new edition marks the end of surveillance capitalism and an era where “privacy-by-default is no longer a nice-to-have, but a must-have”:
“Surveillance capitalism has plagued the Web for far too long and we’ve reached a critical inflection point where privacy-by-default is no longer a nice-to-have, but a must-have. Users, advertisers, and publishers have finally had enough, and Brave is the answer. Brave 1.0 is the browser re-imagined, transforming the Web to put users first with a private, browser-based ads and payment platform.”
BAT Streamlines Advertising
BAT is an Ethereum-based ERC-20 token that is meant to streamline advertising, putting browser users at the fore, shielding them from exploitation unlike in traditional setups where the content generator is tracked and collected data auctioned to advertisers.
Based on the decentralized Ethereum blockchain, BAT powers a decentralized marketplace that connects advertisers, publishers and users all while eliminating needless cost around ad placing while monetizing user attention.
The BAT token makes it possible for users to reward their favorite content creators. As of writing, there are over eight million active users on the Brave browser, out of which 300, 000 are content creators.
Users Can Withdraw BAT
Ahead of other boutique browsers, Brave is positioning itself as a leader in the space. Strategic in their drive for privacy, the open source browser, though based in Google’s Chromium, is distinguishing itself from the crowd by implanting strong privacy-centric default settings and incorporating cryptocurrency, which is appealing to the growing digital mass comprising apprehensive users cautious of leading scandal-ridden behemoths such as Facebook and Google.
In Oct 2019, Brave, through a blog post, unveiled a desktop version of their browser that allowed users to transfer BAT tokens from their wallets and convert them to any other digital asset. However, with their cooperation with UpHold, this meant users must comply and fill KYC forms in areas where UpHold has a footing.
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Crypto Exchange Giant Binance Finally Launched US Trading

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Crypto Exchange Giant Binance Finally Launched US Trading
Today, on September 24, crypto exchange giant Binance has announced the launch of its arm in the U.S. market. Binance.US is finally opened.
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Brave working towards integrating rewards redemption for gift certificates, reveals VP of Services and Operations

Brave company, the entity behind Brave Browser, is an open and free source browser that focuses on increasing privacy. The browser also makes use of BAT, the utility token, as a reward for its users for viewing ads. During a recent AMA on Reddit, Brave’s  VP of Services and Operations, Jimmy Secretan, answered some users’ questions regarding the browser and the company.
Secretan explained how Brave aims for, above all, the best experience on the web for its users with the utmost privacy. He added,
“The best experience on the web should be fast and respect privacy. The best experience on the web should make ads a healthy part of the experience, not a burden. The best experience on the web should open up access to all the best content, in the way with the lowest possible friction.”
Speaking about the progress of the company in terms of its new partnerships, Secretan said that Brave was working on integrating rewards redemption for gift certificates offered by their partner, Tap. He confirmed that they would use them as soon as the underpinnings for the same are developed, and that Brave rewards for premium content wasn’t far behind.
Secretan also mentioned that the company was looking into KPI [Key Performance Indicators]/statistics to track development and adoption. However, he added,
“… as we move into BAT Apollo, the next phase of development, greater decentralization will help make some of these metrics more readily available.”
The utility token, BAT [Basic Attention Token], was the 26th largest cryptocurrency in the world, with a market cap of $429 million, at press time. BAT posted a hike of 10% over the last 14 hours.
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Coinbase Custody Supports Blockchain Capital’s BCAP Security Token

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Coinbase Custody Supports Blockchain Capital’s BCAP Security Token
Coinbase Custody announced that they will be supporting Blockchain Capital (BCAP) deposits and withdrawals. Blockchain Capital’s native token BCAP is one of the very first security tokens for which they conducted an STO in April 2017.
Coinbase Custody Supports Blockchain Capital’s BCAP Security Token

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ICO, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: Impact on Different Spheres

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ICO, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: Impact on Different Spheres
Do you think blockchain, crypto, and ICO can reshape the world as we know it today? But how exactly this is going to happen? In this article, you’ll find the answer exploring the leading industries affected by blockchain.
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Crypto-Market Update: $200 Bn MCap Target Set As Alts LTC, XMR and BAT Rise With Bitcoin [BTC]

Bitcoin [BTC] has been relentless as it continued to rise five days in a row breaking past another important level at $6500 in the same week. The altcoin gains on a daily scale suggested that the gains from Bitcoin have started pouring into the altcoins as well as they tested key support levels.
The price Bitcoin [BTC] at 4: 00 Hours UTC on 11th May 2019 is $6581. While the market dominance of Bitcoin stayed above 58%, the rise on altcoins pushed the market towards $200 billion MCap. The total market cap of Bitcoin alone added more than $5 billion in a day.
Litecoin [LTC], Bitcoin Cash [Cash] and Ethereum [ETH]
Litecoin [LTC] gained over 2% higher than Bitcoin on a daily scale. The price of Litecoin [LTC] at 4: 00 Hours UTC on 11th May 2019 is. It is also testing key Support and Resistance level near $78.
LTC/USD 1-Day Chart on Coinbase (TradingView)
Bitcoin Cash [BCH] and Ethereum [ETH] gained along with Bitcoin’s wave as the Hodlers seemed to hold their position. The price of Ether and BCH gained 3.20% on a daily scale.
Monero (XMR) also gained slightly above Bitcoin [BTC] on a daily scale by 3%. It also tested the key resistance level at $70.
XMR/BTC 1-Day Chart on Kraken (TradingView)
Basic Attention Token (BAT) Gains Big
Basic Attention Token gained higher than almost all the cryptocurrencies on a daily scale. It gained over 25% on a daily scale as it wiped out the losses during the week.
BTC/USDC 1-Day Chart on Coinbase (TradingView)
XRP’s Resilience at $0.3 was surprising as the cryptocurrency was unbudged from price. While Stellar, Cardano’s ADA and EOS gained lightly along with Bitcoin’s momentum as well.
The price of XLM and ADA at 4: 00 Hours UTC on 11th May is 0.00001431 BTC and 0.00000980 BTC respectively.
Also Read: Bitcoin [BTC] Price Cycles Replicated Until Now, $50000 Target Predicted by Peter Brandt
The rise in Bitcoin [BTC] has continued as it moves to test $6600. Moreover, a break above $6450 it was the key support level before the beginning of the bear market in November 2019. Hence, while the short orders on Bitcoin [BTC] fear extreme liquidation, the Bitcoin bulls have been celebrating the rise.
Do you think that Bitcoin will stabilize at this level or a greater upside is possible? Please share your views with us. 
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Crypto-Market Update: Bitcoin (BTC) Recovers But Altcoins XRP, XLM, and XMR Test Support Levels

Bitcoin continued to build support above $5250 over the weekend after incurring losses due to the Bitfinex Vs. New York AG court proceedings revelation. The bulls seemed to have increased the buying pressure tremendously about the $5000 mark.
However, the altcoins haven’t seemed to recover from the sudden price drop and have continued to trade lower on a weekly scale.
BTC/USD 1-week Chart on Coinbase (TradingView)
The price of Bitcoin at 4: 30 UTC on 26th April is $5295. It is trading 0.5% higher on a daily scale and at par on a weekly scale as well. This is the third continual week when Bitcoin maintained its price above the $5150 mark on an average.
Also Read: Bitcoin Weekly Forecast: The Tag of War Between the Bears and The Bulls Carries On
Litecoin [LTC] and Bitcoin Cash [BCH]
Bitcoin Cash [BCH] broke below the $300 mark on 11th April after gaining over 120% since the beginning of the year at $330. However, it is testing the $250 as support.
BCH/BTC 1-Day Chart on Coinbase (TradingView)
The price of Bitcoin Cash [BCH] at 4: 00 hours on 29th April 2019 $254. It is trading 3.54% lower on a daily scale.
Litecoin [LTC] broke below the key support level at $78 dollars. The price of Litecoin [LTC] at 4: 00 hours on 29th April 2019 $68.11. It is trading 2.67% lower on a daily scale.

LTC/USD 1-Day Chart on Coinbase (TradingView)
XRP and Stellar (XLM)
XRP and Stellar are also testing key support levels. The number of stablecoins and speculations of company-specific coins like Samsung, Facebook and even existing cryptocurrencies like Binance has aimed to foster the development using their platform itself.
The price of XRP is trading below the $0.3 level. The price of XRP  at 4: 00 hours on 29th April 2019 $0.297. It is trading at par on a daily scale.
Peter Brandt, a leading chart analyst tweeted an analysis of XRP suggesting it is at “do or die point,
XRP/USD Chart Analysis (Peter L. Brandt)
Stellar (XLM) is also trading below the $0.1. Monero (XMR) is also testing the support level at $60. The price of Monero (XMR) at 4: 30 Hours UTC on 29th April is $61.3. It is trading 2.59% lower on a daily scale.
While Tron (TRX) and EOS traded at par with the price from the past day, they are trading 6% and 10% lower respectively on a weekly scale. Tezos (XTZ) and Basic Attention Token (BAT), two of the biggest gainers of the month, traded at $1.18 and $0.398 respectively.  IOTA gained more than 10% on a daily over its new partnership with British Car Manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover.
Total Market Capitalization of Altcoins Excluding Bitcoin (Coinmarketcap)
As the total market capitalization of the cryptocurrency market is still around $170 billion, the dominance of Bitcoin [BTC] has been on the rise since the second week of April. The dominance of Bitcoin over the cryptocurrency markets is currently 54.5%. While Bitcoin recovered from the sudden move on 26th April on Bitfinex hysteria, altcoins have continued to trade in below $80 billion.
Do you think that altcoins will continue to lose or a revival is on the horizon? Please share your views with us. 
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Crypto-Market Update: Altcoins BCH, XMR, LTC Consolidates as BAT Token, Enjin and Tezos Lead Weekly Gains

Bitcoin broke the weekly high to trade above $5300 on 20th April 20, 2019. Most of the traders still feel that Bitcoin (BTC) is in a ‘no-trade’ zone as the price continues to hover $5200 market. However, it is acting as strong support.
The total market capitalization of the cryptocurrency markets is $181.347 billion. Bitcoin’s dominance fell back to 51.9% as the altcoin make a comeback; Bitcoin’s dominance was 54% at the beginning of the week.
BTC/USD 7-Day Chart on Coinbase (TradingView)
Litecoin [LTC] and Bitcoin Cash [BCH]
Bitcoin [BCH] also gained considerable over the week and most of it can be attributed to #WeAreHoldonaut and #DelistBSV which favored Bitcoin Cash (BCH).
BCH/USD 1-Day chart on Coinbase (TradingView)
The price of bitcoin Cash (BCH) at 3: 00 Hours UTC on 20th April 2019 is $307.75. It is trading about 10% higher on a weekly scale.
Litecoin (LTC) traded in a small range around $80 dollars. It has gained considerably in the past last quarter. The price of LTC at 4: 00 Hours UTC on 20th April 2019 is $82.2. It is trading about 4.1% higher on a weekly scale.
Binance (BNB) Coin Continues to Lead the Race
Binance (BNB) coin has reached it’s All-Time High mark and is facing resistance to breaking past it. The price of BNB at 2: 30 Hours on 20th April 2019 is $24.27. It is trading 12.84% higher on a daily scale.
BNB/USD 1-Day chart on TradingView
Monero (XMR) Completes 5 years
Monero celebrated its fifth anniversary on 19th April 2019. The lead developer of the coin mentioned the ‘apparent hate’ that Monero received due to its drive for privacy. However, with added fungibility, Monero is actually the closest to the traditional monetary system of hand-to-hand cash transactions.
The price of Monero at 3: 30 Hours UTC on 20th April is $69.84. It is trading 2.78% higher on a daily scale and over 5% higher on a weekly scale.
Most of the other top altcoins including Ethereum, XRP, and DASH seem to be in the consolidation phase as they traded in the green with over 1.5% gain over the week.
BAT, Tezos and Holo token Gained 30% Over the Week
Basic Attention Token (BAT) also gained another leg up as it registered a 40-week high. The BAT token at 3: 20 Hours on 20 April 2019 is $0.388.
BAT/USD 1-Week Chart on Bitfinex (TradingView)
However, it was third the best performing coin the top fifty as cryptocurrency associated with Samsung, Enjin Coin (ENJ) gained 40% in the past week. The price of ENJ at 3:40 Hours UTC on 20th April is $0.20.
Tezos (XTZ) held on to its gains above $1.35, gaining over 170% since the beginning of the year. It gained 42% over the week as it consolidated back strongly above the $1 mark.
Some of the other tokens which gained over the week were Holo chain and Tezos. Holo Chain also gained about 18% on a weekly scale. The price of Holo at 3:45 Hours UTC on 20th April is $0.00143.
Do you think that altcoins will continue to gain in the new ‘tokenized’ ecosystem or Bitcoin (BTC)’s volatility will still affect the entire cryptocurrency market? Please share your views with us. 
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LA Times, Now a Verified Brave Browser Publisher; BAT token Rises by 20% in 2 days

LA Times, one of the most read newspapers in the United States recently signed up as a verified Brave Browser publisher. It is one of the largest publishing houses in the world with several Pulitzer Prices in its bag.
According to the March 2019 analysis of latimes on SimilarWeb, it had 37.1 million visits. It has the fourth largest circulation among the United States newspapers. The publishing house can now receive rewards on their content directly through contributions and tips from the users.
The ‘Brave’ New System of Content Creation and Rewards
The Brave Brower blocks the adds that generally appear on the websites. Furthermore, users who choose to see the adds earn about 70% of the revenue from the add makers. These revenues can then be further put in the auto contribution balance which pays the website content creators in proportion to their visits.
Brave Browser Ads Revenue and Auto-Contribution System
Also read: BAT Token and Brave Browser Makes An Offer One Cannot Refuse
The number of downloads of the BAT token has exceeded 10 million on Android. The registration of significant publications on the system is suggestive of the revolutionary application of Blockchain that Brave Browser has implemented along with the BAT cryptocurrency.
BAT Price Surge
Basic Attention Token [BAT] has seen unprecedented growth in the past two days. BAT reached it’s the highest value in the past four months breaking the $0.30 value it attained after the Bitcoin price surge on 2nd April 2019. While most of the other coins continue to trade in a small range, BAT token is rising with the developments on the Brave Browser.
The Brave Browser founded by Brenden Eich, the creator of JavaScript programming language, is a privacy-focused browser that rewards the users and content creators directly through ads and tips. The rewards of the Browser are distributed in the form of BAT cryptocurrency.

BAT/BTC 4-Hour Chart on BittrexThe rise on BAT towards the end of the week has been 20% on the BTC scale since 12th April. The price of BAT at 9: 30 hours on 14th April is 0.317. It is trading 5.38% higher on a daily scale. The RSI on the 4-hour scale has entered the over-bought region. However, the RSI on the daily scale is between the over-bought and over-sold region at 60.
BAT/USD Chart since the beginning of the year (coinmarketcap)
The price of BAT token at the beginning of this year was $0.134. It has gained 136.5% value since the beginning of this year.
Do you think the rise on BAT will continue or it is due for a correction? Please share your views with us. 
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Price Alert: Bitcoin breaks $4100, BAT rises by 30%; Has the Bull Run Begun?

Bitcoin breaks the $4100 mark at around 13: 00 hours on 29th March after skirting along $4000 for almost two weeks. Bitcoin Futures Price also increased to $4080, up 70 points on the daily scale.  This is the second this year when Bitcoin (BTC) has attempted to break above the $4100 mark towards $4450. The stop loss for the buy order should be around $3850.
BTC/USD chart on coinmarketcap.com
BAT Surprise 30% Gain
The price of Basic Attention Token (BAT) at around 10: 00 Hours on 29th March was trading $0.295, 28.3% higher on the daily scale.
On the BAT/BTC scale, a rise of 20% was observed from 0.00006316 BTC to 0.00007604 BTC in a span of 4 hours on 29th March. A Bullish Murubuzo at around 12: 00 hours UTC recorded a daily gain of 30% at the moment.
BAT/BTC 4-Hour chart (Tradingview.com)
Tezos also continued it’s unprecedented rise trading 20% higher on the weekly scale. The price of Tezos (XTZ) at 13: 00 hours on 29th March is trading at $0.8667. The rise on Tezos (XTZ) can be attributed to the addition of Tezos (XTZ) on Coinbase Custody platform.
Ethereum (ETH), XRP, EOS, Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash, Stellar and Tron traders have all taken a step back as there is no movement recorded more than 1% in the top 10 altcoins. Bitcoin’s dominance over the cryptocurrency markets is still higher than 50%. It also sets the benchmark for market sentiments as it is the first and most widely distributed cryptocurrency in the world.
The total market capitalization of the cryptocurrency market at 13: 00 hours on 29th March 2019 was around $143.47 billion.
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Stellar Suffered an Inflation Bug in 2017 Creating 2B XLM, Messari Reports

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Stellar Suffered an Inflation Bug in 2017 Creating 2B XLM, Messari Reports
An attacker exploited a concurrency bug and created 2.25 billion XLM. Despite there were no media reports on the matter, Stellar stated that they had mentioned the bug twice in their release notes where they made it clear that the bug was exploited.
Stellar Suffered an Inflation Bug in 2017 Creating 2B XLM, Messari Reports

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Yet Another Cryptocurrency Wins Listing on Coinbase Pro

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Yet Another Cryptocurrency Wins Listing on Coinbase Pro
Coinbase adds Stellar Lumens to its professional trading service Coinbase Pro. Initially, XLM trading will be only available for customers in Coinbase’s supported jurisdictions, expect the state of New York.
Yet Another Cryptocurrency Wins Listing on Coinbase Pro

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Now You Can Earn Basic Attention Token (BAT) for Viewing Ads in Brave Browser

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Now You Can Earn Basic Attention Token (BAT) for Viewing Ads in Brave Browser
Brave has reached a new milestone. The browser company has long promised its users that they will be able to earn crypto while surfing the web. Now, it has finally fulfilled that promise.
Now You Can Earn Basic Attention Token (BAT) for Viewing Ads in Brave Browser

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Brave Browser: Preview of ads developer channel enters second phase

Brave Browser, an open-source web browser based on the Chromium web browser, announced the transition of Brave Ads Developer Channel Preview from phase one to phase two, in an official blog post. Phase one of the project was about creating a public opportunity for brands, marketers, developers, and the community to test the mechanisms of Brave Ads via its developer channel.
The platform stated that advertisers, such as BuySellAds, Fluidity, Uphold, TAP Network, and AirSwap, from its Early Access Program, were part of an important testing and learning phase. The second phase of the platform enables users to earn tokens as rewards for their attention. It also introduces “anonymous-but-accountable campaign reporting for brands” on Brave. The announcement read,
With today’s Developer Channel update [version 0.63.4], testers on OS X, Linux and Windows x64 [with 32-bit/x86 to follow shortly] will start to see the ads they are viewing being counted [”ad notifications received”] on the Brave Rewards Settings Page [accessible through brave://rewards]
They further stated that testers will be able to claim their tokens on a monthly cycle for viewing advertisements on their platform via Brave Rewards. This feature allows the platform’s users to contribute Basic Attention Token [BAT], a utility token based on Ethereum blockchain, to all sites they visit. With Brave Ads, users can choose to opt-in and earn BAT for their attention, by getting paid for watching ads.
Noastrademons, a Redditor said,
The whole point of BAT – and the reason users get some – is to correctly price users’ attention. If you don’t think it’s worth it, opt out of viewing ads. That’ll reduce the supply of ad inventory available, which means advertisers need to bid more to get their ads shown, which raises the demand for BAT, which raises the price, which makes it more worthwhile to turn on ads.
JankFrank, another Redditor said,
Well first of all we’re not exactly sure how much we’ll make when it’s all said and done. More importantly, no one who is opting into ads is doing so to gain a significant revenue stream. Eventually, with BAT earned you should be able purchase stuff like access to articles, on-demand entertainment, VPN, gift cards, etc. Ultimately many of us will opt-in as a way to fund sites/creators we like.
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BAT Token and Brave Browser Makes An Offer One Cannot Refuse

BRAVE new browser and Basic Attention Token have introduced a revolutionary application of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Together they have launched the test version of their web browser that is privacy-centric and also earns rewards for its users.
The Brave New Browser is developed by the inventor of JavaScript, one of three imperative programming languages for web development, Brendon Eich. He also co-founds the Mozilla Foundation, Project and Corporation.
Privacy-Centric Reward Earning Browser Built on Blockchain
Brave coin offers 70% of the adds revenue to the user on clicking or viewing the add. Although not plentiful but a user stands a chance to earn $5 monthly in BAT tokens by just shifting to the BRAVE browser. Currently, these revenues are scammed by middlemen, hackers and unethical website owners.
The USP of the Brave browser is that blocks all current ads. The ads on the Brave browser works independently; the browser itself posts matching ads by its assessment of interests and doesn’t transmit any data back to the provider, other than the number of clicks on the ads. The ads also clog up the network hence reducing the speed of upload and download of useful data and information.
Recently, the creator of EOS Daniel Larimer also addressed the issue of data breach and privacy concerns due to cookies and adverts.

Asking Facebook to not display targeted ads is not the same as asking them not to track you. Be grateful for targeted ads, it tells you when your privacy has been compromised. https://t.co/l6rdOOTriD
— Daniel Larimer (@bytemaster7) March 2, 2019

According to Brendon Eich:
“It loads pages two to four times faster than other smartphone browsers and 1.4 times faster than other browsers for personal computers.”
Price Analysis of BAT Token
Basic Attention Token has gained about 55% in a month. The price of BAT token at the time of writing is 0.2 dollars. At the current rate, the founder suggests that a user can make $5 monthly in BAT tokens just by shifting to this new secure browser.
1D-chart of BAT/BTC on Bittrex (50,100,200 EMA and RSI indicator)
We can see a potential cross-over of the 50-Day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) with the 100-Day EMA, and the faster average (50-Day) has moved above, the slower (100-Day) average which indicate a long term bullish signal. However, the RSI is signal is just close to over-bought conditions (70 mark).
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