Blockchain 

Brave Browser Sees 1,200% Increase of Registered Publishers Over Year

The number of publishers using the blockchain-based decentralized browser Brave has increased by 1,200% over the past year, industry-focused news outlet Decrypt reported on Aug. 11. According to data from BATGrowth — a website that monitors Brave browser adoption — the number of Brave Rewards publishers were 18,931 in July, 2018, while its current number is more than 230,000 at press time. 29,278 website publishers including the Washington Post and Smithsonian Magazine, 17,417 Twitter publishers, 2,917 Reddit publishers, 166,698 YouTube publishers and over 12,000 Twitch publishers use the Brave Reward…

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Blockchain 

Tech Behemoth IBM Files for a Blockchain-Enabled Web Browser Patent

American technology behemoth IBM has filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a blockchain-enabled web browser patent. According to a patent application published on Aug. 6, IBM has filed a patent application for a system that stores web browser events on a blockchain. The browser described in the filing collects information during web browsing sessions and transfers it to peers in a peer-to-peer network for on-chain storage of the in-browser events. Examples of data that could be stored on chain include: visited websites, bookmarks, search terms, cookies,…

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Blockchain 

Blockchain Browser Brave Launches Token Tipping Service for Twitter Users

The blockchain-based decentralized internet browser Brave now allows Twitter users to tip content creators with its native Basic Attention Tokens (BAT). Brave discussed the public launch of its token tipping service in an announcement on Aug. 1, wherein users can reportedly specify the amount they wish to tip a given Twitter account, and the recipient will receive their tip in BAT directly.  The announcement also lists a number of features associated with the tipping service, including setting up regularly recurring tips as well as a mechanism for Tweeting at a…

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Bitcoin 

Latest Version of Brave Browser Allows for BAT Withdrawals

Product manager at blockchain-enabled internet browser startup Brave Browser, Alex Wykoff, announced that users using the latest software release will be able to withdraw their BAT tokens in a post on Brave’s community forum published on July 24. A new feature in the nightly builds Per the announcement, users of the last nightly (unstable, in-development) version of Brave Browser are able to withdraw their BAT tokens after verifying their identity with crypto banking startup UpHold. After the verification, users will also reportedly be able to buy additional BAT tokens, in…

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Blockchain 

Crypto Wallet’s Browser Offers Thousands of DApps in One Place

A mobile crypto wallet has announced that users can now effortlessly access thousands of decentralized applications (DApps) directly through its platform. Lumi Wallet says its motivation is to create a one-stop-shop for crypto enthusiasts — a whole ecosystem focused on convenience and simplicity. At the heart of this strategy has been an ambition to streamline the process of downloading DApps. According to Lumi Wallet, it was driven to act after seeing how frustrating the experience can be for smartphone and tablet owners. Not only do individual pieces of software take…

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Ethereum 

Opera Releases iOS Version of its ‘Blockchain-Ready’ Mobile Web Browser

Norway-based internet browser company Opera has launched the iOS version of its mobile web browser, Opera Touch, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph. Opera Touch reportedly supports the Ethereum (ETH) protocol and the Ethereum Web3 application programming interface (API). This means that the browser accommodates Ethereum-based decentralized applications (DApps) and all ERC-20 tokens, stablecoins, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The browser also is said to feature a cryptocurrency wallet for storing Ether, the “Opera Crypto Wallet.” Opera released the Android version of its mobile browser at the end of…

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Blockchain 

Opera Web Browser Crypto Wallet Launches Support for Tron, TRC-Standard Tokens

Web browser Opera has added support for tron (TRX) and TRC-standard tokens to its built-in crypto wallet, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 15. Last year, Opera first developed crypto wallet and Web 3.0 capabilities for its Android browser, launching the product in December 2018 with support for ether (ETH) and interactions with decentralized applications (DApps). “Web 3” is a term that was initially coined to refer to efforts to develop a semantic internet, and is increasingly used to refer to the evolution of a more…

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Blockchain 

Blockchain Browser Brave to Reward Users with BAT Tokens for Watching Ads

Decentralized browser Brave has launched Brave Ads, an option that enables its users to earn rewards for watching advertising. The development was announced on Brave’s website on April 24. The announcement reads that users of Brave — which is an open-source blockchain-powered browser that blocks ads and website trackers — can now receive 70% of the ad revenue share as a reward for their attention in the form of the browser’s native cryptocurrency, basic attention tokens (BAT). Brave Ads purportedly ensures that brands are connecting with people who are interested…

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Blockchain 

Major Web Browser Firefox by Mozilla Now Blocks Web-Based Cryptojacking

Major open-source browser Mozilla Firefox has launched new protections against crypto mining malware in its new browser versions, according to a blog post published on April 9. In its latest Firefox Nightly 68 and Beta 67 versions, Mozilla has enabled a new level of protection against crypto mining and fingerprinting hack attacks in a part of the browser’s Content Blocking suite of protections. The new browsing feature has been developed in collaboration with privacy and security software firm Disconnect, and represents a collection of blacklists of malware domains associated with…

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Ethereum 

Metamask Browser Extension Default Settings Broadcast ETH Addresses to Visited Websites

Leading Ethereum (ETH) browser extension Metamask reportedly broadcasts ETH addresses to all websites a user visits in its default settings, a GitHub issue submitted on March 20 states. Metamask is a browser extension featured in the Brave browser — compatible with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera — that enables its users to interact with Ethereum-based decentralized applications (DApps). According to the aforementioned GitHub issue, Metamask broadcasts its users’ ETH address to all the websites visited in its default settings, with the post specifying that the ETH addresses are shown…

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