Brave Browser Giving Away 100K BAT To Content Creators In New Contest

The privacy-focused Brave Browser is hosting a contest where they are asking content creators and publishers to produce a short video explaining why they are using the browser and why they are excited about its features. Brave is offering a huge cryptocurrency reward to the winner in the form of 100,000 Basic Attention Tokens (BAT), to be distributed between the top ten content creators.

Publishers are being asked to create a 2- to 5-minute video announcing that “Brave Crosses the 4 Million Monthly Active User (MAU) mark,” and post it through their YouTube accounts.

Winners will receive, 50K BAT for first place, 25K BAT for second place, 10K BAT for third place, 5K BAT for fourth place, 3K BAT for fifth place and 2K BAT each for sixth through tenth place.

The contest is said to commemorate the passing of the 4 million monthly active users milestone.

According to a post from Brave:

Anyone who is a Brave Verified Publisher can participate. Videos should be uploaded to YouTube by Friday, October 12th, 2018, and should be 2 to 5 minutes in length. Other than that, get creative, as we welcome any style and any format!Winners will be rewarded in Basic Attention Tokens (BAT). 100,000 BATs are up for grabs. They will be divided amongst the top ten winners of the leaderboard (based on the highest number of Brave user installs globally, generated by that video via a customized referral link), as well as the top three most creative videos. We’ll also promote winners in social media and in our community.

You can enter the contest on Brave’s website.

According to a recent online statement from chief executive Brendan Eich, Brave users will be able to earn sizeable rewards just for viewing ads.

Users and publishers will both be paid out in the Basic Attention Token (BAT), which has a native wallet build into the browser. Since the size of the payouts are actually tied to the price of BAT, Eich predicted that net user revenue could reach as high as $70 next year and a projected $320 in 2020 if BAT prices increase.

Earlier this month, CryptoGlobe reported that Brave dumped Google in France and Germany over concerns that the search engine was sharing user data with third-party companies for the purpose of personalizing advertisements. Brave has also filed a formal complaint against Google in Europe, alleging that Google's advertising practices violate the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Travala’s Token AVA Jumps Following Announcement of Partnership with Expedia

Michael LaVere
  • Binance-backed cryptocurrency travel booking platform Travala has announced a partnership with Expedia Group.
  • Travala's native token AVA appreciated more than 20 percent following the announcement.

The Binance-backed travel booking website Travala has announced a new partnership with the online travel agency Expedia Group. 

According to a press release published July 6, Travala and Expedia have joined forces to offer consumers a frictionless cryptocurrency travel-booking experience. The release claims more than 700,000 Expedia Group hotels and accommodations have been made available via Travala.com, in addition to the platform’s existing 2 million hotels across 230 countries. 

Juan Otero, CEO and co-founder of Travala, said the new partnership reflected the rise in popularity for cryptocurrency. He also explained that consumer travel was on the rise following months of COVID-19 imposed shutdown. 

He said:

Our latest month-on-month data shows consumer confidence and the desire for travel is returning, with an 81% increase in room nights booked and website traffic up 50% week-on-week.

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao said Travala had proven its ability “to build a world-class travel booking platform” and was excited by the partnership with Expedia. 

AVA, the native token for Travala, underwent a subsequent price increase following the announcement. As of writing, the coin has appreciated more than 20%. 

Altcoins Move up as Bitcoin Stalls

The AVA token is not the only in the cryptocurrency space growing exponentially so far this year. While the price of bitcoin has been range-bound moving between $9,000 and $10,000 since the beginning of May, various altcoins have been moving up.

Over the last 6 months, the price of BTC is up little over 13% according to CryptoCompare data, while other altcoins have been moving up. Most of these are related to the decentralized finance space, or to blockchains launching new products or announcing specific partnerships.

VeChan's VET, for example, surged after it was announced VeChain was attending the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2020, hosted by the Shanghai Municipal People's Government. The conference will also be attended by Microsoft, Alibaba, Tencent, Huawei, and Amazon. One VET is changing hands for $0.0148, up from $0.,0055 in January.

As CryptoGlobe reported, Kyber Network's KNC tokens have risen over 650% year-to-date thanks to the upcoming Katalyst update, which will allow token holders to earn ETH rewards while participating in governance by staking their tokens. 

Another altcoin that moved up significantly is OKEx's OKB cryptocurrency. The token, which gives various advantages to the bitcoin exchange's users, is up 74% over the last six months, going from $2.78 to $5 at press time.

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OKEx's OKB isn't tied to decentralized finance protocols, which Waves CEO Sasha Ivanov warned could be turning into the  next ICO bubble, but is instead tied to one of the leading crypto exchanges in the world. 

Decentralized finance protocol Aave has also seen the price of its LEND token surge so far this year. While in January the tokens were trading at $0.017, they are now $0.175 -- a 750% increase.

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