CFTC equated tokens to exchange products

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission released the first part of a series of explanatory materials related to ICO tokens
18 October 2017   1713

LabCFTC, fintech-initiative of The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), published the first part of a series of explanatory materials, which describes the basics of blockchain technology and some scenarios for its application. This is written by CoinDesk.

In the 20-page document, a special attention was drawn to the section emphasizing that since 2015 the CFTC has maintained an unchanged position relative to bitcoin and other crypto-currencies, classifying them as exchange products.

Separately, the CFTC notes that there is no discrepancy in the position of the SEC on crypto-currencies.

The CFTC looks beyond form and considers the actual substance and purpose of an activity when applying the federal commodities laws and CFTC regulations. Conduct extensive research before giving any money or personal information to a virtual currency platform.
 

CFTC report

Each project will be considered individually, and all facts and circumstances will be taken into account when deciding, says the CFTC.

In addition, the CFTC recalls the need to conduct a thorough study of crypto-exchange platforms before trusting their own funds or personal information.

Brave Browser Start Paying BAT For Ads Viewing

Brave browser ICO was launched in 2017 by the creator of the JavaScript programming language and ex-Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich; it raised $35M in 30 seconds
25 April 2019   67

Users of the new Brave browser desktop version will finally be able to participate in the Brave Ads program.

Brave is developed by the creator of the JavaScript programming language and ex-Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich and is positioned as something more than a “ad-blocking browser”. The implementation of this idea is based on Brave Ads.

Users who decide to take part in the program will be able to receive up to 70% of the profits generated by the advertisements shown to them, TechCrunch reports with reference to the company's statement. Awards will be paid in the form of own tokens of the Basic Attention Tokens project (BAT), which users, in turn, will be able to share with the creators of the content they like on the network.

By default, donations to BAT will be transferred to owners of sites that a user visits most often, however, developers plan to realize the possibility of exchanging tokens for awards, such as vouchers for restaurant visits or hotel accommodations. Also, earned advertising tokens can be exchanged for other cryptocurrencies and Fiat through exchanges. If desired, users can continue to use Brave without receiving a BAT.

A lot of users don’t want to cash out [when they receive BAT]. It’s not a huge amount of value for most people, so they may prefer to just use it to give back. And that’s the real idea: A browser with the user steering it is replacing the ad tech complex.
 

Brendan Eich

Founder, Brave

BAT can only be used to reward publishers. Soon with their help, users will be able to buy additional content and, possibly, some products. The ability to withdraw tokens will be realized after the introduction of the user identification system.