Golem token rising due to new major Alpha release

Brass Golem Alpha2 0.10.0 was released containing long-awaited features and protocol optimizations and Golem token rose 62%
20 December 2017   1652

Golem is a project which lets users rent CPU/GPUs and get paid in cryptocurrency. On December 20, the new upgraded Brass Golem Alpha2 0.10.0 version was released. 

With the new version users can observe their incomes displayed in the GUI and check how many test GNT they have earned, tasks persistance was made to be able to be turned on by default, and the mprovements in the protocol to make Golem network more scalable and find other nodes quicker were implemented.

  • Handshake protocol was improved
  • Golem messages were moved to external module and refactored
  • Task-related messages were saved for Concent service
  • Additional messages for communication with Concent were added
  • Bootstrap choosing mechanism was improved.
  • Additional bootstrap nodes with lighter protocol (implemented in Golang) were added to Golem network

As soon as the news came out, the price of Golem token started rising which led to the number of 62% increase within past 7 days. Golem rose from $0,34 to $0,64 within a week and the market capitalization of the token grew from $288 million to $533 million during the same amount of time.

Golem charts december 2017Golem Charts

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of Golem:

  • Average price: $0,57
  • Marketcap: $483 150 230
  • 24h volume: $23 151 500

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   73

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.