Polkadot network officially launched

Polkadot development team announces the official launch of the network and the simultaneous launch of a campaign to sell the project's tokens
15 October 2017   2899

Polkadot protocol is designed to improve the compatibility of various blockchains, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum ones. The protocol is developed by the Parity Technologies team, headed by Gavin Wood, the former Ethereum technical director.

polkadot.network
polkadot.network

Thus, Polkadot is a protocol that allows independent blockchains to exchange information. Polkadot is an inter-chain blockchain protocol which unlike internet messaging protocols (e.g. TCP/IP) also enforces the order and the validitiy of the messages between the chains. This interoperability also allows the additional benefit of scalability by creating a general environment for multiple state machines.

Now, the development team announces the official launch of the network and the simultaneous launch of a campaign to sell the project's tokens. On top of that, the team also warns about the appearance of a fake site, the creators of which obviously set a goal to steal user funds.

In total, 5 million DOT tokens are offered for Polkadot network's token sale.

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   104

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.