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BAT’s Brave browser released with complete Chrome extension compatibility and faster load time

Laira Rebecca

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BAT's Brave browser released with complete Chrome extension compatibility and faster load time
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Basic Attention Token [BAT]’s Brave browser has caught a lot of attention since its announcement of a newer version of the browser [Brave 1.0] which is compatible with all Chrome extensions. The announcement was made by the firm on 18th October, in which the team mentioned that the browser’s load time is 22% faster than the existing Brave Muon version.

The official Twitter handle of Brave software said:

“Our new desktop browser has a 22% faster load time on average than our exiting Brave Muon version. That’s as much as 8-second faster page loads on certain sites.”

Brave 1.0 is built based on Chromium and is currently available on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.

Some of the features that have been released include, URL bar centered changes, default brave shield settings, Tor related privacy enhancements, crash fixes, multiple web compatibility fixes etc.

The team has made several comparison tests with the existing Brave Muon version. According to them, the CPU utilization of the new browser is better than the Muon, considering all the intensive tasks running on the websites. The browser is also tested to be working perfectly for slower processors.

Some of the improvements such as ‘time savings’ have been achieved by the implementation of HTML parsing, JavaScript execution, page rendering, etc.

Guilherme Esteves, a software developer commented:

“You deserve every hug in the world, the change that Brave is doing is amazing, in a never ending race to exploit privacy, you dare to put users in first place. Congrats!”

Alex B, a blockchain enthusiast tweeted:

“Brave for desktop (which is awesome on Mobile) says goodbye to Muon (their Electron fork) and moves to Chromium — Probably the best browser now in mobile and desktop”

The team also mentioned that the Muon based browser is no longer available for download on the official website. However, the existing users will receive necessary updates on time.



The Brave team will be working on multi-core capacity on the browser speed, the performance of the browser on mobile devices etc., in the future.

Brave software was founded by Brendan Eich, who is the creator of JavaScript and the Co-Founder of Mozilla project. He founded both the Brave browser and Basic Attention Token [BAT]. The cryptocurrency BAT is an ERC-20 utility token which is used for all the advertising purchases and revenue on the browser.



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Laira is a full-time writer at AMBCrypto. She is a Computer Science graduate and she has about 1-year experience in writing. Her enthusiasm and keen interest in developing her knowledge about blockchain and cryptocurrency led her to be a part of AMBCrypto. She currently does not hold any value in cryptocurrency or its projects.

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Tron-based USDT: Huobi Global, OKEx and Gate.io announce support for new TRC-20-based Tether

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Tron Foundation’s relentless push for mass adoption received a major boost recently when Justin Sun, the Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, announced their partnership with Tether [USDT] to create new stablecoin. The partnership would essentially bring USDT on the Tron blockchain, making transactions faster and free-of-cost, while also improving the use-cases of the stablecoin.

Three major exchanges have now announced support for the Tron-based version of Tether, further bolstering its position in the market. Singapore-based exchange Huobi Global, Malta-based exchange OKEx, and Gate.io, a blockchain assets exchange platform, announced in separate press releases that they will be supporting the new version of Tether.

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The TRX-USDT partnership was announced in early March in an effort to bring in a TRC-20-based USDT into the crypto-market. The ‘improved’ coin would stick to the technical token standards maintained by the Tron blockchain and would be interoperable with all Tron-based DApps and protocols.

In their respective press releases, Huobi Global and OKEx stated that the decision was fueled by strong user demand for inclusion of a full-spectrum of stablecoin trading. The exchanges also made it clear that there would now be three different protocol versions of USDT on their platforms: the Bitcoin network-based USDT-Omni, Ethereum-powered USDT-ERC-20, and the new USDT-Tron.

Though the exchanges are some of the world’s largest in terms of trading volume, Tron Foundation had earlier said that the TRX-USDT version was made primarily for Tron-powered Decentralized Exchanges [DEX].



Recently, Tron Foundation also announced an incentive scheme exclusively for TRX-USDT holders. The $20-million incentive plan included the addition of a 20% initial Annual Percentage Rate [APR] for holding the cryptocurrency, which was significantly higher than its prime competition, the USDT-Omni. The plan also announced a scheme spanning over 100 days where USDT-TRX holders would be rewarded more USDT-TRX.

Tron’s DApp program and BitTorrent Token [BTT] launch also saw huge success this year, leading to a temporary surge in the token’s price before a bearish market ensued. On March 17, TRX registered a transaction volume that was five times more than the cumulative transaction volume of its closest competitors ETH and EOS. The transaction volume during this move was recorded to be over $100 million.

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DigiByte [DGB] soars by 9.7% as online movement for Coinbase addition gains momentum

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DigiByte [DGB] soars by 9.7% as online movement for Coinbase addition gains momentum
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The cryptocurrency market was punctuated by several altcoin surges this week, with Tezos and Ontology leading the charge. The latest entrant to ride the bull wave was DigiByte, the 35th ranked cryptocurrency on CoinMarketCap. It climbed up the charts to become the biggest gainer in the top 50.

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At press time, DigiByte [DGB] was trading at $0.015, and was rising by 9.72%. The cryptocurrency held a total market cap of $169.073 million with a 24-hour trade volume of $3.091 million. A majority of the trade volume was split between BiteBTC and Bittrex, two popular cryptocurrency exchanges. BiteBTC recorded DigiByte transactions worth $1.156 million, while Bittrex recorded $315,308 worth of DGB trade.

Source: CoinMarketCap

The 24-hour chart showed the cryptocurrency’s value shooting up, before settling into sideways movement. DGB’s value surged from $0.0126 to $0.0144, in under an hour. It was speculated by many online that the addition of DigiByte on Magnum Wallet, and its latest release, the Magnum Notifier Bot, was what sparked the DigiByte surge. The bot is a free-to-use Telegram bot which notifies the user when the connected wallet participates in any transactions. The bot also gives DGB holders all transaction related information.



DigiByte was also helped by its community starting a new online campaign requesting Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong to add DGB to its fold. Frederik Bf67, a Twitter user, and a DigiByte fan tweeted:

“Hello Brian, i would love to see @coinbase adding @DigiByteCoin to it’s platform. You know #DGB has been around for a long time and has proven itself over time to be a highly secure and fast blockchain with exellent use cases suported by thousands of people on every continent.”

Another DigiByte fan, Mark Brown replied on the same thread saying,

“Tell that to @barrysilbert , he’s the one to talk to brother 😏

@brian_armstrong and @AsiffHirji can do so much. It’s out of their hands.

I’ve even helped pass along a petition and nothing. I’ve gotten over 10k signatures to have #dgb added to #coinbase and nothing.”

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