A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Brave Browser and BAT

Brave browser is built to give users the long-overdue better internet experience by ensuring fast, private, and secure browsing. It blocks ads and trackers and rewards users to view privacy-respecting ads using their Brave Rewards feature. Brave uses Basic Attention Token (BAT) as an in-house crypto token to connect and reward users, publishers, and advertisers on its platform. BAT is an Ethereum blockchain-based or decentralized platform transforming digital advertising into a transparent ads exchange medium. Through BAT token, users, publishers,…

Microsoft Edge Upgrades to Prevent Cryptojacking Incidents

The technology giant, Microsoft, has announced a critical update of its Edge browser on Thursday. The update contains a feature that identifies and prevents the download of potentially unwanted applications, such as cryptojackers. Cryptojackers are bad actors that utilize codes hidden on websites or downloaded on users' hardware devices such as computers. They then proceed to mine cryptocurrencies using the user's processing power. A Microsoft announcement stated that they added this feature after receiving complaints from several users regarding some…