“Brave Browser To Add Tipping Function For Twitter”
Blockchain browser Brave is testing a new tipping function for social media platform Twitter on its Nightly version, it announced in a tweet on May 23. The post reads that users of Brave Nightly — the testing and development version of blockchain-based browser that blocks ads and website trackers — will have access to the browser’s new feature for tipping tweets with the Brave Rewards program. The feature is designed to award content creators with Brave native digital tokens, basic attention tokens (BAT).
“Hacked Crypto Exchange Cryptopia In Tatters”
Defunct cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia warned it will take “some months at least” to figure out how to return tokens owed to its users. Cryptopia administrators have also requested “urgent interim relief,” which they say is critical to maintain a single SQL database that stores all of its users’ individual account holdings and contact details. Hackers forced Cryptopia offline in January after they drained $16 million in digital assets from its operational wallets. Following a failed relaunch, the exchange finally commenced the liquidation process with Grant Thornton New Zealand earlier this month.
“Blockchain-based F1 Racing Game Starts Offering Collectibles”
F1 Delta Time, a blockchain-based racing game, has just launched a new line of crypto collectables including “Cars, Drivers, and Components.” The collectables are based on the ERC-271 non-fungible token standard, which allows different attributes for each token. However, “fungible Tokens (FTs) based on the ERC-20 token standard will function as a currency in the game, and will be equally necessary as they will be used in transactions such as paying entry fees and purchasing certain items,” write the creators.
“Yahoo Japan Backed Crypto Exchange To Launch Soon”
The Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Taotao, which is 40% owned by Yahoo! Japan, will begin its work on May 30, iHodl Russia reports. Initially, Taotao will open trading for bitcoin (BTC) and ethereum (ETH), as well as margin trading for litecoin (LTC), ripple (XRP) and bitcoin cash (BCH). In April 2018, Yahoo! Japan bought out part of the BitARG exchange, later renamed Taotao, for an estimated amount of 2 billion yen ($ 19 million).