Cirus Foundation launches a web extension allowing users to monetize browsing data
Cook Islands, 24 December 2021 — The Cirus Foundation data ownership initiative has announcement that its data monetization product, the Cirus web extension, is available for download anywhere in the world from December 24, 2021.
Internet users can download the extension directly to the Google Chrome browser, and support for additional browsers is coming soon.
The team behind the project decided to change strategy earlier this year, launching the browser extension earlier than originally planned, and well before its hardware data-gathering router, the Cirus device, to giving Internet users around the world the opportunity to join the ownership economy by immediately monetizing their data for their own benefit.
The web extension represents the user’s first step towards using data as an on-ramp to Web 3.0 by earning cryptocurrency in exchange for data – a much-needed solution to the broken Big Data model in use today. today. The extension will be a big boost for crypto adoption given that it is easily accessible to everyone through the Chrome Web Store.
Version 1 of the extension enables master data sharing and monetization. Once users install the extension, they can use their browser as they normally would and check their balance to see their earnings grow over time.
Cirus empowers internet users around the world
Cirus Foundation CEO Michael Luckhoo sees this milestone as the beginning of a new era in the world of data privacy rights and the economics of ownership:
“With Web 2.0, companies shared big data with advertisers and users simply received ‘free’ use of platforms and applications. The exchange happened this way, in part because micropayments were not possible. Now… Fast forward to today, with the rise of crypto and Web 3.0, that’s no longer an excuse. We need to put the people, who gave birth to a trillion dollar industry, back into the equation. It was time.
The web extension will also soon be available on other web browsers, including Firefox and Microsoft Edge. The team also confirmed that the next version of the Cirus web extension will include a data vault for finer control over data sharing, as well as updates to existing features in the extension.
Installing the extension is simple. All users have to do is search for Cirus in the Chrome Web Store, install it, and register. The interface is simple and intuitive, and once activated, users are encouraged to simply resume their day-to-day tasks, while beginning to leverage their data, taking their first steps into data ownership and Web 3.0.
About the Cirus Foundation
The Cirus Foundation is the development team behind the Cirus ecosystem, an accessible on-ramp designed to accelerate Web 3.0 adoption and the ownership economy. It consists of the Cirus Core, the Cirus Confluence Network, and the Cirus Device, along with its associated applications, which work together to give users true ownership over the data streams they generate.
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