A brief and boring introduction
It’s been quite a long time since we met last time.
Because of some serious health issues, I wasn’t able to write articles here. Consider accepting my apologies. Hopefully, it won’t happen again, a pinky promise😊.
Well, here’s a quick task for you all. Since you’re on your browser, open settings, and if you’re on chromium-based browser, you should be able to find an option for managing cookies🍪.
Here’s an example. I am using Opera. Here’s the screenshot:
Like most of the casual users, even I have allowed all the cookies. Now, I won’t be wasting your time explaining about it, but if you want to know more, here’s a great article from Kaspersky. You can have a look at that.
Now, I consider either you know about cookies, or you have read the above article. I want you to put some emphasis on the word personalization.
Let me tell you one more thing:
There is no such thing as free lunches. If something is free, then you’re the product.
I think you’re getting my point. I might be pretty bad at explaining, so consider adding your thoughts in the comment section. Although, I am lucky since Gag4n readers are quite intelligent😎.
Personalization isn’t user centric. Let me explain this in simple words. Let’s say you want to purchase a new🎧. You search for the best headsets on YouTube. Google sneaks in your data and then shows you headset ads on our website, which is powered by AdSense. Now, if you have disabled your cookies, you might not notice the same. And if cookies are enabled and still you can’t see any ads😢, consider turning your ad-blocker off to support us.
These big tech companies are eager to generate revenue out of your attention. Data is the new oil. Even with strict laws like GDPR, either these laws are non-existent in most countries, or these companies invest heavily in R&D to bypass them legally.
Swash: Reimagining Data Ownership
Now, image the following situation.
A company, who creates an open-source software from scratch which allows you to get paid for the same data you were giving out for free till now. Now, for those who don’t know, open-source software is a software whose source code is available so that anyone can see and contribute to the code.
Isn’t that amazing🤯!
Let me introduce you to Swash.
Yes, the above image is not a clickbait. Swash allows you to earn crypto by just surfing the web, considering that you have installed their free extension.
Now, you might think, how does Swash work? Where is the crypto coming from? Or how are they making money? Don’t worry, I will cover it all.
Security and Privacy
Let’s discuss how Swash works. When you surf, Swash omits all the personal details like usernames, passwords, transaction details and collects the rest of the data. Next, it aggregates your data with other user’s data, and then it’s anonymized so that even a single element of data can’t be linked with any user. The data is then listed on decentralized marketplace at regular intervals. Swash monitors the sales, and if anyone purchases the dataset, 70% of the amount is redistributed among the users and 30% is reserved for the team.
Now, everything is on Blockchain. You can find everything about blockchain on the web, but in a nutshell, it’s the most secure technology on earth. Only you have access to your data, which can only be unlocked by your private keys. Swash does not have access to your keys, and once lost, it can’t be recovered.
The extension gives you complete flexibility on what you want to share, so privacy is guaranteed.
If you want to know more about Swash and the current data scenario, you can read this article. Swash has a lot of products waiting to be launched in it’s roadmap. You can find more in its whitepaper, their website and their blog.
As usual, I will share 2 different links, along with their pros and cons.
Pros – If we end up having maximum referrals in a month, we will win 2k Swash tokens. Here’s my wallet address:
I want you to trust us. If we end up winning the prize money, we will host a giveaway and will re-distribute the entire amount back to you. You can always verify the balance via the above wallet address, so that you can hold us accountable.
No pros, we won’t benefit in any way. This post isn’t sponsored by Swash.
It should take you to the web store of your respective browser. Hit the install button to install the extension and once it’s installed, it should greet you on a new tab.
Now, create a new wallet by selecting the required option, fill out some basic details and within a few moments, you’re done.
You will see the following screen:
You have successfully joined Swash.
Give yourself a pat on your back👏.
Want some help🤔? Head over to the help section for dedicated tours to learn everything about the extension in just a few minutes. I think it’s worth the investment😎.
Earnings and withdrawals
Now, the million-dollar question: How much crypto can I earn?
Well, my answer is, it depends.
Data can’t be quantified with money. A lot of factors are there, like how sensitive the data is, how useful the data is, and so on. My advice will be, don’t worry about the amount. Since you don’t have to put in any efforts, just install it and forget about it.
You might earn more or less than others, but one thing is pretty sure, you won’t be able to make a living out of it. It can be a source of beermoney.
Now, how to withdraw? Well, I highly suggest that you should look at their YouTube channel, since they have covered about the withdrawal limits, procedure, and a lot more in great detail.
Once you have the amount in your wallet, you can sign up for any exchange and sell your tokens there. You can find a list of exchanges which support Swash from here.
The Swash extension actually creates a wallet for you. So, you can use the private key as a seed phrase to access your wallet via any non-custodial crypto wallet, like metamask. Here’s how much I earned in the last few months:
Ways to earn more
- Look for any new referral programs – As of now, only the one with maximum referrals wins 2k Swash tokens. But, you might find a new program at the time of reading this article.
- Take part in airdrops and competitions – Swash organizes new airdrops and competitions regularly. Keep an eye on it.
- Take part in DAO Ignition program – Swash has organized the biggest airdrop, with prize money of 300k USDT for a single human. Participation is simple, have a look at this article to know more.
How to get help?
At the end of the day, we are all humans👍.
We all need help in some way or another. So, if you have questions, feel free to drop a comment. We will try our best to contact the team and reply to you back as soon as possible. On a side note, it might take some time, but we will try to keep you updated.
Else, you can always join their official Telegram group & Reddit channel or follow them on Twitter to ask questions. Alternatively, you can email them.
Based on my experience, the fastest resolution is possible in the Telegram group🚀.
To monitor any upcoming contests or airdrops, follow them on Twitter or join their announcement group on Telegram.
If you made it here, give a pat on your back 👏. It was a pretty long article, extensively covering every detail. Liked it 😀? Loved it 😄? Hated it 😕? Have something to share 🤝? Feel free to use the comments section. That’s it for today. See you soon with another article. Have a great day!
Will Swash App Collect My Sensitive Data?
No way, not at all. They released their app with full source code accessibility. That means anyone can look at the source code and observe how the software works in secret. All of your sensitive information, including passwords, keys, and other login credentials, is 100% secure. No information of that sort will ever be gathered from the browser by the app. Swash app has issued a DPIA to the Information Commissioner’s office to guarantee the safety and privacy of your data.
One of the best features of the Swash app is that you can inspect the data it collects for yourself. If you don’t want certain details shared, you may even create your own filters. The truth is not much clearer than this!
How does Swash work?
When you use Swash, the personal information you freely share is collected, anonymized, and offered for sale on Streamr’s distributed marketplace. Your data will be combined with other people’s to form a massive dataset called a “Data Union,” which will then be sold to subscribers.
Then, 70% of the earnings will be distributed to you for your investment, with payments made directly into your DATAcoin wallet. Swash plans to spend the remaining 30% for platform maintenance and expansion. The community benefits greatly from a larger user base.
How Do you Earn with Swash App
Let’s move on to the money-making functionality of the Swash app now. The procedure is straightforward:
Make sure you have the Swash Plugin for your web browser installed. The LINK Is Here!
Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Brave are not among the ones that are compatible.
Do your regular online browsing. If you keep using the internet, you will gradually amass more and more swash tokens.
If you want to see how many coins you currently have, just open your wallet.
Coins can be sold on an exchange for fiat currency or donated to organisations fighting climate change or the spread of the COVID virus.