Jimmy Donaldson, aka “Mister Beast”, a popular YouTuber with 50.2 million subscribers and 8.5 billion views, now has a verified Brave browser account, which can make a portion of his huge audience available in virtual currency.

Donaldson is no stranger to cryptocurrencies and is believed to have made a large amount of money by investing in cryptocurrencies. The star previously posted videos discussing cryptocurrencies before his channel went viral, and he allegedly bought a car for $ 100,000 using his cryptocurrency earnings. But later, his account was wiped from all content related to the virtual currency.

Mr. Beast also spoke on his KEEMSTAR podcast about how he nearly lost Bitcoin due to a house invasion, but managed to transfer the money to a new wallet.

With the rise in the value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, it appears that the popular YouTuber is back in the cryptocurrency, becoming the trusted publisher of the Brave browser. This will allow viewers to pilot their channel in BAT codes, the encoder built into the Brave browser.

Founded by JavaScript creator Brendan Eich, Brave has grown in popularity over the past two years, attracting nearly 1 million publishers and over 24 million active users each month. The browser currently has 528,756 YouTube, 126,740 Twitter, and 69,000 Twitch websites and publishers.

The addition of Mr Beast to Brave’s growing list of publishers has led some in the community to predict huge increases in BAT token prices. According to Coingecko, BAT tokens are currently trading at $ 0.254 a share, up 9.5% over the past 24 hours.

Mister Beast isn’t the first known YouTube user to adopt the cryptocurrency. In 2019, PewDiePie, which had more than one subscriber channel with over 100 million subscribers, began hosting its streams on the Dlive blockchain video platform. However, on May 4, 2020, YouTube signed an exclusive agreement with him that prevents him from continuing to use Dlive.

Source: CoinTelegraph