Jimmy Donaldson, also known as “Mr. Beast,” a leading YouTuber with 50.2 million subscribers and 8.5 billion total views, now has a verified Brave Browser account – potentially exposing some of its massive audience to virtual currency.

Donaldson is not new to cryptocurrency and is believed to have made a lot of money from cryptocurrency investments. The star previously hosted videos about the coding before his channel exploded in popularity and allegedly bought a $ 100,000 car with his crypto earnings. However, his account was subsequently deleted from all content related to virtual currency.

Mr Beast also spoke in his KEEMSTAR podcast about how he nearly lost his BTC due to a burglary, but managed to transfer the money to a new wallet.

With the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies soaring, the popular YouTuber appears to be returning to crypto, becoming a Brave Certified Browser Publisher. This will allow viewers to drive their channel with BAT tokens – the native Brave Browser codec.

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

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

Mr. Beast is far from the first notable YouTube user to embrace cryptocurrency. In 2019, PewDiePie, which had the most-subscribed channel with over 100 million subscribers, began hosting its feeds on the blockchain video platform Dlive. However, on May 4, 2020, YouTube signed an exclusive agreement with him, preventing him from continuing to use Dlive.

Source: CoinTelegraph