I just stumbled across this and it seems interesting. Sort of like Brave browser’s model but for search. I’ll just post the marketing blurb I found here instead of rehashing what they wrote much more eloquently than I could:
The Presearch Engine harnesses the power of a number of the world’s top search engines and other data sources to provide users with a compelling search experience that offers great results, protects user privacy, provides more choice and control, while also being censorship-resistant.
Rewards in the form of PRE tokens, the Presearch cryptocurrency are provided to searchers to incentivize them to switch to the Presearch Engine from Google and other search engines.
Presearch nodes can be installed on any computer or server that supports Docker, and provide the computing resources to power the Presearch Engine. Those running nodes are also rewarded with PRE tokens.
Presearch Keyword Staking
The Presearch Keyword staking platform enables advertisers to bid on keywords using PRE tokens to have their ads displayed. Whoever stakes or commits the most tokens to a keyword has their ad displayed.
The Presearch Marketplace enables keyword stakers and node stakers, as well as project supporters to purchase PRE tokens directly from the project with Bitcoin, Ethereum or USD.
The Ethereum blockchain enables PRE token holders to easily transfer, sell, buy and store their PRE tokens, as well as view all transactions on the network in an open, transparent manner.
They also have a referrals system whereby if you join using a referral, both parties get a bonus number of tokens. I’m not bothered either way and my intention isn’t to spam this for profit so I didn’t include the referral in the main post link. I’m mainly interested in your thoughts on this tech.
However, in case anybody would like the initial bonus, here’s a referral link: