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1. How is Boogle different from other search engines?

Boogle is a decentralised, community-built search engine hosted on blockchain and the first of its kind in the world. Being on blockchain offers users unfiltered access to all sites, subject to country-specific conditions. In contrast, many of the commonly-used search engines currently are subject to censorship and filtering by the search engine company or governments.

Boogle also offers protection of personal data. With its inbuilt VPN, no user traces will be left behind after use, preventing the possibility of user data being exploited for commercial reasons.

2. How is our personal data protected when using Boogle?

Boogle’s inbuilt VPN ensures minimal user traces are left behind after users perform searches. This helps to prevent the possibility of user data being exploited for commercial reasons.

By default, only basic information such as XXXXXX is automatically captured by Boogle and any further extraction of personal data on Boogle can only occur consensually in which the user will be asked permission on offering personal information.

3. What is a decentralised search engine?

A decentralised search engine is one that operates from a network of nodes instead one central platform. The Boogle search engine is being hosted on blockchain which is a decentralised platform in which search data is stored across various nodes of the blockchain.

Boogle’s search algorithm is consensus-driven and determined by the earlier search results of its users and miners.

4. What are the benefits of building a search engine on blockchain?

Boogle is a decentralised, community-built search engine hosted on blockchain and the first of its kind in the world. Being on blockchain offers users unfiltered access to all sites, subject to country-specific conditions. In contrast, many of the commonly-used search engines currently are subject to censorship and filtering by the search engine company or governments.

Boogle also offers protection of personal data. With its inbuilt VPN, no user traces will be left behind after use, preventing the possibility of user data being exploited for commercial reasons.

5. Is Boogle completely censorship-free? Are all sites accessible?

At Boogle, our vision is to restore the Internet as a free and open space where one can get unfiltered access to information without filtered by a centralised organization. Hosting the search engine on a decentralised platform like blockchain makes it autonomous to the dictates of a centralised organisation or country.

Nevertheless, we work closely with local governments in their respective countries to find an agreeable point in terms of content access.

A blanket ban is being applied across the Boogle platform on topics such as drugs, terrorism and child pornography. In addition, the community can vote off certain objectionable keywords through a 40%-and-above consensus rule to the filtering.

6. How do you earn as you search on Boogle?

For every search performed on Boogle, users will be rewarded with Boo Tokens, Boogle’s own cryptocurrency.

In addition, users will also earn Boo Tokens when they click on ads that appear on the Boogle search engine.

Boo Tokens earned can be traded into fiat currency at certain exchanges and currently coinasia.io offers trading of Boo Tokens.

7. What can Boo Tokens be used for?

Boo Token is the cryptocurrency that will be used in the running of the Boogle ecosystem and will be utilised in the Boogle search engine itself and all its verticals, which potentially includes functionalities in payment, messaging, cloud etc.

Users can earn Boo Tokens from conducting searches or clicking on ads that appear on the Boogle search engine. They can also purchase Boo Tokens on coinasia.io, a cryptocurrency exchange. Boo Tokens can be traded into fiat currency at selected exchanges.

8. Can Boo Tokens be exchanged into cash and how?

Currently, Boo Tokens can be traded into fiat currency at coinasia.io, a cryptocurrency exchange. This will be extended to more exchanges in the future.

9. How are Boo Tokens mined?

BOO tokens are mined following the Proof of Work protocol and there are two ways of mining, namely Crawling mining and HDD mining. Crawling mining involves miners combing the worldwide web for data and storing it on a blockchain while HDD mining, also known as storage mining, involves the storing the data crawled by crawler miners in a separate blockchain. In the case of HDD mining, Boo Tokens earned are determined by computing power. There are approximately 666,666,666,666 BOO tokens in its Genesis block.

10. How many Boo Tokens are there in the universe?

There are approximately 666,666,666,666 Boo Tokens in its Genesis block.

11. Where can one buy Boo Tokens?

Boo Tokens can be purchased using fiat currency at coinasia.io, a cryptocurrency exchange. This will be extended to more exchanges in the future. To purchase or sell Boo Tokens on at coinasia.io, users need to register for an account and undergo customary KYC (Know Your Customer) and AML (Anti-Money Launderring) procedures.

A private sale of 10% of the total supply of Boo Tokens will be offered to businesses and individuals whom have applied to be early-adopters of the Boogle Ecosystem. Private Sale selections are based on select prerequisites where such individuals or businesses are able to help shape the Boogle Ecosystem in its early stages of development.

12. How do Boogle Ads work?

Boogle operates a unique and cost-efficient advertising model with a ‘Burn-per-click’ concept in which users earn Boo Tokens from advertisers when they click onto their advertisements, as opposed to the commonly-known ‘Pay-per-click’ model.

For every dollar worth of Boo Tokens spent on Boogle Ads, 10% will be given to end users, 15% given to Boogle HQ while the remaining 75% will be burnt.

Through Boogle Ads, one’s ads will be displayed when users search for the types of products and services one offers, so they are effectively timed to the needs of users. Advertisers can tailor their ads according to location, interests, demographics and what they aim to gain from the ad, be it website traffic or phone calls.

Boogle Ads offer a completely flexible advertising plan in which there is no minimum spend required, no minimum contract length of time and ads can start, pause or stop at any time.

13. How does the Boogle Advertising Services franchise work?

Interested parties can take up franchise rights of Boogle in the distribution of Boogle’s Advertising Services. There is a minimum of USD 500 worth of Boo Tokens required in the wallet in order to login into the Boogle Ads system.

14. What is the Boogle Guarantee?

The Boogle Guarantee is a price floor set to the value of all Boo Tokens at USD 0.01. 35% of the proceeds from the private sale of Boo Tokens will be used to back the Boogle Guarantee buy back. Subsequently, this Boogle Guarantee will be backed by Boogle HQ’s funds earned from mining.

15. Where does Boogle derive its revenues from?

Currently, Boogle earns it revenue from commissions derived from Boogle Ads as well as the sale of franchise rights in the distribution of Boogle’s Advertising Services.