Frequently Asked Questions

SION Overview

SION is an innovative internet browser that integrates an advertising network and a rewards platform. Users can view and interact with SION ads within the browser and earn rewards based on their engagement.

SION tokens are the platform's native token, used to reward users for engaging with ads and for advertisers to purchase engagements. Rewards are converted into SION tokens and sent to the user's associated Bitshares wallet

When creating a SION account, you can choose to associate it with an existing Bitshares wallet or have a new wallet created for you.

To get started with the SION browser, download the browser, create an account on the browsers dashboard and set up your user profile. You can then enable or disable SION ads and start earning rewards based on your engagement.

If you need help with your SION account or the browser, you can contact the SION support team via our support portal

Currently the SION browser is available for MacOS and Windows.

To stay informed about the latest news and updates, follow SION's official website, social media channels, and join any available community forums or groups.

Yes, the SION browser and advertising rewards network are both patented, ensuring the protection of the platform's intellectual property.

SION's Patents

SION is a UIA (user issued asset) on the Bitshares blockchain.
You can see the SION token here:

  • Speed and scalability for efficient transactions.
  • Decentralization ensuring security, transparency, and trust.
  • Low transaction fees for cost-effectiveness.
  • Built-in Decentralized Exchange (DEX) for easy token trading.
  • Robust security with Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS).
  • Inexpensive Named addresses (rather than an arbitrary alphanumeric string).
  • History dating back to 2014.

These features enable SION to provide fast, secure, and efficient browsing, advertising, and rewards experience for its users and advertisers.
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User privacy and security

SION account passwords are protected with ARGON2ID encryption and are stored as salted hashes. All other user data is encrypted using envelope encryption, ensuring data privacy.

SION respects user privacy and only uses the information you voluntarily provide to match you with relevant ads. Your data is securely encrypted, and advertisers do not have access to your personal information.

Yes, the SION browser features a built-in 3rd party adblocker, also other privacy measures such as cookie filtering and anti-fingerprinting technologies.

SION ads and rewards

Users manually input their information, such as location, interests, age range, and other personal details to create their profile. This data is used to match users with relevant SION ads.

Users earn rewards for both viewing and clicking on SION ads. The reward amounts are calculated based on the completion percentage of the user's profile.

To increase your rewards percentage, provide more information in your user profile. The more complete your profile is, the higher the percentage of rewards you'll receive from engaging with SION ads.

Yes, you can select interest categories in your user profile to receive ads tailored to your preferences. Users can also block certain ads or ads from certain advertisers from being shown to them.

SION token rewards are automatically sent to your Bitshares wallet account associated with your SION account once you've engaged with an ad.

There may be a daily or monthly cap on the number of tokens you can earn. Specific limits, if any, can be found in the SION's terms and conditions.

Advertising on the SION browser

To get started, download the browser, create an account in the dashboard, create a business in the Businesses section, create your ad and purchase engagements. Once your ad has been approved, your ad goes live on the SION browser.

Users are rewarded for both viewing and clicking on your ads, this provides an incentive for user engagement and benefits users for providing more meaningful information used for matching with your ad. The reward amounts are calculated based on the highest CPE (cost per engagement, USD) of your selected keywords.

Advertisers can target users based on various criteria, such as location, interests, age range, and other personal details provided by the users in their profiles.

Ad costs are determined based on the highest CPE (cost per engagement, USD) of the advertiser's selected keywords. Advertisers purchase engagements, which include both view and click events, using SION tokens or other payment methods. SION advertising prices are competitive with industry standard rates.

Yes, advertisers can set a budget for their ad campaigns by specifying the number of engagements they wish to purchase. The platform will then allocate the corresponding amount of SION tokens for the campaign.

There is no minimum spend for advertisers.

Advertisers can track the performance of their ads, including views, clicks, and conversions, using the built-in analytics tools within the SION browser's ad management dashboard.

Over time SION will continue to implement mechanisms to prevent abuse/misuse of our system.

No. An advertiser is only charged for Views and Clicks. If an ad is presented to a user and the user does not interact with it, your remaining engagements will remain the same.

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