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Twitch Support

Today we’re announcing that Twitch streamers can earn revenue in connection with the Brave browser. As part of our commitment to Twitch, we have added up to an additional $1 million to our referral program for creators.

Let’s Encrypt Sponsorship

 Why Supporting Let’s Encrypt Matters… …and Why Brave Integrates HTTPS Upgrades Today Brave is proud to announce its corporate sponsorship of Let’s Encrypt, a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA). Let’s Encrypt is a service provided by the Internet...

Multi-property Support Now Live for Brave-verified Creators

As part of our effort to make the Basic Attention Token platform even more efficient and easy to use for our thousands of verified sites and content creators, we recently upgraded our Publishers website to allow a single publisher account to manage multiple properties.

Brave Announces $1 Million Crypto-Token Giveaway

 Update: All of the tokens in this giveaway have been allocated and/or claimed. Please check back in later for more promotions.   Today we’re excited to announce the launch of our $1M BAT giveaway so our users can support their favorite sites and content...

Update: Brave Browser and BAT Achievements in 2017 and Goals for 2018

 We would like to take a moment to thank all of our users and supporters for an amazing 2017, and we look forward to welcoming what is sure to be an exciting 2018. As such, we thought it appropriate to share some of what we achieved together in the past year and what...

An Inside Look at Brave Development

 Welcome to the first edition of our development blog detailing the progression of work being done at Brave Software. As the engineer tasked with Linux packaging and Linux Widevine support at Brave, my position encapsulates the writing of our Linux desktop packages...

Brave and DuckDuckGo Partner to Improve Privacy on the Web

 Private Search in Private Browser Tabs Gives Users Unmatched Online Privacy Brave and DuckDuckGo are thrilled to announce a partnership today to radically improve Internet privacy. Standard browsing and search compromise user data.  To combat this, we’ve integrated...

Brave Grants 300,000 Promotional Tokens to Browser Users

 Brave Giving Away ~5 USD Grants in Tokens Per User on First Come, Time-Limited Basis Today we’re announcing a limited time promotion that grants Brave browser users utility tokens that can be contributed directly to their favorite sites and YouTube channels. Brave...

Funding your Brave Wallet

 With the recent announcement that Brave Wallets can now be used to support your favorite YouTube Creators (as well as bloggers, and more), there have been a few questions about how a user funds their wallet. It is our aim to make that process clear in this short...

Brave expands Basic Attention Token platform to YouTube

 YouTube creators can now earn BAT for their content With today’s release of Brave browser 0.19.95 for the desktop, audiences can use the Brave Payments system to reward their favorite YouTube creators with Basic Attention Tokens (BAT).   YouTube viewers can either...

Tips and Tricks for Brave on Your Phone

 Brave Browser for Android Passes One Million Downloads; New Brave iOS 1.5 Now Available, with Support for iPhone X Tips and Tricks for Brave on Your Phone Brave on Android recently exceeded one million downloads in the Google Play store. The app design provides easy...

ETHWaterloo Hackathon: Integrating MetaMask into Brave

 This past weekend, a few members of our engineering team packed up and traveled to Waterloo, Ontario, to join 100 teams (over 400 developers from 32 countries) at ETHWaterloo, the world’s largest Ethereum hackathon. The 36-hour event, from October 13 to 15, was...

BAT Mercury Launch

 Today we’re pleased to announce that the first phase of BAT Mercury is complete, four and half months after our token sale. BAT integration into Brave 0.19 makes the Brave browser the first application on the BAT platform. The Brave Payments system (which anonymously...

QUIC in the wild

Update: This post has been edited to correct errors of fact about developer tools and APIs with respect to QUIC. Also, the original post implied that Google might be using QUIC in an anti-competitive manner. We regret the errors, and we apologize for the implication....

Their connection, your data.

 Why should users care about privacy, and protecting their data from being collected and sold by third parties? To put it simply, your digital data trail is the evidence of your human presence online. Your data is valuable, private, and most important, it’s yours. You...

Unpublishing Link Bubble

 Today we are unpublishing Link Bubble from the Google Play Store. To our loyal Link Bubble users, rest assured: if you have installed Link Bubble, you can continue to use it. The code will remain open source, so you can build, customize, and install it if you like....

Loading Chrome Extensions in Brave

 *This post is outdated. To find the most recent guide for using extensions in Brave, visit this page.Brave appeared on the scene last year and was quick to make a name for itself. Out of the box, Brave users enjoy fewer ads and trackers online. Brave also includes...

Introducing Brave Payments

 As part of our 0.11.6 release of Brave for desktop today, we are pleased to announce the beta version of Brave Payments, our Bitcoin-based micropayments system that can automatically and privately pay your favorite websites. For the first time in the history of web...


 We've been busy at Brave building a solution designed to give users and publishers the fair deal they deserve on the Web. Today we're releasing our 0.9 developer version, which delivers what thousands have been asking for: the beginning of support for Chrome...

Brave’s Response to the NAA: A Better Deal for Publishers

 The NAA has sent a letter to Brave Software filled with false assertions, indicating that they have fundamentally misunderstood Brave. Here are a few misconceptions we’d like to clear up: Brave is not, as the NAA asserts, “replac[ing] publishers' ads on the...

Brave’s Payment Spec Out for Developer Input

 UPDATE: some details in this post are obsolete; please see [new post] At Brave Software, we love browsers. We love using them and we love coding them. As the user interface to the Web, we know how important browsers are to the Internet. And – if you've been following...

How Brave Works for You

 Last week I wrote: “Brave is the only approach to the Web that puts users first in ownership and control of their browsing data by blocking trackers by default, with no exceptions.” Our premise is that the Web requires ads for much of its funding, but not the poorly...

How to Fix the Web

 The Web is always in trouble for some reason or other. I remember when Microsoft came after Netscape and threatened to lock Web standards into IE. Only the Web is so big, with such reach to billions of users, that no one owns it. This means it will always be...

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