bitFlyer Partners with Next-Generation privacy-protecting Browser Brave
Brave’s first partnership in the crypto asset wallet space in Japan
bitFlyer, Inc. (“bitFlyer”; HQ: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Kimihiro Mine), which operates Japan’s No. 1*1 cryptocurrency exchange by Bitcoin trading volume, and Brave Software, Inc. (“Brave Software”; HQ: San Francisco; CEO: Brendan Eich), maker of the Internet browser, Brave, are announcing a partnership between bitFlyer and Brave Software International SEZC, a subsidiary of Brave Software that manages token operations. bitFlyer will be Brave’s first partner in the crypto asset wallet space in Japan.
In April, bitFlyer listed the Basic Attention Token, a utility token integrated with the Brave browser. To further strengthen our cooperation, we will start developing a crypto asset wallet for Brave browser users. We will also launch a joint marketing campaign to expand the recognition of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology among our customers and to improve customer convenience.
About bitFlyer, Inc.
bitFlyer was established in 2014 with a mission of “Simplify the world with blockchain.” We bring top-class security*2 on a global scale to our trading platform for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, where we have maintained the largest Bitcoin trade volume in Japan. We’re also the only cryptocurrency exchange operator licensed to operate in Japan, the US, and the EU.*3
Service site: https://bitflyer.com/en-jp
About Brave Software, Inc.
Brave browser website: http://brave.com
Established: January 2014
Address: Midtown Tower, 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
President: Kimihiro Mine
Business purpose: Cryptocurrencies exchange and blockchain-related services
Registration number: Registered Cryptocurrency Exchange Operator (Registration No. 00003, issued by the Director of the Kanto Local Finance Bureau)
Brave Software, Inc.
Established: May 2015
Address: 512 Second St., Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94107
CEO: Brendan Eich
Description of business: Building a privacy-oriented browser called Brave
*1 bitFlyer had the largest monthly trading volume recorded from January through December of 2019 in Japan (includes net settlement and futures trading) according to JPBitcoin.com.
*2 bitFlyer was assessed as having the No. 1 security among the 140 cryptocurrency exchanges screened by Sqreen in January 2018.
*3 Based on research by bitFlyer as of June 2020.
Continue reading for news on ad blocking, features, performance, privacy and Basic Attention Token related announcements.
Brave acquires search engine to offer the first private alternative to Google Search and Google Chrome on both mobile and desktop
Today Brave announced the acquisition of Tailcat, the open search engine developed by the team formerly responsible for the privacy search and browser products at Cliqz, a holding of Hubert Burda Media. Tailcat will become the foundation of Brave Search.
Brave and Splinterlands Announce Upcoming BAT Tournaments, Discounts When Using BAT for Land Purchases in Splinterlands, and Limited NFTs
In October of 2020, Brave announced a partnership with Splinterlands, the most popular blockchain game. Brave and Splinterlands both share a similar mission of rewarding users for their time and attention, as well as increasing their privacy on the Web.
Capitalizing on our user base and the success we have had with BAT adoption, we intend to make crypto and decentralized finance (DeFi) accessible and usable for everyone through the following efforts.
We are excited to introduce support for NFT purchases on the Brave Swag Store. The new implementation allows customers to purchase Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), such as limited-edition digital collectibles tokenized on the blockchain…
A month ago we announced an RFC&C for the THEMIS protocol which is meant to progressively decentralize the Brave/BAT Ads infrastructure, while providing users and advertisers with the ability to verify that the protocol is properly computing user rewards.
Over the past year, we have more than doubled the number of our users, going from 11.6 to 25.4 million monthly active users, and from 3.8 to 8.6 million daily active users.