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Brave Swap Rewards Program

Brave Swap Rewards Program

In connection with the upcoming release of the new Brave Wallet, we will be launching the Brave Swap Rewards Program, a new program that will allow swap users to recoup 20% of their swap fees.

Brave Passes 36 Million Monthly Active Users

Brave Passes 36 Million Monthly Active Users

As users are increasingly adopting privacy-preserving tools to protect their Web usage, Brave now has 36.2 million monthly active users (MAU) and 12.5 million daily active users (DAU).

BAT Roadmap 2.0: Update 2

BAT Roadmap 2.0: Update 2

At Brave, we want to make crypto usable and DeFi accessible for everyone, and towards these ends, we are excited to share the second update since we published the BAT Roadmap 2.0 in February 2021.

The Brave Marketer Podcast Kicks off Season 2 with Marketing Expert from Disney+

The Brave Marketer Podcast Kicks off Season 2 with Marketing Expert from Disney+

Today, we’re launching the first episode of Season 2 of The Brave Marketer podcast, featuring an interview with Andrea Cutright, VP, Global Subscriber Marketing and Insights for Disney+ who discusses how they exponentially surpassed growth targets, and why “killing the hypothesis” led to massive product adoption.

THEMIS RFC&C Wrap Up

THEMIS RFC&C Wrap Up

We received 10 RFC&C proposals from teams focusing on both L1 and L2 tech that brought practical insights on how to improve the original THEMISv2 protocol spec. In this blogpost, we’ll dive into each of the received proposals and provide pointers for the material each team submitted for the RFC&C.

Brave Crypto DNS Strategy

Brave Crypto DNS Strategy

Brave, as part of our mission to make crypto accessible and usable to all, is integrating several blockchain-based DNS providers. As we integrate these crypto-DNS providers, we commit to the following principles in resolving domain names…

BAT Roadmap 2.0: Update 1

BAT Roadmap 2.0: Update 1

At Brave, we want to make crypto usable and defi accessible for everyone, and towards that end we are excited to share the progress we have made since we published the BAT Roadmap 2.0 in February 2021.

THEMIS RFC&C: Update #2

THEMIS RFC&C: Update #2

The THEMIS RFC&C event, which started early February, has brought independent researchers and over 10 companies together with the Brave research team to comment and propose directions for the future of the Brave Ads protocol.

BAT Roadmap 2.0

BAT Roadmap 2.0

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.

THEMIS RFC&C Update

THEMIS RFC&C Update

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.

Brave Passes 25 Million Monthly Active Users

Brave Passes 25 Million Monthly Active Users

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.

Brave Integrates IPFS

Brave Integrates IPFS

IPFS, the peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol designed to make the Web faster, safer, and more open, has been integrated into Brave, the fast, privacy-oriented browser, reinventing the Web for users, publishers and advertisers.

IPFS Support in Brave

IPFS Support in Brave

Over the past several months, the Brave team has been working with Protocol Labs on adding InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) support in Brave. This is the first deep integration of its kind and we’re very proud to outline how it works in this post.

State of the BAT

State of the BAT

Brave launched the Basic Attention Token (BAT) in May 2017 with the aim of realizing the vision executing on the mission of the Basic Attention Token white paper.

Brave/BAT Ads and THEMIS

Brave/BAT Ads and THEMIS

THEMISv2 allows users to request updates and validate their rewards state in a private and unlinkable way. Users can also calculate the rewards they should receive, and submit proofs of correctness to Brave and other participants in the protocol.

Sunsetting the referral program and planning for the future

Sunsetting the referral program and planning for the future

Effective today, November 9th, 2020, we will begin to wind-down the current referral program. Creators using the Brave referral program have 14 days to wrap up their Brave promotional activity. Creators not using the referral program will experience no change.

Brave Passes 20 Million Monthly Active Users and 7 Million Daily Active Users

Brave Passes 20 Million Monthly Active Users and 7 Million Daily Active Users

November marks one year since we launched Brave 1.0, the most private, safest, and fastest (3-6x) browser. Over the past year, we’ve seen amazing growth on multiple fronts and we’re happy to celebrate Brave 1.0’s first anniversary by announcing that we officially passed 20 million monthly active users (20.5), up from 8.7 million this time last year.

Splinterlands and Brave Announce Partnership

Splinterlands and Brave Announce Partnership

Brave and Splinterlands both share a similar mission of rewarding users for their time and attention as well as increasing user privacy and freedom, and are looking forward to working together to spread those goals.

Changes to the Referral Program

Changes to the Referral Program

We launched the Referral Program in early 2018 with the intention of distributing $1 million in BAT to content creators who referred new users to Brave. Towards the end of 2018 we decided to extend the program another year. By the end of 2019 more than $2.2 million in BAT had been distributed to content creators.

Updates from Brave Research

Updates from Brave Research

Brave Research is a highly dynamic team of researchers and developers whose goal is to push the envelope when it comes to some of the more adventurous aspects and needs of the Brave browser and the underlying ecosystem.

Brave Sync Version 2 Now Available for Desktop and Android Users

Brave Sync Version 2 Now Available for Desktop and Android Users

Starting today, Brave desktop users (version 1.12) and Android users (version 1.12) can use our fully redesigned sync functionality to sync data from desktop to desktop, as well as across desktop and Android devices. Support for iOS will follow shortly. Sync v2 was...

bitFlyer Partners with Next-Generation Privacy-Protecting Browser Brave

bitFlyer Partners with Next-Generation Privacy-Protecting Browser Brave

Brave browser users in Japan will be able to receive and use BAT 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";...

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