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What’s Brave Done For My Privacy Lately? Episode #11: Debouncing

What’s Brave Done For My Privacy Lately? Episode #11: Debouncing

This is the eleventh post in an ongoing, regular series describing new privacy features in Brave. This post describes work done by Senior Software Engineer Mark Pilgrim and Filter List Engineer Ryan Brown, and was written by Director of Privacy Peter Snyder.

WebStandards@Brave #5: Encrypting DNS Zone Transfers

WebStandards@Brave #5: Encrypting DNS Zone Transfers

Brave, along with a team of DNS experts from the industry and open source communities, recently helped publish an IETF standard (RFC 9103) to fix a long-standing privacy and security hole in the DNS.

Research Paper: Privacy and Security Issues in Web 3.0

Research Paper: Privacy and Security Issues in Web 3.0

We at Brave Research just published a technical report called “Privacy and Security Issues in Web 3.0” on arXiv. This blog post summarizes our findings and puts them in perspective for Brave users.

AMA with Peter Snyder

AMA with Peter Snyder

The ongoing AMA series on Reddit features guests from the Brave/BAT team. The most recent AMA took place on August 18th with Peter Snyder, Senior Privacy Researcher and Director of Privacy at Brave.

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…

Why Brave Disables FLoC

Why Brave Disables FLoC

Brave opposes FLoC, a recent Google proposal that would have your browser share your browsing behavior and interests by default with every site and advertiser with which you interact.

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.

Comparing the Network Behavior of Popular Browsers on First-Run

Comparing the Network Behavior of Popular Browsers on First-Run

You can learn quite a bit about a browser from observing the requests it makes in its first moments with a new user profile. Often, a cursory examination will tell you a great deal about how the browser thinks about, and handles, user privacy and security.

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.

AMA with Brave and IPFS

AMA with Brave and IPFS

Welcome to the latest post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs.  The ongoing AMA series is an opportunity for our users and fans to get to know the Brave team, and, as of recently, guests from Brave’s partners.   Brian Bondy, Brave’s CTO & Co-Founder, and...

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.

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