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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.

Brave Private Content Delivery Network

Brave Private Content Delivery Network

Brave is a company where privacy isn’t just a feature; it’s a requirement. This is perhaps most obvious in the Brave Browser, where we block trackers, prevent fingerprinting, and include a privacy-preserving, opt-in and user-first ad-system, but Brave’s focus on privacy goes far beyond the browser.

How we Choose and Rank Content in Brave Today

How we Choose and Rank Content in Brave Today

We’re using Brave’s new private CDN to fetch RSS feeds anonymously and the browser’s personalization capabilities to rank headlines with a simple algorithm that will make the experience interesting for everyone.

AMA with Brian Clifton

AMA with Brian Clifton

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, to chat with them directly, and to illuminate the work and contributions of our team members. (Work that,...

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.

AMA with Luke Mulks

AMA with Luke Mulks

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, to chat with them directly, and to illuminate the work and contributions of our team members. (Work that,...

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.

AMA with Christopher

AMA with Christopher

We were joined for our most recent AMA by Christopher, who is better-known in the BAT/Brave community and on Reddit as bat-chriscat, Technical Operations Coordinator at Brave.

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";...

What’s Brave Done For My Privacy Lately #5: Grab Bag

What’s Brave Done For My Privacy Lately #5: Grab Bag

In order to stay one step ahead of online trackers, Brave regularly releases new privacy features and improvements. This post discusses three recent changes in Brave that each help make the web a more privacy, and person, respecting platform.

Important changes to the Brave Referral Program

Important changes to the Brave Referral Program

Since Brave’s beginnings, our community has been a key engine to our worldwide growth. We are privileged to have such a passionate and dedicated user base that actively endorses and recommends Brave. The Brave Referral Program has been an essential part of that...

On Partner Referral Codes in Brave Suggested Sites

On Partner Referral Codes in Brave Suggested Sites

Over the weekend, one of our users noticed that typing “binance.us” into Brave’s address bar added an affiliate code to the end of the address (commonly called a URL) that was typed in. The bad news is that we made a mistake when adding affiliate codes and logic using...

Guest AMA with Kindhumans

Guest AMA with Kindhumans

Welcome to the next installment in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams, and now, guests from projects and causes that Brave collaborates with.  The most recent AMA took place on...

Mjolnir: Tooling for BAT Apollo

Mjolnir: Tooling for BAT Apollo

This blog was written by Samuel Dare, Blockchain Engineer at Brave Marching towards Brave’s mission to create a decentralised ecosystem for digital advertising that respects user’s privacy, we aim to incrementally decentralize components of our architecture as they...

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