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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.

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...

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