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Starting today, new Brave users will have the search functionality in the Brave browser powered by Brave Search, giving them the privacy and independence of a search/browser alternative to Big Tech.
Marketers from challenger brands unveil the strategies and tactics behind the risks they’ve taken in a new 10-episode season of The Brave Marketer Podcast.
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.
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.
Today, Brave launched Brave Talk, a new privacy-focused video conferencing feature built directly into the Brave browser.
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.
This is the tenth in a series of blog posts on new Brave privacy features. This post describes work done by Anton Lazarev, Research Engineer. Authors: Peter Snyder and Anton Lazarev.
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.
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.
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).
What’s Brave Done For My Privacy Lately? Episode #9: Improving Privacy By Improving Web Compatibility
This is the ninth in a series of blog posts on new Brave privacy features. Author: Peter Snyder, Director of Privacy and Senior Privacy Researcher. Implementation: Anton Lazarev, Research Engineer.
Starting today, Brave users who opt into Brave Rewards can use the new Gemini User Wallet to custody their Basic Attention Tokens (BAT).
New Study by MAGNA & Brave Shows That Consumers Are More Likely to Support Brands in Ad Environments Where They Have Control
Study finds that three in four people find privacy protected ads and the option to control the number of ads they see daily appealing.
This is the eighth in an ongoing, regular series of blog posts, describing new privacy-related features in Brave. Written by Peter Snyder, Director of Privacy.
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.
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.
Our user base has grown by more than 10x these past years, recently passing 32 million monthly active users, and if you add the increasing number of platforms, channels, and architectures to the mix, then our build and release capacity had to scale 100x.
Brave Search beta now available in Brave browser, offering users the first independent privacy search/browser alternative to big tech
Starting today, users have a new independent option for search which gives them unmatched privacy. Brave Search is built on top of a completely independent index, and doesn’t track users, their searches, or their clicks.
We propose a new privacy-first framework to solve recommendation by integrating federated learning with differential privacy. This work on private federated recommendation is only one example of how we intend to leverage federated learning with privacy on the Brave browser in the future.
Last year, Brave and Origin announced their partnership. Today, we are excited to announce our latest collaboration with Origin, TABONG: a series of six digital Brave x Origin NFT collectibles created in celebration of Brave and Origin’s partnership!
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, 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…
Today, we are thrilled to announce verified wallets in partnership with bitFlyer in Brave Rewards for our desktop users in Japan.
Blockchain domain name provider Unstoppable Domains today announced a collaboration with privacy-oriented web browser Brave that enables native browser support for the crypto domain name company.
Brave Playlist Launches on iOS App: Your Favorite Content at Your Fingertips, Anytime, Uninterrupted
With Brave Playlist, users can access their content in one list from the most popular platforms, anywhere and anytime, making it ideal for commuting, traveling, or everyday enjoyment of music, videos, and podcasts.
Brave is now available for download on the Epic Games Store for Windows users, making it seamless for gamers and streamers to experience the Web like never before.
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.
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.
Brave Today, the privacy-preserving news reader integrated into the Brave browser, now features RSS feeds for users. This option is available today with Brave’s iOS app update (v1.24), and coming soon to the Brave desktop browser.
During a recent livestream AMA broadcast, Brave and Gala Games revealed a second upcoming collectible NFT collaboration: the Brave x Gala Games Farm Bot Pickaxe Physical NFT, coming exclusively to the Brave Swag Store on April 1st, 2021.
With topics like ethical advertising + privacy, this podcast provides views from marketers who are rising to the challenge.
Ben Livshits (Chief Scientist) and Gonçalo Pestana (Sr. Research Engineer) from Brave participated in the latest Ask Me Anything on r/BATProject.
Basic Attention Token (BAT) is now also available on Binance Smart Chain (BSC) as wrapped BAT. BAT holders can use numerous bridges that connect Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain to participate in the DeFi ecosystem on BSC.
Brave Sponsors Upcoming Tournament in Gala Games’ Agricultural Simulation Game, Town Star, With $5000 in BAT
Brave and Gala Games are teaming up again, this time to bring fans the first-ever BAT Tournament in Gala Games’ Town Star, the blockchain-based agricultural simulation game from one of the founders of Zynga and some of the creative minds behind FarmVille and Words With Friends.
New whitepaper provides overview of privacy-preserving digital campaigns where Brave Ads served to “Ad Choosers” outperformed those compared to publishers with more traditional ad models.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
This post presents “ephemeral site storage”, a new strategy for managing third-party storage in Brave, designed to improve Web compatibility, while maintaining the same level of privacy protection.
Ecosia, the green search engine that uses its advertising revenues to plant trees in areas affected by deforestation, is now integrated as a search engine option in Brave!
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.
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.
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.
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.