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BAT Mercury Launch

Oct 12, 2017

Today we’re pleased to announce that the first phase of BAT Mercury is complete, four and half months after our token sale.

QUIC in the wild

Apr 25, 2017

Back-story: Brave users reported ads getting past our ad-blocking shields in previous Chromium versions, beginning with reports of ads displaying on on October 11, 2016.

Their connection, your data.

Mar 30, 2017

Why should users care about privacy, and protecting their data from being collected and sold by third parties?

Introducing Brave Payments

Sep 1, 2016

As part of our 0.11.6 release of Brave for desktop today, we are pleased to announce the beta version of Brave Payments, our Bitcoin-based micropayments system that can automatically and privately pay your favorite websites.


Apr 8, 2016

We’ve been busy at Brave building a solution designed to give users and publishers the fair deal they deserve on the Web. Today we’re releasing our 0.9 developer version.

Brave’s Payment Spec Out for Developer Input

Mar 31, 2016

The following post contains early plans for, and descriptions of, the Brave Publisher Ads program. Publishers were expected to earn no less than 55% of ad revenue for participating in this program.

How Brave Works for You

Jan 27, 2016

Our premise is that the Web requires ads for much of its funding, but not the poorly performing ads and trackers that drive users to ad-blockers.

How to Fix the Web

Jan 20, 2016

The Web is always in trouble for some reason or other. I remember when Microsoft came after Netscape and threatened to lock Web standards into IE. Only the Web is so big, with such reach to billions of users, that no one owns it. This means it will always be contested ground.