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Sunsetting the referral program and planning for the future

Nov 9, 2020

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

Nov 5, 2020

We were joined on October 7th by Luke Mulks, Director of Business Development at Brave, who spent the afternoon fielding both pre-submitted and live questions from the Community on Reddit.

Brave Passes 20 Million Monthly Active Users and 7 Million Daily Active Users

Nov 2, 2020

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

Oct 19, 2020

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

Oct 8, 2020

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.

Global Privacy Control, a new Privacy Standard Proposal

Oct 7, 2020

As part of our privacy-in-Web-Standards work, we’re proud to have been involved in the design for the Global Privacy Control proposal. GPC allows Web users to signal that they do not want to be tracked online, and where relevant, assert legal privacy rights, as described in legislation like the EU’s GDPR and California’s CCPA.

AMA with Christopher

Oct 6, 2020

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

Aug 31, 2020

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.

WebBundles Harmful to Content Blocking, Security Tools, and the Open Web

Aug 25, 2020

Google is proposing a new standard called WebBundles. This standard allows websites to “bundle” resources together, and will make it impossible for browsers to reason about sub-resources by URL. While we appreciate the problems the WebBundles and related proposals aim to solve, we believe there are other, better ways of achieving the same ends without compromising the open, transparent, user-first nature of the Web.

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