Brave Previews Opt-in Ads in Desktop Browser Developer Channel

New online advertising model upends current systemwith 70% revenue share to users and privacy by design Today we’re previewing our new digital advertising model in Brave’s Developer channel. Developers and testers using the latest desktop browser build for macOS and...

Brave Rewards Update

Brave Rewards is our anonymous donation system integrated directly into the Brave desktop browser. It is accessible to users from the URL bar via the BAT (Basic Attention Token) logo, and though off by default, can be easily switched on with the slider. Publishers and...

Brave Software Joins AdLedger

Non-Profit Blockchain Consortium Unites Industry-LeadingTechnology Companies To Reform The Future Of Digital Advertising New York, NY — December 19, 2018 — AdLedger, the non-profit research and development consortium building and implementing the...

AMA with Ryan Watson and Kamil Jozwiak

Welcome to the tenth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is a seven-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of the project an opportunity to...

AMA with Alex Wykoff

Welcome to the ninth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is a seven-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of the project an opportunity to...

AMA with Luke Mulks

Welcome to the eighth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is a seven-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of the project an opportunity to...

SpeedReader: Fast and Private Reader Mode for the Web

This post is an abbreviated version of this report, based on research conducted at Brave by Andrius Aucinas (Performance Researcher), Peter Snyder (Privacy Researcher), and Dr. Ben Livshits (Chief Scientist), as well as by Mohammad Ghasemisharif (Ph.D student in...

AMA with Brian Brown

Welcome to the seventh post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is a seven-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of the project an opportunity...

AMA with Sampson

Welcome to the sixth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is a seven-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of the project an opportunity to...

AMA with Yan Zhu

Welcome to the fifth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is a six-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of the project an opportunity to...

New Brave Browser Release Available for General Download on Brave.com

Redesigned Chromium-based desktop version replaces previous Muon-based browser and delivers 22% faster load time Starting today, users who download a new version of the Brave desktop browser from the Brave website will be presented with Brave’s latest browser release,...

The New Brave is 22% Faster

Newly Redesigned Chromium-Based Brave Browser Has 22% Faster Load Time than Brave Muon Version, on Average This research was conducted by Andrius Aucinas, performance researcher at Brave, and Dr. Ben Livshits, Brave’s Chief Scientist. Back in March we announced the...

AMA with David Temkin

Welcome to the fourth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is a six-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of the project an opportunity to...

Le navigateur Brave dépasse les 10 millions de téléchargements

Aug 28, 2018
Journal Du Coin

Les nouvelles se succèdent pour le navigateur Brave, et elles sont plutôt bonnes. Après avoir annoncé sa prochaine évolution consistant à rémunérer les comptes Twitter et Reddit de ses utilisateurs avec ses tokens BAT, on apprend que Brave a dépassé le chiffre de 10 millions de téléchargements !

Interview: Brendan Eich on JavaScript’s blessing and curse

Aug 17, 2018
InfoWorld

Being the creator of JavaScript has been a blessing and a curse for Brendan Eich. On the one hand, JavaScript has the distinction of being the most popular programming language in the world. On the other, no language has been the target of more snark.

Brave advances browser privacy with Tor-powered tabs

Jun 28, 2018
CNET

Want more online privacy? Brave, the ad-blocking browser, has a new way to get it on the web.

A new version of the browser released Thursday adds technology called onion routing from the Tor Project as an option to its private tabs. Tor helps keep you anonymous…

What’s an Online Ad Worth? Blockchain Might Help With That

Jun 18, 2018
The Wall Street Journal

Digital advertising has a serious problem: fraud.

Widespread fraudulent practices are inflating measures of the traffic that digital ads attract, leading some advertisers to pay higher rates than they should.

Crypto-powered Brave Browser Hits 5 Million Downloads in Google Play Store

May 21, 2018
ccn

Cryptocurrency-powered web browser Brave has now been downloaded more than five million times from the Google Play mobile app store.

The ad-blocking browser, which was co-founded by Mozilla Firefox creator Brendan Eich, reached this significant milestone last Thursday…

Ad-blocking browser Brave signs up Dow Jones Media Group as a partner

Apr 18, 2018
TechCrunch

It looks like at least one major news publisher is on-board with Brave, the ad-blocking web browser founded by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich.

Brave Software and Dow Jones Media Group announced today they will be partnering in a deal that will bring Media Group content…

AMA with Johnny Ryan

Welcome to the third post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is a six-month long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series, which will run until January 2019, is twofold: to give fans...

Few Realize “Private Mode” Is Not Really Private

Few Realize “Private Mode” Is Not Really Private Preliminary results of a user study   This ongoing research is being conducted by Ruba Abu-Salma, a Ph.D student in Computer Science from University College London (UCL), and Brave’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Ben...

AMA with Brian Bondy

On August 16th, the BAT Community successfully kicked off an AMA (Ask Me Anything!) series with CEO and co-founder Brendan Eich. The series, scheduled to run from August 2018 through January 2019, features several different guests from the Brave team every month and...

AMA with Brendan Eich

On August 16th, BAT Community hosted the first in an upcoming series of AMAs (Ask Me Anything!) with Brendan Eich in the r/BATProject subreddit. Over the course of the AMA, Brendan answered a mix of pre-submitted and live questions from Redditors about Brave and the...

Understanding Redirection-Based Tracking

This blog post describes ongoing work conducted at Brave by Peter Snyder and Ben Livshits. It is the third in a series of research-oriented posts that share both present investigations and future vision. We are constantly looking to improve and automate the privacy...

Brave Browser iOS App Now Offers DuckDuckGo Search in Private Tabs

We recently partnered with DuckDuckGo to improve privacy on the web by integrating a new DuckDuckGo search feature within Private Tabs in Brave’s desktop browser. We’re excited to announce that this feature is now available to Brave iOS (version 1.6.3) users to give...

Into the Blockchain: Brave with MetaMask

The decentralized web is there for exploring. Trails are being blazed with decentralized applications built on the Ethereum blockchain, with the MetaMask extension providing a bridge to explore and handle decentralized applications (Dapps) from a web browser....

The Mounting Cost of Stale Ad Blocking Rules

This blog post describes ongoing work conducted at Brave by Antoine Vastel, Peter Snyder, and Ben Livshits. It is the second in a series of research-oriented posts that share both present investigations and future vision. We are constantly looking to improve and...

Brave Proposes a Machine Learning Approach for Ad Blocking

This week, Brave unveiled new research that is under submission to an upcoming conference regarding how to improve and automate ad blocking with AdGraph, a graph-based machine learning approach for detecting ads and trackers on a given web page.

Twitch Support

Today we’re announcing that Twitch streamers can earn revenue in connection with the Brave browser. As part of our commitment to Twitch, we have added up to an additional $1 million to our referral program for creators.

Let’s Encrypt Sponsorship

Why Supporting Let’s Encrypt Matters… …and Why Brave Integrates HTTPS Upgrades Today Brave is proud to announce its corporate sponsorship of Let’s Encrypt, a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA). Let’s Encrypt is a service provided by the Internet...

Multi-property Support Now Live for Brave-verified Creators

As part of our effort to make the Basic Attention Token platform even more efficient and easy to use for our thousands of verified sites and content creators, we recently upgraded our Publishers website to allow a single publisher account to manage multiple properties.

Brave Announces $1 Million Crypto-Token Giveaway

Update: All of the tokens in this giveaway have been allocated and/or claimed. Please check back in later for more promotions.   Today we’re excited to announce the launch of our $1M BAT giveaway so our users can support their favorite sites and content creators....

Update: Brave Browser and BAT Achievements in 2017 and Goals for 2018

We would like to take a moment to thank all of our users and supporters for an amazing 2017, and we look forward to welcoming what is sure to be an exciting 2018. As such, we thought it appropriate to share some of what we achieved together in the past year and what...

An Inside Look at Brave Development

Welcome to the first edition of our development blog detailing the progression of work being done at Brave Software. As the engineer tasked with Linux packaging and Linux Widevine support at Brave, my position encapsulates the writing of our Linux desktop packages and...

Brave and DuckDuckGo Partner to Improve Privacy on the Web

Private Search in Private Browser Tabs Gives Users Unmatched Online Privacy Brave and DuckDuckGo are thrilled to announce a partnership today to radically improve Internet privacy. Standard browsing and search compromise user data.  To combat this, we’ve integrated...

Brave Grants 300,000 Promotional Tokens to Browser Users

Brave Giving Away ~5 USD Grants in Tokens Per User on First Come, Time-Limited Basis Today we’re announcing a limited time promotion that grants Brave browser users utility tokens that can be contributed directly to their favorite sites and YouTube channels. Brave...

Brave expands Basic Attention Token platform to YouTube

YouTube creators can now earn BAT for their content With today’s release of Brave browser 0.19.95 for the desktop, audiences can use the Brave Payments system to reward their favorite YouTube creators with Basic Attention Tokens (BAT).   YouTube viewers can either...

Tips and Tricks for Brave on Your Phone

Brave Browser for Android Passes One Million Downloads; New Brave iOS 1.5 Now Available, with Support for iPhone X Tips and Tricks for Brave on Your Phone Brave on Android recently exceeded one million downloads in the Google Play store. The app design provides easy...

ETHWaterloo Hackathon: Integrating MetaMask into Brave

This past weekend, a few members of our engineering team packed up and traveled to Waterloo, Ontario, to join 100 teams (over 400 developers from 32 countries) at ETHWaterloo, the world’s largest Ethereum hackathon. The 36-hour event, from October 13 to 15, was...

BAT Mercury Launch

Today we’re pleased to announce that the first phase of BAT Mercury is complete, four and half months after our token sale. BAT integration into Brave 0.19 makes the Brave browser the first application on the BAT platform. The Brave Payments system (which anonymously...

Unpublishing Link Bubble

Today we are unpublishing Link Bubble from the Google Play Store. To our loyal Link Bubble users, rest assured: if you have installed Link Bubble, you can continue to use it. The code will remain open source, so you can build, customize, and install it if you like....

#BeBraveDay

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, which delivers what thousands have been asking for: the beginning of support for...

Brave’s Response to the NAA: A Better Deal for Publishers

The NAA has sent a letter to Brave Software filled with false assertions, indicating that they have fundamentally misunderstood Brave. Here are a few misconceptions we’d like to clear up: Brave is not, as the NAA asserts, “replac[ing] publishers’ ads on the...