Introducing Sponsored Images in Brave

Today we’d like to introduce “Sponsored Images”, the latest addition to Brave’s private advertising platform. These branded images will appear in the form of large, beautiful background images within our new tab page. Sponsored Images will bring additional revenue to support Brave’s mission, and give users a new reason to turn on Brave Rewards so they can get compensated for their attention. These images will begin to appear across our mobile and desktop browsers over the next few months. As always with Brave, Sponsored Images are private.

Accurately Predicting Ad Blocker Savings

Estimating the slow road not taken
We have written before on Brave’s performance, energy and bandwidth benefits for the user. Brave Shields is our primary mechanism for protecting user privacy, but many users know by now that ad and tracker blocking (or just ad blocking for short) makes the web faster and generally better for them. So far Brave’s estimates of the users’ time saved have been very conservative and somewhat naive: we take the total number of ads and trackers blocked, and multiply that by 50 milliseconds. Why this specific number? It is at the low end of what others have estimated to be third-party JavaScript execution overheads, but in fact both in the third-party impact study and in our measurements in this study, the average and median impact of an ad or tracker is more than 10 times higher. Clearly, it is time for an update.

Tipping with Brave

Tipping with Brave Tip Your Favorite Twitter Creators with Brave Great content keeps us coming back to the same sources, whether it’s reading Web sites, engaging with our favorite influencers on social media, or watching our go-to channels. Compelling and original...

Guest AMA with Alex Wilson & Patrick Duffy of The Giving Block

Guest AMA with Alex Wilson & Patrick Duffy of The Giving Block Welcome to the twenty-second post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams, and, as of recently, guests from...

Guest AMA with Taylor Monahan & Jordan Spence of MyCrypto

Welcome to the twenty first post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams, and, as of recently, guests from projects that Brave partners or works with.  The most recent AMA took...

AMA with Marshall Rose

AMA with Marshall Rose Welcome to the twentieth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams, and, as of recently, guests from projects that Brave partners or works with. The most...

Guest AMA with Daniel Gouldman and Ian Kane of Ternio

Guest AMA with Daniel Gouldman and Ian Kane of Ternio Welcome to the nineteenth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams, and, as of recently, guests from projects that Brave...

Supporting The Web Privacy Community

Supporting The Web Privacy Community Brave is a proud member of the Web privacy community.  Brave relies on the terrific work of the Tor Project, EasyList/EasyPrivacy communities, Disconnect, and the uBlock Origin/uMatrix projects, among many others, to protect Brave...

AMA with Jimmy Secretan

AMA with Jimmy Secretan Welcome to the eighteenth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams, and, as of recently, guests from projects that Brave partners or works with. The...

AMA with Dr. Johnny Ryan

AMA with Dr. Johnny Ryan Welcome to the seventeenth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams, and, as of recently, guests from projects that Brave partners or works with. The...

Partner AMA with Lin Dai

Partner AMA with Lin Dai Welcome to the sixteenth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams, and, as of recently, guests from projects that Brave partners or works with. The most...

Brave Rewards on Android

Brave Rewards on Android Brave Rewards now in Brave Android App Brave Rewards is now available in the latest version of Brave for Android (1.0.91). To download it on your device, please visit the Google Play Store. Brave Rewards is the new way to help fund content on...

AMA with Des, Jan, and Brad

AMA with Des, Jan, and Brad Welcome to the fifteenth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is an eight-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans...

Brave Sync Now Available for iPhones and iPads

Brave Sync Now Available for iPhones and iPads Brave Sync is now available in today’s Brave for iOS release (version 1.9). Already a feature in the Brave desktop browser and Brave for Android app, Brave Sync for iOS enables users to automatically sync browsing data...

BATCommunity.org Now Live

New Website for the BAT Community and Online Creators Features Latest News, Technical Tools, Promotions, and Global Meetup Groups

AMA with Holli Bohren

AMA with Holli Bohren Welcome to the fourteenth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is an eight-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of...

Brave at Mobile World Congress #MWC19

Brave at Mobile World Congress #MWC19 Last week, Brave attended Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and unveiled its experiential booth to explain how it’s reinventing online advertising with its global ad platform built on privacy. Check out Brendan Eich’s showfloor...

AMA with Ben Livshits

AMA with Ben Livshits Welcome to the thirteenth post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is an eight-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of...

Earn Basic Attention Token, or BAT, With Coinbase Earn

Earn Basic Attention Token, or BAT, With Coinbase Earn In an effort to make BAT easier to use and easier to understand, Brave Software is working with Coinbase Earn, a product that allows users to earn utility tokens by viewing and completing educational tasks. $5...

AMA with Joel Reis and Sergey Zhukovsky

AMA with Joel Reis and Sergey Zhukovsky Welcome to the twelfth 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...

AMA with Tom Lowenthal

AMA with Tom Lowenthal Welcome to the eleventh 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...

AMA with Ryan Watson and Kamil Jozwiak

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...

AMA with Alex Wykoff

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...

AMA with Luke Mulks

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...

AMA with Brian Brown

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...

AMA with Sampson

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...

Brave Sponsors Cal Hacks 5.0, the World’s Largest Collegiate Hackathon

Brave Sponsors Cal Hacks 5.0, the World’s Largest Collegiate Hackathon Prizes Available for Participants who Create a Brave Browser Extension From November 2-4, 2018, Brave will be at U.C. Berkeley’s California Memorial Stadium as one of Cal Hacks’ sponsors, alongside...

AMA with Yan Zhu

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...

AMA with David Temkin

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...

AMA with Johnny Ryan

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...

AMA with Brian Bondy

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...

AMA with Brendan Eich

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...

QUIC in the wild

QUIC in the wild Update: This post has been edited to correct errors of fact about developer tools and APIs with respect to QUIC. Also, the original post implied that Google might be using QUIC in an anti-competitive manner. We regret the errors, and we apologize for...

Unpublishing Link Bubble

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...

Loading Chrome Extensions in Brave

Loading Chrome Extensions in Brave *This post is outdated. To find the most recent guide for using extensions in Brave, visit this page.Brave appeared on the scene last year and was quick to make a name for itself. Out of the box, Brave users enjoy fewer ads and...

#BeBraveDay

#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...

Brave’s Payment Spec Out for Developer Input

Brave’s Payment Spec Out for Developer Input 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. This program has...

How to Fix the Web

How to Fix the Web 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...