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AMA with Peter Snyder

Sep 15, 2021

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.

THEMIS RFC&C Wrap Up

May 26, 2021

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.

THEMIS RFC&C: Update #2

Mar 9, 2021

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.

AMA with Brave and IPFS

Feb 8, 2021

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.

THEMIS RFC&C Update

Feb 8, 2021

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.

Brave Private Content Delivery Network

Dec 10, 2020

Brave is a company where privacy isn’t just a feature; it’s a requirement. This is perhaps most obvious in the Brave Browser, where we block trackers, prevent fingerprinting, and include a privacy-preserving, opt-in and user-first ad-system, but Brave’s focus on privacy goes far beyond the browser.

How we Choose and Rank Content in Brave News

Dec 10, 2020

We’re using Brave’s new private CDN to fetch RSS feeds anonymously and the browser’s personalization capabilities to rank headlines with a simple algorithm that will make the experience interesting for everyone.

AMA with Brian Clifton

Nov 19, 2020

In our recent AMA we were joined by Brian Clifton, VP of Engineering at Brave, who spent the afternoon fielding both pre-submitted and live questions from the Community on Reddit.

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.

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.

Guest AMA with Kindhumans

May 20, 2020

The most recent AMA took place on May 13th, and featured guests Justin “Hoost” Wilkenfeld, Suzi Wilkenfeld, and Dan I. Sack from Kindhumans, a non-profit on a mission to make kindness a viral phenomenon, and to unite and grow the community of kind humans around the world.

Brave 1.0 Performance: Methodology and Results

Jan 21, 2020

Keeping the web open to everyone with built-in privacy protections and significant efficiency gains. This blog was written by Dr. Andrius Aucinas, Dr. Matteo Varvello, performance researchers at Brave, and Dr. Ben Livshits, Brave’s Chief Scientist. In 2019,  Brave reached a major milestone with the release of the 1.0 version. As ever, web browsing performance is a key priority for Brave, so we set out to evaluate in detail how it stacks up against the competition and devised a methodology for doing so. In our “1.0 reviewer guide”, we summarized the significant savings Brave users can expect.  In the spirit of transparency, we here present our methodology and detailed results.

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