The road to Brave 1.0

Over the past 4 ½ years I’ve been helping to build a “big” new startup named Brave. It’s been a wild ride, far exceeding anything I could have imagined. The company has grown from a team of 2, to over 100 passionate mission-driven teammates. Our user base has grown to 8.7 million monthly active users. Our users help support over 300,000 registered content creators via micropayments. And our community is growing and thriving more every day.

Everipedia and Brave Announce Partnership

Everipedia and Brave Announce Partnership Brave to be Featured on Everipedia Homepage, Everipedia Ads to be Featured within Brave GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – October 30, 2019: Everipedia, the world’s largest blockchain-based encyclopedia, and Brave, a privacy...

Privacy-Preserving Product Analytics (P3A)

Privacy-Preserving Product Analytics (P3A) Introduction At Brave, we want our browser not only to provide the best protection against the surveillance economy, but to be the very best way to experience the web.  We rely extensively on community feedback to make sure...

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...

Adding YubiKey Support to Brave for iOS

Adding YubiKey Support to Brave for iOS We’re excited to partner with Yubico to bring YubiKey support to Brave for iOS. Yubico is the leading provider of hardware authentication security keys — devices which protect logins to online accounts from phishing,...

Brave Launches the First Advertising Platform Built on Privacy

Brave Launches the First Advertising Platform Built on Privacy With 70% revenue share to users, Brave Ads deliver effective advertisingwhile giving users privacy and control Starting today, users of Brave’s latest release of the desktop browser for macOS, Windows, and...

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...

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

Brave Rewards Update

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...

SpeedReader: Fast and Private Reader Mode for the Web

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...

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...

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

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...

Understanding Redirection-Based Tracking

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...

Brave Browser iOS App Now Offers DuckDuckGo Search in Private Tabs

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...

Into the Blockchain: Brave with MetaMask

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...

The Mounting Cost of Stale Ad Blocking Rules

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....

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...