BAT Roadmap 2.0

Capitalizing on our user base and the success we have had with BAT adoption, we intend to make crypto and decentralized finance (DeFi) accessible and usable for everyone through the following efforts.

Brave Passes 25 Million Monthly Active Users

Over the past year, we have more than doubled the number of our users, going from 11.6 to 25.4 million monthly active users, and from 3.8 to 8.6 million daily active users.

Sunsetting the referral program and planning for the future

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.

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

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

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

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.

Brave Launches New Swag Store Powered by Origin

Brave Launches New Swag Store Powered by Origin Brave unveils new Brave Swag Store, the official source for Brave and Basic Attention Token-branded merchandise. Powered by Origin Protocol’s new decentralized e-commerce platform, Dshop. San Francisco – March 24,...

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.

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...

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 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...

Memory Savings in Brave: 33% to 66% memory reduction over Chrome

Memory Savings in Brave: 33% to 66% memory reduction over Chrome This research was conducted by Dr. Andrius Aucinas, performance researcher at Brave, and Dr. Ben Livshits, Brave’s Chief Scientist. We are continuing our series of posts evaluating Brave browser’s...

Blockchain MarTech Industry Grows by 1,218% in 18 months

Blockchain MarTech Industry Grows by 1,218% in 18 months Never Stop Marketing Research and Brave Software Collaborate to Help Enterprise Marketers Harness Blockchain Potential Rapidly New York and San Francisco, February 13, 2019 —- Never Stop Marketing...

Script Blocking Exceptions Update

Script Blocking Exceptions Update We have received many questions about script blocking exceptions being reported by several news outlets and blogs. This conversation is about script loading, not tracking. Loading a script from an edge-cache does not track a user...

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...

Cheddar Partnership

Cheddar Partnership CHEDDAR AND BRAVE PARTNER TO OFFERPREMIUM CHEDDAR CONTENT TO BRAVE BROWSER USERS NEW YORK, NY and SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 29th, 2019 –  Cheddar, the leading post-cable news, media, and entertainment company, and Brave Software, an innovative...

Brave Software Joins AdLedger

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...

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...

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…