Brave 1.0 was released on November 13th and received very positive press reviews, and also saw a surge in user adoption. Brave went from 8.7 million monthly active users in October to 10.4 million MAU at the end of November, a 19% increase across all platforms. This represents a doubling of Brave’s MAU in one year. Daily active users tripled this year, to 3.3 million. The Brave browser combines privacy with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform, and offers 3-6x faster browsing than other browsers.Read this article →
With the Brave Android app update rolling out today (v1.38), Brave users who opt into Brave Rewards on Android can connect a Gemini account to their browser’s Brave Rewards to manage their Basic Attention Tokens (BAT). Today’s custodial option for Android follows the integration on desktop in August 2021.
“As part of our growing partnership with Gemini, we are excited to deliver this highly requested feature to our users on Android,” said Christopher Nguyen, Product Manager of Brave Rewards. “With this integration, Brave Rewards users on Android now have even more control over their BAT, and can easily move it around.”
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Brave and offer customers the most seamless experience for buying, selling, storing, and earning crypto wherever they are,” said Marshall Beard, Head of Strategy at Gemini. “Brave’s Android app update will provide customers with the flexibility to easily connect their Gemini account to Brave, not just on their desktop, but on their mobile devices as well.”
Brave Android users can use this new custodial option to link their browser’s Brave Rewards with Gemini, in addition to the existing Uphold option.
- When an unverified Rewards user selects Gemini to verify their browser’s Brave Rewards, they can create (or log in to) a Gemini account, and any previously accrued BAT will be transferred to their Gemini account. (This does not include BAT that is already in another custodial account, such as Uphold).
- The BAT balance in Brave Rewards will reflect the BAT balance in the user’s Gemini account, including BAT purchased on Gemini. This allows users to use BAT purchased on Gemini inside the Brave Rewards ecosystem (for example, to tip and contribute to creators).
- When tipping creators who are also connected to Gemini, BAT is drawn from the Gemini account and sent directly to the creator.
If a user is already verified with Uphold but opts to switch to Gemini, they can simply choose to disconnect their Uphold account from their Brave Rewards, and then verify again while choosing the Gemini option (see instructions here).
This continued integration with Gemini follows the Gemini Trading Widget on the New Tab Page in Brave, the Gemini Creator integration (available since August 2020), and the Brave Rewards & Gemini integration on desktop. We are very happy to bring this feature to our loyal users on Android.
Brave Launches Next-Generation Browser that Puts Users in Charge of Their Internet Experience with Unmatched Privacy and Rewards
San Francisco – November 13, 2019 – Brave Software, makers of the innovative Brave browser which combines privacy with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform, today announced the official launch of Brave 1.0. The Brave open source browser fundamentally shifts how users, publishers, and advertisers interact online by giving users a private, safer, and 3-6x faster browsing experience, while funding the Web through a new attention-based platform of privacy-preserving advertisements and rewards. In addition to desktop and Android devices, Brave’s private ads and payment platform (Brave Rewards) is now available for iPhones and iPads.Read this article →
Brave exposes an inflection point in the online ecosystem, with more users feeling increasingly concerned with protecting their online privacy and fed up with big tech. Whether due to recent data privacy investigations, high-profile breaches, or emerging government regulations, online privacy is a rising concern for users across the nation. According to a new survey of 1,500 U.S. web users conducted by Brave Software, 76 percent of users feel more concerned with protecting their online privacy than they did one year ago, and 88 percent wish they had more control over how large companies like Google and Facebook use their personal data. It’s time for a change.Read this article →
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