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Brave Accuses Google of Secretly Leaking Personal Data

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Google's woes continue, this time from across the pond as rival browser Brave brings a fresh set of personal data privacy allegations against the tech giant. In a statement via their website, Brave Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer Dr. Johnny Ryan claims to have uncovered a way in which Google secretly feeds data to its advertisers through hidden pages. Brave CEO Brendan Eich, who...

'Tip Trump' Meme Targets POTUS While BAT Cryptocurrency Soars 19%

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Donald Trump might not be a fan of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but that hasn’t stopped him racking up some Basic Attention Token (BAT) in recent times. No, Trump didn’t decide to jump on the BAT hype train. However, being the native currency of the Brave web browser, users can tip any Twitter user they wish using BAT. Basic Attention Token surged 19% leading into Friday morning, off the...

BAT Balloons 220% in 2019, Disruption is Next for Brave's New Ad Platform

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By CCN.com: Privacy-focused browser Brave has launched its ad platform, as its native token, BAT, gains 220% in since the turn of the year. Should advertisers be worried? Brave Ads allows users to earn rewards by opting-in to watch ads, and blocking advertising they don't want to see. It's an attempt to disrupt the current model and upset the $600 billion-plus ads market, and it might just work...

LOL: Archive.org Celebrates Measly $2,500 Crypto Donation

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By CCN: Archive.org is one of the most popular websites in the world. It receives many millions of visitors per day, serving as the premier way to browse old pages on the web or access its extensive library of free content. The non-profit website blogged yesterday about how excited it was to discover its Basic Attention Token holdings – all $2,500 worth of the ICO-funded cryptocurrency. Archive...

Blockchain’s Killer App: Crypto-Powered Web Browser Brave Hits 20 Million Downloads

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The Brave internet browser, which rewards users with cryptocurrency, has clocked up phenomenal growth. According to AppBrain, the Android app has now been downloaded 20 million times. Brave aims to “fix the internet” by blocking ads and refusing to track user activity and location. The platform rewards users and content creators with a native cryptocurrency, Basic Attention Token (BAT). The...

Prominent YouTuber Claims Brave's BAT Payments System Violates GDPR

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Prominent YouTube personality Tom Scott has accused Brave, the adblock browser, of unethical and possibly illegal behavior by collecting BAT donations on his behalf from viewers without his knowledge or consent. Writing in a Twitter thread posted on December 21, Scott stated that Brave is essentially obtaining money under false pretexts from users because he has not authorized the platform to...

HTC Exodus 1 Blockchain Smartphone Will Ship with Brave Browser

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The Exodus 1 is HTC’s cryptocurrency and blockchain oriented phone. It’s designed as a native blockchain mobile and to work securely with cryptocurrency and decentralized applications (dApps). Revealed in a recent tweet by co-founder Brendan Eich, who also developed the Firefox Mozilla browser, Brave will be HTC’s default browser. We are very happy to have @Brave as default browser & to be...

Breaking: Coinbase Pro Lists Ethereum Token BAT

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Coinbase has just announced that trading of the Basic Attention Token is soon to be enabled on the Coinbase Pro platform, and deposits of the token are now being accepted.  Trading in the token -- which runs on Ethereum -- will actually begin after a market begins to formulate. From the announcement: "Once sufficient liquidity is established, trading on the BAT/USDC order book will start. [...]...

Ethereum Token BAT Continues Breakneck Rally, up 56% This Week

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Ethereum token BAT continued its dramatic week-long ascent on Monday, bolstered by positive fundamentals related to its role in Brave's web browser ecosystem and speculation that the cryptocurrency will soon be listed on Coinbase. BAT (short for Basic Attention Token) increased 14 percent against the dollar on Monday, briefly eclipsing $0.30 before settling down to a current value of $0.287. The...

Ethereum Token BAT Posts Major Rally as Brave's Cryptocurrency Program Enters Beta

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The cryptocurrency market posted a minor decline on Friday, with bitcoin and most other large-cap assets shedding about one to two percent of their previous-day valuations. Ethereum token BAT, however, managed to resist the market's gravitational pull and post a major single-day rally. Ethereum Token BAT Hits Two-Month High BAT -- short for Basic Attention Token -- is the native currency of...

GDPR is 'Kryptonite' to Google and Facebook, Brave Executive Tells EU

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Brave Browser has described how a core principle of GDPR called “Purpose Limitation” can be used to prevent anti-competitive behavior by Google and Facebook. In a recent letter to the EU Anti-Trust Chief Margrethe Vestager, the company offered its submission on the topic of shaping competition policy in the era of digitization. PURPOSE LIMITATION TO CURB GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK’S EXCESSES It will be...

Brave CEO Tells Senate that U.S. Needs GDPR-Style Data Privacy Rules

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The chief executive of cryptocurrency-funded web browser Brave has penned a letter to the U.S. Senate calling for legislators to adopt data privacy regulations comparable to those recently implemented in Europe. Brave CEO Calls for a U.S. GDPR Writing in the letter dated Sept. 28 and addressed to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Brave CEO Brendan Eich said that...

Crypto-Funded Web Browser Brave Sees Phenomenal Growth as Google Shreds Privacy Policy

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Brave, the web browser created by Mozilla founder Brendan Eich and funded through an initial coin offering (ICO), is rapidly carving out a significant market share as entrenched giants like Google Chrome shred their privacy policies. New Chrome Update Forces Browser Login Quietly included in the browser’s most recent update, Chrome’s latest affront to user privacy is a new policy that forces...

Brave Browser Taps Blockchain Identity Startup Civic for Secure KYC

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Cryptocurrency-funded web browser Brave has announced that it will collaborate with Civic, the blockchain identity platform, on a project that will bring the latter's identity verification services to publishers on the Brave platform. Under this framework, Brave-verified publishers will be able to confirm their identity using Civic's technology, and thus gain secure access to their Basic...

Ethereum-Based Brave Already Considered as Viable Alternative to Chrome

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The go-to narrative for critics outside of the cryptocurrency space is to claim that decentralized systems and dApps have no active user bases. Ethereum-based Brave Browser is already being considered as a viable alternative to existing browsers like Chrome and Firefox. Popular Science, a widely recognized science magazine, recently listed Brave Browser alongside Firefox and Opera as viable...

Brave Browser Files GDPR Complaint Against Google, Dumps Search Engine

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Brave, the web browser founded by Mozilla pioneer Brendan Eich and funded through an initial coin offering (ICO), has fired two shots across the bow at Google. Brave Files GDPR Complaint Against Google Reuters reports that the company, whose browser blocks obtrusive and privacy-infringing advertisements by default, has filed formal complaints against its much larger rival in Britain and Ireland...

Dogecoin Creator: "Build it They'll Come Attitude" in Crypto Doesn't Work

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Jackson Palmer, a product developer at Adobe and the creator of Dogecoin, has said that developers in the crypto community will now have to find a way to encourage users of centralized systems to convert to decentralized applications (dApps). Decentralized systems and applications are significantly less efficient in processing information than centralized platforms. As such, incentivizing users...

Firefox Founder Explains Why Brave Browser Couldn't Use Bitcoin Instead of BAT

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Brave Browser CEO Brendan Eich, who created Firefox and JavaScript, has clarified the decision of the Brave team to utilize a token called BAT over Bitcoin to incentivize publishers on the network. BAT Over Bitcoin As CCN reported last month, Brave Browser has demonstrating a rapid rate of growth throughout 2018, achieving 10 million downloads on the Google Play Store. Since its debut in 2016...

Crypto-Funded Brave Browser Hits 10 Million Downloads in Google Play Store

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Brave Software has announced that its eponymous web browser has been downloaded from the Google Play Store 10 million times, doubling its user base in just four months. This was revealed in a post on its official Twitter handle last Friday. Brave Ambitions In May, CCN reported that the browser hit 5 million downloads in the Google Play Store, barely six months after hitting the 1 million download...

Web Browser Brave to Add Cryptocurrency-Based Twitter and Reddit Tipping

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Those thousands of hours you spent crafting witty memes while you should have been doing your algebra homework may finally earn you more than retweets and Reddit karma. CNET reports that Brave, the privacy-centric web browser launched by Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich and funded by an initial coin offering (ICO), plans to roll out Reddit and Twitter tipping to its native cryptocurrency payments...

Crypto-Powered Brave Browser Passes 3 Million Monthly Active Users

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Brave, the web browser funded through an initial coin offering (ICO), has surpassed three million monthly active users and anticipates growing that number to five million by the end of the year. The browser, created by Javascript creator and Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich, announced the passage of this milestone on Thursday, highlighting the phenomenal growth that the browser has seen since last...

Crypto-Friendly Brave Browser Adds Tor Option in Private Tabs

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Brave, a privacy-focused browser that pays publishers with its BAT token, launched a new Tor feature in private tabs. Still in beta, the option allows users to connect to the Tor network for their browsing, which enables even stronger protection from tracking. How the Feature Works The Tor feature is now available in the latest release for the desktop browser (0.23). The option to connect to Tor...

Web Browser Brave to Trial Crypto Payments for Opt-In Ads

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Brave, the web browser from Javascript creator and Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich, is taking an important step toward its goal of using blockchain technology to address what many people believe to be one of the chief problems of the internet: advertising. In a statement published Tuesday, Brave announced that it will begin an early access program that rewards users for opting-in to device-based...

Firefox Founder's Blockchain-Based Brave Browser is #12 Top Tech Firm of 2018

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On June 12, The Wall Street Journal released its “Top 25 Tech Companies to Watch in 2018” list, featuring innovative startups in the AI, blockchain and cybersecurity sector. The list ranked Brave Software, the blockchain-based browser created by Firefox and JavaScript creator Brendan Eich at twelveth. Brave Browser’s Progress Over the past year, Brave Browser, which compensates publishers with...

Crypto-powered Brave Browser Hits 5 Million Downloads in Google Play Store

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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, just six months after crossing the one million download threshold. This rapid growth has come on the heels of several high...

Brave Browser Brings Basic Attention Token Platform to YouTube

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The latest version the Brave browser enables users to donate money to their favorite YouTube stars using the Basic Attention Token (BAT) payment platform. As the official announcement explains, the Brave browser automatically blocks all web ads -- even those on YouTube -- but users can contribute directly to participating publishers by adding funds to their browser wallet and distributing them to...

Investors Rush and Crush to Buy $36 Million Ethereum-Based BAT ICO

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Frenzy. One of the most anticipated token sale -about a web browser- sold out in 30 seconds. An investor paid $6,000 in transaction fees to jump the queue and be the very first. Another paid $2,000. Seconds after the opening of the sale, millions poured in. Around $5 million is the highest sum invested, followed by around $4 million, with many more at $2 million and $1 million. You simply had no...

Brave Browser Will Reward Users with Ethereum-Based Tokens for Switching on Ads

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Brave, a browser that improves browsing speed by eliminating unwanted ads, has announced a new blockchain-based digital advertising platform using an Ethereum-based unit of exchange called the Basic Attention Token (BAT) to support a more efficient, transparent and decentralized Internet advertising marketplace. BAT will allow publishers, advertisers, and users to connect in an online environment...

Brave Browser Sees Largely Positive Feedback from Users

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Brave, a browser that improves browsing speed by eliminating unwanted ads has generated largely positive feedback from users. Brave was developed as a solution for web users frustrated with the pervasive advertising that slows data connections and clogs web pages with tracking pixels, scripts and ads. Many users also appreciate the fact that the Brave browser does not track their online activity...

Brave Details Payment Process for Supporting Websites; Users Get Paid Too

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Brave, a web browser that blocks third-party trackers and unwanted ads from websites and allows users to reward preferred web content, has detailed how it accomplishes these things in a blog by Brendan Eich, founder, president and CEO. Brave recently introduced a beta version of its bitcoin-based payment system that automatically pays the websites that users want to support. Brave will invite...

Brave Browser Launches Bitcoin Micropayments For Rewarding User-Preferred Websites

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Brave, a web browser that blocks third-party trackers and ads, has introduced a beta version of its bitcoin-based payment system that automatically pays the websites that users want to support. Brave Payments allows users to reward sites for content they like without being tracked. The beta was announced in a blog by Brendan Eich, Brave’s owner, who helped build the Mozilla web browser and...

Coinbase Releases ‘Buy Widget’ To Simplify Buying Bitcoin

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Coinbase has introduced Coinbase Buy Widget to make it easier for users to buy bitcoin, the company announced in a blog. The hosted widget can be embedded and is configurable. The widget enables users to buy bitcoin using debit cards, delivers bitcoin to a specified address instantly, and provides a seamless user experience. Users can have bitcoin sent directly to the address the app provides...

Newspaper Publishers and Bitcoin Browser Brave Tangle over Publishing Rights

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Brave Software Inc., the creator of a browser that blocks unwanted web ads and replaces them with ads generated by Brave with payouts in Bitcoin, has been advised by the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) that its plan to replace publishers’ ads on their own websites with Brave’s advertising is illegal, a charge that Brave immediately disputed. The NAA claims to have 17 member companies and...

Brave Browser Seeks to Revamp Web Ad Revenue Model Using Bitcoin

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Brendan Eich, co-founder of Mozilla and creator of the JavaScript programming language, has developed a new browser that will block unwanted web ads and replace them with ads generated by Brave. Eich’s goal is to make the browsing experience easier, to allow users to see ads they are more likely to want to see, and to enable all parties to receive revenue in the process. The last part of this...