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 applications (Dapps) from a web browser.

Following the October 2017 ETHWaterloo Hackathon, Brave became the first desktop web browser to suggest MetaMask upon visiting any Web3 site. Brave users see a notification that offers enabling MetaMask to view the content:

Brave’s MetaMask integration enables an additional level of awareness for mainstream users, providing notifications as they encounter sites that contain Dapps. …

Brave now has over 3 million monthly active users (over 3.1 million as of July 1st) and is currently growing at a pace to pass the 5 million mark before the end of 2018.

Brave has also reached the Top 10 category in “free communication apps” for its Android browser in the Google Play Store in the United States as well 20 countries across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. This includes #8 in the U.S., …

We’ve been busy building our new Basic Attention Token (BAT) platform, which includes a new consent-based digital advertising model that benefits users, publishers, and advertisers. Our first phase started last Fall with the integration of BAT into Brave Payments, and enabled users to anonymously distribute contributions to their favorite publishers and creators.

We’re now ready to start voluntary testing of our ad model before we scale to further user trials. Once we’re satisfied with the performance of the ad system, Brave ads will be shown directly in the browser in a private channel to users who consent to see them…

Last week, Brave gave multiple presentations in a flash tour across Asia and signed a lease for new space for its London office.

On May 3rd, Brave co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich gave a keynote address at the World Digital Asset Summit (WDAS) in Singapore. The WDAS was an inaugural conference to connect “best-in-class blockchain projects, developers and investors.” The conference was particularly concerned with examples of tokens that have achieved utility in real world applications. As such, Brendan presented on “Building Real Utility,” using the Brave browser and the Basic Attention Token as a case study.

In the early…

SAN FRANCISCO and GREENWICH, CT, May 3rd, 2018 — Brave, which is combining an innovative privacy browser with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform, and Townsquare Media, Inc., which owns and operates a large portfolio of digital brands focused on music and entertainment, announced today that they are partnering to enable Townsquare to re-engage ad-blocking users. The companies will also test blockchain-based digital advertising solutions with the Basic Attention Token (BAT) platform.

According to PageFair, over 600 million devices are currently using ad-blocking software, posing an obstacle to publishers. To date, there have been limited tools available to publishers to confront…

Brave Partners with YouTube Stars Bart Baker and Philip DeFranco

Brave is excited to announce partnerships with Bart Baker and Philip DeFranco as we continue our mission of providing a better deal for online creators.

Baker and DeFranco, who respectively have over 10 million and 6 million YouTube subscribers, have clearly voiced the challenges they face as creators on YouTube are subjected to arbitrary demonetization rules. Like many creators, they are looking for new ways to fund their activity. …

SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, April 18, 2018 — Privacy web browser Brave Software and Dow Jones Media Group have announced a partnership aimed at bringing premium content to new audiences and testing blockchain technology usage in digital publishing.

Under the agreement, Brave will provide access to premium content from Dow Jones Media Group to a limited number of users who download the Brave browser on a first-come, first-serve basis. The available content set features full access to or a premium MarketWatch newsletter, both titles from the Dow Jones Media Group stable of global brands.

The two companies also…

Up to $3 Million in BAT Incentive Allocated and More Planned as Brave Passes 2 Million Monthly Active Users

Today we are distributing the first part of our Million Dollar referral program directly to online publishers and content creators. Brave will now transfer accrued BAT to publishers and creators on a recurring monthly basis.

In February, we launched our initial Million Dollar referral program to enable sites and YouTube creators to earn Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) when their users adopt the Brave browser. We increased this program by another million dollars in March, when we extended Brave Payments to

New million dollar referral program starts today to reward more creators

Today we’re announcing that Twitch streamers can earn revenue in connection with the Brave browser. As part of our commitment to Twitch, we have added up to an additional $1 million to our referral program for creators.

For those new to Brave, it is a faster, more private browser that also includes Brave Payments, a built-in method of supporting content creators. The Brave browser is integrated with the Basic Attention Token (BAT) that audience members give to support their favorite publishers, YouTube creators, and Twitch streamers.

Brave has seen strong growth of new users and creators (including thousands of YouTube…

Supporting Publishers And YouTube Creators With Crypto-Tokens

Creators Earn Approximately 5 USD Worth of Promotional BAT for Each Active User They Bring to the Brave Browser

Brave Software, which is combining an innovative browser with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform, announced today that it is launching an up to Million Dollar referral program to reward online publishers and YouTube creators. Brave will contribute promotional Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) to creators who get their fans to switch to the Brave browser. Brave is a faster, more private browser that also provides a built-in method of supporting content creators. …

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