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Basic Attention Token: Complaints against Google, Civic becomes identity tool for Brave while Qwant — built in European search engine

Biweekly update 11th September — 25th September


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Opened the Brave Ads Test to users of MacOS. This special build will collect data from your browser activities for the purposes of developing our machine learning models.

Simultaneous complaints have been filed with European data protection authorities against Google and other ad tech firms. The complainants are being made by Dr Johnny Ryan of Brave, the private web browser, Jim Killock, Executive Director of the Open Rights Group, and Michael Veale of University College London. The complaint notifies European regulators of a massive and ongoing data breach that affects virtually every user on the web. More information can be found here.

Posted an Interview with Brendan Eich and the London Letter: “We HODL”, where Brendan Eich is talking all about BAT, upcoming privacy-preserving ads, and fulfilling our vision of fixing the web. The full interview can be found here.

Luke Mulks, the Director of Business Development at Brave sits down with Brent and answers all of his questions about the Brave Browser and the Basic Attention Token project. They talk a lot about the future of Brave, the future of privacy, and what we can expect for decentralization of the project in the future. The full session can be found here.

On the 21st of September, BAT team is organizing a meetup at the Bitcoin Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina with Presentation and Q&A session with Brian Bondy, co-founder & CTO of Brave. The presentation can be found here.

On the 4th of October will be holding an official BAT & Brave event with Brendan Eich (CEO) in San Francisco leading up to ETHSanFrancisco Conference (5th of October). Brendan Eich, CEO of Brave & Basic Attention Token, co-founder of Mozilla & Firefox, and creator of JavaScript will be talking about Brave great mission. The link to the event can be found here.


Token holders and the number of transactions dynamics (information from

The number of token holders and the number of transactions is increasing over time.


What’s up next?

The main things under development are Brave/BAT Ads, and Brave v1.0 (the rewrite of the browser that should be out this US fall season).

The BAT Community is undergoing a pretty big jump/transformation, the new merch previews being one indication.

There’s also the Ethereum Wallet (in Brave) that’s targeted for this month (August).

The built-in Ethereum wallet will run its own light node, so it’s not just an interface like MyEtherWallet.

Partnerships and team members

Brave, which combines an innovative privacy browser with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform, and Qwant, the European search engine that respects the privacy of its users, announced that they are partnering to boost privacy on the Web by integrating Qwant as the default search engine in the Brave browser in France and Germany. With today’s Brave browser update, Qwant becomes the search engine for Brave’s desktop and mobile platforms for a European market of 150 million people, offering users a novel approach to browsing and searching that does not compromise their data. More information can be found here.

By the end of September 2018, the new platform Compound will be launching, and it wants to bring a functional, liquid money market to several significant cryptocurrencies.

From launch, the platform will support Ether and ETH-based tokens, as well as TrueUSD (TUSD), Basic Attention Token (BAT), 0X (ZRX), and Augur (REP). Users (including hedge funds, individuals, and other decentralized applications) can lend their coins and tokens for interest, or borrow with some collateral down. More information can be found here.

Basic Attention Token in the article by Captain Altcoin: “Basic Attention Token (BAT) is amping up its efforts on the community engagement front”. The full article can be found here.

New York times posted an article with the news on complaint against Google: “Mozilla Co-Founder’s Brave Files Adtech Complaint Against Google”. The full article can be found here.

Brave Browser has announced that it will be using decentralized digital identification platform Civic for the verification of publishers. Announced at the Consumer Identity World in Seattle, the collaboration will give publishers the option of registering via Civic’s Know-Your-Customer (KYC) features to earn tokens from BAT’s platform. Reports indicate that publishers can verify their identities with their mobile devices. More information can be found here.


Vitalik Buterin, cofounder of Etherium, says he is going to take a deep dive and study Brave This can be found as a comment under twitter post here.

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