The Weekly BAT + Podcast Ep. 66 — New partnership w/ Splinterlands (use BAT for in-game purchases), Why Brave over Chrome? (ELI5), Verizon shares Brave Ads campaign results (via Mediapost)

Brave announces partnership with Splinterlands, the most played game on the blockchain. Users can now spend BAT directly in the game to purchase Credits for packs & cards!

Splinterlands, the most played game on blockchain, and Brave are excited to announce a new 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. Going forward, the Brave browser will be the official browser of Splinterlands.

Additionally, Splinterlands will allow users to spend their BAT (Basic Attention Tokens) directly in the game to purchase Credits, which can be used to buy booster packs and other items in the shop or to buy cards from other players on the market. Players using the Brave browser can opt in to view privacy-preserving ads and in turn be rewarded in BAT via Brave Rewards, which they can then redeem in Splinterlands!

Built-In Crypto Wallet

The Brave browser features a built-in Crypto Wallet for transacting directly with the Ethereum blockchain. You can import your existing Ethereum wallets, connect a Ledger or Trezor hardware wallet, or create a new wallet right in the browser to interact directly with Splinterlands.

Splinterlands players can use the Brave Crypto Wallet to log in to the game, make payments with ETH or other Ethereum-based tokens, and even manage their wrapped Dark Energy Crystal (DEC) token balances in order to participate in the recently launched ETH-DEC Uniswap pool which offers some amazing rewards to liquidity providers!

Read the full announcement here: https://brave.com/splinterlands-and-brave-announce-partnership/ 

Try Splinterlands today: https://splinterlands.com?ref=sl-brave-2 

Watch the tutorial on how to use BAT tokens to make in-game purchases in Splinterlands:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI0KvFiszPY&feature=emb_logo 

Why should you use Brave over Chrome? A helpful ELI5 (“Explain It Like I’m Five”) series to show why over 19 million people are using Brave today.

These guides are excellent for Brave Creators participating in the Referral Program who are seeking an easy breakdown BAT/Brave’s key benefits for their fans/subscribers! They’re also great for newcomers, and everyone else! 

Check it out here: https://brave.com/compare/chrome/

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The Weekly BAT + Podcast Ep. 65 — AMA w/ Brian Clifton (VP of Engineering at Brave), Brave top rated browser on Google Play, Enter w/ BAT for a chance to win Ledger Nano X (via TAP)

AMA (ICYMI): “I’m Brian Clifton, VP of Engineering at Brave. Ask me anything!” 

Hi everybody, I’m Brian Clifton! I’m the VP of Engineering at Brave and I oversee development on the Desktop, Android, and iOS products. I joined Brave Software back in 2016 and you’ll often see me on GitHub responding to user issues, trying to help with code reviews, and occasionally fixing a bug or working on a new feature. Before Brave, I spent 8 years as a developer at GoDaddy working on different hosting products. Before GoDaddy, I worked at Intel in the manufacturing (TMG) org for almost 3 years helping with factory automation. And then a few smaller businesses here in the Phoenix (Arizona) area before that.

Read the full AMA here: https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/jcd18o/im_brian_clifton_vp_of_engineering_at_brave_ask/ 

If you’re short on time and want the TL;DR, our recap of the AMA highlights will be released on the official Brave blog early next week. 

Creator Testimonial: “My gratitude video to my community for using Brave to support me” — MattiAce

We love hearing your experiences with Brave Creators, and receiving your feedback! (To any Creators reading this, we encourage you to share your experience with us on r/BATProject. Be sure to use the “Testimonial” flair so the community can easily pick out your post!)

Here’s what MattiAce has to share about their experience with Brave Creators so far: 

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The Weekly BAT + Podcast Ep. 64 — Brave.com now has its own Tor Onion Service, Changes to the Referral Program, Global Privacy Control now available in Brave for testing!

Announcement: Brave.com now has its own Tor Onion Service, providing more users with secure access to Brave

#MoreOnionsPorFavor

By Ben Kero, Devops Engineer at Brave

In 2018, Brave integrated Tor into the browser to give our users a new browsing mode that helps protect their privacy not only on device but over the network. Our Private Window with Tor helps protect Brave users from ISPs (Internet Service Providers), guest Wi-Fi providers, and visited sites that may be watching their Internet connection or even tracking and collecting IP addresses, a device’s Internet identifier.

Read the full post here: https://brave.com/new-onion-service/ 

Announcement: 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. And again, astonished by the growth of this community, we took a moment to evaluate, and chose to press on for yet another year. To date, more than $12 million in BAT has been distributed via the referral program—simply astonishing!

Read the full announcement here: https://brave.com/referral-program-changes/ 

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The Weekly BAT + Podcast Ep. 63 — Brave surpasses 19.6M MAU & 6.6M DAU for Sep. 2020, Speed Past Chrome (new Brave Marketing campaign), Users can now set Brave as default browser on iOS!

Brave user stats update: Brave surpasses 19.6M MAU (monthly active users) and 6.6M DAU (daily active users) for September 2020! 

We are c-r-u-s-h-i-n-g it. In the words of Chriscat: “Get everyone you know on the Brave train!” 

Also find the latest platform stats & token activity on https://brave.com/transparency/

Announcement: You can now set Brave as the default browser on iOS! (Update Brave > Settings > Brave > Default Browser App)

Finally! Now you can make Brave (v1.20) your default browser on iOS 14! 4 simple steps to enjoy a faster and privacy-protecting browsing experience: 

  1. Go to the Settings App
  2. Find “Brave”
  3. Tap “Default Browser App”
  4. Select “Brave”

All done! 🙂 

See our Reddit post here: https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/izs8ar/you_can_now_set_brave_as_the_default_browser_on/

And.. Brave featured in the Browse the Web collection in the Utilities section, as well as in the Apps We Love section of the iOS App Store this week!

Official Brave Campaign: Chrome was great in 2008, but it’s 2020. It’s time to Speed Past Chrome! 

Join the millions of people who already use Brave to browse 3x faster than Chrome, save data and battery life, block creepy ads and trackers, and help stop online surveillance.

Watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/462733432/75301574ef 

Watch the latest Brave Vs. Chrome Speed Comparison from September 2020: https://vimeo.com/463201693/41a9555a19 

Switch to Brave in less than 60 seconds: brave.com/download  

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