BAT Community Weekly Update: 06/14/2019 to 06/20/2019 — Guest AMA with Taylor Monahan (Founder and CEO) & Jordan Spence (CMO) of MyCrypto, AMA with Marshall Rose (highlights), Brave answers US Senators questions on privacy and antitrust (blog)

June 14, 2019 – June 20, 2019

Welcome to this week’s BAT Community Update! Thank you to Dan Murphy for his contributions!


Ready to Twip with Brave?

Help us get the early word out to the Twittersphere about #TipsWithBrave!

  • Twitter Tipping in Brave is making it’s way through the release process, and is currently available in our Dev Channel.
  • You can help us spread the word about this great new feature to your friends and followers on Twitter.
  • We’ll be providing some free merch for the top 3 Community members that help us with outreach!

Here’s how you can help:

  • Go to https://brave.com/tips to get on the Brave Dev Channel
  • Go onto Twitter to begin tipping tweets.
  • When after you tip a tweet, there’s a button that displays to “Tell others about your tip” Click on that button.
  • Add the hashtag #BATCommunity to the preformatted tweet that displays.
  • Click to tweet the message to the world.

We’ll be rewarding the top 3 community members that tweet the message with the #BATCommunity hashtag with some merch from the Brave store.

We’ll announce the top 3 community members next Friday, in our weekly update.

Helpful Resources

  • People that you tweet will be able to claim their BAT by verifying their twitter handles at https://creators.brave.com (make sure you do this for your own handle too!)
  • People can find out more info about tipping in Brave at https://brave.com/tips

AMA: Upcoming Guest AMA with Taylor Monahan, Founder and CEO of MyCrypto & Jordan Spence, CMO of MyCrypto (June 25, 2019)

Note: The AMA will be held on r/BATProject, Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 from 9:30-10:30am Pacific time.

MyCrypto launched at the beginning of 2018 and strives to create a better Ethereum experience. Since launch, MyCrypto has seen constant updates and improvements to their user experience and onboarding to create an onboarding experience that instills confidence in new Ethereum holders and an experience that’s more reliable and comfortable for those already in the space. MyCrypto currently has a web app, a fully-fledged desktop app, and recently acquired Ambo, an Ethereum-focused mobile wallet.

Learn more about Taylor and Jordan & MyCrypto, and submit questions in advance, here: https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/c2yp4a/upcoming_guest_ama_with_taylor_monahan_founder/

BLOG: Highlights from Marshall Rose’s BAT Community AMA

The most recent AMA took place on June 19th and featured Marshall Rose, Principal Engineer at Brave. Marshall fielded both pre-submitted and live questions from Redditors concerning a variety of topics, such as the differences between BAT Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo, the three work phases outlined in BAT Roadmap 1.0; Brave’s long-term plans for decentralization; and the status of some of Brave’s highly anticipated features, like Brave Sync and the multidirectional wallet upgrade.

PODCAST: Brave’s Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer, Dr. Johnny Ryan, talks web privacy on Norwegian podcast, Gunnars Guide Til Voksenlivet (Gunnar’s Guide to Adult Life)

Dr. Johnny Ryan recently testified in the US Senate regarding GDRP and digital privacy. It’s scary how much of our digital life is being tracked by the big technology giants. What happens if our data goes astray? No one is better than Dr Ryan to explain this.

Catch the episode here: https://guggen.podbean.com/e/digitalt-privatliv/

BLOG: Major publisher group DCN tells regulators “the sky won’t fall” if RTB switches to safe, non-personal data

DCN is a major trade body that represents premium publishers of various sizes, which together reach the entire US population and much of Europe. Its European members include The Guardian, The Financial Times, and Axel Springer.

DCN’s letter informs regulators that real-time bidding is important, but currently disadvantages publishers in three ways. First, “real-time data leakage” allows third party intermediaries to collect data about publishers’ audiences and target those audiences cheaper elsewhere. Second, “real-time revenue leakage” sees 80%-55% of publisher revenue captured by adtech companies. Third, ad fraud diverts revenue from publishers, and may also undermine advertisers’ trust and willingness to spend on digital advertising.

BLOG: Brave answers US Senators questions on privacy and antitrust

Brave answers Senators Whitehouse, Booker, Graham and Leahy’s questions for the record from the US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on privacy and anti-trust.

Senators Whitehouse, Booker, Graham and Leahy asked Brave to respond to questions for the record following last month’s US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Here are our answers.

BAT Community Merch Giveaway Winners!

The winners for our BAT Community Daily Merch Giveaways for this week are:

  • Monday (Reddit): u/thematthews
  • Wednesday (Facebook): Adam Warren
  • Thursday (Contributor Special): @cjreemus

Click here to see pics of previous giveaway winners rocking their BAT/Brave merch!: https://imgur.com/a/lhF1G9I

Be sure to tune in to our social media channels every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Friday to participate in our daily merch giveaways for your chance to win!

Featured Creators

The Quartering on YouTube

Another social commentary channel but this one the guy has a beard!  Let’s Talk Games! I talk about issues many of us care about in the gaming industry, comics, and the world at large.  Come to hopefully both be entertained & informed about a variety of topics.

Check out The Quartering & subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfwE_ODI1YTbdjkzuSi1Nag/featured

The House Channel on YouTube [ES]

BIENVENIDO A THE HOUSE CHANNEL, Este canal se dedica a entretener a nuestra audiencia con videos virales del Internet , videos muy interesantes y misterios 😀 Asi si no quieres perderte ningún video SUSCRIBETE AHORA 😉

Check out The House Channel & subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRA0p_kORfB6aJvWBsTQ2aw/featured

Futura Sciences [FR]

Depuis sa création en 2001, Futura s’est imposé comme un grand média français du décryptage de l’actualité et du savoir scientifiques. Notre objectif : explorer le monde, à l’échelle des quarks, au cœur de la cellule humaine, dans l’intimité des laboratoires, au fond des océans ou à des millions d’années-lumière.

https://www.futura-sciences.com/qui-sommes-nous/

Wideoprezentacje on YouTube [PL]

Witam na kanale poświęconym głównie publicystyce. Znajdziesz tu treści poruszające zarówno tematy popularne, jak i niszowe. Nie brakuje także polityki, odniesień do najnowszych wydarzeń oraz tematów społecznych, ekonomicznych i prawnych. Raz w tygodniu – w niedzielę o 21:00 – publikujemy zaś 1 Teorię Spiskową. Zapytania biznesowe – mail poniżej lub w opisie każdego nowego filmu. Cennik komercyjnego wykorzystania materiałów za każdorazowe użycie: “obrazek wyróżniający” vel “niestandardowa miniatura” – 1500 zł Fragment do 1 min – 3000 zł Fragment od 1 min do 10 min – 5000 zł Fragment powyżej 10 min – 10000 zł Miłego oglądania.

Check out Wideoprezentacje & subscribe here:  https://www.youtube.com/user/wideoprezentacje/about

My artist page now accepts BAT donations. Very exciting technology!

Client Updates

Beta Channel v0.66.94

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v0.66.94

Dev Channel v0.67.87

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v0.67.87

Release Channel v0.65.121

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v0.65.121

Release notes:

  • Upgraded Chromium to 75.0.3770.100. (#4962)

Brave Team Tweets

Hmm, a new way of showing ads?
Ah, the possibilities with a BAT SDK… Any attention economy clients can use it.
I don’t think Luke is interested in Libra.
Yes… more sync types!
Luke wants to give away his BAT. Time to test some Twitter tipping….

BAT/Brave in the News

It’s Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser

There’s a new battleground in the browser wars: user privacy. Firefox just made its Enhanced Tracking Protection a default feature, Apple continues to pile privacy-focused features into its Safari browser, and people are more aware than ever before of the sort of information they can reveal every time they set a digital footprint on the web.

If you want to push back against online tracking, you’ve got several options to pick from when choosing a default browser. These are the browsers that put user privacy high on the list of their priorities

Read the full text here: https://www.wired.com/story/privacy-browsers-duckduckgo-ghostery-brave/

News You Should Know

In Stores, Secret Surveillance Tracks Your Every Move

Most people aren’t aware they are being watched with beacons, but the “beacosystem” tracks millions of people every day. Beacons are placed at airports, malls, subways, buses, taxis, sporting arenas, gyms, hotels, hospitals, music festivals, cinemas and museums, and even on billboards.

Read the full text here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/14/opinion/bluetooth-wireless-tracking-privacy.html

Roaring Fans

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