The Weekly BAT + Podcast ep. 19 (Dec. 6, 2019) — Brave Passes 10 Million Monthly Active Users, 3Xs DAU + 12Xs verified publishers in 2019, Giving Tuesday/Brave For Good initiative, Electronic Frontier Foundation now a verified Brave publisher!

Announcement: Brave Passes 10 Million Monthly Active Users, daily active users have tripled in the last 12 months + Verified creators have grown 12x over 2019! 

Brave 1.0 was released on November 13th and received very positive press reviews, and also saw a surge in user adoption. Brave went from 8.7 million monthly active users in October to 10.4 million MAU at the end of November, a 19% increase across all platforms. This represents a doubling of Brave’s MAU in one year. Daily active users tripled in the last 12 months, to 3.3 million. The Brave browser combines privacy with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform, and offers 3-6x faster browsing than other browsers.

Read the full blog post here: https://brave.com/brave-passes-10m-mau/

Giving Tuesday, Brave For Good initiative was a success! Stay tuned for an upcoming post with stats and details from the event

Thank you to everyone from the Community that participated in Giving Tuesday! Many thanks to Joel Harper from FreedomThree for his work bringing great environmental causes into the effort, and to our partners at The Giving Block for including Brave as a presenting sponsor for #BitcoinTuesday! We hope for this to be the first of many Giving Tuesday takeovers to come. 

Check out the Giving Tuesday landing page here: brave.com/givingtuesday

Electronic Frontier Foundation (@EFF on Twitter) is now a verified Brave publisher and set up to receive BAT tips!

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows.

Client Updates

Dev Channel v1.3.57

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.3.57

Beta Channel v1.2.19

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.2.19


Brave Team Tweets

There are so many ways to give back — both online and in-person!
In case you missed it, here’s a tweet covering what we were doing this Giving Tuesday
Brave is working on a solution where you can use your in-browser wallet to fund auto-contributes and tips.
Forum.batcommunity.org buzzing with new posts
Put your hands together for Giving Tuesday!
Even though it’s not visible, here’s a big difference between Brave and Chrome.
Thank you, Brave and BAT Community! #BeBraveForGood

BAT/Brave in the News

6 Best ways of earning passive income crypto in 2019

If you haven’t heard of the Brave browser and the cryptocurrency running on the network known as the BAT token, then we urge you to check it out. It is a great way to earn passive income from browsing the web!

Read the full text here: https://gocryptowise.com/best-ways-of-earning-passive-income-from-crypto/

Le navigateur web Brave annonce dépasser les 10 millions d’utilisateurs par mois [FR]

Après avoir annoncé le lancement de la version 1.0 de son navigateur web et l’arrivée des Brave Rewards sur iOS, Brave dépasse aujourd’hui les dix millions d’utilisateurs par mois.

Une utilisation du navigateur web Brave qui passe de 8,7 millions d’utilisateurs actifs par mois en October à 10,4 millions en novembre 2019.

Dans son message sur Twitter, Brave salue ce “milestone” atteint par la société qui ne cesse de gagner des parts de marché face à Google Chrome et Firefox.

Private Blockchain Browser Brave Doubles Monthly Active Users in 2019

Privacy-oriented blockchain web browser Brave has seen its monthly active users (MAU) almost double from 5.5 million in 2018 to 10.4 million in 2019. At the same time, Brave’s daily active users (DAU) have tripled over the past year to reach 3.3 million, the firm announced Dec. 5.

According to the company, the recent growth in MAU follows the release of Brave’s new version, Brave 1.0, on Nov. 13. According to the blog post, Brave expanded its MAU base from 8.7 million in October to over 10 million at the end of November.

Read the full text here: https://cointelegraph.com/news/private-blockchain-browser-brave-doubles-monthly-active-users-in-2019


News You Should Know

Say cheese! DHS proposes MANDATORY facial recognition checks for US citizens at airports

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is pushing to impose mandatory facial recognition scans on all Americans entering or leaving the United States, moving to close a loophole that allows citizens to opt out.

Read the full text here: https://www.rt.com/usa/474883-dhs-face-scan-americans/

I Ditched Google for DuckDuckGo. Here’s Why You Should Too

Most the things I search for are easy to find. Did I really need the all-seeing, all-knowing algorithms of Google to assist me? Probably not. So I made a simple change: I opened up Firefox on my Android phone and switched Google search for DuckDuckGo. As a result, I’ve had a fairly tedious but important revelation: I search for really obvious stuff.

Read the full text here: https://www.wired.com/story/i-ditched-google-for-duckduckgo-heres-why-you-should-too/

Behind the One-Way Mirror: A Deep Dive Into the Technology of Corporate Surveillance

This paper will focus on corporate “third-party” tracking: the collection of personal information by companies that users don’t intend to interact with. It will shed light on the technical methods and business practices behind third-party tracking. For journalists, policy makers, and concerned consumers, we hope this paper will demystify the fundamentals of third-party tracking, explain the scope of the problem, and suggest ways for users and legislation to fight back against the status quo.

Read the full text here: https://www.eff.org/wp/behind-the-one-way-mirror


Roaring Fans

From Reddit: 

Making side money as a content creator with Brave & Basic Attention Token has made me more in a month than any ads or Youtube paid me out in several years. Thank you BAT!

Love the Ads I’ve been getting recently on Brave mobile!

Just received my first ad in Belgium HYPE

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