The Weekly BAT + Podcast Ep. 35 (Mar. 27, 2020) — Brave and Binance Partner to Bring Cryptocurrency Trading Directly Into the Browser (partnership announcement), Introducing: Brave Creator Tip Drives, BAT & Brave Battle of the Memes (+ contest winners)

Announcement: Brave and Binance Partner to Bring Cryptocurrency Trading Directly Into the Browser

Binance widget integrated into the Brave browser puts cryptocurrency management and trading at users’ fingertips in first exchange-browser integration of its kind. 
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The new Binance widget on the new tab page of the Brave desktop browser makes Brave the only browser that offers integrated functionality for buying and trading cryptocurrency. With the Binance widget, Brave users can access the Binance.com and Binance.US (for US-based users) sites, buy and sell crypto assets, view asset balances, and obtain deposit addresses all without leaving the browser.

The Binance widget will give Brave users various options to manage cryptocurrencies, including buying, depositing, trading, and viewing summaries. Users will be able to trade cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, and many others supported by Binance. 

“We are looking forward to our long-term partnership with Brave to make it even easier to interact with crypto and encourage more utility in the near future.” —Changpeng Zhao ‘CZ’, Binance CEO on Twitter

Read the full announcement here: https://brave.com/binance/

GIVING BAT: This week, NoKidHungry.org became the latest non-profit to receive an ad grant through the Brave Ad Grant Program

The program provides causes and non-profits with advertising in Brave at no cost, whenever unsold ad opportunities are available. NoKidHungry.org is a fully verified to accept BAT through tipping and auto-contributions from Rewards users. Your BAT contributions to NoKidHungry.org go directly to supply meals to kids in need that rely on school lunch programs that are currently disrupted due to the COVID19 pandemic. It is this easy to help feed kids in need with your earned BAT:

Community: BRAVE STATS roundup! 

Earlier this week, we asked the community to come show off how much time they’ve saved browsing with Brave by posting a screenshot of their Brave browser stats on Reddit. Anyone who beat CryptoJennie’s stats got to snag some free Brave & BAT gear. 🙂

While the swag giveaway is over, you can still proudly show off your Brave stats on Twitter for the world to see! Use the hashtag #BRAVESTATS for exposure and a retweet from the @BAT_Community account! 

Creators: Boston.com (Alexa rank #4,409) is now a Brave Verified Creator!

Boston.com is a regional website that offers news and information about the Boston, Massachusetts, region. It is owned and operated by Boston Globe Media Partners, the publisher of The Boston Globe.

Boston.com was one of the first news websites on the public web, launched in late October 1995 by Boston Globe Electronic Publishing Inc. (source

Creators & Community: Introducing Brave Creator Tip Drives! 

The idea behind Brave Creator Tip Drives is simple: There are hundreds of thousands of web publishers, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Reddit, GitHub and Vimeo channel owners registered with Brave’s Creator program currently. There are tens of thousands of Brave users earning BAT through Brave Ads and looking to pay it forward by supporting quality content that makes browsing the web worthwhile.

Our Brave Creator Tip Drives invite registered creators whose work spans different content categories to share their work with the community. In turn, community members can support the content they like with instant tips, or monthly contributions, in Basic Attention Tokens.

This week, we asked all visual creators, as well as writers & bloggers, to come forward to share their content.  

For creators not yet registered with Brave’s Creators program:

Creators big and small can monetize their content by earning tips and monthly contributions in BAT from their friends, followers, and subscribers, and the BAT Community! Anyone with their own website, YouTube or Twitch channel, Reddit, Twitter, GitHub or Vimeo account can register to become a Brave Creator. No minimum number of followers, subscribers, or viewers is required to participate. 

The linked threads below are still open, so creators can still feel free to drop their links.

Community: Announcing the winners of the BAT & Brave Battle of the Memes! (Giveaway CLOSED)

This week, we asked the community to create and share their best and most legendary BAT & Brave memes. All participants walked away with a BAT or Brave t-shirt, but only 3 winners could win the grand prize (a full swag kit from BAT & Brave!)

The top 3 memes and winners of the BAT & Brave Battle of the Memes are….*drumroll please*…..

  1. https://imgur.com/a/OuRelqc by u/BigBitsIO 
  2. https://i.imgur.com/V8kGkXV.jpg by u/jedzoka
  3. https://imgur.com/a/NlMCkce by u/huangbro8146 

Congratulations winners! Thank you for providing some LOLz during these trying times. Thank you to everyone who submitted a meme and who voted! 

Winners & participants, keep an eye on your inboxes for a PM from u/CryptoJennie about your prize! 

Peep the rest of the Battle of the BAT & Brave Meme submissions here: https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/fo9bsk/bat_brave_meme_competition_giveaway_march_24_2020/ 

Fan Art: An isometric 3D version of BAT logo by u/Kirill255 on Reddit 

If anyone wants to make a wall lamp out of this, please do so and send us one for our wall! 

*That gloooooow!* 


This Week in Sponsored Images

From March 23rd – March 28th, users can find Sponsored Images from BlockFi lighting up Brave’s New Tab Page like a starry night sky!

BlockFi is a crypto-financial services company evolving the digital asset ecosystem by building traditional financial products for holders of cryptocurrencies. The company services customers worldwide, and in all 50 U.S. states, with offerings including interest-earning accounts and low-cost USD loans secured with crypto. BlockFi is backed by leading institutional investors and operates with a focus on compliance with U.S. laws and regulations. Learn more at BlockFi.com.

Look out for BlockFi’s glittering night skies in every fourth new browser tab.

Past campaigns included Sponsored Images by Lokai, Crypto.com, eToro, and Western Digital.


Brave Creator Spotlight (in Partnership with Everipedia)

Norfolk-based (UK) Twitch streamer, electronics/computer engineer, and former DJ, Matrixis

Matrixis’s Minecraft gameplay streams have earned him over 95K followers and over 4M total views! Minecraft fans will definitely want to check him out!

You can support Matrixis with tips in BAT now: https://www.twitch.tv/matrixis   

Read Everipedia’s entry on Matrixis here: https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/matrixis

Twitch streamer & YouTube star, SyLoGum 

Catch SyLoGum’s (or SyLo for short) Fortnite, Call of Duty, Destiny, and IRL streams on her Twitch channel, which has nearly 20K loyal followers! 

Oh, and she lifts. Heavy.  

You can support SyLo with tips in BAT now: https://www.twitch.tv/sylogum  

Read Everipedia’s entry on SyLoGum here: https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/sylogum


Client Updates

Dev Channel v1.7.76

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.7.76

Beta Channel v1.7.72

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.7.72

Release Channel v1.5.115

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.5.115


Brave Team Tweets

Get Brave and donate to great causes like No Kid Hungry today.
With Brave, it only takes a few seconds to support non-profits you care about.
Clear up your browser’s New Tab Page in just a few clicks!
In Case You Didn’t Know
More Brave staff supporting non-profits with BAT to assist with their COVID-19 relief efforts!

BAT/Brave in the News

Cointelegraph: Your Favorite Privacy-Minded browser is teaming up with Binance

Brave has partnered with Binance to bring in-browser crypto trading to its 13 million users. The Binance Widget allows Brave users to make crypto trades without leaving the browser.

Branden Eich, CEO of Brave Software explained the rationale behind this partnership in an interview with Cointelegraph: “Our focus has always been on our users. This time, it’s about making crypto more usable by more people. We already have 1.6 million users who are crypto-savvy, they have signed up for the BAT Rewards Program; now they’ll be able to make crypto trades without leaving the browser”.

Read the full text here: https://cointelegraph.com/news/your-favorite-privacy-minded-browser-is-teaming-up-with-binance

TechCrunch: Brave partners with Binance to let you trade crypto assets from your browser

Web browser Brave is expanding its cryptocurrency features with an integration with cryptocurrency exchange Binance. Brave users will be able to buy, trade and receive crypto assets directly on the new tab page.

Crypto Briefing: Trade Bitcoin on Binance Directly from Brave Browser

Privacy-focused browser Brave has partnered with cryptocurrency exchange Binance to enable its users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies directly from their desktop browser. 

Brave, the company behind the eponymous privacy-focused browser, has announced its partnership with Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world.

CryptoPotato:  You Can Now Buy Crypto While Surfing — Binance Partners With Brave For Browser-Based Cryptocurrency Trading

The leading cryptocurrency exchange by volume, Binance, enters a new partnership with Brave Software. As a result, the users of the Brave browser will be able to seamlessly operate with cryptocurrency assets directly through a new on-browser feature called Binance widget.

The two companies announced the collaboration in a press release shared with CryptoPotato. It informed that the popular cryptocurrency exchange will have a specially-designed widget on the tab page of the Brave browser.

Dubbed Binance Widget, it will allow Brave browser users to access the exchange’s website directly. Thus, they will be able to take advantage of various options such as depositing, buying, and selling cryptocurrencies and viewing balances and summaries. All of these functions will be feasible without leaving the browser.

Read the full text here: https://cryptopotato.com/you-can-know-buy-crypto-while-surfing-binance-partners-with-brave-for-browser-based-cryptocurrency-trading/


News You Should Know

Spectrum News: How to Protect Your Cyber-Security While Working From Home

Here are some tips to make sure you’re protecting your personal information while protecting yourself.

1. Don’t Rely on Yourself to Find Links for Remote-In Software.

If you work for a company that has provided a software that allows you to work remotely, follow the links they give you instead of searching for the software yourself.

For example, if they say you’re using Hypothetical Browser, and you search Google for “Hypothetical Browser” scammers may have set something up to look like that software, but isn’t. 

So you might wind up on hypotheticalbrowser1.com, and all their download links will do is put software on your computer that could risk your personal information.

Read the full text here: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/charlotte/news/2020/03/27/how-to-protect-your-cyber-security-while-working-from-home

Forbes: 13 Challenges Tech Execs Are Facing (And How They’re Overcoming Them)

Tech is an ever-changing industry. Each year, new developments and challenges arise for professionals in the field. Technology leaders must be prepared to adapt to these obstacles as they come up and develop a plan for moving forward.

We asked a panel of Forbes Technology Council members what challenges they’re facing this year and how they’re planning to overcome them. Read on for their best responses.

Read the full text here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2020/03/27/13-challenges-tech-execs-are-facing-and-how-theyre-overcoming-them/#62e6069b5ef9

ExchangeWire: Advertising Vs Coronavirus: Part One – Ad Tech

In the first of a series covering the effect of the ongoing outbreak of the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus upon the advertising industry, ExchangeWire speaks to a variety of technology vendors and industry associations for their insight into how the sector can successfully adapt during such unprecedented times.


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