The Weekly BAT + Podcast Ep. 49 (Jul 6, 2020) — New data shows publisher revenue impact of cutting 3rd party trackers (blog), Brendan Eich presenting at Binance “Off the Charts!” free virtual conference, Jon Sampson on the JavaScript Jabber Podcast

Blog: New data shows publisher revenue impact of cutting 3rd party trackers

In January, the Dutch national broadcaster, NPO, switched off 3rd party tracking ad targeting. NPO has an online video audience of 7.1 million per month, and display reach of 5.8 million per month.[1]

Revenue impact

I have examined Ster’s revenue figures, and have their permission to share the results of their change.

In January 2020, when NPO switched from tracking-based targeting to contextual targeting, revenue increased 61% more than January 2019. In February, revenue increased 76% over the previous year. In the following month the Netherlands experienced an economic shock from the Covid-19 pandemic, and Dutch economists predicted a recession.[6] Even so, despite revenue increased 18% in March over the previous year, 8% in April, and 19% in May.

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Brendan Eich (Brave CEO) presenting at Binance “Off the Charts!” FREE virtual conference (July 14, 2020)

Event Date & Time: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 @ 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (UTC)

On July 14, 2020, join Binance as we kick off our third anniversary with one of the biggest blockchain events of the year.

Get the latest news and updates on all things blockchain and crypto, and take an exclusive look at what’s coming next at our “Off the Charts!” Virtual Conference, a blockbuster 10-hour live event with multi-regional programming that brings together 80+ influential speakers, including leading blockchain and crypto innovators, business and technology leaders, influential academics, and key policymakers.

Expect to hear the latest insights on the blockchain ecosystem from some of the industry’s most prominent leaders and visionaries. Join our can’t-miss event with powerful talks, breakthrough panels, opportunities to win prizes, and much more.

Official Eventbrite event (Register for free here): 

JavaScript Jabber Podcast Ep. 437: Inside the Brave Browser with Jonathan Sampson (Sr. Developer Relations Specialist at Brave)

Jonathan Sampson hops into the Jabber session to talk about the Brave Browser. He and the panel wander through the topics of privacy, browser design, and features.

Listen here:

This Week in Sponsored Images

This week, find images from BlockFi,, and Nexo in Brave’s New Tab Page. 

These brands return to the New Tab Page following the success of their recent Sponsored Images campaigns. Our growing list of New Tab Page sponsors includes Verizon, PayPal, Newegg, Western Digital, Chipotle, Khan Academy,, Tezos, Upland, and more. 

Brave Creator Spotlight (in partnership with Everipedia)

Joel Comm, American Author, Internet marketer, podcast host, YouTuber. 

After dominating the early internet, creating hit mobile apps, and writing best selling books, legend Joel Comm is now helping bring Blockchain to the masses. 

Joel Comm is an Internet pioneer, New York Times Best-Selling author, International keynote speaker, Social Media Influencer and Futurist. Building online businesses since 1995, Joel’s career has spanned multiple niches. From authoring books and being on the cutting edge of the social media space to developing software and apps to training people all over the world, Joel’s videos reflect the diversity of his unique style. Welcome to the world of Joel Comm.

Joel is also cohost of the Bad Crypto Podcast alongside fellow technologist and crypto-enthusiast, Travis Wright. On the show, the pair attempt to demystify the world of crypto and blockchain for newcomers.

The Bad Crypto Podcast has hosted Brave’s very own Luke Mulks (Director of BizDev) in an episode titled “Delete Google Chrome. Install the Brave Browser”. 

Check it out here: 

Read Everipedia’s article on Joel: 

Subscribe to Joel’s YouTube channel: 

Check out the Bad Crypto Podcast: 

Josh Olszewicz (CarpeNoctom), American writer, trader, and YouTuber 

Josh Olszewicz (CarpeNoctom) is a self-taught trader who began his journey into the world of Bitcoin back in 2013. Today, he shares his acquired crypto knowledge and technical analysis with his 25K YouTube channel subscribers. 

Read Everipedia’s article on Josh: 

Subscribe & let Josh help you “build your trading tool belt”: 

Client Updates

Desktop Nightly Channel v1.12.70

Desktop Dev Channel v1.11.87

Desktop Beta Channel v1.11.84

Stay ahead of bugs and benefit from all the latest updates & fixes by keeping your Brave browser updated to the latest version! 

To update your Brave browser on desktop, go to brave://help;

On mobile, if you don’t receive updates automatically, you can manually update your Brave browser app from the Play and iOS app stores.

Brave Team Tweets

Brendan Eich, Brave CEO
Jonathan Sampson, Senior Developer Relations
Dr. Johnny Ryan, Chief of Policy
Jonathan Sampson, Senior Developer Relations
Luke Mulks, Director of Business Development
Dr. Johnny Ryan, Chief of Policy
Jonathan Sampson, Senior Developer Relations
Jonathan Sampson, Senior Developer Relations

BAT/Brave in the News

Blokt: Best Privacy Browsers for Private Secure Browsing 2020 🕵️ 

In this article, we will show you the best browsers for protecting your online privacy and walk through ways to make them even more private and secure. We’ll also talk quickly about why you should avoid some of the most popular browsers if you care about your privacy.


If you want to protect your privacy while helping some good folks try to rebuild the Web into something better, click the link to find out more about Brave.

Brave also has some notable users including Joe Rogan and Naval Ravikant just to name a two.

We actually use Brave and we recommend it to friends. It is probably my favorite browser out of any currently available. Having its own [utility token] is a very nice experiment and it is going to be interesting to see how it plays out in the next few years.

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News You Should Know

[From Week in Ethereum News] Coindesk: Story from Business PayPal, Venmo to Roll Out Crypto Buying and Selling: Sources

Fintech giant PayPal plans to roll out direct sales of cryptocurrency to its 325 million users, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Currently, PayPal can be used as an alternative means for withdrawing funds from exchanges such as Coinbase, but this would be a first in terms of offering direct sales of crypto.

“My understanding is that they are going to allow buys and sells of crypto directly from PayPal and Venmo,” a well-placed industry source told CoinDesk. “They are going to have some sort of a built-in wallet functionality so you can store it there.” 

It is unclear which or how many cryptocurrencies would be available. The industry source said they expected PayPal “would be working with multiple exchanges to source liquidity.”

A second source confirmed that PayPal is looking to offer buying and selling of crypto and said the service could be expected “in the next three months, maybe sooner.”

PayPal declined to comment on the plans.

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Los Angeles Times: Op-Ed: Andrew Yang: Make tech companies pay you for your data

Whenever you sign up for a new social media service or website, or download an app onto your phone or computer, you’ll typically see some long disclaimer language written in legalese. You scroll through it quickly and click the “I agree” button.

This fine print is known as a privacy policy. It essentially lays out (sometimes in the most convoluted way possible) how the site or app can use or share your data. The problem is, no one actually reads the language. You just click “yes” and hope for the best, since that’s the price you pay for a free website or app or social media network. It seems like a pretty sweet deal. But that’s not the deal we’re getting.

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Cnet: Google collects a frightening amount of data about you. You can find and delete it now

Google might collect far more personal data about its users than you might even realize. The company records every search you perform and every YouTube video you watch. Whether you have an iPhone ($699 at Apple) or an Android, Google Maps logs everywhere you go, the route you use to get there and how long you stay — even if you never open the app. When you look closer at everything Google knows about you, the results can be eye-opening, and maybe even a little unsettling. Thankfully, there’s something you can do about it.

Starting in June, new Google accounts will automatically delete private data for you. But only after 18 months by default. And only if you’re a brand-new Google user. That’s great if you’re just now deciding to create a Gmail address or you just got your first Android phone, but if you’re among the 1.5 billion people on Gmail or the 2.5 billion people using Android already, your account is set to hold onto your private data forever unless you tell Google otherwise.

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