The Weekly BAT Ep. 58 — Gemini Trading Widget now available in Brave v1.13 (desktop), Interview w/ Donny Dvorin (Brave Head of Sales), Enter using BAT for a chance to win Apple AirPods Pro (via TAP Network)

Announcement: Gemini trading widget now available in Brave v1.13 (desktop), making it easier for users to buy, sell, store, & earn crypto when using Brave. (Plus, upcoming payment for Creators using the new Gemini Creator Wallet.)

We are excited to announce that Gemini and Brave have partnered to make it easier for users to buy, sell, store, and earn crypto when using the Brave browser. This integration allows users of the Brave desktop browser (version 1.13) to engage with crypto via the new Gemini Trading Widget in a simple and secure manner. 

Starting today, Brave desktop users can access the Gemini Trading Widget (the “Gemini card”) from the Brave browser New Tab page to seamlessly trade any crypto asset listed on the Gemini Exchange, as well as view their Gemini account balances and access their deposit addresses – all without ever leaving the Brave browser ecosystem.

Read the full announcement here: https://brave.com/gemini-widget/

Official Brave blog: WebBundles Harmful to Content Blocking, Security Tools, and the Open Web (Standards Updates #2)

In a Nutshell…

Google is proposing a new standard called WebBundles. This standard allows websites to “bundle” resources together, and will make it impossible for browsers to reason about sub-resources by URL. This threatens to change the Web from a hyperlinked collection of resources (that can be audited, selectively fetched, or even replaced), to opaque all-or-nothing “blobs” (like PDFs or SWFs). Organizations, users, researchers and regulators who believe in an open, user-serving, transparent Web should oppose this standard.

While we appreciate the problems the WebBundles and related proposals aim to solve,[1] we believe there are other, better ways of achieving the same ends without compromising the open, transparent, user-first nature of the Web. One potential alternative is to use signed commitments over independently-fetched subresources. These alternatives would fill a separate post, and some have already been shared with spec authors.

Read the full post here: https://brave.com/webbundles-harmful-to-content-blocking-security-tools-and-the-open-web/

BAT Community Podcast: Jennie interviews Donny Dvorin, Head of Sales at Brave

Donny answers questions from the community and shares updates about Brave’s growth, success stories from key clients, details on how the technology behind Brave’s private ads platform works, and more!

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Donny Dvorin is an experienced advertising and marketing sales leader with over 20 years of experience. Donny is the Head of Sales at Brave, a secure, privacy focused web browser that rewards users for their attention, led by Brendan Eich, the inventor of Javascript, and co-founder of Mozilla/Firefox.

Donny is also the GM of Never Stop Marketing, where he leads education on blockchains applications for marketing and advertising. NSM is known for their Blockchain MarTech Landscape.

Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XIr2NFJkKI&t=2902s

Creator testimonial: My experiences as a Brave Verified Creator / Publisher (08/2020)

Read the testimonial: https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/ihifo5/my_experiences_as_a_brave_verified_creator/

WIN: Intel and Brave join forces to promote Intel® Gamer Days 2020 & give away prizes from Brave/Intel all month long! 

Intel & Brave have come together again this year to promote Intel Gamer Days—an annual promotion to celebrate PC gaming with great deals & experiences from over 40 top retailers, technology providers, and game publishers—following the success of the Intel Gamer Days 2019 campaign that ran via Brave Ads through August of 2019.

From now through the end of August 2020, Brave users in the United States will see Brave Ads promoting Intel’s annual Gamer Days promotion. 

Brave users are invited to take part in the fun by clicking on Intel Gamer Days ad notifications they receive while browsing, and following the steps to publish a pre-canned tweet about the campaign. Each tweet published about Intel Gamer Days through a Brave Ad counts as an automatic entry for a giveaway to win 1 of 5 daily swag bag prizes from Intel & Brave! 

See @BAT_Community’s tweet thread for more information about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/BAT_Community/status/1294371377458290688 

Prize kit winners are announced daily on the @BAT_Community Twitter along with instructions for winners on how to claim their prize. All of the previous week’s winners are also included here in The Weekly BAT blog post. 

See below for winners of Day 8 through 13 of the giveaway: 

Day 8:
@t0adst3r
@insidion
@brianperdomo
@stanbrad47
@BitcoinSaint

Day 9:
@conflay
@Jason_McCrypto
@tomoyanTweet
@CZ83T

Day 10:
@cuppD199
@unshavenmarc
@geekypony19
@prezviteros
@Miamiboy_rafael

Day 11:
@JohnRONeill1
@rocket9011 
@Cranst0nXmr
@ravindu
@dgoatking

Day 12:
@DaSikDude
@Braindonor2012
@madhavmusic
@AsiaNaree
@Esteeb0582

Day 13: 
@happyerick
@TheCoinStacker
@LarryLarner

Congratulations winners! Please send @BAT_Community a direct message on Twitter to claim your prize.   

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Intel Gamer Days campaign so far! There are more prizes to be won from now through the end of August, so keep tweeting any #IntelGamerDays ads you see! 

Good luck and happy gaming!

Last year’s Intel x Brave swag bag: https://twitter.com/BAT_Community/status/1295715852424302592

WIN: Enter TAP Network’s sweepstakes using BAT for a chance to win a pair of Apple AirPods Pro! 

Brave users with Uphold-verified wallets can now enter TAP Network’s sweepstakes with BAT for a chance to win a pair of Apple AirPods Pro! 

Other sweepstakes offerings include digital gift cards of your choice from hundreds of retailers including amazing brands like Amazon, Walmart, Gamestop, Nintendo and more!

To enter the sweepstakes head over to the TAP Sweepstakes page choose the sweepstakes you want to enter, and enter as many times as you desire—it costs less than 1 BAT per entry! 

Winners are chosen by TAP at random through a digital sweepstakes drawing system, and will receive their digital gift card prize via email.

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If you haven’t verified your Brave Rewards wallet, the TAP marketplace provides a range of options for you to redeem your earned BAT for gift cards, sweepstakes and to support causes.


This Week in Sponsored Images

This week, find stunning images from Intel, Gemini, eToro, BuySellAds, Popeye, Ripio, BitPay, and Crypto.com in Brave’s New Tab Page. 

Brave fans were excited to see Sponsored Images from Purple in Brave’s New Tab Page last week:
https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/idz4ow/new_purple_ad_in_brave/

Our growing list of New Tab Page sponsors includes Verizon, PayPal, Intel, Newegg, Western Digital, Chipotle, Khan Academy, Koodo Mobile, Tezos, and more. 

To learn more about becoming a Brave New Tab Page sponsor visit https://brave.com/brave-ads/


Brave Creator Spotlight (in partnership with Everipedia

Omar Bham

Omar Bham’s YouTube channel was one of the very first to start covering cryptocurrency & blockchain topics back in 2016! The channel is still going strong today, with new videos almost daily and 118K loyal subscribers. 

Welcome to one of the first cryptocurrency channels on YouTube (est. June 2016).

My name is Omar Bham, & I’ve been using Bitcoin since 2012, and began mining Ethereum February 2016. Having been through many experiences, I decided to start sharing video blogs here on YouTube, to document the journey. How far things have come, in such little time…

Now, this channel is home to a variety of content, including daily livestreams that feature the latest cryptocurrency opinions, rumors, news, sentiments, interviews & more. I do the work of finding the most important topics of the day, reading many articles, so that you can still get the information you need, without having to do all of the leg-work yourself.

Much love, and remember to “stay cryptic” 😉

Get cryptic and subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/Crypt0/videos 

Learn about Omar Bham on Everipedia: https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/omar-bham 

Michael Arnada

Michael Arnada rose to YouTube fame by uploading daily(ish) vlogs for a series titled, ‘WhatImDoingRightNow.’ 

WhatImDoingRightNow follows the daily adventures Of Michael and his company, with a rotating cast of characters, gorgeous cinematography and drone footage, and a habit for rating everything on a scale of 1-5 stars. Come join the community at https://www.patreon.com/michaelaranda!

Interested in what Michael’s DoingRightNow? Subscribe!: https://www.youtube.com/user/WhatImDoingRightNow/

Learn about Michael Arnada on Everipedia: https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/Michael_Arand


Client Updates

Desktop Nightly Channel v1.15.18

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.15.18

Desktop Dev Channel v1.14.67

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.14.67

Desktop Beta Channel v1.14.65

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.14.65

Desktop Release Channel v1.13.82

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.13.82

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 or iOS app stores.


Brave Team Tweets

Brendan Eich, Brave CEO
Brian Bondy, Brave CTO
Luke Mulks, Director of Business Development
Jonathan Sampson, Senior Developer Relations
Jonathan Sampson, Senior Developer Relations

BAT/Brave in the News

Decrypt: Gemini Trading Widget Added to Popular Privacy Browser Brave

Privacy-centric web browser Brave, which not only blocks web ads and tracking but also rewards users for viewing native ads with the Basic Attention Token (BAT), today announced a partnership with cryptocurrency exchange Gemini—and it has already manifested within the browser itself.

Starting today, Brave desktop browser users can activate the official Gemini Trading Widget, which is accessible by opening a new tab. The Gemini card on the screen lets account holders trade any crypto assets listed by Gemini, as well as view their account balances and deposit addresses.

Read the full text here: https://decrypt.co/40019/gemini-trading-widget-added-to-popular-privacy-browser-brave

Finance Magnates: Brave Browser Delves Further into Crypto with Gemini Integration

Web browser Brave is expanding its cryptocurrency features with an integration with cryptocurrency exchange Gemini. Brave users will be able to buy, trade and receive crypto assets directly through Gemini Trading Widget.

The company behind the privacy-oriented browser said users can access the “Gemini card” directly on the new tab page to trade any crypto asset listed on the Gemini exchange. Within its attention-based rewards ecosystem, users are also provided with an option to view their balances, and obtain deposit addresses without leaving the browser.

Read the full text here: https://www.financemagnates.com/cryptocurrency/trading/brave-browser-delves-further-into-crypto-with-gemini-integration/ 


News You Should Know

Hashoshi Ep. 39: Polkadot, Cosmos, Ethereum Fees, BTC today, and more! // Crypto Over Coffee

Check out Dashlane for Business (sponsor) – https://dashlane.com/business In this episode of Crypto Over Coffee, Hashoshi breaks down Polkadot (and the DOT re-denomination), Cosmos’ Ethermint network, the controversial solution to Ethereum fee issues, and more!

Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEAXi0v3AOk

[Week in Ethereum News] MyCrypto: The 10 Best Things You Can Do to Not Lose Your Crypto 

When markets get exciting, it’s time to batten down the hatches. New people are entering the space and will soon be exposed to scams and phishing sites.

A new crypto user and their crypto are easily parted.

Here are a few ways to prevent that.

Read the full post here: https://medium.com/mycrypto/the-10-best-things-you-can-do-to-not-lose-your-crypto-dba4f5c05c7

[Bankless] 🎙️DeFi in the Eth2 Metropolis | Haseeb Qureshi

Haseeb Qureshi likes the question: What did I miss? That’s how he improves his mental model for investing in crypto. That’s how he sharpens his mind. 

That’s how this former Airbnb developer and professional poker player became a notable investor at DragonFly Capital.

And that’s where we start the conversation.

It leads us into a discussion on Uniswap and automated market makers, and why he thinks Uniswap will be unbundled. Which leads into Ethereum scaling, DeFi in Eth2, and an articulation of the clearest analogy for DeFi scalability in Ethereum that we’ve ever heard.

Use this episode to sharpen your crypto investing mind.

Read the episode show notes & listen here: https://bankless.substack.com/p/defi-in-the-eth2-metropolis-haseeb


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