The Weekly BAT + Podcast Ep. 60 — Brave now uses PhishFort’s open source anti-phishing solutions for Crypto Wallets, BAT/Brave fan art, Naval Ravikant: Brave is “easily the best browser”

Official: Brave now uses PhishFort’s open source anti-phishing solutions for our in-browser Crypto Wallets to better protect our users. PhishFort’s spam list detects crypto scams and immediately warns our users of any suspicious domains. 

Naval Ravikant (@naval) on Twitter, speaking about Brave: “Easily the best browser. Chromium + privacy + crypto.”

We’re honored, but not surprised. 😉 

The Giving Block (blog): Wake Forest University now accepts cryptocurrency (BAT) donations 

Wake Forest Alumni (Class of 2016) Alex Wilson and Pat Duffy co-founded The Giving Block. While at Wake Forest, Alex and Pat were first exposed to Bitcoin, despite it still being the early days for the cryptocurrency industry. While taking courses about economics and finance, they learned about the history of money and other ideas that eventually lead them to cryptocurrency and it’s potential to create a better financial system.

As of September 2020, Wake Forest University is setup to accept the following cryptocurrencies:

Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Zcash (ZEC), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), Basic Attention Token (BAT), and ChainLink (LINK)

Why Donate Crypto to Wake Forest University Today?

Each gift of cryptocurrency helps the University provide a world-class educational experience and wide range of opportunity for deserving students and faculty.

Read the full post here: https://www.thegivingblock.com/post/alumni-equip-wake-forest-university-to-accepts-cryptocurrency-donations 

WIN: Enter TAP Network’s sweepstakes using BAT for a chance to win an Apple HomePod + Apple Music subscription!

Brave users with Uphold-verified wallets can now enter TAP Network’s sweepstakes with BAT for a chance to win an Apple HomePod + Apple Music.

HomePod is a breakthrough speaker that adapts to its location and delivers high-fidelity audio wherever it’s playing. Together with Apple Music, it creates an entirely new way for you to discover and interact with music at home.

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! 

Recent Winners:
Noah Harless (@UndreamtMars) won the very limited edition Nintendo Switch + Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Congratulations, Noah!

Fan Art Friday

Pixelparmesan (recently verified) created this incredible pixelated “Brave Verified” GIF. We are head over pixels for it! 

Pure art. By /u/God_Bungholio: 

“[It took me] about 3 weeks. I kept finishing then deciding it needed to be refined more to capture the power and beauty of Eich.” 

Remember to tip the artists to show support for their work! 


This Week in Sponsored Images

This week, DAZN joins the list of brands to run sponsored images in Brave’s New Tab Page. 

DAZN is Canada’s home of the greatest sporting competitions in the world, including NFL, Premier League, Bellator and MLB. DAZN is the only way to get unlimited access to every live NFL game this coming season with NFL Game Pass, NFL RedZone and NFL Sunday Ticket.

Crypto.com, eToro, Upland, and BlockFi all return to the New Tab Page this week following the success of their recent campaigns. 

Our growing list of New Tab Page sponsors includes Verizon, PayPal, Intel, Newegg, Western Digital, The Home Depot, Chipotle, Khan Academy, Koodo Mobile, 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)

Eric Elliott

Eric Elliott is the author of the books, “Composing Software” and “Programming JavaScript Applications”. As co-founder of EricElliottJS.com and DevAnywhere.io, he teaches developers essential software development skills. He builds and advises development teams for crypto projects, and has contributed to software experiences for Adobe Systems, Zumba Fitness, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN, BBC, and top recording artists including Usher, Frank Ocean, Metallica, and many more.

If you’re interested in Learning JavaScript, then come “make some magic” (his slogan) with Eric Elliott!

Official website: https://ericelliottjs.com

Eric Elliott on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAbA0FivNSBqTmyYrh6uymQ

Anthony Boyd

21-year-old Anthony Boyd from Virginia Beach suffered through some dark times. When he decided to give life another chance, he transformed his passion for 3D graphics into a profitable business and now works with brands he’s always admired.

Around October of 2015, I fell into deep depression and left school early. felt like I wanted to give up and attempted suicide. After that day I decided to give life another shot but this time go all-in on something I love, which was 3D. Years later I passed 10 million views and worked with companies I’ve looked up to for years. Never give up on life. You could be missing out on an amazing future.

To everyone that helped me get this far I just want to say thanks. You all are like family to me. Don’t know where id be without the support. 🙂

Check out Anthony’s work: https://www.anthonyboyd.graphics/

Subscribe to Anthony on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AnthonyBoydGraphics/featured


Client Updates

Desktop Nightly Channel v1.16.9

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.16.9

Desktop Dev Channel v1.15.48

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.15.48

Desktop Beta Channel v1.15.46

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.15.46

Release Channel v1.13.86

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.13.86

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

Peter Snyder, Senior Privacy Researcher
Jonathan Sampson, Senior Developer Relations
Luke Mulks, Director of Business Development
Jonathan Sampson, Senior Developer Relations
Luke Mulks, Director of Business Development

News You Should Know

Hashoshi: Crypto Over Coffee ep. 31 — Bitcoin news, BTC price, Cardano, Enjin & more! 

Hashoshi breaks down some HOT bitcoin news, BTC price analysis, Cardano news, blockchain gaming news and more in this episode of Crypto Over Coffee.

Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJKDy80dmBQ 

[Publish0x] Crypto Adventure: DeFi Tokens Are on the Rise. Should You Jump on Board? 

The introduction of Ethereum into the world of cryptocurrencies opened up several avenues for global developers. Unlike Bitcoin, the king coin, Ethereum provided a platform that developers could use to come up with different decentralized applications. One such area is decentralized finance, which provides financial services through smart contracts. 

Since the inception of DeFi, the sector has continued to snowball. This year, in particular, has seen the DeFi sector record unstoppable growth. The industry achieved a significant milestone in February by surpassing the $1 billion mark in value. Now, the value of crypto DeFi markets is estimated at $4 billion, seeing as the industry has significantly benefited from the recent and ongoing Bitcoin and Ethereum bull runs.

Read the full text here: https://www.publish0x.com/crypto-adventure/defi-tokens-are-on-the-rise-should-you-jump-on-board-xmdoljk 

Bankless: The Digital Leviathan 

Dear Bankless Nation,

The nation-state is a Leviathan we created to protect humanity from its lesser instincts and to help us coordinate. But it’s old. Rusty. Corrupted. Consuming. Analog.

A new Leviathan is rising up.

This one’s different: the Digital Leviathan is headless. No president, no king, just unstoppable, openly verifiable code. Power to the people.

And with that power, comes responsibility.

We have a responsibility to help our nascent leviathan grow. With growth comes strength. And once strong enough, it can help us take back our money—maybe even our identities.

That’s when Bitcoin & Ethereum become unstoppable Digital Leviathans.

Read the full post here: https://bankless.substack.com/p/the-digital-leviathan 

Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=85&v=5rq0UpFNJ7g&feature=emb_logo 

Roaring Fans

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