The Weekly BAT + Podcast Ep. 69 — Brave passes 20M monthly active users and 7M daily active users (a 2.3x increase in 1 year!), AMA with Luke Mulks (highlights), Jennie interviews Aggroed Lighthacher (Co-founder of Splinterlands)

Milestone: Brave has passed 20 million monthly active users and 7 million daily active users, a 2.3x increase in 1 year. Thank you to all our users! Also, nearly 1 million Brave Verified Creators, and over 2,000 ad campaigns in nearly 200 countries.

November marks one year since we launched Brave 1.0, the most private, safest, and fastest (3-6x) browser. Over the past year, we’ve seen amazing growth on multiple fronts and we’re happy to celebrate Brave 1.0’s first anniversary by announcing that we officially passed 20 million monthly active users (20.5), up from 8.7 million this time last year. This represents a 2.3x increase in one year. 

Brave also passed 7 million daily active users, up from 3 million this time last year, showing a 2.3x increase in DAU over the year. Over the past year, Brave received numerous positive reviews and is now the #1 rated browser in Google Play. Since our iOS browser became a default option on Apple devices with iOS 14 this past September, our iOS daily active users have grown by 34%.

Read the full update: https://brave.com/20m-mau/ 

Highlights: AMA with Luke Mulks, Director of Business Development at Brave

The ongoing AMA series is an opportunity for our users and fans to get to know the Brave team, to chat with them directly, and to illuminate the work and contributions of our team members. (Work that, in many cases, takes place largely behind the scenes.)   

We were joined on October 7th by Luke Mulks, Director of Business Development at Brave, who spent the afternoon fielding both pre-submitted and live questions from the Community on Reddit. Questions spanned an array of topics, Brave’s approach to partnership-building, the company’s evolving revenue strategy, and its goal of over time becoming the favored portal to web3 for the mainstream.

Catch the highlights here: https://brave.com/2020-ama-with-luke-mulks/ 

Read the full AMA transcript: https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/j7hsla/im_luke_mulks_director_of_business_development_at/ 

BAT Community Podcast Ep. 68: Jennie interviews Aggroed Lighthacker (Co-founder of Splinterlands, top collectible card game on the blockchain) on the BAT Community Podcast!

Jennie and Aggroed chat about the recently unveiled Brave and Splinterlands partnership. 

Splinterlands is the most played collectible card game on the blockchain, and the Brave browser is now the official browser of Splinterlands. In addition, Brave users and Splinterlands players can now spend their Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) directly in the game to purchase Credits for packs & cards.

Read the official partnership announcement: https://brave.com/splinterlands-and-brave-announce-partnership/ 

Subscribe to the BAT Indonesia Community Podcast: Komunitas BAT Indonesia

Indonesian fans of BAT/Brave can now tune in monthly to the Komunitas BAT Indonesia, hosted by Viking Karwur! 

Listen & subscribe: https://anchor.fm/bat-indonesia/episodes/Brave-melewati-20-juta-MAU-elunr0 

Follow Viking on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vikingkarwur 

Reminder: Brave Sync V2 in Brave for iOS now available for testing!

The Sync v2 iOS Beta builds are now available in the Public Beta channel v1.21 (20.10.23.15), and should work with your existing sync chains using the release endpoint.

Important: If you want to help test Sync v2 for iOS, please ensure that your desktop/Android bookmarks are backed up before getting started to avoid any data loss in case you encounter any unexpected behaviors.

See the original post here: https://community.brave.com/t/ios-sync-v2-now-available-for-testing/173631 


This Week in Sponsored Images

This week, YouHolder joins Brave’s New Tab Page Sponsored Image rotation.

This week also saw Sponsored Images from returning sponsors BitPay, BlockFi, eToro, Nexo, and AAX. 

Our growing list of New Tab Page sponsors includes: Verizon, PayPal, Intel, Newegg, Western Digital, The Home Depot, Chipotle, Khan Academy, and more. 

See our Case Studies for more about Sponsored Images and how they can help promote your business: https://brave.com/brave-ads/casestudies/ 


Brave Creator Spotlight (in partnership with Everipedia

Real Physics (by Jonathan Gardner) on YouTube

Jon Gardner makes educational YouTube videos about physics, mathematics and computer programming aimed at an audience of undergraduates and young professionals. Through his work, Jonathan aims to help students develop the skills and understanding needed to grasp complex topics.

Subscribe to Real Physics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/jg394/featured   

Learn about Jonathan Gardner on Everipedia: https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/jonathan-gardner 

Ivan on Tech (by Ivan Liljeqvist) on YouTube 

Ivan Liljeqvist’s belief in technology for good has led him to become an international blockchain speaker and educator. In addition, Ivan also releases regular content for his YouTune channel, Ivan on Tech, which focuses on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. 

Subscribe to Ivan on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/IvanonTech/featured 

Learn about Ivan on Everipedia: https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/ivan-on-tech-ivan-liljeqvist 


Client Updates

Desktop Nightly Channel v1.18.39 

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.18.39

Desktop Dev Channel v1.17.62 

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.17.62

Desktop Beta Channel v1.17.61

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.17.61

Desktop release channel v1.16.72

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.16.72

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, CEO
Des Martin, Head of Marketing & Growth
Luke Mulks, Director of Business Development
Pranjal Jumde, Security Engineering
Brian Clifton, VP of Engineering
Jonathan Sampson, Senior Developer Relations
Jonathan Sampson, Senior Developer Relations
Des Martin, Head of Marketing & Growth

BAT/Brave in the News

Decrypt: Crypto Browser Brave Hits 20 Million Monthly Users

Crypto-friendly privacy browser Brave today announced that it has passed 20 million monthly active users and 7 million daily active users. That’s a 2.3x increase from this time last year, when it reported 8.7 million monthly active users and 3 million daily active users. 

Brave is a Chromium-based browser with crypto baked in. Instead of lining Google’s pockets, Brave pays you in BAT, its ERC-20 based cryptocurrency token, when you watch web advertisements.

Read the full text here: https://decrypt.co/46986/crypto-browser-brave-hits-20-million-monthly-users 

Neowin: Brave gained 8.7 million new users in 12 months

The privacy-oriented web browser, Brave, has reported that it increased its monthly active users by 8.7 million compared to this time last year bringing the total count above 20 million. Brave also said that 7 million people are active on Brave every single day, up from 3 million last year. Both monthly active users and daily active users increased by 2.3 times over the last 12 months.

Commenting on the browser’s growth, Brendan Eich, CEO and co-founder of Brave, said:

“Users are fed up with surveillance capitalism, and 20 million people have switched to Brave for an entirely new Web ecosystem with an opt-in ad economy that puts them back in control of their browsing experience. The global privacy movement is gaining traction, and this milestone is just one more step in our journey to make privacy-by-default a standard for all Web users.”

Read the full text here: https://www.neowin.net/news/brave-gained-87-million-new-users-in-12-months 

The Chain Bulletin: Brave Browser Now With Over 7 Million Daily Active Users

On October 2, the Brave team announced that their blockchain-based browser has surpassed the threshold of 20 million monthly active users and 7 million daily active users, who choose to utilize its innovative features and support their favorite creators on the platform.

In the announcement, the company revealed that, in the last year alone, they have seen a 2.3x increase in DAU. Moreover, since September, when the Brave browser became a default option on Apple devices, its iOS daily users have grown by 34%. Compared to last year, the number of Verified Creators on the platform has spiked 3.2x times from 300,000 to 972,000.

“Users are fed up with surveillance capitalism, and 20 million people have switched to Brave for an entirely new Web ecosystem with an opt-in ad economy that puts them back in control of their browsing experience,” said Brendan Eich, CEO and co-founder of Brave. “The global privacy movement is gaining traction, and this milestone is just one more step in our journey to make privacy-by-default a standard for all Web users.”

Read the full text here: https://chainbulletin.com/brave-browser-now-with-over-7-million-daily-active-users/ 


News From Our Partners

WIN: Enter TAP Network’s sweepstakes using BAT for a chance to win a $200 gift card from Walmart! 

TAP Network is kicking off the first of several Walmart pre-Black Friday events with deals that you need to check out. Enter now for your chance to win just in time for Black Friday!

All Brave users with Uphold-verified wallets are eligible to enter TAP Network’s ongoing sweepstakes! 

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

To enter the sweepstakes head over to the TAP Sweepstakes page and 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:

Logan Bonney- $100 Walmart Gift Card
Nintendo Switch + Animal Crossing: New Horizons — Noah Harless (@UndreamtMars)

If you haven’t verified your Brave Rewards wallet yet, the TAP marketplace provides a range of options for you to redeem your earned BAT for gift cards, sweepstakes, and to support causes like Know Your Rights Camp and #HashtagLunchbag. 

Splinterlands: Splinterlands Updates – Uniswap, Land Presale & More

With excitement building as the first land presale stage rapidly approaches, we wanted to give a quick update about some changes that have been implemented in order to get ready for the land sale and also answer some player questions that have come up around the presale, the mystery potions, and the Uniswap LP rewards.

If you have any additional questions, you can also feel free to post them at our weekly AMA sessions, the next of which is taking place today at 6:00 PM ET / 23:00 UTC in the Splinterlands Discord Server. Hope to see you there!

Read the full post: https://peakd.com/splinterlands/@splinterlands/splinterlands-updates-uniswap-land-presale-and-more 


News You Should Know

Hashoshi: Cardano Goguen, BTC, Chainlink, and more! // Crypto Over Coffee ep.38

In this episode of Crypto Over Coffee, Hashoshi breaks down news about Cardano Goguen and its launch date, BTC price, Chainlink’s integration with Celsius, Ethereum and more!

Tune in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swiGLHoamMA 

[Bankless] ETH: The Internet Bond

Dear Bankless Nation,

ETH staking is here.

And the launch of Eth2 staking is like the bond offering for the decentralized economy. A decentralized, global economy entirely built on the internet.

And people are just starting to wrap their heads around it.

Our friends Collin Myers and Mara Schmiedt just published a full whitepaper and a financial model on Eth2 and its economics.

They modeled staked ETH as a bond. This model helps investors understand ETH as a revolutionary new internet native asset type through the lens of assets they already know—perpetual bonds.

We love it so much we teamed up with them to put together an executive summary.

Welcome to the dawn of the internet bond.

Read the full post here: https://bankless.substack.com/p/eth-the-internet-bond

[Week in Ethereum News]  Be careful: there has been a sustained Ledger impersonation phishing attempt 

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