The Weekly BAT + Podcast Ep. 83: Brave 1st Browser Featured on Epic Games Store, 20% Off Land When You Buy With BAT in Splinterlands, New BAT/Brave Fan Art!

Weekly Highlights

BAT/Brave Announcements

Brave is the 1st browser featured on the Epic Games Store!

The Brave browser, which has over 29 million monthly active users, is now available for download on the Epic Games Store for Windows desktop users, making it seamless for gamers and streamers to use Brave and experience the Web like never before. 

Brave is committed to enabling users to take control of their digital experience by making user privacy and user choice key principles. With the availability of Brave on the Epic Games Store, gamers can more easily and intentionally choose their preferred browser for their gaming experience, as well as for their everyday online browsing.

Read the full announcement: https://brave.com/epic-store/ 

The Brave Marketer Podcast Ep. 4: Dr. Augustine Fou, Cybersecurity and Ad Fraud Investigator

This week on #TheBraveMarketer Podcast, Dr. Fou, Cybersecurity and Ad Fraud Investigator, discusses his research on ad fraud reporting, brand safety threats and ways marketers can mitigate their risk.

Dr. Fou helps his clients increase the productivity of their ads by detecting and mitigating ad fraud and waste. He’s also a digital marketer of 25 years and regularly contributes to Forbes. Previously Dr. Fou was the Chief Digital Officer of Omnicom’s Healthcare Consultancy Group, a $100 million group of 8 agencies serving pharma, medical devices, and healthcare clients.

In this episode of The Brave Marketer Podcast, we discuss:

  • Brand safety threats when advertising
  • Uber’s $6m ad fraud settlement
  • How marketers can mitigate their ad fraud exposure

Tune in: https://kite.link/2y450oA


PROMOTION: Attention BAT/Brave and Splinterlands fans! All April long, get 20% off land purchases from the Splinterlands shop when you pay with $BAT. Land ownership gives players minting control over 2 new card types coming soon to the game! 

As originally announced in this post, Splinterlands will be offering a 20% discount on all land claim purchases through the in-game shop when paying in Basic Attention Token (BAT) through the month of April!

Please keep in mind that currently only the ERC-20 version of the BAT token is accepted, however we are working on accepting the BEP-20 version on Binance Smart Chain as well which we hope will be ready within ample time for players wanting to use BEP-20 BAT before the promotion ends.

UPDATE: Both ERC-20 (Ethereum) and BEP-20 (Binance Smart Chain) versions of the BAT token are supported and able to be used to purchase land at the 20% discount via the Splinterlands website!

The tokens will need to be held in a web3-enabled wallet that can connect with the Splinterlands website. We highly recommend using either the Brave browser’s built-in crypto wallets or the Metamask browser extension. Additional instructions and troubleshooting information will be available on the purchase details popup in the Splinterlands website.

Read the full post: https://peakd.com/splinterlands/@splinterlands/land-sale-20percent-off-on-when-paying-with-bat 


BAT/Brave in the News

New & Noteworthy

The Verge: Epic Games Store expands to carry Windows apps like Brave and Discord

Epic is adding five new PC apps to its Epic Games Store launcher today, in a fresh bid to offer more than just games. Indie game store Itch.io is arriving on Epic Games Store today, alongside open-source browser Brave, streaming radio app iHeartRadio, 3D model tool KenShape, and open-source painting app Krita. These are Epic Games Store’s first new PC apps since Spotify launched in December.

Epic Games is promising to add more PC apps in the future, including communications app Discord. There’s even a new section in the Epic Games Store dedicated to PC apps, so it’s clear Epic has ambitions to run its own Windows store here. That’s not entirely surprising, as Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has long called for open app models and stores on Windows. Microsoft’s own Windows store has failed to become a popular location for the vast amount of Windows apps and games, and popular apps like Adobe Creative Suite, Chrome, Discord, and Zoom aren’t even in the Windows app store.

Read the full story: https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/22/22395997/epic-games-store-pc-apps-windows-store-brave-discord-itch 

BAT Artwork & Memes Of The Week: 

  1. https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/mtbuf3/hodl_your_bats_guys/
  2. https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/mt7aih/is_it_only_me/ 
  3. https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/mwdnco/noah/ 
  4. https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/msyesr/drew_brave_as_a_vintage_accountant_due_to_bats/ 
  5. https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/mss3z7/designed_bat_wallpapers_for_phone/ 

Shoutout to all of our local artists!

You can share your BAT/Brave art with us on Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/) or on Twitter by tagging @BAT_Community.

BAT COMMUNITY: Community-run BAT meme contest! First, second and third place receive 200, 100 and 50 BAT tip! (Hosted by @batearn on Twitter)

What are you waiting for? Get in there!: https://twitter.com/Batearn/status/1382706245824622599 

TESTIMONIAL: /u/Tuba_Tooth on Reddit — I just purchased something from a Brave advertiser! For some reason I feel more like supporting businesses that are on board with this project than I would a normal online advertiser. Anybody else feel that way?

Check it out here: https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/mv0akn/i_just_purchased_something_from_a_brave/

BANKLESS: NFTs Are Unstoppable

Dear Bankless Nation,

It was a festive week in NFT Land, yet it was also business as usual.

We saw NFT projects and creators staying busy and putting out incredible work this week per usual.

That’s why, regardless of whether the markets have an up day or down day, you can’t help but be extremely optimistic when you look around this space. Amazing people are doing amazing things anywhere you look!

So tune out the noise. Forget about acute market movements. These are just steps along the way in the wider NFT revolution.

Read the full post: https://metaversal.banklesshq.com/p/nfts-are-unstoppable 


This Week in Sponsored Images

This week, Kusama and Flatfile joined Brave’s Sponsored Images rotation! In addition, AMEX, Gala Games, Crypto.com, Polkadot, Bybit, eToro, and AAX  all returned to the New Tab Page following the success of their recent Sponsored Images campaigns.

Our ever-expanding list of New Tab Page sponsors includes: Verizon, Intel, Newegg, Western Digital, The Home Depot, Chipotle, Khan Academy, Coinbase, American Eagle, and more. 

To learn about how Sponsored Images can help promote your business, check out our Case Studies: https://brave.com/brave-ads/casestudies/   


Client Updates

Desktop Nightly Channel v1.25.39

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.25.39

Desktop Beta Channel v1.24.74

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.24.74

Brave Release Channel v1.23.73

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.23.73

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

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. 


Creator Spotlight

Maria Becerra Music on YouTube 

María Becerra is an Argentine YouTuber and singer. She has been dubbed as “a leading voice in Argentina’s urban pop movement”. We love her track, “ACARAMELAO” — check it out here

YouTube channel description [ES]: 

Mi nombre es María Becerra, nací el 12 de febrero del 2000 en Quilmes, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Desde chica mi pasión es la música, por eso desde los 7 años que hago canto y cursé comedia musical, clases de baile y expresión corporal. A los 13 años comencé a escribir poesía y cuentos, los cuales publicaba en Internet, desde ese entonces me fascinó la idea de escribir. Un día decidí fusionar esas dos pasiones que tenía; la música y la escritura, y a la misma edad de 13 comencé a escribir mis canciones. La música me mueve, me genera cosas indescriptibles, amo la música, amo cantar, amo escribir, amo transmitir aquello que siento al escribir cada canción. Espero disfruten al escucharme, espero generar en ustedes eso que muchos artistas han generado en mí, y lo que me ha llevado a amar tanto la música. Gracias por su amor

Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/MariaBecerraMusic22/featured 

Follow María Becerra on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MariaBecerra22 


Partners 

GALA GAMES: Gala Games Invests in Concept Art House

As most of the gamers in the Gala Games ecosystem know, gaming in the 21st century has been elevated to an art form. Countless millions of people all over the world see gaming as a way of life. It lifts their spirits and allows them to be part of something epic and beautiful, to push the boundaries of their own skills and imaginations, to feel powerful and important in a world that often ignores each person’s unique value.

Gala Games is proud to be a part of this revolution of empowerment by giving true ownership and control back to the players, and of course, making games. It’s moments like today’s announcement that make us truly love what we do, and we couldn’t do any of it without you, our loyal supporters.

Read the full post: https://blog.gala.games/gala-games-invests-in-concept-art-house-b0518cd9c69f 

TAP Network: Enter TAP Network’s sweepstakes with BAT for a chance to win an Xbox Series S + Xbox Live Gold, Ledger Nano X Crypto Wallet, Nintendo Switch Lite + Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, or $200 Apple Gift Card! 

Brave users with Uphold-verified wallets are eligible to participate in TAP Network’s ongoing sweepstakes. Visit brave.tapnetwork.io to view open sweepstakes and enter and enter as many times as you desire!

Other sweepstakes offerings from TAP include one-of-a-kind music experiences, limited-edition sports gear and memorabilia, as well as digital gift cards from hundreds of retailers including brands like Amazon, Gamestop, Nintendo, and more.

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!

Visit the TAP Rewards Market for Brave Users: https://brave.tapnetwork.io/   

See recent winners here: https://tapnetwork.io/winners/


What’s Chirping

Team Tweets

Jonathan Sampson, Senior Developer Relations
Jonathan Sampson, Senior Developer Relations
Brendan Eich, CEO
Harold J Spencer, Sr. DevOps Engineer
Yan Zhu, Chief Information Security Officer

Roaring Fans 

https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/mv0akn/i_just_purchased_something_from_a_brave/

https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/mvmu8m/i_just_got_brave_and_this_is_the_only_crypto_that/

https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/msmbfq/how_the_basic_attention_token_can_overthrow_the/ https://twitter.com/dtboyd/status/1384900259546116105

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