The Weekly BAT #83: Brave Talk, BAT Ambassadors recruiting, BAT Community Call: Everything you need to know!

BAT/Brave Announcements

Brave Talk is here! Private video conferencing built right into Brave.

Join private calls for free from any browser, on desktop and mobile. Brave Rewards users can initiate unlimited private 1:1 calls for free. Premium Talk includes the ability to initiate group calls with hundreds of participants, recording, video groupwatch, YouTube live-streaming, and more!

Today, Brave launched Brave Talk, a new privacy-focused video conferencing feature built directly into the Brave browser. Brave Talk enables video calls without sacrificing privacy. Video calling is now an important tool for work, school, and social activities, and Brave Talk allows users to collaborate and connect online in a private-by-design environment.

To use Brave Talk, users can initiate a call directly through the Brave desktop browser by opening a new tab and clicking the Brave Talk camera icon, or simply visit from the Brave browser on desktop or mobile. While calls need to be initiated from Brave, users can invite others to join calls from any modern browser.

Watch the promo video:

Brave Talk product page:

News Coverage: CNET, TechCrunch , Protocol, ZDNet, Android Police, Tech Radar, gHacks, Ubergizmo, Itsfoss,Tech Smart, TrocProcLock via Publish0x

BAT Ambassadors: Seeking Student Volunteers & Volunteers of All Ages (Non-Students). Apply Here!

Art by Guilherme Pantoja / Twitter: elguilhermee

The BAT Ambassadors program is reopening its doors!

With the start of the fall academic semester, BAT Ambassadors is launching a new college activation initiative and recruiting students from around the world to take part.

In addition, BAT Ambassadors is seeking non-student volunteers of all ages and from all regions. Anyone passionate about Basic Attention Token’s mission and helping take BAT to the next level is welcome to apply!

For more information and to apply: 

Next BAT Community Call with Luke Mulks: Tuesday, September 28th at 2pm Pacific/5pm Eastern on Brave Talk! 

The BAT Community Call is the source for the latest BAT updates, news, and developments. Tune in each week at 2pm Pacific/5pm Eastern for live Q&A, Brave team cameos, and to collect your weekly POAP

Last week, Luke was joined by Brendan Eich (BAT CEO), Jimmy Secretan (VP of Ads & Premium Services), and Chriscat (Rewards PM).

The link to join the upcoming call (September 28th) is below. Save the link. We try to use the same one weekly. (Follow @lukemulks and @BAT_Community on Twitter to be notified about any changes.)

Missed a call? No Sweat. Catch the replay on YouTube: 

Link to join: 

QR Code to join: 

New & Noteworthy

Fan Art

Remember: You can show support for our local artists by tipping BAT to their Reddit accounts!

This Week in Sponsored Images

This week’s sponsored images are total eye candy (with substance)! Bybit and Netcoins send powerful messages in purple hues, while Acala serves up something delicious. Energizer, Thesis, eToro, BlockFi, Blockdaemon, and Gala Games are among the other names to grace the New Tab Page this week! 

View the latest Sponsored Images here:

Our ever-growing 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:  

Client Updates

Desktop Nightly Channel v1.32.22

Desktop Beta Channel v1.31.61

Desktop Release Channel v1.29.81

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, you can manually update your Brave browser app from the Play or iOS App Stores if you don’t receive updates automatically. 

News You Should Know

The Economist: The beguiling promise of decentralised finance (and its many perils)

The sceptics have plenty of fodder. The earliest adopters of bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, used it to buy drugs, while cyber-hackers now demand their ransom in it. Hundreds of millions of dollars of ether, another digital money, were stolen this year after hackers found a bug in some code. Many “believers” are in reality trying to get rich quick from the global mania that has seen the value of crypto assets reach $2.2trn. Others are freakishly devoted. The entrepreneur who announced in June that El Salvador was adopting bitcoin as an official currency sobbed on stage, claiming it would save the nation.

Read the full story: 

Time Magazine: Vitalik Buterin one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2021

Thanks to Reddit’s r/Ethereum community, I’ve had the privilege of following Vitalik Buterin’s career from early on, which is why I’ve taken a certain pride in watching his legacy grow. Sure, we can talk about the value he’s created as the platform’s co-founder, including Ethereum’s impressive market cap of around $400 billion, the dazzling world of decentralized apps and this year’s boom in the trading of NFTs. What makes Vitalik so special, though, is that he is a builder’s builder. No one person could’ve possibly come up with all of the uses for Ethereum, but it did take one person’s idea to get it started. From there, a new world has opened up, and given rise to new ways of leveraging blockchain technology—some of which I’ve invested in. Whether it’s startups like Sorare reinventing fantasy sports or Rainbow users showing off their NFT collections, none of this would’ve existed without Vitalik’s creation. I’ve never been more excited about the potential of the Internet, and that’s largely thanks to Vitalik Buterin.

View the full list: 

What’s Chirping 

Team Tweets 

Jonathan Sampson, Sr Developer Relations
Luke Mulks, VP Business Ops
Ben Livshits, Chief Scientist
Brendan Eich, CEO
Luke Mulks, VP Business Ops
Brian Bondy, CTO & Co-founder

Roaring fans

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