The Weekly BAT + Podcast ep. 20 (Dec. 13, 2019) — Brave to be the official browser for the 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship (Soccer tournament) in South Korea, Luke Mulks on the Hashoshi Show (video), Brave’s Story with Jonathan Sampson (video)

Announcement: Brave selected as the official browser for the 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship (Soccer tournament) in South Korea

Brave Software, makers of the innovative Brave browser which combines privacy with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform, today announced that the Brave browser was selected as the official browser for the 2019 E-1 Football (Soccer) Championship, hosted by the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) in South Korea from December 10th to 18th. 

During the matches, a Brave LED board will be displayed in the stadium and special content linked to this event will be provided on the E-1 official page. Under the concept of “INNOVATION & UNITY”, EAFF is expanding its outreach from East Asia to the world. As part of this effort, Brave and EAFF formed a partnership and are launching a co-marketing campaign.

Read the full post here: https://brave.com/brave-browser-selected-as-an-official-browser-for-the-2019-eaff-e-1-football-championship-in-south-korea/

Video: Luke Mulks (Director of Business Development at Brave) on the Hashoshi show!

About Hashoshi: Welcome, #HashNation! 🚀 let’s cut through the hype and learn about blockchain, cryptocurrency, & distributed technology; I will help you build your knowledge, boost your cryptocurrency gains and join the movement towards our decentralized, distributed future!”

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The Weekly BAT + Podcast ep. 19 (Dec. 6, 2019) — Brave Passes 10 Million Monthly Active Users, 3Xs DAU + 12Xs verified publishers in 2019, Giving Tuesday/Brave For Good initiative, Electronic Frontier Foundation now a verified Brave publisher!

Announcement: Brave Passes 10 Million Monthly Active Users, daily active users have tripled in the last 12 months + Verified creators have grown 12x over 2019! 

Brave 1.0 was released on November 13th and received very positive press reviews, and also saw a surge in user adoption. Brave went from 8.7 million monthly active users in October to 10.4 million MAU at the end of November, a 19% increase across all platforms. This represents a doubling of Brave’s MAU in one year. Daily active users tripled in the last 12 months, to 3.3 million. The Brave browser combines privacy with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform, and offers 3-6x faster browsing than other browsers.

Read the full blog post here: https://brave.com/brave-passes-10m-mau/

Giving Tuesday, Brave For Good initiative was a success! Stay tuned for an upcoming post with stats and details from the event

Thank you to everyone from the Community that participated in Giving Tuesday! Many thanks to Joel Harper from FreedomThree for his work bringing great environmental causes into the effort, and to our partners at The Giving Block for including Brave as a presenting sponsor for #BitcoinTuesday! We hope for this to be the first of many Giving Tuesday takeovers to come. 

Check out the Giving Tuesday landing page here: brave.com/givingtuesday

Electronic Frontier Foundation (@EFF on Twitter) is now a verified Brave publisher and set up to receive BAT tips!

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows.

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Giving Tuesday (December 3rd) is just around the corner. Will you be tipping or volunteering for charity with us? :)

Giving Tuesday (December 3rd) is a global generosity movement created in response to the mass consumerism of the holiday season and designed to offset it by placing the focus on giving.

This year, Brave is supporting The Giving Block as they orchestrate aid for nonprofits such as No Kid HungryTor ProjectPencils of Promise, and dozens more through their #BitcoinTuesday campaign. The campaign encourages people to support hundreds of global causes with cryptocurrency.

Brave’s own parallel initiative, called “Giving Tuesday: Brave For Good”, will see Brave donate 100% of its ad inventory and delivery to ads from participating charities on December 3rd, 2019.

[Our goal] is to bring a new level of awareness, reach and support to the causes and lives of the people who benefit from their important work. We hope this will be the start of a new tradition for Giving Tuesday that we can carry on for years to come.

Luke Mulks, Director of Business Development at Brave

We know our community has been pleased to see Brave raising awareness for non-profits over the last several months through the Brave Ads Grant Program. We are grateful to the Brave Ads users who have offered their support by donating BAT or otherwise to the causes spotlighted by the program. This year, Giving Tuesday presents an opportunity for greater participation for anyone looking to give back. Here are ways you can get involved:

1. GET OUT INTO YOUR COMMUNITY AND DO GOOD

Go out into your local community on Giving Tuesday and do some good (Feel free to rock your BAT/Brave gear while doing so!):

  • Find a creative way to “pay it forward” (e.g., pay for the person behind you at the drive-through)
  • Volunteer at a local homeless shelter or soup kitchen
  • Drop off non-perishables or unwanted clothing at a local drop-off point, etc.

Afterward, share your good deed on Twitter by tweeting using the hashtag #BeBraveForGood. If you can, share a photo or video of the event on Twitter to help inspire others to give back. We’ll be retweeting stories of generosity shared with the #BeBraveForGood hashtag, and will award participants with official BAT/Brave swag for helping spread the good.

2. CLICK-TO-TWEET & SPREAD AWARENESS VIA BRAVE ADS

Each and every ad presented through Brave Ads on Giving Tuesday will represent a participating charity or cause. Brave Ads users will be able to click through any ad they see to tweet about the cause and help spread awareness on Twitter. If you haven’t already opted into seeing Brave Ads but wish to participate, go to brave://rewards to activate.

3. DONATE DIRECTLY TO CAUSES WITH BRAVE REWARDS

If you are already opted into Brave Rewards and have BAT, you can tip right away on Giving Tuesday. If not, you can still tip all year round when you build up some BAT of your own! (If you aren’t already using the Brave browser, download it here.) Go to brave://rewards to turn on Brave Rewards. You’ll earn BAT by seeing privacy-respecting ads, and then be able to pay it forward by donating a portion of your earnings to causes you wish to support by using the Tips or Auto-Contribute features in Brave Rewards.

4. BECOME A VERIFIED BRAVE CREATOR AND REFER FRIENDS & FAMILY

If you have your own Twitter account, website, YouTube, Reddit, Twitch, Vimeo, or GitHub account, get set up as a Brave Creator. Then, activate the Referral Program and generate a referral link to share with your friends & family to get them using Brave. You’ll get rewarded in BAT for each new user you bring to Brave through your referral link, and they, in turn, can make donations in BAT to causes they want to support.

Now, what are you waiting for? Get involved with us! On Giving Tuesday, let’s go the extra mile, give back, and help spread awareness for great causes.


You can get your tip on by donating to these verified non-profits & causes today:

The Weekly BAT + Podcast ep. 18 (Nov. 29, 2019) — Brendan Eich’s full keynote presentation at WebSummit 2019 released: “The Future of Privacy-by-default” (video), Google gives a Brave 1.0 birthday cake to Brave (real), Help us train our Brave Ads machine learning!

Brendan Eich (CEO) full keynote presentation video at WebSummit 2019, released: “The Future of Privacy-by-default” (Brave & BAT)

Google gives a Brave 1.0 birthday cake to Brave! (Real)

Apparently, this is customary in the world of web browsers. According to Sampson, “Browser vendors have, for many years, sent each other congratulatory cakes for meeting milestones. This was unexpected, as we’re still a very new browser. But, we’re on the Google radar, it seems.”

I’m not in the SF office, but I hear the cake is delicious too.

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