BAT Community Weekly Update: 06/28/2019 to 07/04/2019 — Interview w/ Brendan Eich & Eric Ly (Hub CEO and LinkedIn Co-Founder), Dr. Johnny Ryan to speak at the Institute for Information Law at UvA, upcoming BAT content creator workshop in Balikpapan (Indonesia)

Welcome to this week’s BAT Community Update! Thank you to Dan Murphy for his contributions! 

INTERVIEW: Brendan Eich chats with Eric Ly, Hub CEO and LinkedIn Co-founder 

I met  up  with  Brendan  Eich  to  get  the  story  behind  their  new  privacy-focused browser,  Brave,  and  to  discuss  the future  of  adtech,  both  topics  we  are  hearing a  lot  about  these  days.

TALK: Dr. Johnny Ryan, Brave’s Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer, to speak at the Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam (July 5, 2019) 

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BAT Community Weekly Update: 06/21/2019 to 06/27/2019 — Brave announces partnership with Yubico (Yubikey), Guest AMA with Taylor Monahan & Jordan Spence of MyCrypto, Brave improves ad-blocker performance by 69x w/ new Rust engine

Welcome to this week’s BAT Community Update! Thank you to Dan Murphy for his contributions! 

PARTNERSHIP: Brave announces partnership with Yubico to offer Yubikey U2F support for Brave on iOS

We’re excited to partner with Yubico to bring YubiKey support to Brave for iOS. Yubico is the leading provider of hardware authentication security keys — devices which protect logins to online accounts from phishing, man-in-the-middle, and other threats of account takeover.

With Brave’s support for Yubico’s upcoming YubiKey 5Ci devices, with both a USB-C and Lightning connector on a single device, you will soon be able to use the same robust security key across multiple devices, including iPhones and iPads. This allows for the removal of less safe login methods and greatly reduces the risk of phishing on protected accounts, no matter what device you’re logging in from.

BLOG: Brave Improves Its Ad-Blocker Performance by 69x with New Engine Implementation in Rust

Brave Shields, which protect users’ privacy from trackers and ads, are one of the cornerstone components of the browser involved in handling every single web request made for loading a website. Since loading an average website involves 75 requests that need to be checked against tens of thousands of rules, it must also be efficient. Even though Brave’s ad-blocker was already implemented in heavily optimized C++ handling requests with sub-millisecond overhead, we found that we can further optimise it for a 69x average improvement. Starting today, this new implementation is available in our Dev channel and Nightly channel.

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BAT Community Weekly Update: 06/14/2019 to 06/20/2019 — Guest AMA with Taylor Monahan (Founder and CEO) & Jordan Spence (CMO) of MyCrypto, AMA with Marshall Rose (highlights), Brave answers US Senators questions on privacy and antitrust (blog)

June 14, 2019 – June 20, 2019

Welcome to this week’s BAT Community Update! Thank you to Dan Murphy for his contributions!

Ready to Twip with Brave?

Help us get the early word out to the Twittersphere about #TipsWithBrave!

  • Twitter Tipping in Brave is making it’s way through the release process, and is currently available in our Dev Channel.
  • You can help us spread the word about this great new feature to your friends and followers on Twitter.
  • We’ll be providing some free merch for the top 3 Community members that help us with outreach!

Here’s how you can help:

  • Go to to get on the Brave Dev Channel
  • Go onto Twitter to begin tipping tweets.
  • When after you tip a tweet, there’s a button that displays to “Tell others about your tip” Click on that button.
  • Add the hashtag #BATCommunity to the preformatted tweet that displays.
  • Click to tweet the message to the world.

We’ll be rewarding the top 3 community members that tweet the message with the #BATCommunity hashtag with some merch from the Brave store.

We’ll announce the top 3 community members next Friday, in our weekly update.

Helpful Resources

  • People that you tweet will be able to claim their BAT by verifying their twitter handles at (make sure you do this for your own handle too!)
  • People can find out more info about tipping in Brave at

AMA: Upcoming Guest AMA with Taylor Monahan, Founder and CEO of MyCrypto & Jordan Spence, CMO of MyCrypto (June 25, 2019)

Note: The AMA will be held on r/BATProject, Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 from 9:30-10:30am Pacific time.

MyCrypto launched at the beginning of 2018 and strives to create a better Ethereum experience. Since launch, MyCrypto has seen constant updates and improvements to their user experience and onboarding to create an onboarding experience that instills confidence in new Ethereum holders and an experience that’s more reliable and comfortable for those already in the space. MyCrypto currently has a web app, a fully-fledged desktop app, and recently acquired Ambo, an Ethereum-focused mobile wallet.

Learn more about Taylor and Jordan & MyCrypto, and submit questions in advance, here:

BLOG: Highlights from Marshall Rose’s BAT Community AMA

The most recent AMA took place on June 19th and featured Marshall Rose, Principal Engineer at Brave. Marshall fielded both pre-submitted and live questions from Redditors concerning a variety of topics, such as the differences between BAT Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo, the three work phases outlined in BAT Roadmap 1.0; Brave’s long-term plans for decentralization; and the status of some of Brave’s highly anticipated features, like Brave Sync and the multidirectional wallet upgrade.

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BAT Community Weekly Update: 06/07/2019 to 06/13/2019 — Guest AMA with Daniel Gouldman (CEO) and Ian Kane (COO) of Ternio, Supporting the Web Privacy Community (blog), Brendan Eich (CEO) featured in Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Trends report

Welcome to this week’s BAT Community Update! Thank you to Dan Murphy for his contributions!

AMA RECAP: Special Guest AMA with Daniel Gouldman (CEO), and Ian Kane (COO), Founders and Co-owners of Ternio

BLOG: Brave recruits Ryan ‘FanBoy’ Brown, top maintainer of EasyList & EasyPrivacy, FanBoy Adblock Lists, to help support growth of ad blocking/tracker filter lists and web privacy community

Brave will be supporting the Web privacy community by funding and supporting the growth and maintenance of tracking and advertising blocking filter lists. Brave uses many such lists, some of which Brave maintains, some developed through online communities (EasyList and EasyPrivacy), and some generated by other terrific Web privacy activists.  Filter lists help prevent websites from sharing your information with advertisers and trackers, make websites load faster, and save you data.

Brave will be contracting with Ryan Brown (aka “FanBoy” of “Fanboy Adblock Lists”) to support his work maintaining EasyList and EasyPrivacy.  Ryan is currently the top committer to these lists, and has been maintaining them as a volunteer.

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