The Weekly BAT + Podcast Ep. 80 — Brave Search, BAT Tournaments in Splinterlands & Gala Games ($10K total prizes), THEMIS AMA, Luke Mulks Interview on Scott Cunningham

BAT/Brave News & Announcements

Announcing Brave Search and the acquisition of Tailcat, the open search engine. Brave Search and the Brave browser constitute the industry’s first independent, privacy-preserving alternative to Big Tech. Privacy is becoming mainstream.

Today Brave announced the acquisition of Tailcat, the open search engine developed by the team formerly responsible for the privacy search and browser products at Cliqz, a holding of Hubert Burda Media. Tailcat will become the foundation of Brave Search. Brave Search and the Brave browser constitute the industry’s first independent, privacy-preserving alternative to Google Chrome and Google Search, which rely on tracking users across sites and have 70 percent and 92 percent market share, respectively.

Under the hood, nearly all of today’s search engines are either built by, or rely on, results from Big Tech companies. In contrast, the Tailcat search engine is built on top of a completely independent index, capable of delivering the quality people expect, but without compromising their privacy. Tailcat does not collect IP addresses or use personally identifiable information to improve search results.

Read the full post here:https://brave.com/brave-search/

Upcoming AMA: Ben Livshits (Chief Scientist) and Gonçalo Pestana (Sr. Research Engineer) at Brave, to discuss the decentralization of Brave Ads & Rewards, THEMIS, and the THEMIS RFC&C event (Mar. 16, 2021)

Brave Sponsors Upcoming Tournament in Gala Games’ Agricultural Simulation Game, Town Star, With $5000 in BAT

In November of 2020, Brave and Gala Games announced a partnership for Gala Games’ upcoming epic fantasy game, Mirandus, support for Basic Attention Token (BAT) on the Gala Games platform, and the unveiling of a limited set of 100 Brave x Gala Games Minotaur King Crystal Physical NFTs, sold exclusively on the Brave Swag Store. The Minotaur King collectibles were a major hit with Brave and Mirandus fans, selling out within a few short weeks. 

Brave and Gala Games are teaming up again, this time to bring fans the first-ever BAT Tournament in Gala Games’ Town Star, the blockchain-based agricultural simulation game from one of the founders of Zynga and some of the creative minds behind FarmVille and Words With Friends. 

In Town Star, players become masters of urban planning and productivity as they create fully operational towns from scratch and compete against players from around the world to earn NFTs and Gala Coins.

Read the full post here: https://brave.com/town-star-tournament/ 

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