BAT Community Weekly Update: 04/05/2019 to 04/11/2019 — AMA with Jan Piotrowski, Des Martin, and Brad Flora, LA Times & MyCrypto now Brave verified publishers, new French BAT Telegram (official)

AMA: Highlights from Jan Piotrowski, Brad Flora and Des Martin’s BAT Community AMA

The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is an eight-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of the project an opportunity to interact directly with team members, and to give team members—especially those who operate largely behind the scenes—a chance to share their insights and offer the community a window into their work.

See the highlights and find the full AMA here.

CREATORS: The BAT & Brave Rewards Creators dashboard gets a fresh new design!

Lookin’ cleaner than your church shoes, ah!
Check it out here.

INTERVIEW: Des Martin, Business Development at Brave, discusses Brave & why privacy matters in digital advertising at TVrise 2019 (video)

Watch the interview here.

COMMUNITY: Groupe officiel (Telegram) de BAT pour la communauté francophone / New French BAT Telegram (official)


CREATORS: The LA Times (, one of the largest newspapers in the US) has verified with BAT/Brave Rewards and is now accepting Basic Attention Token tips (BAT)

CREATORS: (main MyEtherWallet fork) is now verified with BAT/Brave Rewards and accepting BAT tips!

BAT Community Merch Giveaway Winners!

The winners for our BAT Community Daily Merch Giveaways for this week are:

  • Monday (Reddit): u/Qurro
  • Tuesday (Twitter): @ericaltm
  • Wednesday (Facebook): David Sorge
  • Thursday (Contributor Special): u/Custom

Click here to see pics of previous giveaway winners rocking their BAT/Brave merch!

Be sure to tune in to our social media channels every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Friday to participate in our daily merch giveaways for your chance to win!

Client Updates

Desktop v0.62.51

Beta Channel v0.63.35

Dev Channel v.64.40

Brave Team Tweets

Payouts will be spread over time.
Great things take time: Ads can take up to 45 minutes to display.
Like working Japan time? Brave is hiring!
Real-time bidding = Big brother?
Hmm… Are ads coming to the release version of Brave?
Luke does a tweet thread on ads, starting here:
Something similar to on-page ads is coming later this year.
BAT transactions are adding up.
Soon, brands will create their best campaigns with Brave and BAT.
Johnny on elections and sabotage using ads.
Luke starts a tweetstream about a recent test to use ads as Social Drivers.

BAT/Brave in the News

Major Browsers to Prevent Disabling of Click Tracking Privacy Risk

Going forward, if privacy is important to you and you want to reduce the risk of being tracked online, then you will need to use Firefox or Brave.

Read the full article here.

News You Should Know

Here’s The Shocking Reality Of Completely Blocking Google From Your Life

How deeply does Google penetrate both your internet life and your real life? Maybe you’ve been considering ditching Google search for Duck Duck Go, or trading in Google Chrome for a privacy-respecting browser like Brave? Perhaps you want to separate yourself from Gmail and Google Maps? Those are all worthwhile endeavors, but what happens when you actively block all of your devices from even pinging Google’s servers? Apparently, nothing short of nightmare fuel.

Read the full text here.

Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa

Millions more are reluctant to invite the devices and their powerful microphones into their homes out of concern that someone might be listening. Sometimes, someone is.

Read the full text here.

Roaring Fans

From Reddit: