The Weekly BAT + Podcast Ep. 40 (May 1, 2020) — Brave v1.8.86 (desktop) features new Binance widget (the first exchange-browser integration of its kind), New data on GDPR enforcement agencies reveal why the GDPR is failing (blog), Brendan Eich interviewed by Wei Zhou (Binance CFO) on Binance Podcast: “Why Brave Built a Privacy Browser”

Announcement: Brave’s latest desktop browser update (1.8.86) features the Binance widget (the first exchange-browser integration of its kind), enabling seamless cryptocurrency trading and management

Today’s Brave desktop browser update features the Binance widget, the first exchange-browser integration of its kind. Brave and Binance announced their integration on March 24, and until today a preview version of the widget was featured in Brave’s Nightly and Beta versions for testing. Brave’s browser currently has over 13.5 million monthly active users, and Binance is the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume and users; this integration enables millions of users across the globe to seamlessly trade and manage cryptocurrency, all without leaving the browser.

The Binance widget is easily accessible from the New Tab page in the Brave desktop browser. The integration offers several functions for managing, buying, and trading cryptocurrency:

  • Summary: Viewing Binance account asset balances
  • Deposit: Listing supported assets in the account, searching for specific assets, and viewing fiat value (Selecting an asset from this list will also reveal the deposit address in text and QRCode form)
  • Convert: Converting from one asset to another (A conversion quote is displayed for 30 seconds; the Binance widget reflects the new balance in the “summary” tab soon after the conversion has completed)
  • Buy: Buying and selling crypto assets (Purchases are reflected in the Binance widget shortly after they have concluded)

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

Blog: New data on GDPR enforcement agencies reveal why the GDPR is failing (by Dr. Johnny Ryan)

Two years after the GDPR was first applied, the GDPR is now in danger of failing. Today, Brave reveals why: the governments of EU Member States have not given data protection authorities (DPAs) the tools they need to enforce the GDPR.

Brave has examined the number of tech specialists working in each DPA in the European Economic Area. (These are tech investigators who have training or roles that are principally technical.) Our data reveal just how few expert tech investigators are working to uncover private sector GDPR infringements. Even when wrongdoing is clear, DPAs hesitate to use their powers against major tech firms because they can not afford the cost of legally defending their decisions against ‘Big Tech’ legal firepower.

Read the full post here: https://brave.com/dpa-report-2020/

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