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)


Hey everyone,

Check out this week’s AMA with Jan Piotrowski, Brad Flora and Des Martin. It was an insightful look into the world of Business Development at Brave.

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)!

If you’re on Telegram and speak French, come join the official French channel!

Also, I hope you’re gearing up for 24 Hours of BAT in just two weeks!

See below for our weekly update.

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!

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

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): @saurabhtukul
  • 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

  • Upgraded Chromium to 73.0.3683.103. (#4031)

Beta Channel v0.63.35

Dev Channel v.64.40

Brave Team Tweets:

Payouts will be spread over time.

BrendanEich @BrendanEich @BraveSampson @HODLonasec @brave Btw as we scale, payout will be unpredictably spread to avoid dumping the market or being front run. Apr 10 2019

Great things take time: Ads can take up to 45 minutes to display.

Luke Mulks @lukemulks @dessie_martin @litocoen @AttentionToken @BraveSampson Ads appear as OS push notifications while you browse. Can take up to 45min or so in some cases for the ads to display. The browser learns from your browsing, determines, the best opportunity to display the ad. Ads click through to a full page private ad tab.Apr 05 2019

Like working Japan time? Brave is hiring!

yan‏ @bcrypt Brave is hiring a devops build engineer! Must be willing to work 9:00-17:00 Japan time. 10 Apr 2019

Real-time bidding = Big brother?

Johnny Ryan @johnnyryan If only there were a system that broadcasts what every citizen is reading, watching, and listening to the web without any security whatsoever. Real-time bidding, for example. Ahem. Apr 08 2019

Hmm… Are ads coming to the release version of Brave?

Luke Mulks @lukemulks April, 2016. April, 2019: Nightly, Dev and Beta @Brave channels all have Brave Ads integrated for users that opt-in for private ads with @AttentionToken rewards. Time remains in April to add another channel on the list. Chrome is selling you out. Get @Brave. Earn $BAT. Apr 10 2019

Luke does a tweet thread on ads, starting here:

Luke Mulks @lukemulks @cryptoyeezy @bbui @brave @AttentionToken - No rewards for clicking on ads. - Users are rewarded for viewing the ads (notifications). - Users are opting in to see ads, the baseline reward is viewing the notification, whether in situ or system tray. - This is only v1 we are talking about, fundamentals are focus. Apr 10 2019

Something similar to on-page ads is coming later this year.

Luke Mulks @lukemulks @cryptoyeezy @bbui @brave @AttentionToken You will see something resembling this when we release publisher ads later this year. Apr 10 2019

BAT transactions are adding up.

Sampson @BraveSampson “…BAT wallets on Uphold accounted for 13.4% of ALL transactions over the last year (including all currencies). That is more BAT to BAT than USD to USD and less than 1% behind bitcoin to bitcoin.” Revolutionizing publishing and advertising Apr 11 2019

Soon, brands will create their best campaigns with Brave and BAT.

Luke Mulks @lukemulks @Yellow_Bit_Road @BrendanEich @technology Very, very soon, brands will see that they create their best campaigns with @Brave and @AttentionToken Early adopters in the space get the most say early on, and best test and learn benefits. Those late to the game can still participate, with a premium rate card. :wink: Apr 11 2019

Johnny on elections and sabotage using ads.

Johnny Ryan @johnnyryan Reminder: our elections are vulnerable to sabotage until we fix online ad auctions, because every voter can be profiled by unknown actors slurping ad auction data about their online habits.
#AdTech companies, @IAB, @IABEurope, @Google have to fix this. Apr 11 2019

Luke starts a tweetstream about a recent test to use ads as Social Drivers.

Luke Mulks @lukemulks One of the great things about testing the @Brave #Ads platform early in our Nightly/Dev/Beta channels is the opportunity to try out some different use cases for our go to market ad unit. This tweetstream covers a recent test to use our ads as Social Drivers. Here we go… Apr 11 2019

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.

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.

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.

Roaring Fans:

Anna Watson‏ @AnnaHolliday So I’ve just switched my browser from Chrome to @brave and already love it 🦁Instantly transferred all my bookmarks and definitely feels quicker, achieved by preventing unwanted tracking and ads- you even get your stats when you open a new tab 👇Will also try on my phone Apr 10

Grace Zhai‏ @grace_zhai In love with @brave browser for its speed and emphasis on privacy. Reminds me of how chrome replaced IE for me years ago. Apr 10

Shadowbanned @Cameron‏ @shitcoinprotips Just wait. The heard is coming trust me. There is simply NOTHING like the @brave and @AttentionToken project. It is literally game changer ready to take over a massive market. $BAT Apr 10

From Reddit:

Making money as a content creator (7k subs) has gotten me more in a month than youtube paid me out in several years. Thank you BAT!
The Brave Collection

[Fact] 27march i posted it takes 1 month to get 10k publisher. Now it takes 11 days to get 10k