BAT Community Weekly Update: 07/05/2019 to 07/11/2019 — Millions of users can now earn BAT rewards for seeing Brave Ads on Android (official), upcoming guest AMA w/ Alex Wilson & Patrick Duffy of The Giving Block, BAT workshop for creators!

OFFICIAL: Millions of users can now earn BAT for seeing ads on mobile with the release of Brave Ads (BAT) on Android! New Certified Vendor Program announced for BAT/Brave advertisers, plus Brave Ads advertiser testimonials

Two months after launching the first advertising platform built on privacy for its desktop users, Brave is making it available on its Android app. Users who consent to viewing privacy-preserving ads are rewarded with 70% of the ad revenue share in Basic Attention Tokens (BAT).

AMA: Upcoming Guest AMA with Alex Wilson and Patrick Duffy, Co-founders of The Giving Block (July 17, 2019)

The Giving Block helps nonprofits with all things cryptocurrency and blockchain. A technical solution for fundraising cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, education/training and developing meaningful partnerships with organizations in the space. For nonprofits who choose to go the extra mile, they advise on crypto fundraising strategies, and/or pair nonprofits up with partner crypto organizations, elevating fundraising and awareness outcomes. Ultimately, they help nonprofits build a crypto fundraising program, and a brand in the cryptocurrency industry.

We’re always looking for more top projects to partner with, so if you’re interested in working together, please reach out!

Read Alex and Patrick’s bios, and submit early questions for their AMA here:

MEETUP: BAT Indonesia presents: A workshop for content creators! Learn how to become a verified Brave creator and accept BAT tips! (July 12, 2019)

Visit the official event page, here:

BAT Community Merch Giveaway Winners!

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

  • Wednesday (Facebook): Kurt Homan
  • Thursday (Contributor Special): u/signalme

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!

Featured Creators

I love being a Brave/BAT creator! You can too - don’t hesitate! Here’s one of my few videos of me singing. Alex Clare cover of Too Close. I’m not asking for tips! Let me know if you become verified, I want to check out your content!

TheSevenColors photography blog

SyLoGum on Twitch

Hi! I’m Sylvia, but you can call me SyLo!

You can usually catch me playing video games or lifting.

I’m a competitive powerlifter in the USPA/IPL and have been competing for about 5.5 years now.

Although I do main IRL here on Twitch, I also love to play video games. So whenever I’m not training, you can find me playing Fortnite!

Stop in and chat if you’d like to know more :slight_smile:


Follow SyLoGum on Twitch here:

MuZic King on Twitter:

Muzic King is a rap artist, music producer, DJ and creative from Los Angeles, California.

Client Updates:

Dev Channel v0.68.100

Beta Channel v0.67.108

Brave Team Tweets:

BasicAttentionToken @AttentionToken Brave Ads earnings for June are now available for Desktop users who opted in. To claim your tokens, open the ☰ menu and select Brave Rewards. Then follow the on-screen instructions to claim your tokens. More supported regions coming soon! Jul 05 2019

More on token grants soon.

BrendanEich @BrendanEich @airdropnews2019 @BraveSampson Ads took over. More on this soon. Jul 07 2019

Adtech is getting a bit more press these days…

Johnny Ryan‏ @johnnyryan Conventional adtech is a front page risk. It’s time for reform. 8 Jul 2019

Amazon is close to becoming the default infrastructure of home social care. Is this good? Luke weighs in.

Luke Mulks @lukemulks Amazon needs to chill. Jul 10 2019

What will fining do? Johnny offers a potential solution:

Johnny Ryan‏ @johnnyryan Replying to @MarcusJBrook @nytimes @brave

I think the power to ban processing, which DPAs now have, is far more important that the power to fine. 9 Jul 2019

Want to see Johnny’s slides from IViR (Instituut voor Informatierecht / Institute for Information Law)?

Johnny Ryan @johnnyryan @nataliabielova @fborgesius @ivir_uva @jorisvanhoboken @NicolePrivacy @brave Here are my slides Jul 05 2019

New sync open source plan soon.

BrendanEich @BrendanEich @WorId_Languages @mralexwinkler @DMthisPM @brave Agree we need fast progress, good news is @codebycoffee focusing on sync. Client-side encryption is not an issue – we would not go faster storing cleartext. I want to dissuade anyone blaming secret key encryption. I expect the new sync open source plan in next couple of weeks. Jul 11 2019

Brave Rewards for iOS is coming!

Luke Mulks @lukemulks @jborg_900 @AttentionToken @PadSquadMedia @BuySellAds @brave iOS is next in line! Jul 11 2019

w00t! Android ads are here!

Luke Mulks @lukemulks w00t! @brave #ads land in #android - whole new level of @attentiontoken utility now available. $bat Jul 11 2019

Hmmm… Great point…

Luke Mulks @lukemulks It’s not your data. It’s you. Jul 11 2019

Did you know? Once an adtech company gets your data, you have no control.

Johnny Ryan @johnnyryan @MattiLittunen And there is no control over who these parties pass the data on to once they receive it. Jul 11 2019

BAT/Brave in the News:

Brave browser now can show its privacy-first ads on Android, too

Browser startup Brave now can show its privacy-first ads on Android, not just personal computers. The company’s browser blocks websites’ ads and trackers by default, but if you opt in to see Brave-supplied ads instead, you’ll get 70 percent of the resulting revenue.

With most of Brave’s users on smartphones, the Android move is a significant expansion of Brave’s advertising ambitions.

Instead of being tracked, get paid to see online ads

Many of us are upset about the level of tracking that Amazon, Google and Facebook engage in as we use their websites. If you’re as concerned as I am, here’s a fun weekend project for you — switch internet browsers. And potentially make a few dollars for your efforts.

Most of us use Google’s Chrome, which as the Washington Post’s Geoffrey Fowler recently reported, is such a data hungry browser, he found 11,000 trackers from his Chrome surfing in just a week. I downloaded the alternative Brave browser Friday, which is aimed at those of us who aren’t cool with having our privacy invaded. In just three hours of using it, Brave told me that 10 trackers had been blocked, along with 887 ads.

Google Chrome vs Brave Browser: Which one to choose?

More then 60 percent of the internet is surfed via Google’s top-notch browser Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox is not able to catch up with Chrome. We have Safari browser in second place, thanks to Apple.

Today in this post I am going to introduce to a new browser, Brave Browser. Well you might be wondering there are already tons of browsers namely Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge… why bother about any other browser?

It’s time you ditched Chrome for a privacy-first web browser

Google’s business is data collection. Here are the best Chrome alternatives for Android, iOS, Windows and Mac that will protect your privacy

News You Should Know:

Google Promising Real-Time Censorship

Google has changed their algorithm so that it actively suppresses “misinformation” when “bad events” are taking place. This is pretty big news if you’re interested in free speech or the free flow of information. Nobody in the media treated it that way.

In fact, you probably didn’t see it at all. Almost no papers covered it – and the major one that did, The Guardian, buried back in the “science and technology” section.

Zoom Zero Day: 4+ Million Webcams & maybe an RCE? Just get them to visit your website!

A vulnerability in the Mac Zoom Client allows any malicious website to enable your camera without your permission. The flaw potentially exposes up to 750,000 companies around the world that use Zoom to conduct day-to-day business.

Bundeskartellamt has published the English version of the #Facebook-decision prohibiting Facebook from combining user data from different sources.

Roaring Fans:

Engineer Man‏ @_EngineerMan I never knew how many ads I get shown. This is a little over one months time. Thanks @brave. 3:11 AM - 6 Jul 2019

Crypto Coffee :coffee: [Espresso Maximalist]‏ @Kristen_Colwell Woot! Earning $BAT is fun because I use the earnings to tip @brave publishers. 6:22 PM - 5 Jul 2019

From Reddit:

Another Milestone. 1 million. Thank you Brave.

I just got my first tip!!

My first android advert !!

Just a Brave meme

Just got an update for Brave Android, the Brave Ads is finally here. Update your app now!

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