Brave founder Brendan Eich is Silicon Valley royalty…
Since that time he’s also been on a roll…
He co-founded Mozilla and the Mozilla Foundation.
Today Eich is the founder and CEO of Brave Software and Basic Attention Token (BAT), a “utility token based on the Ethereum technology that can also be used as a unit of account between advertisers, publishers, and users in a new, blockchain-based digital advertising and services platform”…
Brave Software runs the Brave Browser, a privacy focused web browser that competes with other browsers such as Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Now you can buy Brave on Coinbase.
I find the Brave Browser really interesting. The benefits of using Brave, either on web or mobile, are:
- Blocks unwanted content (saving you data costs on your phone)
- Up to 8x faster than Chrome and Safari (because it’s not loading trackers, etc.)
- Offers Tor browsing on desktop (mobile coming soon)
- Offers blockchain based micropayments using Basic Attention Token (BAT)
Brave is interesting because it makes Basic Attention Token (BAT) actually have a purpose that I can get my head around. To me, if Brave is solving a real problem with web privacy, it could get real traction.
Podcasts With Brendan Eich
To learn more about the Brave Browser and Basic Attention Token (BAT) you can check out these podcasts with Brendan Eich:
- Internet 3.0 Podcast with Brendan Eich
- Jolly Swagmen Podcast
- What Bitcoin Did Podcast
- Jason Calcanis’s Podcast
- Future Tech Podcast with Brendan Eich
- Going Deep With Aaron Watson Episodes 244 and 245 with Brendan Eich
- Adventures in Angular with Brendan Eich
- The Lunduke Show with Brendan Eich
- The Bitcoin BlockChannel Podcast with Brendan Eich