BAT Community Weekly Update: 09/14/2018 to 09/20/2018 — Partnership announcement with Civic, official BAT/Brave meetup with Brendan Eich in San Francisco, Brave to be an official sponsor of ETHSanFrancisco, Brave featured in PopularScience tweet to 1.26M followers
Welcome to this week's BAT Community Update! Big thanks to u/MurphD for his excellent contributions! BLOG: “Civic to Offer Secure Identity Verification Services on the Brave Publisher Platform” Civic, the global digital identity leader, and Brave, an innovative privacy browser combined with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform, will collaborate to provide Civic’s identity verification services to Brave’s verified publishers. Publishers will have the option to use Civic identity verification and other Know Your Customer (KYC) services in order to securely collect the Basic Attention Tokens (BATs) earned via the Brave browser and the BAT platform. There are currently over 21,000 Brave-verified publishers, and 4 million monthly active users of the Brave browser. Brave users can opt to anonymously and automatically reward publisher content by donating BATs through the integrated Brave Payments system in the browser. In the future, publishers who provide their own Ethereum wallets to receive BAT payments will have the option to use Civic Reusable KYC to verify identity and ensure authenticity. Publishers will benefit from convenient, secure, and private identity verification through the Civic app. https://brave.com/brave-civic-partnership/
October 5th - 7th: BAT & Brave will be officially sponsoring ETHSanFrancisco — We will have a booth + development teams participating in the hackathon Come meet Jennie, Chris and Luke from the BAT Team + other Brave team members! https://ethsanfrancisco.com/
September 21st: Presentation + Q&A with Brian Bondy, co-founder & CTO of Brave at the Bitcoin Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina Brian R. Bondy @brianbondy Brian R. Bondy Retweeted manuel beaudroit I'll be doing a presentation and Q&A on @brave and @AttentionToken at the Bitcoin Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Please join me on Friday while there's still space. 7:24 PM - 19 Sep 2018 https://twitter.com/brianbondy/status/1042600367182241793
Medium article from fellow BAT Community member, Daniel Colin James: “The Attention Revolution: Your next browser will pay you” You’re about to witness a movement that will make the shift from desktop to mobile look boring. Google and Facebook amass staggering amounts of money by harvesting your data and charging advertisers for your attention, but that’s going to change very soon. The power is about to shift from the tech giants of Silicon Valley to the foot soldiers of the internet: me and you. https://hackernoon.com/the-attention-revolution-your-next-browser-will-pay-you-b8b12399c3f7
Who are your top 10 Brave verified publishers and creators? #BATCommunityTop10 Earlier this week we polled the community for your list of top 10 Brave verified publishers and creators with the idea of building a community-curated list of favorites! Here’s what you came up with: #BATCommunityTop10
BAT Community Merch Giveaway Winners! The winners for our BAT Community Daily Merch Giveaways for this week are: Monday (Reddit): u/wardaddy779 Tuesday (Twitter): @patelxyasmine Wednesday (Facebook): Perry Gorham Thursday (Contributor special): Rao Lin Friday (Instagram): alex_vincent Click here to see pics of previous giveaway winners rocking their BAT/Brave merch!: https://imgur.com/a/lhF1G9I 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!
Not a tweet: Brendan posts on Hacker News how each user could potentially earn in just two years I would not be surprised if our users can make $70/year as we bring the system up in 2019 -- when ad deals will be harder to come by and we'll subsidize revenue from BAT's User Growth Pool -- and climb by 2020 to above .7 * 320 or $224 net user revenue per year. See the full comment here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18011884 Brian R. Bondy @brianbondy Tor support coming to a Brave Core Dev channel update soon. @anthonnytseng just landed the Tor feature. 25 commits, 3k+ lines. Great work! Sep 14, 2018 Over 21,000 publishers! BrendanEich ✔@BrendanEich We are paying over 21,000 publishers now. 10:06 PM - Sep 14, 2018 Eljuno of BAT Indonesia posts amazing pictures of their local Meetup! Eljuno @eljuno_ Replying to @eljuno_ @Brave demo at #BATcafe. About Brave Payments, Verified Publishers and How to withdrawal. cc @BAT_Community @AttentionToken @lukemulks @BAT_Indonesia pic.twitter.com/7Kzve0Ydrx Sep 15, 2018 Brian Clifton, Brave engineer, reflects on switching from the Muon fork of Brave to the Chromium fork Brian Clifton @_brianclifton When I started triaging our backlog, there were almost 2,700 issues and over 60 pull requests. We're now slightly over 700 issues and pull requests are down to 14 19 Sep 2018 What about supporting Blogspot? BrendanEich @BrendanEich We will get there. Reddit and Twitter accounts ahead, blogspot on list of UGC platforms. Sep 19, 2018 Glad to have you on board, Sampson! Sampson | brave.com @BraveSampson Today marks 2 years at @brave. I could not imagine a more exciting way to have spent the last couple of years than alongside this great team of visionaries and engineers. 2:06 PM - Sep 19, 2018 Brave lacks a communication channel between the author and browser user… For now. :) Hello @bobpoekert Replying to @BrendanEich @brave but what it doesn't have (and what makes patreon different from flattr) is a special communication channel between the author and the consumer. people give money to patreon because they feel a personal connection to the author & patreon optimizes for that BrendanEich @BrendanEich We are working on that -- has to support 'nyms of course, and be opt-in for anonymity by default. 11:52 PM - Sep 19, 2018 Conlan Rios @conlan @BrendanEich random shower thought: would be cool if users could share domain(s) that they've pinned with their active monthly % allocation. The digital equivalent of a bumper sticking saying "I'm a proud supporter of radio station/newspape affiliation X". BrendanEich @BrendanEich Yes, this and sharing bravestats (the colored numbers of blocked/upgraded on new tab page) are great ideas. Putting into mix with Product folks. 7:17 PM - Sep 18, 2018
BAT/Brave in the News:
As Brave Gears Up to Weaponize Privacy, Google Becomes Its Primary Target Representatives of Brave, the Open Rights Group and University College London filed simultaneous complaints with Data Protection Authorities (DPA) in the U.K. and Ireland under GDPR rules. The concerned parties are seeking a pan-European investigation into the practices of just about every ad-tech company—Google, in particular—in a challenge that will have far-reaching implications for the media business if successful. https://www.adweek.com/programmatic/as-brave-gears-up-to-weaponize-privacy-google-becomes-its-primary-target/
Popular Science Features Brave in the article “Ditch your phone's built-in web browser for these seven alternatives” We do a lot of our web browsing through our phones: More than half of site visits originate with mobile devices. Android and iOS phones both come with default browsers made by the platform's developers. On Android, Google Chrome takes pride of place, while iPhones and iPads rely on pre-installed versions of Apple's Safari. However, these are far from your only choices. Just like your computer, your phone offers a variety of options to help you navigate the internet. We collected seven feature-packed web browsers that protect your privacy, reduce your data use, boost your speed, and more. https://www.popsci.com/alternative-phone-browsers
News You Should Know:
Apple moves to thwart Facebook tracking Facebook and other companies routinely track your online surfing habits to better target ads at you. Two web browsers now want to help you fight back in what’s becoming an escalating privacy arms race. New protections in Apple’s Safari and Mozilla’s Firefox browsers aim to prevent companies from turning “cookie” data files used to store sign-in details and preferences into broader trackers that take note of what you read, watch and research on other sites. https://mashable.com/article/apple-safari-browser-block-facebook-cookies/
Uninformed Consent Technology has advanced far beyond the browser cookies and retargeting that allow ads to follow us around the internet. Smartphones now track our physical location and proximity to other people — and, as researchers recently discovered, can even do so when we turn off location services. We can disable the tracking on our web browsers, but our digital fingerprints can still be connected across devices, enabling our identities to be sleuthed out. Home assistants like Alexa listen to our conversations and, when activated, record what we’re saying. A growing range of everyday things — from Barbie dolls to medical devices — connect to the internet and transmit information about our movements, our behavior, our preferences, and even our health. A dominant web business model today is to amass as much data on individuals as possible and then use it or sell it — to target or persuade, reward or penalize. The internet has become a surveillance economy. https://hbr.org/cover-story/2018/09/uninformed-consent
Daniel Colin James posts a great series of tweets about Brave! Daniel Colin James @dcwj Retweet if you’ve ever experienced this. Like if you never want to experience this again. Read this thread if you want to learn how the internet is fundamentally broken, how you’ll never have to see a terrible ad ever again, and how your next browser will pay you. Sep 18, 2018 Also, see the Medium version of his thread here: https://medium.com/@dacoja/the-attention-revolution-your-next-browser-will-pay-you-b8b12399c3f7 Reddit user NegusIsBack posts how using the Brave browser with Tor could help save $500 on a flight. See the post here:https://www.reddit.com/BATProject/comments/9gkcow/brave_browser_is_best_for_booking_flights/ Marvin Pido @marvinpido Finally @brave updated to the latest Chrome design. Loving the all white UI. If you can add a dark theme, game over. 4:13 AM - 20 Sep 2018 NEULAND. @NEULANDAgentur Today we test the browser @brave. Looks great! #chromium #browser #brave #neuland #agency #agencylife 20 Sep 2018 Deebs 🏈 🍺 🥓 🇺🇸 @DeebsFT Replying to @tcal1961 @tugboatphil and 4 others Hey, @brave! pimping your awesome browser a lot on here today. Prepare for an influx of new users! 23h23 hours ago
#namecoin-meeting notes, 2016 08 21 # Present: Jeremy Jonas Brandon Midnightmagic Pigeons Joseph Namecoin Core The wallet name operation bug in Brandon's name tab PR has been isolated by Jeremy. Appears to be a bug in upstream Bitcoin Core (or perhaps Namecoin Core master branch) that has been fixed. https://github.com/namecoin/namecoin-core/pull/67#issuecomment-231316792 Whit Jackson submitted a documentation PR for building on OS X. https://github.com/namecoin/namecoin-core/pull/97 If anyone can test, please do so! Jonas will test this. Jeremy noticed that Travis CI accidentally flagged our repo as "potential abuse detected". Jeremy contacted Travis CI support and got our account whitelisted. Jonas notices that the Travis CI builds for our 0.13 branch are failing at the moment. Jeremy suggests filing a GitHub issue. Jeremy asked Jonas to submit a PR for Gitian builds for OS X. https://github.com/namecoin/namecoin-core/issues/38#issuecomment-236101580 DrHaribo of BitMinter requested that getblocktemplate be re-added to Namecoin Core. https://github.com/namecoin/namecoin-core/issues/98 Jeremy points out that since nVersion=4 blocks are nearing the lock-in point, we should deal with this sooner rather than later so that BitMinter doesn't get kicked off the network. Brandon asked on GitHub about how wallet unlocking should be done with the name tab GUI. https://github.com/namecoin/namecoin-core/pull/67#issuecomment-240852324 Upon discussion, Brandon currently plans to try using the raw transaction API for this. Daniel submitted a PR to temporarily disable the low-S standardness check. This should improve confirmation times for the old 0.3.80 clients. The check will be restored after AAA activates. https://github.com/namecoin/namecoin-core/pull/100 Test reports would be great. Jeremy points out that this needs to be done before nVersion=4 blocks are locked in. Jeremy wonders whether we should cancel plans to release 0.12 as stable, and focus on 0.13 branch. Tentative plan: keep maintaining 0.12 until Bitcoin Core releases v0.13.0; backport the name tab to whatever stable branch exists at the time that it's merged to master. SPV Jeremy's initial PR for Namecoin support has been merged to libdohj. https://github.com/dogecoin/libdohj/pull/18 Jeremy still needs to rebase the bitcoinj-addons code based on the libdohj changes made during review, and then submit a pull request. In the meantime, Jeremy's latest bitcoinj-addons and libdohj code is posted. https://forum.namecoin.org/viewtopic.php?p=16788#p16788 Someone please test it? Jeremy asks if he should post a link on Reddit. Jonas says yes. Jeremy will do so. ncdns Jeremy asked about the old fork of a Conformal library (see previous meeting); Hugo doesn't recall details but thinks it had to do with pre-Namecoin-Core not following spec properly. Hugo would be happy to accept a PR to make it use the current Conformal libs. https://github.com/hlandau/ncdns/issues/12#issue-163964219 Jeremy pointed out that sometime in the future we should fix the Extended Key Usage Critical flag on the dehydrated cert template. Go's standard library doesn't have a built-in way of setting that flag, which is why it's not in the first draft. Jeremy and Ryan can't think of any plausible attacks where it matters. Jeremy suggests a 1.0 BTC bounty for an ncdns NSIS installer. Possibly funded 50/50 by NMDF and a fundraiser. https://forum.namecoin.org/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=2566 Mining Cassini noticed that BTCC and ViaBTC have started mining Namecoin. https://forum.namecoin.org/viewtopic.php?p=16703#p16703 This is good news for mining diversity. F2Pool's share of Namecoin blocks is down to circa 43% as of July 26, 2016. Public Relations Cassini represented us at GETD#4 in Berlin July 22-23. Jeremy mentions that we should think about translation workflow. https://github.com/namecoin/meta/issues/35 Jeremy notes that Bitcoin Core is using Transifex. https://github.com/namecoin/namecoin-core/blob/mastedoc/translation_process.md Jeremy says that whatever works for Bitcoin Core, should probably work for us. Midnightmagic concurs. Joseph believes that Armory (post-ATI) is trying Transifex. Brandon asks what the pricing looks like for Transifex. Joseph believes it's gratis for open-source projects. Jeremy notes that Wikipedia confirms this. Jeremy wonders what safeguards are in place on Transifex to reduce risk of malicious translations. Joseph isn't sure. Jeremy points out that the way we organize the list of exchanges doesn't make sense for decentralized exchanges like Bitsquare. https://github.com/namecoin/namecoin.org/issues/70 Jeremy suggests listing decentralized exchanges at the top of the list. Jeremy notes that this might annoy the centralized exchanges who pay us for placement, but that this doesn't bother him at all. Midnightmagic concurs. Pigeons mentions that he's seen an increase in Namecoin offers on Bitsquare recently. Jeremy will have a table at the OU CS welcome party on Sept. 9. Let's try to recruit some developers! Brandon asks what the status is of the students from last year. Jeremy is sad to report that the SPV student and the UX student from last year are not participating this semester. Pigeons says a "Namecoin vs Blockstack" FAQ entry would be helpful. Jeremy will work on it. Midnightmagic asks if a meetingbot would be welcome. Jeremy says yes. Midnightmagic will look at setting one up. Funding Jeremy has filed a complaint with Tip4Commit about their usage of CloudFlare CAPTCHAs. https://github.com/tip4commit/tip4commit/issues/300 Tip4Commit has not responded after 25 days. BountySource balance: $5/month from 1 recurring supporter Total funds available: $304 USD Pigeons suggests looking into Patreon. Jeremy notes that they have CloudFlare CAPTCHAs. Jeremy notes that Wikipedia says they take a 5% commision, which is half of BountySource's 10%. Jeremy notes that some free software projects use them currently. https://www.reddit.com/linux/comments/33dp6n/should_open_source_projects_use_patreonkickstartecqkrlkf Jeremy will look into this in more detail later. NMDF incoming funds: 0 mBTC received since 2016 07 03 0 NMC received since 2016 07 03 Pigeons suggests looking into Flattr. Jeremy notes that they have CloudFlare CAPTCHAs. Jeremy notes that Wikipedia says they take a 10% fee (same as BountySource). Jeremy will look into this in more detail later.
Note: I made a typo in the title of this post on Reddit; the quoted date of the meeting is correct. (I can't see a way to edit the title of a Reddit post.)
Subscription payments are very important. The lightning network is going to require a fair bit of cash being held in hot wallets. Does bitcoin have to be in a hot wallet for subscription payments to happen? I'd imagine so since the transactions need to be signed. Perhaps you could sign future payments, when you subscribe, but you'd need to have sufficient funds to cover all those future payments in order to do so (unless I am mistaken). Flattr have (some time ago) stopped accepting Bitcoin, likely because it doesn't support recurring payments. Most services are paid for by subscription. Like I say, lightning network is going to have a similar requirement; funds being available in a hot wallet to be signed programmatically (I should state I'm no expert on lightning network, this is my understanding). Stripe want to be able to support subscriptions, but say they can't: https://support.stripe.com/questions/can-i-pay-subscriptions-in-bitcoin-with-stripe BitPay (Ref: http://www.coindesk.com/paydici-recurring-bitcoin-billing-merchants/) and Coinbase (Ref: https://developers.coinbase.com/docs/merchants/recurring-payments) allow you to setup recurring payments from their custodial wallets. If custodial wallets are already building this functionality into their platforms, I know I for one would certainly prefer it was baked into the bitcoin protocol. One idea I have around this is that you have a "hot wallet" of sorts, which you've authorized to send upto a specific amount of funds to specific bitcoin addresses offline. And if you want to change that instruction set, amending those instructions requires some offline action. We could then push for something similar to the direct debit guarantee in the UK whereby if additional funds are sent to a payee they will arrange their safe return without complaint. I understand that in the custodial environment banks provide, ensuring companies do do this is easier. However, it is not that easy to be authorized yourselves as a valid direct debit recipient, and subsequently many businesses choose to process them through a third party such as GoCardless. Perhaps businesses would similarly involve a third party. I think Recurly is a similar offering stateside (that exists for similar reasons?). BIP 70 includes ideas for how bitcoin could handle recurring payments. I haven't read it. https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/mastebip-0070.mediawiki I've also seen while reading this that, stateside, there's really nothing stopping people using Paydici (albeit it's bitcoin support is built on top of the aforementioned support in Bitpay). Do you know of any wallet developers or others working on bringing this native to bitcoin wallets? Let's not build a future where we're reliant on a new set of intermediaries, unless it's truly necessary (surely not!).
please forgive bad spelling and lack of write up skills , this is just an idea and writing things up is something i am not good at (also i have a medical condition called laziness. Richard Watterson is my GOD! ) need a flattr replacement for content makers. using bitcoin tech like flattr mirco payments for people with small budgets , this would allow people who are out of work like me to still help fund the open source devs whos work we use, the problem is finding and funding them is a pain , flattr makes this easier and possible , but why stop there? lets say i have a devcoin/flattr (lets call it devflattr for now) wallet and i can afford to buy 5000 devcoins , i set my budget to 1000 devcoins a month. i add the places i want to give out my coins to and vote, example. (=votes) some music : weird al - white and nerdy (5) afroman because i got high (5) mystic roots - pass the marijuana (2) podcasts : letstalkbitcoin (10) podcast 2 (1) podcast 3 (3) apps : vlc (10) knoppix (10) firefox (9) cherrytree (6) etc how lets take does 10 iteams and add them up, 5+5+2+10+1+3+10+10+9+6 = 61 shares the 1000 coins / 61 = 16.393442623 per share , so
some music : song 1 (5) = 81.9672131148 coins song 2 (5) = 81.9672131148 coins song 3 (2) = 32.786885246 coins
= 1000 coins at the end of everymonth the coins get sent.
this can bring back a meaning to voting with your money , by giving direct to devs without going throw 3rd partys like paypal , also for funding kickstarters , voting and so on. namecoin can be used to shorten address i belive , and most of all it will/should be decentralized also if there could be some kind of dir example , i type in knoppix into a dir and get a list of all the opensource free software on the distro , so i can pick and vote on all the apps i use on that distro, the big problem with open source is its f**king hard to donate and fund opensource, i am working on my own distro and having to search for all the devs that made the apps i am going to use is BORING and HARD! we need to find a way to make this easy and simply and allow us to have better control over are budgets which we can give!
looking for a way to replace a centralized service like flattr with a bitcoin coinsplit wallet. flattr allows me to set a budget of what i can afford , and splits it in even shares to all parties at the end of the month , i want to be able to do this with bitcoin without the need for a 3rd party .
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