How the problems of 2020 demonstrated to the world the “anti-fragility” of the crypto industry
How the problems of 2020 demonstrated to the world the “anti-fragility” of the crypto industry 2020 will be remembered for a long time: the threat of the third world war, the coronavirus pandemic, the global economic crisis and riots. And this is only six months. It is noteworthy, but while the global economy is in decline, the crypto industry, on the contrary, is accelerating the pace of development. Bitcoin has become for many a safe haven during the crisis, and the entire industry — the hope of salvation. Crypto companies have confirmed the growth in demand for goods and services related to digital assets, and it seems that the cryptosphere is fully consistent with the term “anti-fragility”, introduced by Nassim Taleb (author of the Black Swan economic bestseller) to identify systems that can benefit from unpredictable and stressful situations in the world. At least, the head of ScopeLift Ben DiFrancesco is sure of this.
What is anti-fragility
To begin with, we will deal with the concept of anti-fragility. This term was introduced by the famous professor, economist and trader Nassim Nicholas Taleb, who first voiced it in 2012 — in a book dedicated to the term “Anti-Fragility. How to capitalize on chaos.” Prior to this, Taleb gained special popularity and authority thanks to the introduction of the term “Black Swan”, which turned the perception of the economy over by many minds. By anti-fragility, a professor refers to the ability of a system to capitalize on negative trends. Anti-fragile systems become better after a “collision with chaos”, which can mean various world disasters, stressful situations, shocking events, information noises, failures, attacks, malfunctions, and so on. Many mistakenly confuse the concepts of anti-fragility and invulnerability, but there is a fundamental difference between them: • Invulnerability is the ability to withstand stressful situations. World cataclysm will not affect invulnerable systems, but will not make them better. • Anti-fragility is the ability to benefit from stressful situations. Anti-fragile systems are not just immune to disasters. In difficult conditions, they “harden” and become better. Ben DiFrancesco, the founder of ScopeLift (a crypto project software development consulting company) and concurrently the author of the Buil Blockchain Tech portal, considers the crypto market an ideal example of anti-fragility. Against the backdrop of all the negative shocks and tremendous changes in society that occurred in the first half of 2020, the crypto industry began to develop even faster. Blockchain technology more and more fits into our world as a solution to many problems, which were especially acute at the beginning of this year. Among them are the endless press of unsecured money, worsening international relations and increasing censorship on the Internet. Let’s go in an order.
Crypto-market versus money printing machine
The coronavirus pandemic caused an economic crisis around the planet. Both developed and developing countries faced massive unemployment, falling markets, and declining population returns. One way or another, the virus has affected everyone. The states rushed to solve these problems by the old and “tested” method — by printing new money. China and the USA were especially distinguished in this field — the former introduced an injection of about $250 billion in the stock market in February, and the second poured into the economy a record for the planet $ 2.3 trillion (2.5 times more than during the 2008 crisis). Alas, as a rule, when the state creates new money, the population pays for it. A sharp release to the market of unsecured money at the direction of management is fraught with serious consequences. The main one is the risk of mass inflation and the collapse of national currencies. Many complain about the Fed, which began in 2020 to print non-stop US dollars. The number of dollars in circulation rose sharply in 2020. Source. However, even such a sharp release to the market of new dollars is not the worst. It is much more dangerous that the Fed follows central banks of other countries, which also massively print unsecured national currencies in attempts to support the economy. If the dollar is somehow protected by the strong US position in the international arena, reduced credit and increased demand for American currency around the world, then most other countries cannot boast of such flexibility. States that print money with a heap of economic problems run the risk of hyperinflation and fall victim to their own decisions. The scale of the problem is aggravated by the fact that during the crisis in such countries, the demand for dollars among the population is growing, so the thread on which the sword of Damocles hangs hanging over national currencies is very thin today. Realizing the seriousness of the situation, many countries, such as Argentina, limit the ability of people and companies to buy dollars by introducing limits and various requirements. As a result, citizens begin to look for an alternative on the black market, buying dollars at a double rate, and also increasingly turn their attention to dollar stablecoins, which no one can forbid and for which you do not have to overpay. In the conditions of the crisis, the demand for stable coins began to grow at an accelerated pace, which is one of the brightest signs of the anti-fragility of the crypto industry, which has begun to squeeze benefits out of the negative situation in the world. The demand for traditional cryptocurrencies, especially for bitcoin, is also growing. One of the main reasons is the protection against inflation, provided by limited emissions, strictly following clearly established rules. No one at the direction of the government or anyone else can “print” more bitcoins than is laid down in the code of his protocol. Many people saw in the cryptocurrency market a real alternative to national currencies, which fell under significant risks in 2020.
Protection against ethnic issues
The coronacrisis brought with it many other global problems. In particular, it undermined the confidence of the population and governments of many states in the so-called “new world order)”. Unhappy with the way the world is coping with the pandemic, people intend to end globalization, so anti-globalist ideas began to spread en masse. There is every reason to believe that such movements will receive political support in many regions. Naturally, this carries enormous risks. But one cannot say that these moods arise without reason. Recent months have clearly demonstrated the extreme fragility of global supply chains. Nearly all countries in the world, including the United States, fought to import critical materials needed to fight the pandemic. Many people have a logical question in their heads: should countries with incompatible value systems be interconnected, especially if they have to suffer from this interconnectedness themselves, constantly giving way to richer states? On this basis, interethnic relations between peoples and leaderships of countries have worsened. If the trend continues in the coming years, then humanity will have no choice but to resort to massively using cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. If people cannot rely on reliable institutions as an intermediary for cross-border cooperation, the value of decentralized networks will significantly increase as an alternative that does not require trust. Each decision by world states aimed at weakening alliances with other countries, including reducing the flow of people or physical goods across borders, accelerates the development of the limitless digital economy of the Internet. Digital assets combined with smart contracts can play a key role in ensuring the transition of the world to new international relations. They are able to serve as a guarantor that does not require trust in the other side and even once again contact it.
Fighting Internet Censorship
In the past few years, social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter have gained tremendous opportunities to shape the flow of information in the modern world. With their help, information is distributed faster than any media, and the conclusions that people make on social networks often become decisive. This gives the giants in this field enormous power, which for many years has not been controlled (and by anyone) in any way. This issue has been ignored for a long time, but the situation has changed over the past two years. Previously, large corporations themselves determined censored content. Companies could mark posts as “unacceptable” if they, in their opinion, do not comply with any laws, call for aggression, contradict moral principles, and so on. However, at the end of May, the US President Donald Trump decided to significantly narrow the powers of the media giants and issued an appropriate order, citing user complaints for blocking allegedly non-violating messages. By the way, Trump’s own tweet, where he called particularly active protesters “thugs,” and threatened: “When looting begins, shootings begin,” was not complete. Perhaps an additional reason for the desire to narrow the powers of media giants was the fact that on the eve of the election, the president wanted to become “closer to the people”, appealing that everyone is free to express their opinion. Be that as it may, the invariable fact is that in this way he inserted the sticks into the wheels of Big Tech corporations. Moreover, based on Trump’s message, only governments should determine what can and cannot be blocked. In fact, any form of concentrated power in social networks can be dangerous for both private and legal entities. If media companies become almost monopolies, they can control the opinion of the population and block any content that is objectionable to them. But power over social media in the hands of states is no less dangerous because the government can do the same. After all, it is not known who and what decides to block tomorrow. Suddenly it will be cryptocontent, especially since the prerequisites have already arisen repeatedly, or the statements of people dissatisfied with social injustice. Social media executives want to be able to censor and edit the content that their users generate, while remaining protected from liability for it. The state wants to be able to apply its own standards of “neutrality” on these platforms, without specifying that such powers may end with even greater inequality and censorship. The war for censorship generates the interest of ordinary citizens in decentralized social networks and media platforms. More and more people are expressing a desire to get a decent alternative, where no one will be able to control their opinion and will not forbid them to express it. Due to the anti-fragility of the crypto industry, the chances of success of blockchain platforms are significantly increasing. Yes, they have not yet become mainstream, but interesting experiments, for example, with the Hive platform or decentralized twitter, show their great potential. With each censored post, they are one step closer to widespread use.
What will the anti-fragility of the crypto industry lead to?
Ben DiFrancesco is far from the first to notice the anti-fragility of the crypto industry. Talk about this has been going on for several years. Experts have repeatedly recorded various moments when the industry managed to squeeze the positive out of one or another negative situation in the world. Just now, against the background of the extremely difficult first half of 2020, this has become especially noticeable. Bitcoin has been “buried” already 380 times, but it, like the whole industry, continues to develop rapidly step by step, despite external world instability and internal cryptozymes. And if the assumptions about antifragility are true, the industry will become even stronger with each new world cataclysm. Humanity is tired of the problems caused by the current world system. People want freedom and openness. They get tired of concentrated power, unfair economic relations and censorship. The crypto industry offers an alternative and has every chance to solve these problems. To become, if not a panacea, then at least “the power of good,” as DiFrancesco claims. There are no guarantees, but there is faith and hope. And they are capable of anything. Subscribe to our Telegram channel
If you carry an apple device, Apple knows where you are. Using the lever of "You have a choice, but unless you say yes, your old activities will stop working" is something that Apple has done before, with malicious "upgrades". Apple ostensibly doesn't force people to accept the new nasty thing; it just punishes them if they don't.
Apple can track iMonsters even when they are suspended. See https://www.macrumors.com/2019/06/03/apples-new-find-my-app/ This distributed bluetooth network is said to be "secure", but it is obviously not secure from Apple or from governments that can command Apple's obedience (such as the US and China).
Apple iThings pioneered a new level of restricting the users: they were the first general purpose computers to impose censorship over what programs the user can install. Apple practices Digital Restrictions Management in many other ways too. See http://rotten-apple.org/
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WARNING: Clipboard MITM attack on Windows in the wild
TLDR: Windows malware intercepts a BTC address copied to the clipboard so that the pasted address is different, diverting funds to the attackers wallet which has 8.8 BTC of transactions. It mangles an XMR address. Visually inspect every transaction destination address before clicking OK! Update: source for the malware found: a win32diskimager.exe downloaded from download.cnet.com, of all places, with a total of 4,500 downloads. More in the update at the bottom of the post. Update 3: u/gugap and colleagues posted a detailed analysis here: https://www.welivesecurity.com/2018/03/14/stealing-bitcoin-download-com/ And great news that the file has been removed from CNET! Original post: I was setting up xmr-stak on my Windows desktop as the Linux version requires compiling which I'm not comfortable with. I was getting invalid address errors from the pool with two different wallet addresses, and I knew one of them is a good address with certainty having done transactions with it in the past. After further head-scratching I noticed that the XMR address I copy from my password manager to the config file differs from the one that's pasted! I didn't notice it as the beginning and end characters are the same; the substitution is in the middle. The substitution can be defeated easily by copy-pasting the address in two chunks. But it does substitute the incorrect address even when the address is part of a longer string, such as the entire config file. The fact that it generates invalid addresses (every time?) made me suspect this attack is meant for some other coin, most likely Bitcoin. I tested with a few BTC and BCH addresses, and it indeed generates the same address every time (below). Possibly the XMR attack is a by-product for the hack searching for BTC address strings, and it spits out an address without destination when confronted with an XMR address. [edit: After doing some further checks, the malware seems to look for the first "1" in the address and substitutes it with his BTC address below. I just learned that (one type of) BTC address always starts with a "1", which confirms the theory.] While I believe this only allows the attacker to divert BTC funds to his address and doesn't compromise my XMR wallet or private keys, I already created a new wallet on my Linux machine, and moved my funds there. Now I'm considering doing this for all my coins as who knows what other monsters lurk behind the SSDs... I thought I run a pretty tight ship with my desktop and cryptos, and do most of my computing in Linux. I only install wallets linked from the official websites, and verify checksums. I had heard of such attacks before, and always double-check the pasted address when moving funds. Fortunately I didn't lose any money as I noticed this while setting up XMR mining. Somehow this got to my computer, and I have to deal with it and tighten my controls. Now, is there a secure way to clean my computer, or should I re-install Windows completely? Below sample outputs for XMR and BTC addresses: Correct XMR address generated with moneroaddress.org, copied in two chunks: 466mBJsXq4k8n4aampbico1Mn3muVyiBJUpfmq4oGjmrMCP1ZuXCz69HfuHDpsT1BQZKqdp2CV3QV5nUEsqSg1ygegLmqRygj Incorrect address when copy-pasting in one go, substitutions in bold, the address is different for each XMR address: 466mBJsXq4k8n4aampbico1BQZKqdp2CV3QV5nUEsqSg1ygegLmqRygjHDpsT1BQZKqdp2CV3QV5nUEsqSg1ygegLmqRygj Another correct XMR address: 41BQZKqdp2CV3QV5nUEsqSg1ygegLmqRygjbRErDcCVrMLtZ5u1BQZKqdp2CV3QV5nUEsqSg1ygegLmqRygjiMQcTg Incorrect address which differs from the previous one: YmNRSAn6JQP7jNuWYieZEx1BQZKqdp2CV3QV5nUEsqSg1ygegLmqRygj Correct Bitcoin address: 1GfyupfMmoNn9w9f9S7NQ6ouL1cgZW8MvM Turns into this incorrect Bitcoin address, same address every time (at the time of writing it has 230 transactions worth 8.8 BTC). This BTC address is in the substitution in the XMR address above in bold. 1BQZKqdp2CV3QV5nUEsqSg1ygegLmqRygj ALWAYS visually check that the address you send to is actually the one you copied. Don't just skip past the withdrawal confirmation page on your exchange; double-check that it is identical to the one you intend to send funds to. Update: Many have asked about the potential source. I know it's not an email as I don't use POP, and don't open attachments. Likely attack vectors are web ads, PDFs, or some crypto software I've installed recently. Haven't found the source, though. For cleaning, F-Prot didn't find anything, Malwarebytes found the following and I quarantined them. After resetting twice my clipboard copies a Bitcoin address correctly. I will still re-install Windows completely just to be safe. -Log Details- Scan Date: 3/13/18 Scan Time: 2:49 AM Log File: c03c0f4c-2660-11e8-a3f7-00ff86126b17.json Administrator: Yes -Software Information- Version: 22.214.171.1248 Components Version: 1.0.322 Update Package Version: 1.0.4322 License: Trial -System Information- OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 CPU: x64 File System: NTFS User: [username] -Scan Summary- Scan Type: Threat Scan Result: Completed Objects Scanned: 267751 Threats Detected: 8 Threats Quarantined: 0 (No malicious items detected) Time Elapsed: 1 min, 58 sec -Scan Options- Memory: Enabled Startup: Enabled Filesystem: Enabled Archives: Enabled Rootkits: Disabled Heuristics: Enabled PUP: Detect PUM: Detect -Scan Details- Process: 1 Generic.Malware/Suspicious, C:\USERS[username]\APPDATA\ROAMING\DIBIFU_8\GO.EXE, No Action By User, , ,1.0.4322 Module: 1 Generic.Malware/Suspicious, C:\USERS[username]\APPDATA\ROAMING\DIBIFU_8\GO.EXE, No Action By User, , ,1.0.4322 Registry Key: 0 (No malicious items detected) Registry Value: 1 Generic.Malware/Suspicious, HKU\S-1-5-21-1088663161-714082877-1087069783-1000\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|ScdBcd, No Action By User, , ,1.0.4322 Registry Data: 0 (No malicious items detected) Data Stream: 0 (No malicious items detected) Folder: 0 (No malicious items detected) File: 5 Generic.Malware/Suspicious, C:\USERS[username]\APPDATA\ROAMING\DIBIFU_8\GO.EXE, No Action By User, , ,1.0.4322 PUP.Optional.CrossRider, C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\FPQ8E3E.TMP, No Action By User, , ,1.0.4322 PUP.Optional.CrossRider, C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\FPQBAB4.TMP, No Action By User, , ,1.0.4322 PUP.Optional.CrossRider, C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\FPQD51D.TMP, No Action By User, , ,1.0.4322 PUP.Optional.CrossRider, C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\FPQE59F.TMP, No Action By User, , ,1.0.4322 Physical Sector: 0 (No malicious items detected) (end) Update 2: Thanks to u/gugap I found the source for the infection! Step-by-step. I was doing a backup of one of my Raspbian installs a few weeks back, and downloaded Win32 Disk Imager from download.cnet.com: http://download.cnet.com/s/win32-disk-image I uploaded the file to VirusTotal, and got a scary list of suspicious items VirusTotal found in the file: CAT-QuickHeal Trojan.IGENERIC Cylance Endgame malicious (high confidence) ESET-NOD32 Fortinet MSIL/ClipBanker.DF!tr McAfee McAfee-GW-Edition Artemis Sophos AV TrendMicro-HouseCall Suspicious_GEN.F47V0119 VBA32 Seems like we found the source for McAfee's wealth j/k. Here the full report: https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/7b3d52200895d02bee51fc03217088a383158494dcac5f570dd875cdd1f2f248/detection F-Secure didn't recognize anything then or today. I downloaded again just now, and it's infected. I reran it through Malwarebytes as well and it doesn't detect malware, either, only after the payload has been delivered. Thanks again to u/gugap and others for helping find the source! Given the source is a CNET site I had less reason to suspect it, so I don't feel like a total idiot. On the other hand, it's pretty scary that 4,500 (!) people have downloaded that file in the past two years (!!), over three hundred in the past week alone! I reported the file to CNET. Also, it is very difficult to avoid such malware if AV doesn't detect it, and it's coming from a legit site. Time to ditch Windows for good, and start using airgapped TAILS for working with private keys.
Please think twice about posting about Bitcoin / Cryptocurrency on your social media. | But don't think twice about this...
Hodlers, As the original post reasons, definitely don't post on social media about your cryptocurrency holdings if you can avoid it. But certainly, and unquestioningly, use completely transparent cryptocurrency that leaves a permanent trail of all your financial activity in perpetuity, much if not all of which can later (at the attacker's convenience - remember, it's recorded for eternity) be reconstructed at leisure. Do worry about posting on social media, worry not about the baker going to blockchain.info, inputting the address you used to pay, and realize with glee that only two transactions back, there was change for 5 BTC -- he'll be happy to see you next time - and will even bring friends! Do worry about posting on social media, worry not about providing a picture of your face, your full name and address, and permanent records to exchanges ---- after all, since large credit rating companies, social media giants, central banks and government systems cannot be hacked234, you have nothing to worry about with your run-of-the-mill cryptocurrency exchange. Always remember: Your KYC crypto exchange has military-grade encryption and follows industry best practices, therefore it can never be hacked. So to worry about theft of your cryptocurrency based on what is anyway impossible would just be paranoia and unwarranted worry. Carry on, and don't think too much about it. And remember - only criminals need, or want privacy. If you want privacy, you must be a criminal. By definition. Don't think too much about it ple.. citizen. It is for your own protection. We know what we are doing. Trust the system. Don't question authority. Now here's Heather with the news.
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BAT Community Weekly Update: 01/11/2019 to 01/17/2019 — Brave Previews Opt-in Ads in Desktop Browser Developer Channel (blog), AMA with Tom Lowenthal, Luke Mulks talks BAT & Brave on the Crypto Traders podcast (video)
Welcome to this week's BAT Community Update! Big thanks to u/murphD for his excellent contributions! Brave Previews Opt-in Ads in Desktop Browser Developer Channel We’re previewing our new digital advertising model in Brave’s Developer channel. Developers and testers using the latest desktop browser build for macOS and Windows can activate opt-in Brave Ads within the Brave Rewards settings in the browser. Check out the blog post to find out how to start the preview! https://brave.com/brave-previews-opt-in-ads-in-desktop-browser-developer-channel/ Highlights from Tom Lowenthal’s BAT Community AMA Our January 16th AMA featured Tom Lowenthal, Brave’s Privacy & Security Product Manager. Tom answered both pre-submitted and live questions from Redditors concerning a variety of topics, like how to educate people who aren’t concerned about online privacy and what he believes to be the greatest advantage of choosing Brave over other web browsers. Tom named his favorite infosec conferences, revealed his favorite spot in the Bay Area to enjoy afternoon tea—Pardee Home Museum—and shared the name of his favorite book—Blindsight by Peter Watts. When asked what he perceives to be the biggest threat to Brave’s success, his tongue-in-cheek reply was: “Climate change and the collapse of US democracy.” https://brave.com/ama-with-tom-lowenthal/ Video Tutorial: “How to Preview Brave Ads in Brave developer release (desktop)” by CryptoJennie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ8MQDfLN70 BAT Community Merch Giveaway Winners! The winners for our BAT Community Daily Merch Giveaways for this week are:
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!
Woah… How about all that leaky data? Johnny Ryan @johnnyryan The New Economics Foundation @NEF estimates that every UK Internet user has sensitive personal data about them leaked to hundreds or thousands of companies 164 times a day by websites' online ads @DuncanEMcCann @Miranda__LenaJan 11 2019 We will iterate on our tipping mechanism. If a contributor is tipped, the tokens will stay in-browser until the creator is signed up. BrendanEich @BrendanEich @andregnunes @brave No, you can still tip/auto-contribute to unverified creators, but your tokens stay in your browser ledger awaiting creator sign-up. We will iterate on client-only approach. Note it avoids any personal data for an unverified creator in our server db, avoids erasure requests, etc. Jan 12 2019 BrendanEich @BrendanEich Replying to @BrendanEich@andregnunes@brave Thanks again to @tomscott for ringing the bell on the server-side and UX issues. We're grateful for Tom's feedback. It caused us to focus on client-only approaches, which the "just a passive/blind runtime for ads & tracking" browser mindset can miss or underestimate/underutilize. 6:38 PM - 12 Jan 2019 Tor integration on the mobile browser is on its way. BrendanEich @BrendanEich @Karan_patell1 @smartopian @brave On roadmap for this year. Jan 14 2019 What’s the idea behind Brave? BrendanEich @BrendanEich @_Cuddlefish_ @stshank @Catelli_NQU @brave The idea is for users to get the big revenue share and give back to their top sites and creators, which is what happens by default. Not to make a living, rather to put you in charge of how the Web, starting with your slice of it, is funded. Jan 15 2019 Is Uphold the only partner? BrendanEich @BrendanEich @__anoop @stshank @brave Don't consider Uphold exclusive, just "first". Others: Coinbase, Revolut. More around the world. Jan 15 2019 Creators, publishers… Brave <3s you. Luke Mulks @lukemulks #podcasters, #crypto #creators and #publishers, offer extends your way as well. Rivals, friends, foes, we all ought to have better privacy and security. @brave has your back. Jan 15 2019 Brave loves ads from Blockchain and Cryptocurrency people. Check us out. Luke Mulks @lukemulks Unlike Google and Facebook, we welcome #ads from #Blockchain and #cryptocurrency related projects with open arms. Time to spread more awareness, not less. Also, #crypto != a crime. 30 days of free ads, if you stick w/ @Brave Ads for 3mo. DMs open. Jan 15 2019 Where is Brave showing ads? Luke Mulks @lukemulks @244Ashutosh @OddStockTrader @brave @AttentionToken The first 5 geos for Brave Ads: US UK Canada France Germany More to follow. Jan 15 2019 Brave’s model puts ad matching on-device, rather than having a bunch of outside companies using your data. Luke Mulks @lukemulks @BrendanEich @xHogglet @BraveSampson @jsecretan Our model also essentially puts smart ad matching locally on the smart device from local data which will replace the need for additional retargeting intermediaries. That said, segmentation is a key focus and buy-side deliverable. We aim to make it "done right" (so to speak). Jan 16 2019 Check out Sampson’s metal wall-mounted lion!! Sampson @BraveSampson My home office just got a little more @brave with this metal wall-mounted lion. How awesome! https://t.co/rF6t92FkogJan 14 2019 Real time bidding is killed by New York Times… and ad revenue increases? Johnny Ryan @johnnyryan NYT kills open exchange RTB in Europe post GDPR, and INCREASES ad revenue. https://t.co/KLPp2eRzOyJan 16 2019 Check out Johnny: Johnny Ryan @johnnyryan I'll be speaking at the @EU_EDPS discussion on electoral manipulation and data protection in the upcoming 2019 European elections. Register at https://t.co/NpO5z0PFXC (programme at https://t.co/3h59rbgYoO) https://t.co/OorKksxGH3Jan 16 2019
BAT Community Weekly Update: 10/05/2018 to 10/11/2018 — AMA with Yan Zhu, Why GDPR is kryptonite to Google & Facebook, Brave & Brendan Eich mentioned by US Senate committee (video), BAT/Brave Team at ETH SF, Worldwide BAT Meetups next week
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BAT Community Weekly Update: 08/31/2018 to 09/06/2018 — New Brave developer release v0.55.1 out now (supports Chrome extensions), AMA with Johnny Ryan (Brave), Critical data protection problems in the IAB’s new OpenRTB 3.0 Spec (blog), Brave hits 4M MAU!
Welcome to this week's BAT Community Update! Big thanks to u/MurphD for his contributions! The rewrite of Brave, called Brave Core, is now available on the Brave Dev channel (v0.55.1)! Brave Dev is our unpolished and unfinished early preview for new versions of Brave. Brave Dev showcases the newest advances that we’re bringing to your browser, but it’s a prototype, not a reliable daily driver. Try it out only if you’re looking for a little extra spice and adventure in your browsing! An early build of the rewrite of Brave on desktop named Brave Core is available on the Brave Dev channel. 0.55.x will eventually be the first version of Brave Core to replace the Brave builds which are available on brave.com. You will see 0.55.x get updated at least weekly and progress through its 3 week life on Dev channel, spends 3 weeks on Beta channel, then migrates to release channel within a week after Oct 16th. https://www.reddit.com/BATProject/comments/9dkbpi/the_rewrite_of_brave_named_brave_core_is/ Brave hits 4 million MAU! BrendanEich @BrendanEich Latest @Brave stats: 4M users (MAU), 21K verified channels, 26K publisher accounts. We will step on gas w/ brave-core + BAT on mobile this fall, get past 5M easily by EOY, >= 12M next, adding BAT ad deals to token grants, making good on the promise of @attentiontoken economics. https://www.reddit.com/BATProject/comments/9cb9b0/we_have_reached_4m_mau_growth_is_certainly/ BLOG: Highlights from Johnny Ryan’s BAT Community AMA + a list of upcoming BAT Community AMAs! Welcome to the third post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is a six-month long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series, which will run until January 2019, 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. The most recent AMA took place on September 5th with Dr. Johnny Ryan, Brave’s Chief Policy and Industry Relations Officer. Over the course of the AMA, Johnny fielded both pre-submitted and live questions from Redditors concerning a variety of topics such as the GDPR, the state of the digital advertising industry, and what he believes the evolving regulatory landscape means for BAT and Brave. Highlights can be found below, with a link to the full AMA at the bottom of this post. The next AMA will take place on Wednesday, September 19th, and will feature Sergey Zhukovsky and Joel Reis, both Senior Software Engineers at Brave who work primarily on the mobile versions of the browser. https://brave.com/ama-with-johnny-ryan/ BLOG: Critical data protection problems in the IAB’s new OpenRTB 3.0 Spec Brave wrote to the IAB (an ad tech trade body) in response to IAB TechLab’s request for feedback on the beta version of OpenRTB 3.0. Explained in the letter, OpenRTB 3.0 will leak personal data about what virtually every Internet user reads or watches online to a large number of companies, every single time a person loads a page. OpenRTB 3.0 appears to severely infringe Article 5 of the General Data Protection Regulation, and all that flows from Article 5’s principles. As a result, it will expose marketers, vendors, and publishers to acute legal hazard. Read more here: https://brave.com/iab-rtb-problems/ BAT logo & Brave lion stickers now available on our web store! Now available for purchase in packs of 10! Ps. You can get a free BAT + Brave sticker with any and every purchase on the web store, too! https://www.reddit.com/BATProject/comments/9cyjc2/bat_logo_brave_lion_stickers_now_available_on_ou BAT Community Merch Giveaway Winners! Last week we held a weeklong Best BAT/Brave meme giveaway where the user with the top meme was promised that their meme would be used for a t-shirt and sticker design! THE RUNNERS UP (tied for 2nd place) "BAThroom Privacy" by u/imadethisforbrave "The Dark Horse" by u/jacobisknight THE WINNER And 1st place goes to….*drumroll please*.... "Salty" by u/jacobisknight Congratulationsu/jacobisknight!!! Thank you for your participation and for bringing the laughs! I know I can’t wait to get a Salt Bren sticker for my laptop! 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!
Brave Team Tweets:
Brave Software @brave Today we're unveiling Brave Dev, a preview version of our upcoming Brave 1.0 desktop browser. New look, new features, new feel! For users who like to test early releases and developers looking to give us feedback, please download and give it a spin https://brave.com/download-dev/1:23 PM - Sep 6, 2018 You can run Brave Core Dev, Beta, and Release all at the same time! Brian R. Bondy @brianbondy It's not obvious yet since we've only release Brave Core Dev channel, but we've put a lot of effort into making sure you can install Release, Beta, and Dev side by side once they're released. And it will have different profiles for each. Multi browser users rejoice. 9:16 PM - Sep 6, 2018 Luke Mulks @lukemulks Dark theme in @brave core dev channel release with @Twitter night mode. 📷📷📷 Test drive the future in the present, and help the team crush bugs. http://brave.com/download-dev/ $bat@BAT_Community @AttentionToken1:55 AM - Sep 7, 2018 Will there be a Chrome extension for Brave payments? Sampson | brave.com @BraveSampson Brave is working on a Chromium-fork, which will feel less like changing browsers to Chrome users. Much of what Brave does is not able to be captured in a Payments Extension. Without the ad/tracker blocking, Payments could easily be gamed to siphon your BAT. 11:57 AM - Aug 31, 2018 Brave offers no leniency with trackers when compared with Firefox. Sampson | brave.com @BraveSampson Brave doesn't offer any leniency though. FF, for example, will allow trackers which load in 5 seconds or less. That is unacceptable to @brave; the user shouldn't be tracked, even if a third-party can do it efficiently. That being said, we're happy to see progress being made. 4:08 PM - Aug 31, 2018 Brendan tweets about Do Not Track, moving beyond tracker blocking, and what happens after Brave proves the BAT model. See the thread here: https://twitter.com/BrendanEich/status/1036054916786049024 Where’s that updated roadmap? BrendanEich @BrendanEich Roadmap soon, but NB: does not promise exact times; that needs an iterative product + engineering process: journey not projection. Roadmap points from present over the horizon in plausible big steps. Think of early cartography in age of discovery. Sea-map? Sticking with road lol. 10:14 PM - Sep 1, 2018 Hundreds of millions of internet users use ad blockers. Users have more power than most people think. BrendanEich @BrendanEich And uBlock Origin, Disconnect, Ghostery. Adblocking > 600M users globally last time PageFair did their study, probably bigger now. It is up to users, who have more power than most think.11:20 PM - Sep 1, 2018 Synchronization of attention stats will be second step after mobile ledger ships. BrendanEich @BrendanEich That will come as a second step after mobile ledger ships, but we will do it. Super-valuable to each user who enables it to have opt-in cross-device & *on-device-only* attribution. Not just for BAT ads if chosen, for search, payments, rewards, ecommerce upside of full BAT vision. pic.twitter.com/IV17pJqRCI11:08 AM - Sep 2, 2018 Luke Mulks goes on a tweet spree after the executive vice president for the Interactive Advertising Bureau attributing the potential death of "the business of journalism" to browser-level privacy protection. Some quotes: “Humans shouldn't have to hand over attributable records of their lives and behavior to unknown parties without consent as the cost for "a free web." “It is not on the user to innovate, it is on industry. The ad industry has gotten worse in a post-Snowden revelation world, and people aren't as dumb as they're treated.” “People are just now skimming the surface to begin seeing massive scale that their privacy has been invaded, exposed and brokered for "relevancy" tradeoffs that aren't that great.” Read the whole thread here: https://twitter.com/lukemulks/status/1036488078938988545 “Breaking Ad” starring Brian Bondy and Brendan Eich… Coming soon to a TV near you? Sampson @jonathansampson I spent a little too much time in Photoshop yesterday. I present to you "Breaking Ad" Starring @brianbondy and @BrendanEich. 2:45 PM - Sep 4, 2018
GDPR’s Lack of Clarity Is Causing Google and the Ad-Tech Industry Problems It has been more than three months since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into law, and as similar legislation is being drafted in California and Vermont, many companies from agencies to tech giants like Google are trying to avoid the pain points experienced by European parties. In particular, the industry seeks to learn from the tensions caused by recent policy changes by Google—all of which were ushered in to gain GDPR compliance, but resulted in widespread, unpleasant circumstances. GDPR, which targets Silicon Valley behemoths like Google and Facebook, has partially backfired, according to industry observers who argue that the data protection authorities’ rules lack clarity. https://www.adweek.com/agencies/gdprs-lack-of-clarity-is-causing-google-and-the-ad-tech-industry-problems/
BAT Community Weekly Update: 02/22/2018 to 03/01/2018 — Twitch support released + $1M added to referral promo, Let's Encrypt official sponsorship, Brave commercial spotted, FindX partnership and knowledge bombs!
Welcome to this week's community update! Some major releases this week such as Twitch support for Brave and Brave Payments with BAT. The verified publisher family is growing fast, and we're happy to expand this circle to Twitch. More platforms coming too! So without further ado and with special thanks to MurphD:
Brave Announces Twitch Support! Today we’re announcing that Twitch streamers can earn revenue in connection with the Brave browser. As part of our commitment to Twitch, we have added up to an additional $1 million to our referral program for creators. https://brave.com/blog/twitch-support/
Brave Sponsors Let’s Encrypt Today Brave is proud to announce its corporate sponsorship of Let’s Encrypt, a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA). Let’s Encrypt is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) and is run for the public’s benefit. It gives domain name owners the trusted digital certificates they need to create more secure and privacy-respecting websites – at zero cost. https://brave.com/blog/lets-encrypt-sponsorship/
Basic Attention Token article now published on Wikipedia Users can now find information about Basic Attention Token on Wikipedia. Thanks to @Miyayesereum for writing the first versions of the Wikipedia article. Nicely written! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_Attention_Token
Release Brave Releases Desktop Client Version v0.21.18 Added the ability to pay Twitch publishers with BAT. (#13139) There are three things related to Twitch that will be fixed or improved later: i) Paused videos are currently counted for watch time, ii) favicons associated with streams are not shown in the payments panel when watching live video iii) calculating watch time will be improved when seeking. Added the ability to sort publishers using the verified publisher column under payments. (#10752) Moved publishers that have been deleted from payments into a new dialog. (#12833) Fixed localization issue when backing up recovery key. (#13311) Fixed favicons not being consistently displayed under payments. (#13281) Fixed publisher pinning issue when brave profile has been corrupted. (#13134) Fixed the actions column under payments being clickable as it's not sortable. (#13074) Fixed token promotions notifying users who have disabled promotion notifications in the advanced settings. (#13021) Fixed "show notifications" under advanced settings being re-enabled when disabling/enabling payments. (#12817) Fixed publishers being auto included under payments even though "show only included sites" has been disabled. (#12766) Fixed incorrect decimal value being displayed when balance under payments is below a certain amount. (#12666) Fixed pinned publishers not always being displayed under payments. (#12584) Fixed "never include" wording under context menu when right clicking on publishers under payments. (#12296) Fixed incorrect amount being deducted from wallet during payment processing. (#12183) Fixed manually entered values for publishers under payments not being retained. (#11238) https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/releases/tag/v0.21.18dev
BAT/Brave in the News
Twitch game streamers now can tap in to Brave browser payments The ad-blocking browser adds a third category of online creators who can get paid by Brave users -- and a third $1 million giveaway. https://www.cnet.com/news/twitch-videogame-streamers-can-tap-into-brave-browser-payments/ Basic Attention Token Launches Support for Twitch Publishers, Adds $1M to Referral Program Allowing Twitch creators to become Brave Publishers is part of the team’s ongoing campaign to restructure the current system of digital advertising, which requires growing the platform’s user base. “Supporting Twitch streamers is part of our mission to reset browsing by giving a better experience to users and content creators,” said BAT CEO and founder, Brendan Eich, in a statement to Coinsquare Discover. “Users love to give to gamers they follow and now Brave lets fans directly support their favorite Twitch streamers.” https://discover.coinsquare.io/digital-currency/basic-attention-token-twitch-referral-program/ Is this web browser the answer to YouTube’s new monetization policy? YouTube users who want to get paid are beginning to turn toward a new web browser that makes use of cryptocurrency and could allow content creators to get around the social media platform’s evolving payment system. As reported by Polygon, YouTubers are beginning to flock to Brave, an open-source browser that blocks ads and allows users to decide for themselves who gets paid what. https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/brave-browser-youtube/?tw=dd What’s Brave, YouTubers’ new favorite browser? It’s a scary time for YouTubers: YouTube’s community guidelines are changing seemingly on the fly, demonetization is affecting a large number of creators and the future of the platform that many people call home is uncertain. Creators don’t want to leave YouTube, but they are trying to figure out what’s next. Maybe the answer isn’t finding a new home, but a new browser. https://www.polygon.com/2018/2/22/17040522/brave-browser-cryptocurrency-youtube-demonetizationye Basic Attention Token (BAT) - Fundamental Analysis by Nugget’s News Australia Review & analysis of the Brave browser and the Basic Attention Token. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afOlkrKWZMg Study Breaks: How Blockchain Technology will Shape Our Future The rising tech made popular by Bitcoin has applications extending far beyond banking and finance. Mentions Basic Attention Token. https://studybreaks.com/culture/blockchain/ Why futurist Mark Pesce wants you to buy 15 minutes of his time on the blockchain Pesce says the idea came to him after Mark Jeffery, an author and close friend of Pesce’s, made a tongue-in-cheek tweet in August last year, which read: “By the year 2018, 4 out of 5 Americans had their own personal cryptocurrency”. He was also in part inspired by Mozilla founder Brendan Eich’s Basic Attention Token, which is designed to “unfuck” (his words) internet advertising through rewarding both users and publishers with tokens by ditching all the complex audience segmentation and cross device tracking involved in modern-day advertising and valuing an audience’s attention equally. https://www.smartcompany.com.au/startupsmart/news-analysis/why-futurist-mark-pesce-wants-to-let-you-buy-15-minutes-of-his-time-on-the-blockchain/ Brave mentioned in new piece by founder of MyEtherWallet According to the founder of MyEtherWallet, Taylor M., the future of Ethereum doesn’t involve wallets. Brave is mentioned along with several other technologies as presenting a possible key to this future. https://medium.com/mycrypto/the-future-of-ethereum-doesnt-have-wallets-232fcee708bf
News You Should Know:
AT&T And Bayer Bet On Blockchain To Tame Digital Advertising https://adexchanger.com/online-advertising/att-bayer-bet-blockchain-tame-digital-advertising/ Dear ad industry: You should care about media literacy, too I have an odd proposal for the ad industry: One of our most potent weapons in the war for human attention is the media-literate consumer, and we should work to cultivate more of them. I’m talking about the consumer who can tell when an ad is an ad, when a news story is sensationalized with partisanship or outright faked, and when a publisher cares more about clicks than quality. These are the consumers who, when they see a cluttered ad experience, know that their attention isn’t being properly valued and promptly install an ad blocker. These shouldn’t be the consumers who scare us; they should be our allies, and we need more consumers to be like them. https://medium.com/media-future/dear-ad-industry-you-should-care-about-media-literacy-too-4acdb914dde9 Note: These three stories below relate to cryptocurrency mining and Coinhive, which as appeared on several sites. Brave already protects against this, but we could use the stories to show how common this is becoming. LA Times serving cryptocurrency mining script The Los Angeles Times website is serving a cryptocurrency mining script which appears to have been placed there by malicious attackers, according to a well-known security expert. British infosec researcher Kevin Beaumont, who has warned that Amazon AWS servers could be held to ransom due to lax security, tweeted that the newspaper's site was serving a script created by Coinhive. https://www.itwire.com/security/81860-la-times-serving-cryptocurrency-mining-script.html Showtime websites secretly mined user CPU for cryptocurrency This past weekend, Showtime websites were found to be running a script that allows the sites to mine visitors’ extra CPU power for cryptocurrency, as pointed out by users on Twitter. The afflicted sites included showtime.com and showtimeanytime.com, but the script has since been removed following reports from Gizmodo and other sites. https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/26/16367620/showtime-cpu-cryptocurrency-monero-coinhive Hackers Hijacking CPUs to Mine Cryptocurrency Have Now Invaded YouTube Ads The latest network to be targeted by cryptojackers is Google’s advertising service on YouTube. As Ars Technica first reported on Friday, users on social media started complaining earlier this week that YouTube ads were triggering their anti-virus software. Specifically, the software was recognizing a script from a service called CoinHive. https://gizmodo.com/hackers-hijacking-cpus-to-mine-cryptocurrency-have-now-1822466650
Brave Team Tweets:
BrendanEich @BrendanEich “Fraud is good.” - AdTechGordonGecko. Yet another reason to block by default. @brave 7:06 PM - Feb 28, 2018
BrendanEich @BrendanEich We have Flash off by default (if you enable, you have to approve for each site and it auto-disables for that site in seven days) and no other plugins. Brave forthcoming release will quarantine downloads on macOS. Brave on Windows already quarantines: pic.twitter.com/JBbdrwdZvu 12:38 PM - Feb 26, 2018
Roaring Fans on Twitter:
VintageVolatility @thetrading Highly recommend the Brave browser. Just look at what it did to the @DailyCaller site. 21 ads and trackers blocked and 28 https upgrades. The beauty is they get paid through @brave without me having to withstanding this sort of onslaught. 6:15 PM - Feb 22, 2018
Let's Encrypt @letsencrypt Thank you to @brave for supporting an even more secure Web through their sponsorship of Let's Encrypt! We look forward to continuing to create a better Web alongside you. 12:20 PM - Feb 27, 2018
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