Brendan Eich, founder and CEO of Brave, joins Ash Bennington, Real Vision senior editor, to discuss the Brave browser, basic attention token (BAT), and controlling your own data. Eich explains that Brave was created as a way for users to control the ads and cookies in their browser, noting that simply blocking ads and removing data hurts publishers. He wanted to allow both Brave users and publishers to benefit, so the basic attention token was created to allow users to pay publishers while still coordinating their own ad preferences. Describing Brave as leading the way in implementing data privacy for browsers, Eich states that their mission is to increase accessibility to privacy tools for the masses, putting the control of user data back into the users’ hands while also supporting publishers. Filmed on January 29, 2021.
Key Learnings: Brave is a browser aimed at supporting privacy and user-controlled data while supporting publishers and content creators. Privacy tools are becoming increasingly accessible to average users, and Brave pushes this to the next level by embedding user control in the browser. Regulators and users are demanding more user control and privacy of data, pointing to the fact that society is moving towards a user-centric era of data.
Santiago Velez, co-founder & R&D division lead for Block Digital, joins Real Vision CEO Raoul Pal to discuss all aspects of XRP — the coin, its use cases and Ripple the company. Providing an in-depth breakdown of the XRP project, Velez covers common misconceptions and current real world use cases, explaining key differences between XRP and other top crypto projects such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Filmed on November 19, 2020. Key Learnings: XRP has significant traction with various banking consortiums across the world, notably in Japan. XRP has its own specific use case and does not necessarily overlap with other blockchain assets’ use cases such as Bitcoin. Viewers of this video will leave understanding XRP’s specific use case and how this compares to other notable crypto projects.