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Brendan Eich

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Brendan Eich is the co-founder and CEO of the privacy and content-focused Brave Software and Basic Attention Token (BAT) project. Eich is also the inventor of the JavaScript, one of the most popular programming languages, and is also the founder and former CEO of the Mozilla Foundation. 

Eich resigned from his position at Mozilla in 2014, and soon began to work on the Brave Browser project. Early funding of the project saw it raise $2.5 million from angel investors - though the project quickly received more funds as the Basic Attention Token ICO saw $35 million raised. Brave Software continues to receive funding, arguably as a result of its strength of its application as a decentralized economy, raising over $30 million earlier this year in a Series A equity round.

In addition to creating the JavaScript language, Eich is recognized for his extensive work on browsers, having worked as the principal engineer/chief architect on the Netscape Navigator browser, and on the Mozilla browser. Eich’s experience in this area is no doubt a large part of the reason behind the Brave Browser’s success, which has overtaken both Opera and Firefox, and is growing faster than the Google Chrome browser.


Brave Browser CEO Hints YouTube Killer Coming Soon

9 Jun 2020 1 minute read 31 comments Abhi K

Brave browser CEO Brendan Eich on June 9 posted a brief response to a user’s tweet with respect to when Brave would launch a ‘YouTube killer’ - hinting that it was imminent. There isn’t very much more information on this initiative by Brave, but if...

Enter Eich

12 Feb 2020 1 minute read 1 comment TheCryptokeeper

He's a renegade. His heart is too much of a wildfire for even Mozilla..ayy you guessed it; he's Brendan Eich. "I paid these people to look at me. What are you gonna do about it?"   He's attracting a veritable who's who of Internet criminals. The wu...

Brendan Eich wants your attention

11 Feb 2020 1 minute read 1 comment TheCryptokeeper

Brendan Eich likes to brag about how much attention he is able to buy with his personal collection of Basic Attention Tokens.  "Hi, I'm from the future, you'll wish you held when the apocalypse hits" - Brendan Eich from a future alternate(?) realit...

What Is Basic Attention Token (BAT)? - [A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding BAT]

25 Sep 2019 7 minute read 11 comments Mr.CryptoWiki

Image source: https://www.cryptonewsz.com/basic-attention-token-bat-continues-to-gain-followers-after-the-latest-partnerships/10994/ Brave browser and its native cryptocurrency Basic Attention Token (BAT) are two very important things for the crypto...

Wikipedia Co-Founder Says To Stop Using Google Chrome and Switch To Brave

7 Aug 2019 2 minute read 1 comment h00li

Larry Sanger, the co-founder of Wikipedia, had shocked the public earlier during the year when he had announced that he would stop using the Google Chrome browser in favour of the privacy-focused Brave browser. We all know that today we are living in...