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The Brave browser, which created the Basic Attention Token (BAT) and is known for reversing the commercial logic of the internet, announced on September 22 its new video calling service, Brave Talk.

The feature, built directly into the browser, ensures the privacy of its users’ data. To use it, open a new tab and click on the Brave Talk camera icon or visit in the Brave browser (either on desktop or on mobile).

Brave preserves privacy and rewards users

When using it, there is no collection, storage, or passing on of personal data, as in other browsers, which use their users’ data to supposedly offer a “better browsing experience”, but use the information to serve ads.

Using the Brave browser, such does not happen, but the user is rewarded for watching the ads with the BAT token, built on the ERC-20 standard of the Ethereum smart contracts platform. In the video calling service, the differentials, according to CanalTech, are the video groupwatch (similar to a streaming service), live streaming to YouTube, and unlimited calls. Another advantage is that there is no need to install extensions or other apps.

The service will be free for conversations between two people and paid (US$ 7/month) for meetings of three or more participants. The premium version will also offer call recording and moderation tools (such as muting participants or requiring passwords for entry).

Learn more about BAT

There are 1.5 billion BATs, and significant part of it circulates among content creators, advertising companies, and Brave itself. Its basic principle is to foster a new blockchain-based digital advertising platform designed to fairly reward users for their attention while offering advertisers a better return on the amount spent on ads. At the time of this writing, on September 27, each BAT was worth just over US$ 0.60.