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Eich co-founded the Mozilla project, the Mozilla Foundation, and the Mozilla Corporation, and served as the Mozilla Corporation’s chief technical officer and briefly its chief executive officer.
Eich is the CEO of Brave Software, an Internet security company which has raised $2.5 million in early funding from angel investors.
On January 20, 2016, the company released developer versions of its open-source Brave web browser, which blocked ads and trackers and included a micropayments system to offer users a choice between viewing selected ads or paying websites not to display them.
At Brave Software, Eich co-created the Basic Attention Token (BAT), a cryptocurrency designed for use in the Brave browser. BAT launched its ICO on May 31, 2017, and raised $35 million.
The Brave Browser has long been the search platform of choice amongst privacy-conscious users who are keen on avoiding the far-reaching privacy intrusions seen on traditional web browsers like Google.Cole Petersen · 5 months ago · 2 min read
On the Joe Rogan Experience (JRE), Joe Rogan, arguably the world’s most popular podcast host, said he uses Brave Browser.Joseph Young · 5 months ago · 2 min read
With only about 20 percent of its users utilizing its BAT rewards program, the team behind the privacy-centric Brave web browser is set on getting the word about cryptocurrencies to more of its users.Priyeshu Garg · 6 months ago · 3 min read