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As of 2018, Brave supports Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. The current version features 20 search engines by default, including their partner DuckDuckGo.

Info

Website: https://brave.com/
Founded: 2014
Based In: Brave San Francisco
Type: Web Browser
Technology: BAT (Basic Attention Token)

Introduction

The new privacy browser Brave was founded by the controversial ex-CEO of Mozilla, Brendan Eich, who envisioned an anonymous distributed contributions to favorite content creators. Brave also blocks website trackers and remove intrusive Internet advertisements.

Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software Inc. based on the Chromium web browser and its Blink engine. The browser blocks ads and website trackers. In a future version of the browser, the company intends to adopt a pay-to-surf business model.

As of 2018, Brave supports Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. The current version features 20 search engines by default, including their partner DuckDuckGo.

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The plan is for users to opt in to what Brave refers to as their “consent-based digital advertising model”, which is to be paid out in the company’s cryptocurrency, BAT. It’s not yet known how much you will be able to earn from your blogging sessions though. A blog post from the company said that users will receive 70% of the gross revenue… paid out in BAT. You can then redeem these tokens to unlock premium, paid content.

Features

Brave Software has announced that it is developing a feature allowing users to opt in to receiving ads sold by the company in place of ads blocked by the browser. Brave intends to pay content publishers 55% of the replaced ad revenue. Brave Software, ad partners, and browser users would each be allocated 15% of the revenue. Users would be able to donate their revenue share to content publishers through micropayments.

Platform

Brave browser serves two types of ads:

USER ADS: User ads are delivered directly to the user in a separate ad tab rather than on publisher content at specific moments in the user’s browsing experience. User ads can take the form of rich push notifications, full-page HTML5 content, video, landing pages and more. Users will earn 70% of ad revenue for user ads.

PUBLISHER ADS: Publisher ads are viewed by the user on publisher content, such as an interstitial banner advertisement on a publisher’s webpage. Publishers will earn 70% of ad revenue, and users 15%, for publisher ads.

What I love most about the browser is how fast it runs compared to Google Chrome, which is bloated and weighed down by all of the trackers and third party tags which are called each time I open interact. Whenever I’m ingesting my daily fill of tech news, I use the Brave Browser. I leave the homepage set to show me how many ads, trackers, and insecure connections the browser has blocked.

Security

There is definitely a major opportunity for this kind of browser. Brave raised $35 million in 30 seconds on a funding round last year, and that was before the Cambridge Analytica scandal made everyone weary of big data. Publishers are likely to put up a major fight against the browser, since it destroys all ad revenue, analytics tracking, and other tools needed to keep any popular website online.

Team

Brave Software Inc. was founded by Mr. Brendan Eich. There are around 75+ contributors to creating brave browser worlds best browser ever.

Q&A

Time will tell who will win out this battle… the publishers or the masses.

If you’d like to download the Brave Browser (available on all major OS’s), then click here.

What is Brave Rewards?
Brave Rewards is a feature in Brave which lets you anonymously support the sites you visit. When you enable Brave Rewards, your browser will automatically start tallying the attention you spend on sites you visit. Decide how much to fund your wallet, and Brave Payments will automatically send that amount to the sites you’ve visited, divided up based on your attention, once a month. You can remove sites you don’t want to support, or tip creators directly too. All of this is anonymous: nobody (not even us here at Brave) can see who supported which sites. We can only count up the total support for each site and send the BAT their way. Of course, you can always check in your browser to see which sites you’ve supported and decide which ones you want to support in the coming month.
Do I have to pay Brave to go ad-free?
No, Brave will always be free to use — you don’t need to pay to block ads and tracking. We encourage you to support your favorite publishers with Brave Rewards, or get compensated for paying attention to Brave Ads, but these features are both completely voluntary. You can use one, the other, both, or neither.
What do you learn about me when I use Brave Rewards?
Basically nothing. Over the course of the month, your browser tallies the attention you spend on sites — that’s all happening locally on your computer, we don’t see it. At the end of the month, we use a special voting protocol so that everyone can make sure their contributions go to the right place without actually revealing who’s contributing to which sites. Brave Payments uses a technology called Anonize that permits anonymous-but-accountable transactions. Here’s an analogy from the real world: someone walks into a polling place, identifies themselves, and gets a ballot and an envelope. They go into a voting booth, mark the ballot, put the ballot in the envelope, and seal it. They then drop the envelope in a ballot box. The people running the polling place and counting the ballots know that each person putting an envelope in the ballot box is authorized to vote, but they aren’t able to determine which envelope in the ballot box goes with which person. In the case of anonize, a special branch of cryptography called “Zero Knowledge Proofs” are used to achieve the same result.
Conclusion

Brave is on a mission to fix the web by giving users a safer, faster and better browsing experience – while growing support for content creators through a new attention-based ecosystem of rewards.

Much more than a browser, Brave is a new way of thinking about how the web works. Brave is open source, and built by a team of privacy focused, performance oriented pioneers of the web, founded by the inventor of Javascript and co-founder of Mozilla.

Join. It’s time to fix the web together.

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