A better way to surf the web.
Take back what’s yours.
In case you’ve been under a rock, there’s an OLD technology making NEW waves across the globe. Blockchain (great primer) is here to stay.
Brave is the new model for internet browsers. From their website:
We all know what’s wrong.
As a user, access to your web activity and data is sold to the highest bidder. Internet giants grow rich, while publishers go out of business. And the entire system is rife with ad fraud.
Earn frequent flier-like tokens just for browsing
Turn on Brave Rewards to earn frequent flier-like tokens for viewing privacy-respecting ads. You can set the number of ads you see per hour. Currently you can support your favorite web creators with your tokens, but soon you’ll be able to spend tokens on premium content, gift cards, and more.
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BRAVE SHIELDS FOR PRIVACY
Block data-grabbing ads and trackers
The vast bulk of websites and ads include software that tries to identify you. They want to track your every move across the web. Brave blocks all this, allowing you to browse freely.
BROWSE AT WARP SPEED
Blocking harmful ads and trackers means a faster Internet
Brave loads major news sites up to six times faster than Chrome, Safari and Firefox on mobile and desktop.
Browse much more privately with Tor*
Other browsers claim to have a “private mode,” but this only hides your history from others using your browser. Brave lets you use Tor right in a tab. Tor not only hides your history, it masks your location from the sites you visit by routing your browsing through several servers before it reaches your destination. These connections are encrypted to increase anonymity.
*Available on desktop, coming soon to mobile.
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Tip and contribute to websites directly through Brave Rewards
Today, you can donate tokens to your favorite websites. Coming soon, some creator sites will feature Brave Ads, which helps them earn more ad revenue than existing ad models.
Contribute to 300000+ creators on Brave Rewards
Blockchain & BAT: A Utility Token
From Coin Rivet:
The Brave browser is blockchain-friendly because of its use of the ‘Basic Attention Token’ (BAT).
BAT is the token awarded to users for giving up their time to watch publishers’ advertisements. BAT is based on the Ethereum blockchain.
The browser itself measures user activity and rewards them based on the amount of attention paid to the advertisements they watch.
When using Brave, users will be able to see their BAT balance and their attention percentage, and they will also be given the option to send tips using BAT.
On the publisher’s side of things, providing they have linked a working Ethereum wallet, any tips they receive will be directly sent to the wallet address.
This is a process that heavily relies on blockchain, as with all crypto transactions. Blockchain technology is a type of ‘distributed ledger technology’ (DLT), which in essence means it is an immutable public ledger.
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I’m impulsive, I admit, but there’s not too much to think about here:
Once you find out that this exists, will you use it? I’m not saying you’re going to get rich using this browser, but I am saying I would much rather NOT be giving my stuff to Google.
I just purchased $100 of it on Uphold. It’s up 23% this month and still only .29 a token.
More to come…