Brave Browser: what is it? The best rival browser to Google Chrome
Good morning dear Tecnogalaxy readers, today we’re going to tell you about one of the best browsers around, created to challenge competitors such as Google Chrome and Safari. Its name is Brave Browser, and its goal is to free users from annoying advertisements, respecting their privacy and their needs when surfing the web daily.
But before we understand what Brave Browser is and how it works, let’s take a look at the team behind it.
Brave Browser: what it is and who created it
One of the main goals of Brave Browser’s team of developers and Brendan Eich, besides providing a safe browsing experience, is to block aggressive ads that collect data (including sensitive data), rewarding content creators with small rewards in cryptocurrency.
In addition, the user browsing Brave will be able to earn money by voluntarily watching content creator ads, from a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 10 ads per hour.
Brave Browser: how does it work?
It doesn’t take a lot of technical skills to understand how Brave Browser works. Once you download it from the official site, compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac as well as with Android and iOS, you just have to open it and use it as you would use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari.
On the right, there are the rewards generated by the ads you’ve watched. Ads from content creators will pop up on the bottom right corner of the screen and, once clicked and opened, will immediately generate a reward in BAT (about 1 cent per ad).
In the top left corner, instead, you’ll find the blocked ads, the bandwidth saved and the time you’ll have wasted in opening aggressive ads that you weren’t even interested in. Of course, it goes without saying that most of the content creators on Brave Browser launch crypto-related ads, so if you’re in the industry you’ll find plenty of bread for your teeth!
But how does Brave Browser block advertisements?
It is very simple. On the search bar you’ll find a lion, symbol of Brave, which will protect you from all unwanted ads. In our case, we went to a site seemingly free of aggressive ads like Wikipedia, and Brave blocked two of them anyway.
Besides, you’ll have the security of browsing in the utmost privacy, since Brave automatically uses VPN, which you can disable from the settings.
How do I withdraw my earnings from Brave Browser?
Always on the search bar, next to the Brave logo, you will find the symbol representing the BAT, the digital currency that you will receive when you click on the advertisements. Before you can withdraw them, you should reach a minimum amount of 25 BAT, so that you can verify your wallet. The wallet on which Brave allows you to withdraw BAT is Uphold, one of the most famous cryptocurrency wallets around.
All you have to do is click on “verify portfolio” once you reach the minimum threshold and follow the whole procedure. It will then be up to you to decide to hold your BATs waiting for them to rise in value or to take them out on exchanges like Coinbase to sell them.
Brave’s system, of course, is not the classic pay-per-click where you’ll only find garbage advertising. Brendan Eich, in fact, strongly believes that paying content creators to create genuine advertisements, which will then be seen by people who are paid to do so and, perhaps, may be interested, creates greater transparency when browsing the Internet.
This way, among other things, the user is aware that their data is not being tracked. He also knows for sure that behind the ads there are people who are committed to sponsoring their activities which, being often linked to the blockchain world, represent innovative projects that aim to rewrite the financial sector.
As if that wasn’t enough, Brave Browser boasts partnerships with private browsing tools such as TOR and DuckDuckGo, famous for offering a data-tracking-free browsing experience and better query search relevance.
Obviously, all of Brave’s features can be deactivated to use it as a simple Google Browser that is, however, considerably smoother and lighter.
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