A quick side note, I backup and restore my computer so often that I can never keep the same Brave Browser cycle. There is probably a way to export my browser settings; however, I am not that interested at the moment.
Ads and Trackers Blocked
Estimated Time Saved
Estimated earnings so far this month
22.5 BAT (~ $4.11 USD )
Tips and contributions this month
57.0 BAT (~$10.39 USD )
Brave Browser boasts quicker website load speeds by utilizing a mechanism named the Brave Shield. According to the official Brave Browser repository Wiki, In order to protect users privacy within the Brave Web Browser, website modifications and network requests are altered.
Brave will decide what to block or modify.
Brave modifies how websites execute, and what network requests websites can make. Brave does this to protect user privacy, improve website performance, and generally improve the experience for users. This document describes both the policy Brave uses to decide what to block and modify, and the techniques Brave uses to approximate the policy in the browser. We can only at best “approximate” the policy because of the wide variety in how websites work, and the efforts trackers go to circumvent user protections. — Blocking goals and policy on Jan 3 by Brave
Sweet, no need to install additional ad-blockers, many of are detected by modern websites and forced to be turned off. The brave browser keeps a constant list of blocked advertisers which can also be found on Github. brave/adblock-lists
In order to Accurately Predict Ad Blocker Savings, research was conducted in order to measure the performance of Brave browser by studying and visualizing energy and network advantages for Brave browser users.
Current Brave Browser on iPhone iOS
I dug deeper and found research by Brave on October 21 2019. The research was conducted by Dr. Andrius Aucinas, performance researcher at Brave, Moritz Haller, data scientist at Brave, and Dr. Ben Livshits, Brave’s Chief Scientist.
My interpretation is that Brave gathers the analytics within the web browser as the ads are blocked and listed for the user to see. The metrics are very conservative, so the browser may be blocking even more advertisements and trackers.
we can’t typically know without loading the full, bloated version of a page, just how much of the user’s resources are saved. The way current ad networks work makes the problem even more challenging: typically a script included directly by a publisher is only the tip of the iceberg that sets off a chain of requests to many third parties. Let’s take The Verge as a concrete example: the two graphs illustrate loading the main page with ad blocking (top) and without (bottom), where the little colored lines in the illustration show when each network request happened and how long it took, and the summary bar at the bottom of each graph provides top level statistics: how many requests were made, bandwidth used, and a few load time metrics. — Accurately Predicting Ad Blocker Savings
Brave Browser users earn cryptocurrency tokens by exploring the internet within the browser.. Brave Rewards is integrated with the Basic Attention Token (BAT). People who use the Brave Browser can earn tokens by viewing privacy-respecting ads.
Other Brave Browser users can tip tokens to you and you can tip to them as well. Subscribers and followers, or anyone who views your content can automatically tip a set amount to you each month, or give one-time tips in an amount of their choice.
According to Bat Growth, a historical Brave publisher statistics site, Total number of Brave Browser Publishers is 533,693.
Go to a users profile, for our example we will go to @LunarCRUSH on Twitter. In the Brave Browser we can click on the Triangle and see the verified check mark.
The tip box will pull up an area to select how much you would like to tip the creator. I will send 10.0 Basic Attention Token (BAT) which is around $1.83 USD.
The tip was sent to the content creator, and they will receive a notification that they were tipped.
You also have the option to receive and send tips on Websites, Reddit, GitHub, Twitch, and Vimeo. I am certain there will be options to spend your Basic Attention Token at popular physical stores.
For free, you can sign up as a verified content creator which enables you to access the Creators dashboard, where you will manage all your tips. Join Brave Rewards.
The top result on Twitter resulted in the below Tweet.
It’s been a fun few years of using the Brave Browser. The community is has amazing discussion on Reddit. Twitter is always speculating the next price of Basic Attention Token, the token used to tip Brave Rewards Publishers. And overall, I actually feel like I have saved time using Brave Browser. Tipping users for creating and publishing useful content is always a great feeling. Receiving tips for my own content is an even better feeling.
Knowledge is Power! The decentralized nature of cryptocurrency makes for more free and democratic ways of accessing networks. Share your knowledge, open source your projects , participate in a community (any community!), and maybe just maybe publish a blog post about it.
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