The easiest guide to get the most out of Brave

The easiest guide to get the most out of Brave

By Roberto D. | CryptoFarm | 8 May 2020


The Brave browser grows in notoriety because it respects privacy, but also because it gives the opportunity to earn BAT tokens, the browser's native cryptocurrency. Let's find out how to best use it.

Please note: Whenever I write "Brave Browser" in the article, I refer you to the download of the browser in case you are interested, happy reading!

 

What is Brave?

Brave is a browser like Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, Opera. Brave stands out from the rest because it was created to protect user privacy. In the first place there is the user's privacy and then the rest comes, this is Brave's "philosophy".

To ensure a high level of confidentiality, the browser blocks cookies, scripts and all those web technologies potentially capable of recording user data.

The browser includes a native ad-blocking system, so you will never see advertisements appearing on the smartphone display, you will never see advertising videos and pop-ups popping up everywhere. At night you will sleep peacefully, no advertising message will emerge in your dreams.

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A little bit of history

Just a hint to the story of Brave, also to get to know its developers and the team that carries out this new project.

The project was born in 2011, starting from the Chromium project which is also the basis of Google's Chrome browser.

The founder of Brave is Brendan Eich, a well-known face in the world of web development, because he is the inventor of the JavaScript programming language which is the basis of many applications running on the web. Eich is also one of the founders of the Mozilla project.

The co-founder is Brian Bondy, who is also the co-founder of the BAT token integrated in Brave. Bondy has a past in Mozilla and Evernote.

 

How does it work?

How does the Brave browser work? Basically it does not differ from other browsers and if you usually use Chrome, it will be easier for you to become familiar with Brave, because the two browsers share the bases and that is, they are both born from Chromium.

Having said that, Brave has its specificities and in the next paragraph you will find out in more detail how to use it.

From a privacy point of view, you must know that this browser blocks the user profiling features from the sites so in some cases you will not be able to browse certain sites. (Not a real problem, if it is impossible it is because the site x in question makes massive use of profiling)

 

How do you block cookies and advertisements?

Maybe on your browser you have installed one of those plugins or extensions that block unwanted advertising, or one of those extensions that block cookies. In Brave there is no need to install additional extensions, because they are integrated in the browser. It's called "Brave Shields".

Brave detects both advertising in the form of videos and the advertising banners present on the web page. It also blocks all those invisible programs that websites use to collect information about us and the visit we are making to the website.

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Hide your presence by browsing the web

A very advanced feature of Brave is the ability to browse a website using the Tor protocol.

Brave in Tor mode, it allows the user to hide the IP of origin from the websites visited, using a different IP address. In fact, through the IP, it is possible to roughly identify the geographical location of origin of the visitor. Via Tor, this becomes impossible and navigation is totally anonymous.

 

How to use Brave browser

To use Brave browser, you must first download the software from the official website and then proceed with the installation. (You will be redirected to the page for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android based on the device used to click on the link: DOWNLOAD)

Compatibility of Brave with operating systems

Brave is compatible with the following operating systems:

  • Windows 64-bit and Windows 32-bit;
  • MacOS;
  • Linux;
  • Android;
  • iOS

 

The main commands of Brave

Let's see in summary the main tools of Brave browser.

The main bar is completely similar to Chrome. On the left are the navigation and page update arrows. In the center the address bar and immediately after there is the Brave Shield, the tool that protects the user's privacy. The next icon is used to access the Brave rewards program.

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How to make money with Brave browser?

Is it really possible to make money with Brave? In fact, yes and the earning opportunities are varied. Here I summarize them.

Through Brave the blogger who has a site and who enrolls his website in the Brave rewards program earns. If a user visits the website and has also joined the program, the blogger will receive funds in BAT every month. The blogger can invite users to directly donate a sum in BAT token, as a reward for the quality written content and for the help provided.

The Brave reader / user can also earn BAT tokens, and he can do so by joining the same rewards program, where he will have to activate the advertisements of the Brave circuit. The advertisements of the Brave circuit are different from those that storm you on the web, in this case you get paid for the simple fact that you are displaying advertisements. In the case of Brave, very few ads will be displayed per hour, always relevant and the commissions are 70% for the user who is viewing them, a win-win situation.

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What do I earn with the Brave rewards program?

Brave has its own digital currency called Basic attention token (BAT). Those who participate in the Brave rewards program receive a certain amount of BAT tokens, which varies according to the amount of advertising displayed or the time that readers have spent on the blogger's website.

What can you do with BAT tokens? Two things:

  • Keep them and wait for them to increase in value in the future. You do it if you are optimistic about BAT and if you believe in the value of cryptocurrencies.
  • You sell them via Uphold, i.e. the wallet where you will receive the BAT tokens earned. Via Uphold, exchange the BAT tokens in euros and then you can pass them on to your personal bank account to spend them as you wish.

 

Brave Browser: pros and cons

Is everything in order with Brave browser? Is there anything hidden to know? Well Brave is a browser like any other. There is a company that develops the software and keeps it constantly updated, there is nothing hidden or shady, it is a browser!

However, it may or may not correspond to your needs as a web user. Here is a series of pros and cons on the features of Brave as a web browser.

Pro

  • Respect your privacy.
  • Block advertising.
  • It's fast.
  • Always updated.
  • It earns you BAT tokens to be exchanged in FIAT currency.
  • Browse the web with the Tor protocol.

Cons

  • Brave Shield blocks some of the functionality of some sites.
  • The management of the BAT tokens takes place through the Uphold company and the user does not manage them directly.

 

 

Brave Browser opinions

As for the opinions on Brave browser, on the web you have noticed that they are also very discordant with each other. On the one hand there are those who exalt it and on the other hand those who judge it bad.

The truth lies in the middle. Brave is a new type of browser with features other than traditional ones. Brave uses a cryptographic token, has a wallet, rewards users, strongly respects their privacy.

Some on leaving Brave's opinion complain that they have not been able to receive the rewards. This happens if you do not register on Uphold correctly as requested. Uphold asks to be recognized as a customer to receive the reward program BAT tokens.

Others were disappointed because Brave blocks Flash and all scripts, but it was born for clean and anonymous web surfing! Brave is used when you don't want to be tracked by a website, or just disable Brave Shield to use it as a normal web browsing application.

 

Conclusions

Brave browser is tracing a new way of using and also experiencing the web. A web where the digital sharing economy, the digital shared economy, takes shape in a concrete way, that is, by sharing wealth.

Not everyone will believe it possible, but the pioneers can only witness the beginning of an economy where economic resources are shared with everyone.


The Brave browser also has a reference program thanks to which both you and I (and I say it for correctness) will have $ 5 if you download it and use it starting from the links in the article (including this one here). Nothing prevents you from not using my link or looking for "Brave Browser" from your search engine (in doing so neither I nor you will get the 5 $ of free Bat).

All that I said in the article on privacy guaranteed by Brave and on the beautiful possibility it offers everyone to have Bat tokens does not change: the browser remains in my opinion the most valid currently in circulation.

Having made this necessary clarification, I thank you for reading even if you don't have to download anything from my link.

Thanks again, and see you next time!

 

 


Roberto D.
Roberto D.

Born, and still living, in Italy. Passionate about cryptocurrencies since I discovered ethereum in 2016 https://linktr.ee/robertod


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