Why you should use the Brave Web Browser

Matt Snow
3 min readMar 16, 2020

Ever noticed how unbelievably slow your browser is (even Chrome)? Try reading an article on a site like Forbes and have ten thousand ads pop up? Try streaming a sports game and having the same issue?

There’s a way around this and a pretty clever solution that allows you to monetize your own attention — an option which gives you the power to opt-in to ads for payment or refuse them. It’s the Brave web browser.

Brave offers a sleek and extremely fast browser by removing ads from web pages. Targeted ad notifications can still come in from the top right side of the screen, but you either opt-in to the ads which earns you money or close the notifications to refuse the full ads. The payment comes in the form of the Basic Attention Token (BAT), a cryptocurrency designed by the Brave team to allow users to monetize their own attention. Watch the video below to see how simple it is.

Admittedly, the payout method is centralized under the management of Uphold. Despite the lack of a truly decentralized payout method, the Brave browser is certainly the best of the options users have available. Chrome, Safari, and Firefox pale in comparison to speed because they are still running on the aggressive advertisement revenue model which litters your web pages. Compared to getting paid $0 a month while experiencing ads on every page, earning a few BAT per month in Brave Rewards while choosing which ads to view is significantly better.

Main Benefits

  • No Ads on Web Pages: Brave strips web pages of all ads & substitutes them with targeted notifications for ads that users can opt-in to or refuse
  • Users Earn Money: Brave allows you to get paid in the Basic Attention Token (BAT) for the ads you opt- in to
  • Speed: Brave loads web pages 2x faster than Chrome & Firefox
Matt Snow

Investor at Trammell Venture Partners | BCO Board Member | Bitcoin | Venture Capital | Investing | All opinions my own.