1Brave Browser Shields Users From Trackers, Rewards Publishers
Online advertising blockers have become increasingly popular in recent years as a way to speed up websites and improve security. The open-source Brave web browser includes an integrated set of blocking and security technologies, grouped under the name Shields, to protect its users. Brave, which was co-founded by Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich, goes a step further than just blocking advertisements; it also provides a blockchain-based approach to reward publishers with a cryptocurrency it calls the Basic Attention Token (BAT). With BAT, Eich and Brave are aiming to create a replacement for advertising revenue that is lost from blocked advertisements. In this slide show, eWEEK looks at some of the key highlights of the Brave browser.
2Brave Highlights Its Speed
5The Basic Attention Token
6Brave Pays Publishers
7Open-Source Browser Is Based on Chromium
8Brave Can Be Run on All Platforms
The Brave browser is available on all major desktop and mobile operating system platforms.