Take the Brave Path of Privacy and Productivity
I used to love using Google Chrome. It was fast and simple with a sleek design.
The problem was that, with an increasing number of work projects, the more I used it and the more tabs I would open, it would become painfully slow or sometimes crash. In the most critical moments of getting things done, it was defeating. Especially when my personal and professional life depends on internet research and communication.
This shouldn’t happen these days, right? We are at the height of technology.
Let me be clear, this isn’t just about sharing my complaints. It’s about all of us having the right tools to support the impact that we choose to make in the world.
I was enthused when the browser Brave was brought to my attention. I started using it then decided to test it out for 3 months before I wrote a post.
What is Brave and what is unique about it?
Brave is a free and open-source Chromium-based web browser (the same thing that Google Chrome is built on).
It uses an InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) which is similar to what bit torrent used back in the day. It runs data through peer-to-peer networks and individual IPFS objects instead of large centralized servers that take time to load.
Unlike traditional browsers, Ads are served directly on the device, not through a server. This means that user information is kept anonymous.
The technology is picking up fast and increasing its own fan base, due to numerous features which users were seeking for, so long.
Brave Software launched the first version of Brave on January 20th, 2016. First of its kind which blocks Ads and website trackers. It also has inbuilt privacy-respecting and revenue-sharing features and programs.
In January 2021 Brave became the “first browser” to serve native integration with peer-to-peer networking protocols.
Brave also integrates blockchain technology. By using the browser users earn Basic Attention Tokens (BAT). Yes, that means users earn crypto.
The BAT tokens earned can be redeemed for rewards or to tip publishers and creators throughout the web.
The reasons why I love Brave are simple…
It’s fast. It’s secure. I earn crypto for using it.
It even shows me how many Ads trackers were blocked. This is something we just don’t think about when we are surfing the web.
Today most annoyances are solved by technology, whether it’s an app, automated tool, or online service most often someone has created a solution.
I am hoping to find solutions with this revolutionary Brave technology for some of the challenges I face in day-to-day work, as I am personally committed to connecting others with the resources that they need.