Upcoming Brave Browser’s Upgrade To Include Reward Redemption For Gift Certificates

Brave browser is a free and open source browser which blocks ads and trackers. Brave also proposes a future browser with a ‘pay to surf’ business model with roots in blockchain and cryptocurrency. A user has an option to enable ads allowing trackers, and if you do share your data and view ads, you get paid in BAT, Brave’s native cryptocurrency.

In a recently held AMA on Reddit, Brave’s VP of Services and Operations, Jimmy Secretan, talked about the privacy of the Browser. He said:

“The best experience on the web should be fast and respect privacy. The best experience on the web should make ads a healthy part of the experience, not a burden. The best experience on the web should open up access to all the best content, in the way with the lowest possible friction.”

He said that the company is working toward new partnerships to improve the experience. They are working on redemption on gifts certificates for partners. They are also working for Reddit tipping and to support Vimeo on the native platform.

When Google started its anti-ad-block drive, despite sharing a common Chromium codebase, browser makers like Brave, Opera, and Vivaldi don't have plans on crippling support for ad blocker extensions in their products, as Google is currently planning on doing within Chrome.

Brendan Eich, CEO of Brave Software, said the Brave browser plans to support the old extension technology that Google is currently deprecating.

“To respond on the declarativeWebRequest change (restricting webRequest in full behind an enterprise policy screen), we will continue to support webRequest for all extensions in Brave,” – also adding “… as we move into BAT Apollo, the next phase of development, greater decentralization will help make some of these metrics more readily available.”

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