Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software, Inc. based on the Chromium web browser. The browser blocks ads and website trackers. The company has proposed adopting a Get paid to surf business model in a future version of the browser.
Brave created a new “blockchain-based advertising model that reforms the current system with privacy by design and 70 percent revenue share to users in the form of Basic Attention Tokens (BAT)”. Users may opt-in to view ads to earn BAT which they may convert into digital assets and fiat currencies, or use to support their favorite publishers, content creators, and companies.
According to Brave Software, “ad matching happens directly” on user devices which means that data is not sent to anyone.
Added Brave Rewards widget to the New Tab Page. (#6370)
Added notarization support for macOS Catalina. (#5177)
Added link to access https://brave.com/latest from brave://settings/help. (#6152)
Updated buttons throughout Brave to match product branding. (#6398)
Updated subheading text on wallet verification modal window. (#6537)
Improved general performance by not loading the rewards extension until it’s used. (#3436)
Improved general performance by not loading WebTorrent component until first launch. (#6342)
Removed the extraneous zero on the New Tab Page. (#5710)
Fixed auto-contribution still occurring when auto-contribution is disabled within brave://rewards. (#6716)
Fixed ad notifications not being displayed on macOS Catalina. (#6466)
Fixed ad notifications not being displayed in certain cases. (#6139)
Fixed notifications in rewards panel not being dismissible in certain instances. (#5913)
Fixed incorrect spacing around inline Twitter tip button. (#6456)
Fixed cookies not being imported from Chrome. (#5975)
Fixed cookie mismatch when importing https://www.google.com cookies from other browsers. (#5313)
Fixed WebTorrent crash in certain cases. (#6193)
Fixed the “Clear cookies and site data when you quit Brave” toggle under brave://settings/content/cookies reverting to default state after closing the tab. (#6119)
Fixed tab context menus using incorrect Russian translation. (#6767)