We come to the last part of this review of the browser that protects your privacy, Brave Browser. Dedicating this last article to what is, without a doubt, the most outstanding feature of it: Brave Rewards. So I will tell you about my experience using Brave Rewards, and my opinion about the program.
The benefits of Brave
As we have already said on many occasions, Brave Browser tries to create a different business model than the one that until now all Internet browsers have followed. Not only not by storing the data of your users, but also by sharing the benefits of your browsing with them.
So, when you download Brave Browser you are presented with two options. The first is to navigate normally, without having to see any type of advertising.
The second option is to join Rewards, the program through which you can choose to see a certain number of ads every hour. In return, Brave will grant you 70% of what it receives for each ad in BAT, the browser’s cryptocurrency.
In order for us to store these tokens, Brave provides all its users with a wallet built into the browser, where all the tokens you collect will go. In my experience using Brave Rewards, I must say that the configuration of the advertising that you will see is quite simple. Being able to choose to view 1 to 5 ads per hour, which will be shown to you in the least invasive way possible.
Precisely this is perhaps the main problem when using Brave Rewards. And is that, having a limit of viewing ads per hour of only 5 ads, Rewards is not a very efficient way to earn money.
Taking just 5 cents after a week of use. Of course, considering that most of the time I didn’t even notice the presence of the ads, I can say that although it is not a great contribution to my income, it is not something that bothers having activated.
Contribute to the sites you browse
Another way to use Brave Rewards is to reward the creators of the content you consume when browsing the Internet. Thus, each month Brave will contribute a certain amount of BAT for creators affiliated with its program, according to the amount of time that browser users spent viewing its content.
This would be an alternative means of potential income for users who dedicate their time to creating the content that we see daily on the Internet. Receiving your payment, like us for the ads we see when browsing, on a monthly basis.
Of course, the great limitation on the scope of this project is the hitherto reduced number of Brave Rewards affiliated websites. This prevents the benefits from being as broad as they could be. Therefore, depending on the success of the project, the massification of the browser is achieved.
Will I stay with Brave Browser?
After a week of using Brave Browser as my head browser, I must accept that I have become attached to the lion. If the fact that my data is not stored by anyone other than myself, is not attractive enough to stay in Brave, what certainly convinces me is the effectiveness with which it combats unwanted advertising.
And it is that, surfing the Internet without worrying that even an ad that bothers me may appear, is quite a change to the way I was used to living the Internet.
If we also combine this feature with the options of private browsing, customization, and the potential of Brave Rewards, I must say that my experience using Brave has been quite satisfactory. Which is why, at least in the near future, I will continue to use this as my primary browser.