When it comes to web development, I like to have a couple of them so I can either log in with another user and do some browser interaction or simply have a browser that’s dedicated for my development stuff.
I am assuming you already heard about Brave Browser, especially if you are into cryptocurrency.
Let me give you a bit of recent history.
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When Brave browser joined the market, a lot of people viewed it as a significant threat to Google Chrome, and that’s probably because it is. The browser is safe, fast, secure and crypto-friendly – which Chrome isn’t so much. According to developers, Brave is trying to fix the internet. The Brave developers introduced a system that block ads and ad trackers by default, eliminating the need of any ad block extensions. These capabilities make Brave a candidate for mass adoption which is already happening really fast.
And the best part of all is that you can get paid for browsing.
According to Netmarketshare, Chromium – the engine that Brave is built on – owns 0.15% of the market. Clearly, there are more browsers ranked under Chromium – so that puts Brave right under the 0.1% mark. The future of Brave is bright though. By January 2019, Brave Browser passed 5.5 million active users. The speed of the browser increased with 22% since 2018 and the Android app passed 10 million downloads.
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The earnings of the publishers increased 7 times in 2018 and there are now over 28,000 verified publishers that are supporting Brave – including a lot of Youtube channels and Twitch streamers.
The Brave browser is natively secure with ad blocking, and HTTPS Everywhere. Most users tend to trust Brave because it does not require third-party extensions to guarantee browsing security.
One cool thing is that a Brave user is allowed to select the data to delete at the end of their browsing session. That is derived from blocking fingerprinting attempts and scripts from loading. Users have a number of ways to customize their browsing experience to become even more secure.
In case you want to try the browser you can download it here.