A developer's version of the Brave browser has added its most interesting feature: the ability to reward viewers for viewing web ads. The browser, which strips websites of ads by default - a move that has angered many in the content business - claims to be eight times faster than Safari and Chrome thanks to its draconian anti-advertisement policy.
The new version lets users earn BAT for viewing ads.
You can access the Developer Channel here to try out the new feature.
Brave is a Chromium-based browser that is connected to the Basic Attention Token or BAT. The goal, ultimately, is to allow viewers to be paid for viewing ads and then reward publishers for their content. As Computer World described it: “It’s as if a new TV network announced it would use technology to remove ads from other networks’ programs, then rebroadcast those programs with ads of its own devising, ads that it sold.”