Now THIS is interesting…
I was browsing — okay, I admit it, I was on Twitter — and came across an ad for a new, privacy-respecting web browser called Brave. Intrigued, I went to look at it.
It’s based on Chromium (Google’s open-source code behind the Chrome browser) but has a whole different (better) approach to privacy.
Interestingly, it also has an innovative approach to helping content creators get paid. It seems that users tip websites using “Basic Attention Tokens” (a form of cryptocurrency) that they earn by voluntarily looking at browsing privacy-compliant ads.
This seems like a promising model; I am going to try it out.
(Apparently the company started all the way back in 2015, but it seems like there is a new push on the product.)
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