After months of development and hype, Brave Software Inc. has finally released an update that integrates under-the-hood bitcoin micropayments right into its browser.
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Brave Browser Adds Bitcoin Payments
When Brave Software Inc. announced raising $4.5 million USD in early August, the company also revealed that an update bringing under-the-hood Bitcoin micropayments was coming in September. Now, the update is finally here enabling users to use its Bitcoin-based micropayments system that automatically and anonymously pays users’ favorite websites. It will also allow users and publishers to opt into a better, privacy-preserving ad model that shares revenue with users as well as publishers.
Today’s 0.11.6 release of Brave includes the beta version of Brave Payments. For the first time in browser history, people can now seamlessly reward the sites whose content they value and wish to support, while remaining anonymous and untracked. This removes the need for intermediaries who may overwhelm web pages with invasive trackers and ads (and sometimes even malware). It also avoids centrally-controlled “feed” algorithms that may or may not value content quality.