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First announced in January, Brave is a web browser for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android that has ad blocking built in. But instead of eliminating ads entirely, Brave wants to replace them with speedier, non-intrusive ads from its own network. Users who agree to see these ads will then get paid in bitcoin.
Under this plan, advertisers pay for a certain number of impressions, and Brave aggregates those payments into one sum. Websites that participate in the scheme get 55 percent of the money, weighted by how many impressions are served on their sites. Brave then divvies up the remaining bitcoin between itself, its ad-matching partner, and the users, each getting a 15 percent share.
Alternatively, users will have an option to block all ads and pay a monthly subscription to Brave, which gets distributed to publishers on a weighted basis (minus a cut for Brave, of around 5 percent). The company is also working on granular options, such as the ability to pay a handful of favorite sites with wallet funds to block their ads. Users can also choose to go ad-free without paying anything, though Brave seems to think this won’t be the norm.
At 15%. it'll probably take you years of browsing all by your lonesome to get any amount of worth mentioning.
Personally I feel the user should get 50% right off the top since the data is ours after all. I can't agree that since they're doing all of the work, they should get majority. Not when the information is our own information. We did the real work by existing. After all, celebrities get paid millions for movies because people want to see them act in them. We're the ones creating the data by living, doing, existing in the world around us, so in a way, we're the celebrities that these companies want to know all about.
Someone has finally stepped up and started pushing a solution. Ok, so the solution is not full proof but it's a major step in the right direction.
But it's a start. A problem I see here is, there needs to be more clarity to exactly what information you're giving up. At 15%. it'll probably take you years of browsing all by your lonesome to get any amount of worth mentioning.
originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: StallionDuck
I'm no where near smart enough to work out an alternative.
originally posted by: StallionDuck
Mozilla co-founder's ad-blocking Brave browser will pay you bitcoin to see safe ads
They're making the internet into such an untenable place for people, that they'll scream and beg for the solution we rejected before.
originally posted by: verschickter
a reply to: intrptr
I think last time I checked the current vault they were around 250€ each, highest I saw personally was 800+ but I know it was higher.