Browse faster and safer with Brave.

The new Brave browser automatically blocks ads and trackers, making it faster and safer than your current browser.

Soon, micropayments and better ads will give users and publishers a better deal.

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Browse Faster

Brave blocks trackers and intrusive ads that can slow you down on the web.

Browse Safer

Brave keeps you and your information safer, effectively shielding you from 3rd party tracking and malvertisement.

Browse Better

With Brave, you can choose whether to see ads that respect your privacy or pay sites directly. Either way, you can feel good about helping fund content creators.

It's amazing how fast a page loads when you strip away
everything but the real content.

Up to a whopping 60% of page load time is caused by the underlying ad technology that loads
into various places each time you hit a page on your favorite news site.
And 20% of this is time spent on loading things that are trying to learn more about you.

Example news page data and load time with tracking allowed and normal ads allowed.

Same page data and load time with tracking blocked and normal ads blocked.

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Browse Safer with Brave on Your Side

At Brave, our goal is to block everything on the web that can cramp your style and compromise your privacy.
Annoying ads are yesterday's news, and cookies stay in your jar where they belong.

Brave blocks harmful advertising

There's a new ad game in town. It's called "Malvertising". The latest display ad technology can install malware on your laptop without your knowledge. But not with Brave watching your back.

Brave redirects sites to HTTPS

We've integrated HTTPS Everywhere into every Brave browser to make sure you are always moving your bits across the safest possible pipe.

Brave blocks Tracking Pixels and Tracking Cookies

Do you ever get that feeling that someone is watching you when you see an ad for something you bought a few days ago? We make sure you aren't being tracked while you shop online and browse your favorite sites.

Brave is open source!
Join us on GitHub and contribute to Brave as we build the web of the future.

We believe in having an open source community. It’s our web and we want to fix it as a team, so everything from our backend to the frontend is open. We are progressing quickly so expect to see new commits on an hourly basis.

Brave for OS X / Windows / Linux
  • Brave Software
  • Posted September 1, 2016

Introducing Brave Payments

As part of our 0.11.6 release of Brave for desktop today, we are pleased to announce the beta version of Brave Payments, our Bitcoin-based micropayments system that can automatically and privately pay your favorite websites.

For the first time in the history of web browsers, people can now seamlessly reward the sites whose content they value and wish to support, while remaining untracked by anyone, including us at Brave Software, Inc. This removes the need for intermediaries who may overwhelm web pages with invasive trackers and ads (and sometimes even malware). It also avoids centrally managed “feed” algorithms that may or may not value your idea of content quality.

Users simply need to turn on Brave Payments from within Brave’s preferences page, then fund their Brave wallet (either with Coinbase, or by using Bitcoin they already have), and then browse as usual. While everything is automatic, once enabled, the Brave Payments UI allows you to control which sites receive your support by manually enabling or disabling funding for any of the sites you visit.

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