Updated: Dec 21, 2019
I’ll leave the intro/mission statement to the Brave team themselves. They have a great video describing the problem that they are trying to solve.
The Brave browser is built on top of the Chromium open source project which is the same project which the Google Chrome browser is built on so you will find some similarities between both the browsers especially things like the extensions but they both are ideologically polar opposites to each other.
The main problem that Brave is trying to solve is that the browsers of today are filled with a lot of ads, trackers and cookies that build profiles around your behaviors. All this clutter takes up about 50% of your page load times with a third of it anxiously trying to learn more about you. You could use ad blockers to solve this issue but it seems like a lot of the ad blockers are leaky as they let some ads through if advertisers pay them.
The Brave browser has blockers for all these built in and as a result you will see a 2x increase in the speed of browsing and a 4x increase on the mobile.
To put it in simple terms, the Brave browser pays you to watch ads on their browser from time to time.
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