@tracyspcy
261M

Lol. Probably Brave users think they gonna be rich by earning tokens for ads :) brave just uses peoples greed

this, it’s a cryptomoney scheme. They need to promote Brave in order to increase the value of the cryptomoney token. There’s also an affiliate referral link program I’ve seen spammed a couple of times

@k_o_t
admin
creator
91M

if all of this will turn out to be an elaborate scheme to increase the value of BAT, that would be very impressive lol

@tracyspcy
31M

Exactly, it is astonishing how easy to sell garbage appealing to greed. And how easily people consent to believe that something useless has value. Brave not paying in USD, it pays with useless token, so literally people got as much money for watching brave ads as they believe the value of bat token is.

@k_o_t
admin
creator
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you can technically get usd for your bat tokens on some exchanges, no?

@tracyspcy
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yes, but amount of usd is determined be peoples estimations how much bat costs :) And nothing prevents it from sinking to 0 one day.

upd. not sure though, ca a year ago I tried brave , got ad and bats, but there was no withdrawal mechanism or it required phone number and kyc

@Echedenyan
51M

I think that any person who can fall into gambling, can get into this too.

@tracyspcy
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They are pretty toxic, it seems. I was told to “go back to firefox, they are wokies like you”. And a couple other comments from brave’s fan base.

i had a similar experience. i made a post on r/Brave about the lack of sensible defaults for the news feed (it had just rolled out to me at the time) and got a ton of reactionaries in the replies. i switched to Firefox out of spite and never looked back.

They probably don’t even mind youtube ads, they just want to be part of “the next big thing”

I’ll never understand the normies that use Brave. They’re like “it keeps my data private” blah blah blah. Don’t trust nothing unless you can see it’s code. Also really irritates me when they start recommending it to other uneducated people.

threed
223d

You can see the code here: https://github.com/brave/brave-browser

riccardo
81M

Don’t trust nothing unless you can see it’s code

Isn’t it the case with Brave?

@TheAnonymouseJoker
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The problem is that there are too few eyes on the code, and Brave is not taken seriously in the cybersec circle, unlike how Firefox is used as base for Tor Browser.

Also, Brave’s developers are malicious in intent, adding spyware, crypto junk and malware all the time, and posturing a lot in media to look good. Honeypot botnet.

@ajz
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Brave head to head ;) (Person in the metro : “Did you see the headlines on Lemmy today ?” Other person : “What about it ?” First person : “It is all about Brave !”)

@soferman
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I agree with you, but as the OP says, Brave users, being dissidents from the Firefox community, resent Mozilla and its supporters. They are extremely hostile and they don’t like criticism of their browser. It will be difficult to convince them…

@soferman
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