Based on the Brave About page, it looks like their goal is to monetize all of your page clicks:
“The web has become a different place. With the ad-tech ecosystem out of control, users have revolted and blocking ads has become the new weapon of choice for improving their browsing speed, safety and privacy. Unfortunately, blocking alone results in a race to the bottom where nobody wins. Without the ability for content creators to earn money for their efforts, users could be left with fewer sites to browse, relegated to hand-picked content from controlled sources.
Brave aims to transform the online ad ecosystem with micropayments and a new revenue-sharing solution to give users and publishers a better deal, where fast, safe browsing is the path to a brighter future for the open web.”
Also, their goal isn’t to block ads, but simply to replace other companies’ ads with their OWN ads!
Basically this “browser” looks like an advertising platform that’s attempting to monetize other people’s content.
Not entirely accurate. You can select an ad free version which they indicate they will eventually charge for. Or you can go with the ad sharing version, where they skim some revenue off the top, send some of it to the site, and kick back some to the viewer. (But see my other post just above.)
Brave doesn’t track you and maintains your privacy. Ad companies also don’t get that information. However, Brave interfaces with the website to allow Bravd to host their ads to then pay the website this money.
Some ads are seen, everything stays 100% private and websites still get revenue.