Adding Presearch to default search engine options

I would like the Brave team to consider adding the Presearch search engine to the default search options for Android. Here’s a little backstory from Presearch’s site:

Presearch is an open, decentralized search engine that rewards community members with Presearch Tokens for their usage, contribution to, and promotion of the platform.

In a world where one company controls 77% of all searches, influencing trillions of dollars in spending, shaping perceptions and effectively acting as the primary gatekeeper to the Internet, a new, open and community-driven search engine is a necessity.

Presearch has an innovative go-to-market strategy to target the most frequent searchers - web workers - and gain early adoption, on our way to releasing future versions of the open source platform that will utilize a blockchain-based index, curated by the community.

Given the parallel motives and goals of Brave and Presearch, this seems like an ideal match waiting to happen. Specifically worth noting, Presearch boasts:

  • Open and transparent ranking factors enable content creators to access a level playing field, and users the choice of which data sources to utilize
  • Community-driven decision-making process ensures that everyone’s interests are aligned, and the best content is surfaced and displayed
  • Ability to vote on and fund dev projects provides ability to influence and improve the platform, and earn tokens for contributing

I truly believe both platforms could benefit from each other, if there was a crossover such as this via Android as, according to an article entitled “Mobile vs Desktop Traffic in 2019” by Eric Enge on the website Stone Temple, “In 2018, 58% of site visits were from mobile devices.” and “Mobile devices made up 42% of total time spent online.” Considering these numbers, not only is it beneficial from a user-first perspective to add as many search engine options as possible on your Android platform, but adding an option that seems to mirror you in a number of ways only makes sense from a synergistic point of view.