Browser won’t open crashes immediately mac os Catalina

When I click on brave icon the browser starts to open but crashes immediately.
Mac OS 10.15.1 Brave Version 78.0.70.123
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Can you try with the latest release v1.0? And see if it’s still happens.

Just installed latest version and crashed immediately.
Tried opening with Terminal and crashes immediately giving this…Last login: Sun Nov 17 10:05:18 on ttys000
peter@Peters-iMac ~ % /Applications/Brave\ Browser.app/Contents/MacOS/Brave\ Browser ; exit;
[34759:75011:1117/131146.570790:ERROR:rewards_service_impl.cc(198)] Failed to read file: /Users/peter/Library/Application Support/BraveSoftware/Brave-Browser/Default/ledger_state
[34765:775:1117/131146.588142:ERROR:ledger_impl.cc(102)] Failed to initialize wallet
[1117/131147.001776:WARNING:process_memory_mac.cc(93)] mach_vm_read(0x7ffee076e000, 0x2000): (os/kern) invalid address (1)
[1117/131147.117136:WARNING:system_snapshot_mac.cc(42)] sysctlbyname kern.nx: No such file or directory (2)
[1117/131147.129517:WARNING:crash_report_exception_handler.cc(239)] UniversalExceptionRaise: (os/kern) failure (5)
zsh: illegal hardware instruction /Applications/Brave\ Browser.app/Contents/MacOS/Brave\ Browser

[Process completed]

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I’m also experiencing this issue. Just downloaded today and cannot even launch the browser; crashed immediately.

cc @Mattches @sriram for assistance here

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@housebound @c0nd3stav3l,
Is this your first time installing/running the browser? If you don’t have any data you specifically would like saved (or haven’t yet exported), please try to remove the browser and it’s related data and then reinstall. Let me know if the problem persists after reinstalling.

Note that you’ll have to move the .app to the trash, the icon, and the data found in /Users/peter/Library/Application Support/BraveSoftware/Brave-Browser/

Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately the problem still persists
The problem only started when I upgraded to Mac OS Catalina and I have used Brave for a long time.

I have the same problem. I’ve been using 1.0 Brave for some time, then I upgraded to Catalina and it started crashing. I tried removing both the Brave.app and the Application Support folder, it still crashes. I also tried Brave Browser Nightly, it crashes immediately after start up.