Yes, we do. Brave is open source. Anybody can go in and see 100% of the code and what’s being done. The browser has constantly been reviewed and is given high rating from those who do. This means even you could go look at all the source code and know if there’s anything there that would allow Brave to collect your data. Chances are though, you have absolutely no knowledge that would permit you to do so. You can, however, spend your time searching the internet where people will share about how good Brave is on privacy and not collecting data.
They are working on it as fast as they can. If you’re not happy with it, then feel free to go elsewhere. Truth is, not everyone will be pleased. You’re speaking here like it’s a life or death situation or that Brave has done some wrong. Sometimes when I see the speech like this, it makes me think you’re one of the many people committing fraud and trying to abuse the browser.
Let me be very clear, you agreed to sets of Terms when you downloaded Brave and started using Rewards. In it, they say that there are no guarantees for exchanges and you agree to risks that come with having crypto. That could be decreasing value, inability to access a custodial wallet, and a lot more. It’s fine for you to be upset when a risk becomes a reality, but there’s nobody to blame but yourself. What Brave is doing now is what any good and legitimate business should do, they are protecting the assets of customers, advertisers, and themselves. They are also making sure to improve systems to help prevent fraud and abide by government laws and regulations.
You store tokens in your browser. They already have shown this. If you’re not connected to a custodial partner, then it saves directly on your device.
And this had big announcements in several places. You can read one of them at [Action required] Changes to being a verified creator: connect a custodial account
Plain and simple, this is how Brave should have done things in the past. They tried leaving things open to support businesses and creators. Unfortunately, lots of people abused the system. So when Brave said, “India is not supported to link Rewards to a custodial account,” people decided to say, “Ok, I’ll create a Creators account and tip myself then.” We also had others going a step further, creating millions of bots and then trying to sell their services to people, saying you could pay them to tip you.
As a result, Brave had no choice but to say that both Rewards and Creators will have the same rules when it comes to being supported. If you’re not happy about that, blame the people who abused the system. It’s their fault, not Brave’s. What’s also important to remember is that governments also observe and threaten Brave to make changes like this or get in trouble, as otherwise they are allowing people to bypass things like KYC/AML and perform money laundering.