MacOS Catalina Not Displaying Ads

Description of the issue:
No ads are displaying on MacOS Catalina for either Brave or Brave Nightly. I know there are a couple other MacOS posts and while I did not want to duplicate a topic I posted this because I initially started troubleshooting because I have lost the ability to view or not view ads even though they are still displaying in my 7 day ad history as if I viewed them.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Open Brave or Brave Nightly and browse the web for at least an hour

Expected result:
To see ads pop up to provide the opportunity to either view the ad or not view the ad

Brave Version( check About Brave):
Brave Version: Version 0.69.135 Chromium: 77.0.3865.120 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Brave Nightly Version: Version 0.72.90 Chromium: 78.0.3904.50 (Official Build) nightly (64-bit)

Additional Information:
The interesting thing to me is I am seeing ads that say they have displayed in the 7 day ad history. I can still interact with the history in terms of thumbs up/down or like/not like the ad category. I do not have sync enabled and I have completely reinstalled both Brave and Brave Nightly during my testing.

The other thing I have noticed through testing is the current stable version of Brave (Brave Version) above is using what I would consider a normal amount of resources however the Brave Nightly version is using an abundance of resources when simply sitting on the homepage. No other tabs are open outside of Brave Rewards(brave://rewards) and I closed and reopened Brave Nightly to make sure a previous website did not have an issue with a script. Below is a screenshot of Activity Monitor showing Brave Nightly using high resources. My fan is constantly running on 2018 Macbook Pro with 16GB of RAM.

Just to note I am only showing the top three processes sorted by CPU %.

3 posts were merged into an existing topic: Upgrade to Catalina stopped rewards