i had been a avid hater of brave having their own adblocker when there are such good ones out there like adblock, ublock origin, the malwarebytes extension. however after reading the following i’m fully on board with you including your own adblocker and not having it in with the extensions where google could disable it via sync. i think if vivaldi, opera, etc… want to stay relivent they will have to take a page from brave where adblockers are concerned.
Another thing to note is that we use a lot of the same ad-blocking lists as these other extensions, so we have a strong baseline from which to start.
For example, since we are natively implemented, we can augment our shields with powerful machine learning that is entirely out of bounds for blocking extensions. Our scientists recently published on this technology, and we hope to integrate in the near future:
nice thanks for the links