Was using Brave on and off for a couple of years. I liked the idea of the privacy and security of the browser sure. But to me it’s mainly about the trust. Can I trust Brave, from many things that I have seen, I can certainly say that I do not trust them. Recently saw an article explaining how the CEO of the Brave tells the person talking to him how only about 10% of the people using Brave use the Rewards part of it. If you ask yourself though why only 10% people of do take part in the Rewards program, all you have to do is look at forums and social networks, about all the people having issues with receiving their BAT every month, not receiving credit for referrals, not receiving their BAT tips, and many other issues. I know right now we have a few things going on, like COVID-19 and the protests, but this issue has been going on since Rewards were first introduced, and the excuse is always the same, bugs, working on it, it’s still on beta, etc. But when you do this to people every month, what do you expect will happen? There has to be trust, if people can’t trust you, how long do you think they will keep using the Brave Rewards program, or even just your Browser for that effect? I for one never joined your Rewards program, and never would, just by seeing what people go through every month related to the BAT rewards program, and you wonder why not more people use it? Just saying, think about for a sec. As soon as Chromium Edge became available, I switched to it, I always use uBlock, Privacy Badger, and HTTPS Everywhere on other browsers anyways, which are all open source, and seem to do a better job at blocking things like ads than Brave does. I mean I already own a machines with Windows 10 on it, which is Microsoft’s, why not just use a browser developed by them. To me that is better than installing another browser like Brave, and having to share more of my information with another third party. Specially when this other Browser has lost my trust.
This is just my honest opinion of what I think of the Brave browser after having been using for a couple of years. I hope you guys don’t just delete this post, and take this information to improve on how you do your business with the browser. I do care about my Privacy and Security, but I simply lost trust in the Brave browser. I am one person telling you what exactly I think, now think about how many people just stay quiet and don’t say anything, and leave the browser, etc. If people can’t trust you, what do you expect, you have to build trust and keep that trust. Yes I hate what Google does as well, which is why I do not use Chrome.