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Decentralised Browser

With the human population so reliant on the internet these days for just about everything from banking and e-commerce to reviews and social interactions, it is no wonder that we worry about our privacy.

Although we have become so reliant on the internet for its versatility and convenience, cyber security is still worrying. Every day there is a new data breach that exposes things we want to keep private, from corporate email messages to personal financial information.

Decentralised browsers such as DuckDuckGo and Brave have come to the fore in recent years as a viable alternative to the big names dominating the internet for many years.

People are moving away from Google, Bing and Yahoo in droves to use decentralised browsers instead. But what are decentralised browsers, and how exactly do they work to protect us? Let’s take a closer look.

What are decentralised browsers? The big names of the current generation of browsers are heavily centralised and use large server bases around the world where all data from the internet is held. This system comes with many flaws and risks for data loss and breach. User data can be accessed, changed and deleted quite easily by server-by-server administrators. But decentralised browsers were created to avoid this problem and give users the security and privacy they need with every action remaining private. They work to restrict server hosts from accessing or fiddling with your private data, taking online privacy and data sharing security to a whole new level. This gives people control over what data they share over the internet. Most decentralised browsers are designed by volunteer developers in the open-source community, a community of developers with a common goal of preserving your online privacy. Using decentralised browsers makes it impossible for companies to monitor your activity, add trackers etc. Most decentralised browsers allow you to browse both the decentralised web and the legacy internet, so you are not restricted to being able to access decentralised websites only.
Incentivised browsing In traditional web browsing, you often get incentives such as rewards or points for visiting ad-supported websites. You may be encouraged to click on ads to earn rewards, and the activities help boost ad impressions or site traffic. However, this type of activity can often distort metrics because it looks like more people are clicking ads. Still, most users are not interested in the product or service but rather the incentives on offer, so it is unlikely they will be converted into paying customers. But by simply using a decentralised browser, you may also get some benefits without the need to click on ads or links. For example, you earn BAT coins when browsing the Brave decentralised browser. This means you can browse in complete safety while earning some monetary benefits over time.
Which are the leading decentralised browsers? At the moment, there are only a few decentralised browsers because they are a more recent technology compared to Google, which started way back in 1998. However, there are some highly-rated names that you should consider using. DuckDuckGo: DuckDuckGo’s search results are compiled using over 400 sources, but they don’t include results from Google. The quality of the search engine results is high because it blocks results from companies that aim to skew rankings, influence and overwhelm search terms and rank highly in Google’s search index. Such as content mills that publish around 4000 articles per day – often of shallow quality. Opera Browser: Opera has to be one of the most user-friendly browsers. It started in 1994 and uses end-to-end browsing technology to guarantee your online safety. Opera uses tracking blockers, so trackers cannot track your information on the Opera Browser. Brave Browser: Brave is famous amongst crypto investors because it has a system that compensates innovators in the crypto industry with BAT coins (Brave Access Tokens). It has a built-in wallet to store your BAT coin and has automatic Adblockers. However, you can choose to view specific ads to reward your favourite creators.


Now you can see why decentralised browsers are becoming so popular. Unlike standard web browsers, they offer you more privacy than legacy web browsers because they put your privacy first.

In essence, you can use a decentralised browser to browse online anonymously without worrying about sharing your data with anyone else or being tracked for your preferences so you can be targeted with nuisance ads.

The open-source community designed decentralised browsers with a common goal of preserving your online privacy. Without a doubt, this is where the future of the internet lies. With people more concerned about protecting their data than ever before, these browsers are becoming the best way to connect with each other.

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