Brave referral program started winding down - What is the alternative?

in LeoFinance2 months ago (edited)

On November 9th, Brave did an anouncement about winding down their referral program and not rewarding users for their referrals. This means that there is no referral program bound to Brave browser anymore. Even if you explain to your friends about Brave browser and try to bring them in, you can no longer use your referral link and get rewarded for that. Those days are gone.

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In their announcement post, Brave mentions that they already have 20M monthly active users which is more than sufficient to run the business. But they have also mentioned that they are going to introduce a new referral program in 2021 as their previous referral program already made a reach of about 13 times than what they expected it to be. Brave is to date one of the best browsers available for users that are both users friendly as well as great in providing an ad-free browsing experience.

Even if Brave is stopping the referral rewards, there are alternatives available. Even for regular use, sometimes a single browser is not very helpful. Having an alternative browser helps. There are two other browsers that I have been using to get some additional rewards. Please read further to know more details. The referral scheme on these two browsers is still active and I also keep getting referral rewards now and then. The fundamental for all these browsers is Chromium browser and that is why there is no difference in the browsing experience.

Netbox browser

Netbox is again a crypto browser backed by blockchain technology where NBX tokens are their primary tokens. Their reward distribution model is very impressive and I would even say it is impressive than Brave browser. Brave browser is using BAT tokens as their backing tokens and it is not an actual blockchain but Netbox is an actual blockchain and all the transactions can be viewed in the block explorer. The growth is slow for me over there as I have been using Brave as my primary browser and my activity on Netbox is minimal.

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Netbox pays the users for activity, staking, and also for referrals. The browser also gives the same browsing experience as that of Chrome and Brave. If you would like to explore the browser features and get paid for your browsing activity, feel free to use my referral link. Just one small drawback here is that the browser is not yet available for

My Referral Link: https://netbox.global/r/balanbx

Crypto Tab browser

This is another interesting browser that provides an inbuilt option to mine bitcoin. It is not literally mining bitcoin but mining other small tokens using the CPU capabilities and convert the rewards to BTC and send it to us. For people who are okay with very small earnings for doing nothing except browsing, this should be okay. This mining activity also consumes your CPU resources, so you can choose whether to enable it or not.

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Here again, there is a referral reward. The people who refer get some additional rewards for the mining activity. You can visit their website to know more details. Also, there is a mobile application available which can also give an opportunity to mine a little from mobile phones.

My Referral Link: https://cryptotabbrowser.com/16443898

The mining activity is a bit slow compared to regular mining. The earnings are very slow. I wouldn't personally recommend using this so much unless someone is okay to use some additional rewards whatever be the case.

Now I have to also stop using the Brave browser referral link from my footer messages.


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I tried using Netbox before but I observed that the CPU usage is high and it slows down the system.

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Oh that's strange. I have been using Netbox for a while now and I don't see any CPU issues.

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I'm quite liking the experience with Brave. It's like Chrome but with the extra features I care about. The referral rewards have never been here nor there for me.

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If you would like to get some extra rewards from Browsing, maybe you should give Netbox a try. :)

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I still enjoy using brave browser with its built-in ad blocker but the rewards are region-based which means you are likely to see more ads (earn more) if you reside in the United States.

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Yes one great thing about Brave browser is the ad blocker. We can have a peaceful browsing.

I also heard that people from other regions still have good amount of ads. But this month, it is a little better compared to previous months. I see some ads now and then.

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Rewards on Brave are quite poor lately, I will try Netbox for a while and see if it is profitable enough. About Cryptotab, I just don't like the idea of mining :/

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Great. Same here. I also did not like the mining part so much. The rewards from that mining was not very impressive.

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I'm sad because it was a great program! As for Netbox, I've been using it on and off for a while now. To me, it's useful to have multiple browsers with different MetaMask wallets, and if you're getting rewarded - it's twice as fun.

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Yes agreed. Getting rewarded for the regular activities we do is a great feeling. I'm planning to also slowly switch all my activities to Netbox. Right now I use Brave more than Netbox.

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People will still get rewards for viewing ADs, though.

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Yes, they are stopping only the referral program. People will still get rewarded for viewing ads and also by receiving tips. But the number of ads is also getting low. At least for me.

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I think i'll stick with Brave, I actually like using their service regardless of the rewards the browser is so much faster

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I don't think there will be any big difference with respect to the browser speed as the fundamental browser is Chromium for everything. All these browsers are just wrappers on top of Chromium. I also think the same as I'm very comfortable right now with an ad-free experience on Brave. But comparatively, Netbox is also good.

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I've been considering moving from Brave after they edited links in user's browser pages to their referral links. That kind of mildly shady move is followed by a more shady one almost always, look no further than crypto.com's history for example

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Oh, I never knew that they edited links. Yeah, my opinion about Crypto.com is also starting to reduce. I'm going to exit from Crypto.com soon after my current term deposit gets over.

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Is Netbox is in par with Brave browser for performance? Especially If I open 5-6 tabs.

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I don't see any big difference in terms of performance between both. As both are just wrappers on top of Chromium browser, they both perform almost the same I believe. Also, I have more than 25 tabs always open on both the browsers all the time. I don't see any delays or anything. Maybe my laptop specs are also contributing to that.

Recently Chromium introduced a new feature where when a tab is not in use, it wouldn't consume any resources. I guess it went like last week.

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hey I'm new to leo finance followed your posts from PublishOx ill give netbox another shot i thought it was a scam. Also i think brave is going to be introducing new features on i got to ask the ceo and director f business development during the futurist conference

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Hey thanks for following me. I'm glad that you liked my post. Yeah, you can give Netbox a try. I also read that Brave is going to come up with a new referral scheme. I guess that is what they have mentioned in their announcement.

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I did already try Cryptotab and for me, the rewards aren't big enough and the browser isn't as fast or intuitive than Brave.

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Yes I also felt the same after using Crypto Tab. The rewards are not very impressive. I find Netbox more interesting than Crypto Tab.

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Yeah! Thanks for the infos!😀🍻✌️

Cheers! You are welcome. :)

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