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Brave vs Chromium: What are the differences?

# Introduction

Key differences between Brave and Chromium:

1. **Privacy Protection**: Brave offers built-in privacy features such as blocking third-party ads and trackers, while Chromium requires users to install third-party extensions for similar functionalities.
2. **Token-Based Revenue Model**: Brave rewards users with Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) for viewing ads, whereas Chromium does not have a similar system for rewarding users.
3. **Default Ad Blocking**: Brave blocks ads by default, providing users with a more streamlined and ad-free browsing experience, while Chromium does not have ad blocking enabled by default.
4. **Built-in HTTPS Everywhere**: Brave has HTTPS Everywhere pre-installed, ensuring encrypted connections to websites, while Chromium requires users to install the extension separately.
5. **Decentralized DNS**: Brave uses decentralized DNS by default for improved security and privacy, while Chromium relies on traditional DNS.
6. **Optimized Performance**: Chromium is known for its performance optimization and developer tools, making it a preferred choice for web developers, whereas Brave's focus on privacy may impact performance slightly for some users.

In Summary, Brave and Chromium differ in terms of privacy protection, revenue model, default ad blocking, HTTPS support, DNS preferences, and performance optimization, offering users distinct browsing experiences.
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Pros of Brave
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    Open Source'
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    Ad block
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    Great start screen
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    Built in tor browser
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    Built-in add-ons
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    Sync with phone app
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    Cons of Brave
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      More secure
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      Bad color scheme
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      Ram hungry
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      What is Brave?

      It is a fast, private and secure web browser for PC and mobile. It blocks ads and trackers. It prevents you from being tracked by sneaky advertisers, malware and pop-ups.

      What is Chromium?

      A fully functional browser on its own and supplies the vast majority of code for the Google Chrome browser.

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