Wanna get paid to Surf the internet? Whether it is from your desktop or mobile device, the highlights of this article the options to get paid for surfing the web.
These web browsers each offer a unique approach to rewarding their users and the parties involved in powering the web. A majority are blockchain-based and place great value on the user’s privacy.
So not only will these web browsers offer a solid way to get paid to surf the web but also importantly Address Privacy, Payment and Advertising concerns.
I recently came across an entrant on this list which highlighted the existence of other paid to surf web browsers and modelled browsers (I already knew Brave).
So here we go listing entries from the least to the most rewarding based on the method:
Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software, Inc. based on the Chromium web browser.
Apart from offering rewards, the browser also blocks ads and website trackers which in turn speeds up loading times and saves device bandwidth/memory.
Braves Paid to surf model is contingent on Basic Attention Tokens or BAT Tokens, A Ethereum based cryptocurrency token.
Users of the Web Browser use BAT Tokens to support and reward creators. Users also earn tokens when the watch various videos, ads or fund their BAT wallets. The business models support web surfers who gain 70% of revenues and Creators/Brave who split 30% revenue form ads.
My Experience: Having used this browser for some time, being rewarded is contingent on how you use the browser. So far I haven’t been able to gain any tokens from this browser. I chalk this up to the fact that Braves Reward model being new and me not interfacing with the websites that actually reward you for viewing ads. There is also the fact that the browser lacks advertisers, users and rewards.
Why Recommend: If you like privacy, super fasts speeds, hate annoying ads and need a great way to support creators, Brave is a perfect solution.
The BitTube web browser is yet another Paid to Surf web browser based on the chromium web browser. BitTube has its own Tube cryptocurrency which is the basis for its rewards-based experience.
The browser rewards and publishers with Airtime Tokens, Blocks Ads and Tracking, Creator donations and of course, user Privacy.
The BitTube web browser highlights this privacy focus more so than sporting DuckDuckGo as its default web browser.
Users earn rewards from this web browser using the BitTube Wallet app Chrome extension which is integrated into the web browser and feels seamless.
My Experience: I have used the BitTube Chrome extension with another browser on this list before installing its browser but have’nt experience any rewards yet. I also took the initiative to add support to this website. The app lacks users and thus i would’nt recommend it.
Why recommend: If you want a way to gain and support creators, this browsers is just perfect along with its Speed. The wallet is also very interopable/interchangeble accross platforms.
The Web Browser is available for the Windows and Linux operating systems but you can also download its Chrome Extension to any chromium-based web browser.
CryptoTab is yet another chromium-based web browser but rewards you for usage by using your PCs idle resources to mine bitcoin. The browser rewards its users by using their idle pc/devices resources to mine bitcoin.
My Experience: The CryptoTab browser uses your browsers idle resources to mine bitcoins and given the memory/resources, I was’nt able to mine a lot but i can see this being a rewarding experince for those who have much better Hardware.
Why Recommend: Available on both mobile and desktop, this browser is perfect web browser of you have a ton of PC/device resources at your fingertips. It also pack a punch in terms of speed, 8X faster than Google Chrome.
The Netbox Browser is the very reason for the creation of this list and by far the very first rewarding pay to surf web browser with a promising future.
Users of the Netbox.Browser earns NBX Coins Daily based on their browsing activity, users refer to the browser and duration/longevity. You can even earn tokens via Staking which earns you interest on tokens held.
Netbox is a very New Blockchain-based Pay-to-Surf web browser and Cryptocurrency but the team behind the project have big plans for the future of the Netbox Blockchain.
The Netbox roadmap includes Decentralized App store, Payment gateway, cloud/video hosting storage and distributed proxy just to name a few.
My Experience: I am on the web a lot hence my experience using this browsers has been very rewarding, I have racked up 160+ NBX.Coins.
Why Recommend: If you use the web alot (like me), Love the chrome UI, love speded
Currently only available for the Windows Operating system, The Netbox browser plans to introduce other operating systems and most importantly, a mobile app.
So there you have it… The Browsers which that actually pay you. Is there a browser we failed to mention? What is your experience using the web browsers listed? Share your thoughts below and follow us on twitter for more articles like this.
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