Why Brave Chose Ethereum Over Bitcoin

Why Brave chose Eth over btc

It’s been revealed that Brave Software, Inc. the company behind Brave Browser initially built Brave Browser on Bitcoin, before transferring over to the Ethereum blockchain.

In a Twitter spat about why Brave had chosen to create their own token instead of building it on Bitcoin Lightning Network, it got even Bitcoin OG Adam Back involved.

Back responded, ‘Someone could help unstick them by forking out the shitcoin, and using #Bitcoin lightning.’

This then led Brave developer, who goes by the Twitter handle @BraveSampson, to explain why they had chosen to shift chains.

In his response, Sampson explained the prototype had been launched on Bitcoin but because the Bitcoin network was continuously congested, and the network fees were so high, it was without question why they would move. ‘BTC/LN wasn’t ready.’ He signed off with.

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When I came up with Ethereum, my first first thought was, 'Okay, this thing is too good to be true.' As it turned out, the core Ethereum idea was good - fundamentally, completely sound