Definitely a new concept or at least one I ain't seen until Brave.I don't like the fact that Brave has a rewards system,
A browser that blocks ads by default but pays rewards for allowing certain content to be displayed as per user settings / desire.
Yep I have mine turned off although may enable it just to see what ads are displayed.you can completely turn off the rewards system and get the best experience
also you can remove the rewards icon from the url bar
also chromium is the most basic browser