The Brave Browser is a user-privacy focused browser founded by Brendan Eich, the ex-CEO and co-founder of Mozilla (makers of the Firefox browser). Out-of-the-box, it blocks all trackers, popups, and 3rd party ads. Because Brave blocks everything natively, the browser loads websites faster than even Chrome, Safari, and Firefox with their adblock add-ons.
Brave is the first native platform that will be integrated with the Basic Attention Token (BAT) economy. Users using the Brave browser will be able to accumulate BAT tokens through various means, from giveaways to earning them while browsing the web.
We will be supplying tutorials here to help folks use the unique features of Brave, and especially the ones that show you to take advantage of using BAT within the browser!
If you’ve already downloaded the new Brave Browser, then you’ve probably already seen how insanely fast and how effective it is at keeping your web-browsing private. But did you know that everyuser is also eligible to claim free BAT?
Note: Free BAT grants are given out each month and have a limited supply. If you do not see an option to claim any in Step 3, check back again next month!
This free BAT is given out by Brave from their User-Growth-Pool (UGP), which is intended for promoting the Brave platform. Thus, this free BAT cannot be withdrawn to your own wallet for personal use. And as such, this free BAT can only be used towards donating to your favorite websites, YouTubers, or Twitch streamers (more platform support coming soon).
Free BAT can only be claimed on the desktop (PC/mac) version of the browser. Free BAT currently cannot be claimed on mobile browsers, such as Android and iOS.
Step 1: Open a new Tab in Brave
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Step 2: Opt-in to Rewards
Step 3: Acknowledge Token Grant
After you select Join Rewards, the popup will dismiss. You’ll need to reopen the BAT notification window to acknowledge it.
Please be aware that these free BAT grants have a limited supply. If you do not see this notification, that means the supply for the month has run out. So be sure to check it again next month!
Step 4: Claim the Grant in the Reward Settings
These steps seemed a bit redundant, but don’t worry. We’re almost there!
Step 5: Initiate the Claim
Step 6: Prove that you’re a human
Step 7: Token Grant Received
Step 8: View BAT tokens in your Brave wallet
After you’ve claimed your token grant, you can open up your Brave wallet to see your BAT balance at any time!
And that’s it! Congratulations on receiving your very first BAT tokens inside your Brave browser! As the Brave platform develops, there will likely be many websites and partners that will accept BAT as payment for products and services. In the mean time, feel free to use your BAT to tip your favorite websites!
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Users of the Brave browser will be able to monetize their own attention without giving away any private data. It means that you’ll get paid to surf the web! Users who opt-in to receiving private-ads will be able to earn BAT while browsing with Brave. Since BAT is a utility token (built on blockchain technology, like Bitcoin and Ethereum), you’ll be able to start accumulating money with absolutely NO signups (banking, PayPal, or otherwise).
Publishers can passively earn donations for any content they serve to Brave users. Through the Brave-BAT ecosystem, publishers can also be tipped in real-time. Users who are opted-in to the platform will be contributing automatically without signups or subscriptions.
How does the BAT ecosystem work? (coming soon)
3 Ways to get paid through BAT (coming soon)
Where can I find a list of participating publishers? (coming soon)
Advertisers can advertise to millions of users on one of the fastest-growing tech platforms. The user base of Brave are tech-savvy and are looking to engage with advertisements and be compensated for their attention. Ad-matching is performed client-side and in-browser. Thus, campaigns can utilize richer sets of data, such as browsing history, search history, and bookmarks all without compromise to user privacy. This leads to more effective targeting than traditional campaigns and less fraud, all without the need to build user profiles.
Advertising in the BAT ecosystem vs the current system (coming soon)