Brave’s Latest Update Boosts Adoption With Twitter Tips Using Brave’s Basic Attention Token (BAT)
- To inaugurate the launch of its brand new tipping service, Brave is giving out a total of 100,000 BAT grants to every Brave desktop user.
- It is also worth pointing out that Brave currently supports tips for other online platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as well.
As per an all-new blog post published earlier today by the folks over at Brave, Twitter has just added the firm’s native crypto offering — the Basic Attention Token (BAT)— to its existing tipping framework.
For those of our readers who may not be aware of Brave, it is essentially a privacy-oriented internet browser, that recently launched a service which allows users to tip content creators using the company’s Basic Attention Token (BAT). Brave is the brainchild of Brendan Eich — who is also the co-founder of Mozilla and Firefox.
After starting off as an independent “dedicated ad-blocking browser service”, Brave has gone on to host an ICO through which it has been able to raise a substantial sum of money to fund its digital endeavors.
New desktop browser release today (67.123) with Twitter tipping! Brave users can enable Brave Rewards and click the “tip” button on each tweet to send @AttentionToken directly to the author of the tweet for an amount of their choosing. #TipWithBrave https://t.co/854NdOHzwG
— Brave Software (@brave) August 1, 2019
According to the company’s website, Brave’s vision from the start has been to help create an “equitable profit distribution model” where all of the involved parties (i.e. the users, content creators, and advertisers) are able to make decent amounts of profit.
A quick look at Brave’s white paper shows us that the firm has been experimenting with micro-tipping for quite some time now.
In closing out this piece, it bears mentioning that Brave browser comes with a module that allows users to dole out automated tips to their favorite content creators.
An independent project/plugin called Tippin.me was able to garner the vocal support of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey last year. Additionally, during April of this year, $2,500 worth of BAT tips were doled out to content creators across the globe.