Get Paid BAT Tokens, Earn Up To $70 A Year For Seeing Ads On Brave Blockchain Browser
Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software Inc. based on the Chromium web browser. They intend to pay content publishers and themselves 15% of the revenue, and 70% to the users. Users would be able to donate their revenue share to content publishers through micropayments. This business model is sort of groundbreaking in its own right.
The ‘Basic Attention Token' (BAT) is an open-source, decentralized ad exchange platform based on Ethereum. The platform is integrated with the Brave web browser; it is not possible to use or access the platform from any other browser. Brave Payments, which formerly used Bitcoin, allows users to tip websites and content creators (like YouTubers and Twitch streamers) with BAT tokens, akin to patronage services like Patreon.
Brendan Eich, the CEO of Brave projects:
“Many of Brave’s users at this early stage are “lead users” (Eric Von Hippel, MIT) and represent off-the-grid prospects because they block assiduously, either in Brave alone or with Brave + uBO or another solid blocker. Lead users are worth much more due to their high usage of search, e-commerce, and paid services. I would not be surprised if our users can make $70/year as we bring the system up in 2019 — when ad deals will be harder to come by and we’ll subsidize revenue from BAT’s User Growth Pool — and climb by 2020 to above .7 * 320 or $224 net user revenue per year.”
$70 a year might not seem like much, but its at least a start in the right direction. In 3 years, it is expected that a user will be able to earn at least 4 times more this amount.
Even Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger thinks that Brave is a superior browser. He believes it’s mainly about the failings of its rivals. The problem with Chrome is that it collects huge amounts of personal information from its users. In addition, Google stores profile information on its users, similar to the data pulls of Facebook and Twitter. Sanger added that Google search also extracts a lot of other information, and recommends that people stop using it—and Gmail too.
Other prominent personalities like Vitalik Buterin had taken up the time to praise Brave browser too. In his keynote speech at the TOKEN2049 he said:
“There’s actually a lot of stuff in the ecosystem that I’ve been very encouraged by recently. Particularly like especially in the last six months it’s feeling like things are starting to break out into making things that are actually usable for much wider audiences. Another interesting thing we’ve seen is the large-scale user onboarding. So, browsers, Brave, has some cryptocurrency features built in.”