Tipping Content Creators May Be Possible, As Basic Attention Token Tests New Twitter Feature


Tipping Content Creators May Be Possible, As Basic Attention Token Tests New Feature

  • Brave has launched a tipping feature for verified users on Twitter.
  • The tipping feature can be accessed through the browser via Nightly, a beta version of the browser that has reached the testing stage.

Brave was launched as a browser with blockchain technology, opening the door to wealth of new features. In the latest change, it looks like the platform will soon be letting users contribute tips to users on Twitter, using crypto assets. The Nightly build, which is the latest beta of the browser, is offering this option as an “experimental” feature, which means that investors should be cautious, as there could still be bugs.

https://twitter.com/brave/status/1131655462800113664

While using the Brave browser, the user will need to go to the Twitter website, where they will see a “tip” icon near the usual icons for comments, retweets, and likes. The user can then use some of their BATs to send a tip to the content creator of that post, as The Next Web’s Hark Fork explains. The tipping feature is being viewed as a direct competitor to the XRP TipBot, which allows for micropayments.

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The tip function was originally debuted last year, offering banners on the page to let consumers know that they can make donations to creators. However, it did not quite work out as planned. A popular YouTuber in Britain named Tom Scott took a massive issue after his image was displayed as part of a welcome message to the feature, even though he had never even heard of the browser. At that point, Brave was exposed for collecting the tips for the creators, even though they were completely unassociated with the platform.

Since then, the Brave browser has worked to implement a much smoother and clearer process. If a user on Twitter with an unverified profile receives a BAT tip, it will be held in their browser for up to 90 days, allowing the creator ample time to set up a Brave account that is verified. However, the only unknown factor in this equation is that there is no clear indication that the creator will be told about the pending tips that they’ve allocated.

To clarify this process, Hard Fork reached out to Brave about the notifications of the tipped users that are not on the Creators program. So far, no information has been provided.

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