Sunsetting the referral program and planning for the future
Effective today, November 9th, 2020, we will begin to wind-down the current referral program. Creators using the Brave referral program have 14 days to wrap up their Brave promotional activity. Creators not using the referral program will experience no change.
What does this mean for first opens, confirmations, and payouts?
- After November 23rd, referrals (first opens) driven by referrers will no longer be eligible for payout.
- Brave will pay out on confirmations that occur before December 24th. A confirmation is a 30 day active user of Brave.
- Final payments for December confirmations will be made in early January 2021.
$1 Million Planned in 2018, and over $13 Million Distributed by 2020
The current referral program has exceeded its goal by 13x. Now we are planning a new referral program adapted to our scale and to our community. We hope to share details in early 2021. In the interim, and to facilitate the transition, a select number of referrers will assist Brave.
What started with a goal of distributing $1 million in BAT has grown to deliver more than thirteen times our expectations. To date, more than $13 million in BAT has been distributed via the referral program. Thank you for supporting Brave on this journey. We are immensely grateful.
To all our referrers, please start winding down your Brave promotions as referrals after November 24th will not be paid out.
For further information please see this community thread.
Thanks for your support.
Continue reading for news on ad blocking, features, performance, privacy and Basic Attention Token related announcements.
IPFS, the peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol designed to make the Web faster, safer, and more open, has been integrated into Brave, the fast, privacy-oriented browser, reinventing the Web for users, publishers and advertisers.
Over the past several months, the Brave team has been working with Protocol Labs on adding InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) support in Brave. This is the first deep integration of its kind and we’re very proud to outline how it works in this post.
Brave launched the Basic Attention Token (BAT) in May 2017 with the aim of realizing the vision executing on the mission of the Basic Attention Token white paper.
THEMISv2 allows users to request updates and validate their rewards state in a private and unlinkable way. Users can also calculate the rewards they should receive, and submit proofs of correctness to Brave and other participants in the protocol.
The Brave Today news reader is accessible below the new tab page and is delivered anonymously to the user’s browser via Brave’s new private content delivery network.
Brave is a company where privacy isn’t just a feature; it’s a requirement. This is perhaps most obvious in the Brave Browser, where we block trackers, prevent fingerprinting, and include a privacy-preserving, opt-in and user-first ad-system, but Brave’s focus on privacy goes far beyond the browser.