Tipping with Brave

by Aug 1, 2019Announcements, Community, New Features, Rewards

Tip Your Favorite Twitter Creators with Brave

Great content keeps us coming back to the same sources, whether it’s reading Web sites, engaging with our favorite influencers on social media, or watching our go-to channels. Compelling and original content leads to engaged viewers, and more and more people are looking for ways to reward their favorite creators, especially if content is not plagued by ads that track you.

Today we’re announcing that Brave users can tip individual content creators on Twitter with Basic Attention Token (BAT). When users visit Twitter with the Brave desktop browser, and have enabled Brave Rewards, they will see a new “Tip” button on each tweet. Clicking on this button will allow the users to send BAT directly to the author of the tweet for an amount of their choosing. Brave users who have enabled Brave Rewards earn BAT by viewing privacy-preserving Brave Ads, or can purchase BAT and load them into their Brave Rewards wallet. To kick off this new feature, Brave will be allocating 100,000 BAT grants (each grant is the BAT equivalent of approximately $1) to our desktop users in regions not currently receiving Brave Ads. Grants can be received by clicking on the “accept” button in Brave Rewards.

Users can also send recurring tips to that creator by selecting the option to make the initial tip a monthly occurrence. For content creators who have already verified through Brave’s Creator program, tips are sent immediately and are visible in their Brave Rewards account within minutes, with payment occurring the first week of each month.

Users can also share a tweet with the creator to let them know about the tip once they’ve tipped them (“Tell others about your tip”), as well as how to sign up to collect the tip. The link to sign up as a Creator is included in the pre-canned tweet.

If the creator hasn’t yet verified, the tip will be held locally in the browser until that creator verifies with Brave’s Creator program. If they verify within 90 days, the tip will be sent. If not, then it remains in the user’s Brave Rewards wallet.

This feature is an expansion of Brave Rewards, which already includes the ability to support Web sites, YouTube creators, and Twitch Streamers. There are nearly 60,000 verified creators in Brave Rewards. Soon, Brave users will also  have the option to support more content platforms, including Reddit, GitHub, and Vimeo. Brave Rewards is part of our new path toward a better Internet, where users can browse the web, earn rewards, and support content creators while preserving their privacy.

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Introducing Sponsored Images in Brave

Introducing Sponsored Images in Brave

Today we’d like to introduce “Sponsored Images”, the latest addition to Brave’s private advertising platform. These branded images will appear in the form of large, beautiful background images within our new tab page. Sponsored Images will bring additional revenue to support Brave’s mission, and give users a new reason to turn on Brave Rewards so they can get compensated for their attention. These images will begin to appear across our mobile and desktop browsers over the next few months. As always with Brave, Sponsored Images are private.

The road to Brave 1.0

The road to Brave 1.0

Over the past 4 ½ years I’ve been helping to build a “big” new startup named Brave. It’s been a wild ride, far exceeding anything I could have imagined. The company has grown from a team of 2, to over 100 passionate mission-driven teammates. Our user base has grown to 8.7 million monthly active users. Our users help support over 300,000 registered content creators via micropayments. And our community is growing and thriving more every day.

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