The Brave Browser – And BAT's all she wrote
My interest in the Brave browser originated from my affection for cryptocurrencies, but I also believed in the Basic Attention Token’s potential as a digital payment platform. Lately, my experiences with the Brave browser and, by proxy, Brave Software, have changed my mind.
I hope Brave Software got a good deal from Binance because the rest of their credibility just went out the window.
As for the Brave rewards, well I found that my attention is not for sale after all. Swiping away ads gets old fast, and I’ve not clicked on a single one since 2019. Sure, I could disable Brave rewards, but without it, the Brave browser is just another severely lacking Chromium fork.
Anyhow, let’s have a look at my combined earnings since September 2019. I’ve been using the Brave browser on both mobile and desktop, and I’ve clocked in four months as a Brave creator.
Brave Rewards | Creator
|Mar. 2020||Feb. 2020||Jan. 2020||Dec. 2019||Nov. 2019||Oct. 2019||Sep. 2019||Total rewards|
Brave Rewards | Ads
|Device||Mar. 2020||Feb. 2020||Jan. 2020||Dec. 2019||Nov. 2019||Oct. 2019||Sep. 2019||Total rewards|
|Mobile||23.0||8.25||28.75||47.9||30.25||7.45||-||145.6 BAT||Desktop||16.0||23.5||23.0||33.0||28.0||22.8||9.1||155.4 BAT|
In total, I’ve managed to stack up 300 BATs from Brave rewards and I would like to pay them forward to somebody else. However, only website publishers are eligible (as in no social media accounts).
- You’re an independent content creator with a website (preferable in English)
- An Uphold connected account (verified wallet)
If you want my BATs then send an email with a link to your website to the following address: bat at paranoidpenguin dot net
In case I get no response whatsoever, I’ll be offloading the BATs to a publisher of my choosing after April 5 (my final payout date).
I’ll post an update right here when I’ve selected a recipient for my tokens :)
A Brave Goodbye
In hindsight, I should probably have titled this post differently to gain some attention from the BAT believers. I received a few suggestions as to where I should offload my BATs, but nobody asked for them directly.
After spending some time digging through the publishers’ API, I eventually ended up tipping a publisher that offers a variety of resources and services for free. And they also enjoy Linux and pizza.