Slightly more than 2 months ago, I wrote about blockchain-based digital advertising and how Basic Attention Token (BAT) is the leader in this area. So I have been using Brave browser for a while now and so far it has worked really well for me.
Both on desktops and mobiles, the performance of the browser is satisfactory and I am able to block away pesky advertisements without additional addons or extensions. More than 95% of the sites that I visit works fine despite the privacy preservation blocking done by the Brave browser. All in all, I am a happy user so far 😁
However, what truly differentiates the Brave browser from the rest is that you are able to earn BAT tokens by clicking on advertisements forwarded to you by the browser itself. This is a completely opt-in program and you can choose to not receive advertisements anytime.
As adoption continues to grow, I am starting to see more advertisements coming my way. With that, my BAT earnings have also grown substantially. So far I have received more than 20 BAT on my mobile browser,
And more than 8 BAT on my desktop browser,
Your earnings from your desktop browser can be cashed out to your personal ERC20 wallet. However, if you are using the mobile version of Brave browser, you may realize that there is no way for you to cash out your earnings yet.
What you can do, however, is to tip your favorite sites with your earned BAT. As far as I know, the interfaces on Hive (e.g. Peakd.com and Hive.blog) are all not displaying advertisements. Even for Steem, steemit.com has stopped displaying advertisements after Justin Sun took over. Hence, it will be a nice gesture to support them with BAT.
For me, my current favorite is Peakd.com. Thus, I have dropped them a 5 BAT tip this month. It isn't a lot but I guess every bit counts 🙂.
Brave users continue to grow
As a result of this, I expect to see more merchants advertising on Brave and therefore providing more earnings to those who view the advertisements.
So, if you are not using Brave browser yet, do consider using it. Not only you can earn some cryptocurrencies, you can also support your favorite sites!