Brave Rewards lets you anonymously support the sites you visit. With Brave Rewards, your browser tallies the attention you spend on the sites you visit and divides up a monthly BAT contribution among sites based on your attention. Nobody will know which sites you visit or support — including us here at Brave Software.
You do not need to participate in Rewards in order to enjoy Brave. Rewards is entirely opt-in and off by default.
- By opting-in to the Brave Ads feature, users can earn BAT for viewing Brave approved, privacy-respecting ads.
- Brave will often issue BAT “grants” to users who have Rewards enabled. We’ve made grants available so Brave users can easily experience Brave Rewards. Please use these grants to try out the feature and support content creators you love.
- Users can add funds with BTC, LTC, ETH or BAT by making a transfer to the corresponding wallet address. Note that non-BAT funds sent to the Brave wallet will automatically be converted to BAT, and the balance will be held in BAT by your wallet.
For users who wish to convert fiat into BAT, you can do so by registering with Uphold or other exchanges. In the future we will add the ability to directly fund your wallet with a credit card in the browser.Please note that you cannot transfer BAT out of your Brave wallet at this time. The Brave BAT wallet is currently unidirectional, allowing you to tip your favorite websites and creators but not withdraw.
In the future, users can sign up or authenticate with a Brave partner to gain full control over their BAT wallet, including the ability to transfer BAT out of the wallet.
Attention roughly corresponds to the proportion of time spent on a site per month.
For example, if you spend 5% of your time on brave.com in a given month, then the browser will assign roughly 5% of your attention to brave.com in your Auto-Contribute table. When it is time to make your monthly Auto-Contribute contribution, Brave Rewards will divide your monthly budget according to these percentages.
If your monthly budget is set to 100 BAT and brave.com received 5% of your attention, then brave.com will receive a 5 BAT contribution for that month.
Sites listed in your Auto-Contribute table will receive scheduled, monthly contributions based entirely on the Attention the sites received for the month.
Tipping sites can be done at any time and does not require it be added to your Auto-Contribute table. You can make one time tips to sites or channels or set up a recurring tip that will be sent to the site every month.
Users decide what works for them. You may use one, both, or neither of these features in Brave. You may still Tip sites and content creators after disabling Auto-Contribute.
Tipping must be set up manually by nature, so users who don’t wish to tip don’t need to interact with this functionality.
A verified website/channel is one that has registered with the Brave Rewards program for Creators, allowing it to receive BAT contributions from Brave users.
Note: A site’s verification status does not represent a business partnership or endorsement by Brave Software.
In the tipping panel, verified websites are marked with a blue checkmark, and will show text that reads “Brave Verified Publisher”. The tipping panel can be accessed by pressing the BAT logo in the URL bar.
Brave does not collect personal user data, and would never sell any data to advertisers. With Brave Ads, ads presented are based on your interests, as inferred from your local browsing behavior. No personal data or browsing history ever leaves your browser.
Users can still earn BAT Points from ads and tip creators using BAT Points. And Creators receive the local currency equivalent of BAT based on the amount of BAT Points users tipped. But in those regions we do not use BAT, and BAT Points can not be exchanged for BAT.