The blockchain-based decentralized internet browser Brave now enables Twitter users to tip content creators with its Basic Attention Tokens (BAT). Brave users can tip on Twitter with Basic Attention Token (BAT).
Created by Brendan Eich, the co-founder of Mozilla and Firefox, Brave started as an ad-blocking browser. According to Messari Crypto, the company completed an Initial Coin Offering of 1 billion BAT in May 2017 with another 500 million BAT retained by the company.
The company’s purpose was to develop a more equitable model of profit allocation among consumers, content creators, and advertisers. Additionally, Brave steps further into the micro-tipping domain, a service proposed in its white paper.
To kick off the launch, Brave sends 100,000 BAT grants to every Brave desktop user who can not receive Brave Ads.
Brave users can tip on Twitter with Basic Attention Token (BAT). A Brave tips icon is inserted on Twitter next to the familiar feature “retweet” and “favorite.” At present, Brave also supports YouTube and Twitch tips. Soon, Brave users will also have the option to support more content platforms, including Reddit, GitHub, and Vimeo.
Brave users can also give recurring tips to that creator by choosing the option to make the initial tip a monthly activity. Users need to use the Brave browser and turn on Brave Rewards to use the feature.
Micro-tipping within crypto-communities continues to emerge. Last winter, Tippin.me introduced a similar service based on bitcoin; an initiative that was praised by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. The Internet Archive self-reported $2,500 in BAT tips donations in April.