With an unparalled vision to “fix” the web, Brave has announced a free Basic Attention Token (BAT) giveaway. Around a million dollar worth of BATs are distributed.
A million? Yep! You get a portion of it for free — around 10 to 20 BAT. You can then give away these tokens to your favorite YouTuber or Blogger. This freebie comes at the right time — as YouTube has tightened its rules for the creators.
Note: You can’t self-utilize BATs. Meaning you can’t withdraw, transfer, or put it in your wallet. You can, however, share it with anyone who owns a blog / YouTube channel. It’s a way of spreading love I believe.
And if it sounds interesting, then here’s how to claim your free BATs right now. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Download the Brave browser
It’s free, and comes with lots of interesting features. Go to brave.com to get the browser on your Mac / Windows.
Step 2: Install and set it up
Once downloaded, install Brave on your desktop. Open the DMG (for Mac) or EXE (for Windows) file and follow the process.
Step 3: Navigate to Preferences
From Brave, go to Preferences (or simply type about:preferences in the address bar).
Step 4: Activate Brave Payments
By default, the Brave Payments is turned off. Slide to turn it on (shown below). This then activates a new button: Claim my free tokens
Step 5: Claim Free BATS!
Click on the Claim my free tokens button and you will get a Congrats message as shown:
Then BAT will be added to your Brave browser. Below, as you can see, I have received 10 BATs. That’s worth a total of $4.28 USD.
Well, now you can allot a monthly budget of your BAT spendings (as shown above, my budget is 7.5 BAT). In other words, 7.5 BATs will be distributed to the publishers based on the time I have spent on their website / channel.
For example, if I spend all my time on YouTube watching Casey’s videos – then my BATs are rewarded to him. I can also manually select / deselect the publisher I want to share my BAT with through the same Preferences menu.
It’s easy, quick, and perhaps the beginning of a new form of monetization.
Hope you have grabbed your BATs!